Special Issue "Nanoporous Graphitic Carbon Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020) | Viewed by 16233
Interests: fullerene nanoarchitectonics; nanoporous carbons; energy storage; sensing
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Topical Collection in C: Nanoporous Carbon Materials for Advanced Technological Applications
Nanoporous graphitic carbon materials have received considerable attention due to their potential applications in a wide range of areas, including energy storage (supercapacitors and batteries), catalysis, sensing, separation, adsorption, drug delivery, etc. The hierarchical micro- and mesopore architecture of nanoporous carbon materials offers an extremely high surface area, large pore volumes and easy chemical or physical functionalization. Recently, nanoporous carbon materials have been extensively studied for their targeted applications, such as energy storage and energy conversion, because of their low cost, high chemical and mechanical stabilities, high conductivities, as well as high surface areas and extensive pore structures. Generally, the hard-templating approach is employed for the preparation of nanoporous carbon materials followed by thermal treatment for the development of the graphitic structure. Inorganic mesoporous silica and zeolites have also been utilized as templates and there are further recent reports of alternative approaches demonstrating direct self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules as a soft-template for carbon precursors. Furthermore, physical/or chemical activation of lignocellulosic materials give high surface area nanoporous carbon materials. Surface textural properties and the structure of the nanoporous carbon materials depends on synthetic conditions. Therefore, fabrication of nanoporous materials is important for the targeted applications. This Special Issue of Nanomaterials: “Nanoporous Graphitic Carbon Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion” aims to collate original research papers, reviews and communications focusing on advancements of state-of-art nanoporous functional carbon materials in applications, including energy storage (supercapacitors and batteries) and energy conversion (photocatalysis).
Prof. Dr. Lok Kumar Shrestha
Dr. Rekha Goswami Shrestha
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- graphitic carbon
- activated carbon
- functional material
- energy storage