Special Issue "New Findings in Carbon-Based Materials: From Functionalization to Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Marek Wiśniewski
Guest Editor
Physicochemistry of Carbon Materials Research Group, Faculty of Chemistry, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Toruń, Poland
Interests: carbon-based materials; functionalization; adsorption; catalysis; energy storage applications

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon-based materials exhibit numerous merits due to the unique properties of the materials themselves. Most of the properties, including a specific surface area, density, mechanical strength, and 3D structure, can be widely controlled due to functionalization. Carbons, functionalized through various chemical and physical pathways, are a key component for the successful development of novel tailored materials exhibiting excellent characteristics, such as good electrical conductivity, high electrical charge density, high thermal conductivity, control of energy gap, interesting optical properties, and many others.

Materials with greater longevity and specific applications, able to be considered for advanced applications, are sought after by the industry, and they are driving the progress of civilization.

The novel functionalized carbons require not only a fundamental study on the materials but also in-depth understanding of the modified structure–property relationship.

The objective of the current issue is to present the latest achievements from the field of functionalized carbonaceous materials. These materials feature in the mainstream of worldwide research in the field of adsorption and catalysis.

The main goal of this Special Issue of Materials is to publish original research and review articles that address the synthesis, structure, applications, and challenges of novel carbon-based materials.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Carbon-based materials;
  • Functionalization;
  • Oxidation;
  • N,S,B,P doping;
  • Adsorption;
  • Catalysis;
  • Energy storage applications.

Dr. Marek Wiśniewski
Guest Editor

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  • carbon-based materials
  • functionalization
  • oxidation
  • N,S,B,P doping
  • adsorption
  • catalysis
  • energy storage applications

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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