Special Issue "Novel Carbon Nitride Nanostructures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Paul F. McMillan
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Department of Chemistry, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0AJ, UK
Interests: Solid state inorganic/materials chemistry; high pressure-high temperature research; amorphous solids and liquids; optical spectroscopy; synchrotron X-ray and neutron scattering; mineral physics/geochemistry; high-pressure biology/biophysics; physical techniques applied to biomedical science; energy science
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Dr. Adam Clancy
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Guest Editor
Department of Chemistry, Christopher Ingold Building, University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, UK
Interests: Nanomaterials; solution processing; hierarchical structures; materials assembly; composites/nanocomposites; 2D and 1D materials; functionalization; polymers; organic chemistry; functional surfaces; redox chemistry
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nitrides ranging from N-doped carbons to materials with high N:C ratios give rise to 2D- to 3D-nanostructures with important functional properties. They are being promoted and developed for applications ranging from catalysis and catalyst supports to luminescence and photocatalysis, and as hosts for gas and molecular sequestration. Many N-rich materials are amorphous and difficult to characterise structurally or compositionally, so that establishing their functionality in relation to their structures and chemical nature can be challenging. Materials with enhanced properties can be created by chemically modifying the carbon nitride layers or frameworks.  Active areas of research include the dissolution and re-deposition of layered to polymeric materials, and designing synthesis procedures to introduce porosity, with control over cavity length-scale, distribution and access. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will invite and consider papers on all aspects of the synthesis, structural investigation, functional properties, characterisation and assembly of carbon nitride nanostructures.

Prof. Paul F. McMillan
Dr. Adam Clancy
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Carbon nitride
  • Photocatalysis
  • Photoluminescence
  • Catalyst Support
  • Functionalisation
  • Hierarchical Structures
  • Porous materials
  • Self-assembly
  • Crystallinity
  • Scalability

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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