Special Issue "Synthesis Methods of Graphene Nanoplatelets and Their Applications in Metal and Polymer (Epoxy) Based Nanocomposites"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sergey Kidalov
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Guest Editor
Ioffe Institute, Saint Petersburg (ex Leningrad), Russian Federation
Interests: metals. alloys; disordered structures; the formation and structure of crystals; solutions, melts—structure and properties; nanostructures and clusters; supramolecular chemistry; colloidal systems; chemical thermodynamics. physical chemistry of surface and interphase boundaries; adsorption; chemistry of new inorganic functional and nanoscale materials; chemistry of new organic and hybrid functional materials; fundamentals of creating new metal, ceramic and composite materials; processes of heat and mass transfer; thermophysical properties of substances and materials, including in extreme states; phase equilibria and transformations; development of new structural materials and coatings; nano- and membrane technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Graphene nanoplatelets are a two-dimensional allotropic modification of carbon, formed by a layer of carbon atoms one atom thick, in a state of sp2 hybridization and connected via σ and π bonds to a hexagonal two-dimensional crystal lattice, usually with several (5–10) layers.

Graphene nanoplatelets have in recent years become one of the most intensively studied materials. This is due to their unique electrical and mechanical properties, as well as their various fields of application, which include as composite materials based on metals and polymers (including epoxy), in catalysis, as sorbents, as material for supercapacitors, and in solving various other problems. Graphene nanoplatelets have high mechanical strength and a very large and affordable specific surface area, as well as high electrical conductivity, which makes them a unique carbon nanomaterial. They can be in the form of a powder or dispersion in various media, and of particular interest are graphene nanoplatelets with various materials, i.e., so-called hybrid nanomaterials.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials aims to cover the newest methods of synthesis of GNP and recent advancements in the use of GNP nanoparticles for composite materials, supercapacitors, and conductive polymers, as well as their lightweight but durable plastic form and possibility to increase thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, strength properties of different materials, and capacitive properties of batteries and supercapacitors.

Dr. Sergey Kidalov
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • graphene nanoplatelets (GNP)
  • graphene nanosheets (GNS)
  • nanocomposites
  • metal–GNP composites
  • polymer (epoxy)–GNP composites
  • GNP-based hybrid nanomaterials
  • supercapacitors with GNP

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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