Special Issue "Functionalization of 2D Nanomaterials for Catalytically-Driven Processes"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Nikos Tagmatarchis
Guest Editor
Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue, Athens 11635, Greece
Interests: carbon nanostructures; fullerenes; nanotubes; graphene; carbon dots; two-dimensional nanomaterials; transition metal dichalcogenides; functionalization; hybrids, supramolecular chemistry; charge-transfer; donor-acceptor; energy conversion; photoelectrochemical cells; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis; oxygen reduction reaction; hydrogen evolution reaction; fuel cells
Dr. Anastasios Stergiou
Guest Editor
Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece
Interests: carbon nanostructures; functional materials; materials chemistry; materials characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to attract contributions covering the field of two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, or more precisely, functionalized 2D nanostructures with advanced catalytic properties. Functionalization of 2D nanostructures prevents (re)aggregation during wet processing and extends the scope of their applications by the incorporation of functional units on their surface/periphery. Over the last decade, an interdisciplinary interest in these unique materials has emerged. In this Special Issue, we intend to provide a platform for experts on the topic to present their latest results dealing with 2D functionalized nanomaterials for energy, environmental, and medical catalytically-driven processes.

The scope of the topics to be covered include but are not limited to the following:

  • 2D nanomaterials
    • graphene, including graphene oxide, reduced graphene oxide, doped-graphene, etc.
    • elemental analogues of graphene, e.g., phosphorenes
    • transition metal dichalcogenides
    • MXenes
    • 2D perovskites
    • 2D polymers
    • 2D MOFs & COFs
  • functionalization
    • covalent functionalization
    • supramolecular/noncovalent functionalization
    • particle growth
    • heterostructures
    • defect engineering
    • doping
  • catalytically-driven applications
    • electrocatalysis
    • photocatalysis
    • organocatalysis
    • thermocatalysis

As Guest Editors, we expect that excellent works on the functionalization of 2D nanomaterials for catalytically-driven processes will be collected in this Special Issue, which will act as a useful tool not only for specialists in the field but also for the broader readership of the journal.

Prof. Nikos Tagmatarchis
Dr. Anastasios Stergiou
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • two-dimensional nanomaterials
  • covalent functionalization
  • supramolecular functionalization
  • hybrids
  • composites
  • heterostructures
  • catalysis
  • properties
  • applications
  • improved performance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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