Special Issue "Carbon-Based Nanostructures and Nanocomposites for Health and Environmental Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Dr. Silvia Scalese
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto per la Microelettronica e Microsistemi (CNR-IMM), Catania, Italy
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Interests: synthesis and characterization of carbon nanostructures; nanomaterials and nanocomposites for sensing; water purification; water splitting applications; surface characterization; photocatalytic processes
Currently, nanomaterials and nanotechnologies are innovating many aspects of our daily life. The size reduction of materials gives them unique properties that, if suitably exploited, allow to groundbreaking results to be obtained in several application fields. In particular, health and environment are fields where the use of nanomaterials has provided an important contribution—for example, in gas or bio-sensors, theranostics, air and water pollution removal, renewable energy production, and so on. Among nanomaterials, carbon nanostructures and related nanocomposites are important and are extensively studied.
This Special Issue aims to collect manuscripts dealing with the use of carbon nanostructures (e.g., carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphene oxide) alone or in combination with other nanomaterials (metallic or semiconductor nanoparticles) or even as a part of polymeric nanocomposites, focused on health applications or to solve different environmental issues. Subjects that fall into the scope of this Special Issue include: functionalization methodologies of carbon nanostructures; the preparation of carbon-based nanocomposites; electrical and structural characterization; physico-chemical interaction with gases, contaminants or bio-markers; adsorption and/or filtration properties; and photocatalytic properties.
Manuscripts can be submitted in the following formats: full research papers, communications, and reviews.
Dr. Silvia Scalese
Manuscript Submission Information
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- carbon nanostructures
- synthesis and characterization
- surface functionalization
- photocatalytic and adsorption properties
- sensing applications
- water and air purification
- materials for water splitting
- health applications
- environmental applications