Special Issue "Carbon-Based Nanostructured Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: growth of thin films and low-dimensional materials; optical and electronic properties of nanostructured oxides; nanomaterials for photoconversion and plasmonics; carbon nanostructures; vibrational spectroscopies; Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
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Interests: nanostructured material growth; carbon nanostructures; structure, vibrational and electronic properties; nanostructured materials for energy applications
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Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Recent Advances in sp-Carbon-Based Materials and Nanostructures
Carbon-based nanostructured films are being widely investigated for a range of possible applications in different fields, from energy, sensing, optoelectronics and nanomedicine to mechanical, structural and protective coatings, nuclear, plasma and high energy particle physics. Carbon is unique in its capability to form different structures and morphologies from the nano to the microscale, as well as to display a large specific surface, high mechanical strength and electrical or thermal conductivity. Besides graphitic and diamond-like carbon (DLC), carbon nanostructures such as fullerene, nanotubes and graphene represent an additional possibility to engineer the functional properties. The design of films, coatings and composites for targeted applications requires the control and understanding of structure–property relationships in all the development steps starting from the fabrication process and the characterization of the functional properties, to performance testing.
This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims at presenting cutting-edge research on the synthesis, investigation and application of nanostructured carbon-based films. Topics cover physical deposition methods (e.g. PVD, PLD) and chemical synthesis (e.g. CVD) for the fabrication of novel carbon-based materials as well as novel approaches. The Special Issue will report advanced studies on all types of films and nanocomposites including those assembled from or containing carbon-based nanostructures of different dimensionalities (e.g. fullerenes, nanotubes, graphene, nanohorns) and hybridization (sp3, sp2 and sp).
Prof. Dr. Andrea Li Bassi
Prof. Dr. Carlo S. Casari
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Amorphous carbon and diamond-like carbon (DLC)
- Graphene based films and coatings
- Films and materials assembled from carbon-based nanostructures (clusters, fullerenes, nanotubes, nanohorns, graphene)
- Carbon based nanocomposites
- Mechanical, electronic and optical properties
- Surface science studies and in situ investigations
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Dual amplified spontaneous emission and lasing from nanographene films
Authors: Rafael Muñoz-Mármol 1, Victor Bonal 1, Giuseppe M. Paternò 2, Aaron M. Ross 3, Pedro G. Boj 4, José M. Villalvilla 1, José A. Quintana 4, Francesco Scotognella 2,3, Cosimo D’Andrea 2,3, Samim Sardar 2, Guglielmo Lanzani 2,3,*, Yanwei Gu 5, Jishan Wu 5,* and María A. Díaz-García 1,*
Affiliation: 1 Departamento de Física Aplicada and Instituto Universitario de Materiales de Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante 03080, Spain.
2 Center for Nano Science and Technology, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Via G. Pascoli 70/3, Milano, Italy.
3 Physics Department, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza L. da Vinci 32, 20133 Milano, Italy.
4 Departamento de Óptica, Farmacología y Anatomía and Instituto Universitario de Materiales de Alicante, Universidad de Alicante, Alicante 03080, Spain.
5 Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, Singapore 117543, Singapore.
Abstract: Upcoming soon~
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Probing the Nanostructure of Neutron-irradiated Diamond using Raman Spectroscopy
Authors: Andrey A. Khomich,1; Roman A. Khmelnitsky,1,2; Alexander V. Khomich,1
1. Kotelnikov Institute of Radio-Engineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, pl. Vvedenskogo 1, 141190 Fryazino, Moscow Region, Russia
2. Lebedev Institute of Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 53, 117924 Moscow, Russia
Abstract: Disordering of crystal lattice induced by irradiation with fast neutrons and other high-energy particles is used for deep modification of electrical and optical properties of diamond via significant nanoscale restructuring and defects engineering. Raman spectroscopy has been employed to investigate the nature of radiation damage below the critical graphitization level created when CVD and natural diamonds are irradiated by fast neutrons with fluencies from 1×1018 to 3×1020 cm-2 and annealed at 100-1700 °C range. The significant changes in the diamond Raman spectra versus the neutron‐irradiated conditions are associated with the formation of intrinsic irradiation‐induced defects that do not completely destroy the crystalline feature but decrease the phonon coherence length as the neutron dose increases. It was shown that the Raman spectrum of radiation-damaged diamonds is determined by the phonon confinement effect and that boson peak is present in the Raman spectra up to annealing at 800-1000 °C. Three groups of defect-induced bands (260, 495 and 730 cm– 1), (230, 500, 530, 685, and 760 cm–1) and (335, 1390, 1415 and 1740 cm–1) were observed in Raman spectra of fast neutron irradiated diamonds.