Special Issue "Carbon or Graphene Based Thin Films: Preparation, Properties, and Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Carbon Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Miroslaw Szybowicz
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Faculty of Materials Engineering and Technical Physics, Poznan University of Technology, Piotrowo 3, 60-965 Poznan, Poland
Interests: carbon materials; thin layers; diamond structure and characterization; biomedical materials; Raman scattering spectroscopy
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Dear Colleagues,

Carbon- and graphene-based materials have shown great usefulness because they can be chemically combined with other materials to obtain new interesting materials with new chemical and physical properties. As a result, they exhibit excellent characteristics, such as good electrical conductivity, high electrical charge density, high thermal conductivity, control of energy gap, interesting optical properties, and many others.

Studies of these materials allow their application in many fields for the production of materials based on thin-film carbon structures of a wide range of applications.

Especially in recent years, the thin film technology of structures based on carbon materials, including graphene, has been dynamically developing. The production of thin film carbon structures using various techniques and their potential application requires their specialized characterization and determination of their physical and chemical properties.

The Special Issue will cover (but not be limited to) the following topics:

  • Obtaining thin film carbon structures;
  • Characterization of carbon- and graphene-based thin films;
  • Application of carbon thin films as sensors, transducers, optical elements, solar cells, etc.;
  • Carbon and graphene structure-based electronic and photonic devices.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome. You could refer to the following link:

https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials/special_issues/carbon_graphene_based_thin_flims

Prof. Miroslaw Szybowicz
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Carbon thin films
  • Diamond, graphene/graphene-like, carbon nanotubes, DLC materials
  • Carbon nanofibers
  • Synthesis, characterizations, and applications of carbon- and graphene-based thin films
  • Electrical, optical, and mechanical properties of carbon-based thin films
  • Thin carbon structure devices

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The Effect of Surface Treatment on Structural Properties of CVD Diamond Layers with Different Grain Sizes Studied by Raman Spectroscopy
Materials 2021, 14(5), 1301; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14051301 - 08 Mar 2021
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Extensive Raman spectroscopy studies combined with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements were performed to investigate structural and chemical changes in diamond layers deposited by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) upon post-growth treatment with hydrogen. The aim of this study [...] Read more.
Extensive Raman spectroscopy studies combined with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) measurements were performed to investigate structural and chemical changes in diamond layers deposited by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) upon post-growth treatment with hydrogen. The aim of this study is to characterize the changes in micro-structural properties of diamond layers with different grain sizes and different contents of sp2 carbon phase. Hydrogenation or oxidization of diamond layer surface is often performed to modify its properties; however, it can also strongly affect the surface structure. In this study, the impact of hydrogenation on the structure of diamond layer surface and its chemical composition is investigated. Owing to their polycrystalline nature, the structural properties of CVD diamond layers can strongly differ within the same layer. Therefore, in this project, in order to compare the results before and after hydrogen treatment, the diamond layers are subjected to Raman spectroscopy studies in the vicinity of a T-shape marker fabricated on the surface of each diamond layer studied. Full article
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Ligand-Modified Boron-Doped Diamond Surface: DFT Insights into the Electronic Properties of Biofunctionalization
Materials 2019, 12(18), 2910; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12182910 - 09 Sep 2019
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With the increasing power of computation systems, theoretical calculations provide a means for quick determination of material properties, laying out a research plan, and lowering material development costs. One of the most common is Density Functional Theory (DFT), which allows us to simulate [...] Read more.
With the increasing power of computation systems, theoretical calculations provide a means for quick determination of material properties, laying out a research plan, and lowering material development costs. One of the most common is Density Functional Theory (DFT), which allows us to simulate the structure of chemical molecules or crystals and their interaction. In developing a new generation of biosensors, understanding the nature of functional linkers, antibodies, and ligands become essential. In this study, we used DFT to model a bulk boron-doped diamond slab, modified by a functional linker and a surrogate proteins ligand. DTF calculations enable the prediction of electronic transport properties in an electrochemical sensor setup, composed of a boron-doped diamond electrode functionalized by 4-amino benzoic acids and a target surrogated protein-ligand for influenza. Electron conduction pathways and other signatures associated with the detection and measurement of the target analyte are revealed. Full article
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