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Special Issue "Synthesis and Properties of Nano-Based Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Ondřej Jankovský

Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Chemistry and Technology, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague 6, Czech Republic
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Interests: inorganic chemistry; composites; graphene-based materials; thermodynamics
Co-Guest Editor
Prof. Zbyšek Pavlík

Department of Materials Engineering and Chemistry, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague, Thákurova 7, 166 29 Prague, Czech Republic
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Interests: construction materials; building physics; materials testing; materials processing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue “Synthesis and Properties of Nano-Based Composites” is aimed at the preparation and characterization of high-performance composites containing different nano-additives. Nowadays, the study of various 0D, 1D, or 2D materials is in the forefront of world-wide research; however, the use of these materials in the final products is often problematic, not only because of the high prices of nanomaterials, but also because of their inconsiderable impact on the environment. On the other hand, the use of these materials in composites is reasonable, because usually, only a low content of nanomaterials can strongly influence the material properties.

This Special Issue will include composites containing 1D nanomaterials (CNTs), 2D layered nanomaterials (graphene, graphene oxides, etc.), nanostructured oxides, and others nanomaterials. Hence, proposed topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Graphene-based composites
  • Graphene oxide-based composites
  • CNT-based composites
  • Cement-based materials with nano-additives
  • High-temperature superconductors with nanoscale pinning centers
  • Nano-based thermoelectrics
  • Carbon-bonded alumina refractories with various nano-additives
  • New trends in nano-based composites
  • Environmental aspects of nano-based composites
  • Construction materials with nano-additives
  • Hygrothermal performance and durability of nano-based composites
  • Application of nano-materials in the repair of culture heritage buildings and structures.

We believe that this topic is very real and interesting, and hence, we invite you to submit your contributions to this Special Issue with the best of your research activities.

Prof. Ondřej Jankovský
Prof. Zbyšek Pavlík
Guest Editors

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  • nano-based composites
  • carbon-based nanomaterialals
  • advanced mixed oxides composites
  • composites in building chemistry
  • durability and mechanical performance of nano-based composites

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Synthesis, Composition, and Properties of Partially Oxidized Graphite Oxides
Materials 2019, 12(15), 2367; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12152367
Received: 27 June 2019 / Revised: 22 July 2019 / Accepted: 23 July 2019 / Published: 25 July 2019
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The aim of this paper is to prepare and characterize partially-oxidized graphite oxide and consider if it is possible to affect the level of oxidation of particles by an adjustment of the oxidizing agent. Several samples were prepared, using different amounts of oxidizing [...] Read more.
The aim of this paper is to prepare and characterize partially-oxidized graphite oxide and consider if it is possible to affect the level of oxidation of particles by an adjustment of the oxidizing agent. Several samples were prepared, using different amounts of oxidizing agent. The samples were subsequently analyzed. The C/O ratio was evaluated from XPS, EDS, and EA. The amount and type of individual oxygen functionalities were characterized by XPS, Raman spectroscopy, and cyclic voltammetry. The structure was studied by SEM and XRD. Thermal stability was investigated by STA-MS in argon atmosphere. The results can be useful in order to design simple technology for graphite oxide synthesis with required oxygen content. Full article
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