Special Issue "Energy Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Modified Fullerene Structures"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wågberg

Physics Department, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden
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Interests: carbon nanostructures; fullerene derivatives; carbon nanotubes; energy applications; fuel cells; water splitting reactions; electrocatalysts

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon nanostructures, such as single- and multiwalled carbon nanotubes, carbon fibers, and fullerenes have attracted a tremendous amount of attention over the last two decades. In recent years, much of this attention has been focused on various energy applications, in particular, in the field of renewable energy, such as water splitting and fuel cells, and also organic solar cells. The applications of carbon nanostructures take advantage of the intrinsic catalytic properties of modified carbon nanostructures, their excellent applicability as anchoring support for various metallic nanoparticles or the use of functional groups on fullerenes to increase their solubility for solution processing.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the research of carbon nanostructures for energy applications, such as water splitting, fuel cells, and solar cells with a focus on the modification of carbon nanostructures by various functional groups, defects and/or dopants.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Wågberg
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • carbon nanostructures
  • carbon fibers
  • fullerene derivatives
  • carbon nanotubes
  • energy applications
  • fuel cells
  • water splitting reactions
  • electrocatalysts

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Open AccessArticle One-Step Chemical Vapor Deposition Synthesis of 3D N-doped Carbon Nanotube/N-doped Graphene Hybrid Material on Nickel Foam
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(9), 700; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano8090700
Received: 26 July 2018 / Revised: 31 August 2018 / Accepted: 4 September 2018 / Published: 7 September 2018
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3D hybrid nanostructures connecting 1D carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with 2D graphene have attracted more and more attentions due to their excellent chemical, physical and electrical properties. In this study, we firstly report a novel and facile one-step process using template-directed chemical vapor deposition
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3D hybrid nanostructures connecting 1D carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with 2D graphene have attracted more and more attentions due to their excellent chemical, physical and electrical properties. In this study, we firstly report a novel and facile one-step process using template-directed chemical vapor deposition (CVD) to fabricate highly nitrogen doped three-dimensional (3D) N-doped carbon nanotubes/N-doped graphene architecture (N-CNTs/N-graphene). We used nickel foam as substrate, melamine as a single source for both carbon and nitrogen, respectively. The morphology and microstructure were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, isothermal analyses, X-ray photoelectron microscopy and Raman spectra. The obtained 3D N-CNTs/N-graphene exhibits high graphitization, a regular 3D structure and excellent nitrogen doping and good mesoporosity. Full article
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