Special Issue "Synthesis and Applications of Graphite Oxide and Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.
Nanocomposite systems have been extensively studied since the 1990s. These early research efforts have already covered the use of graphite oxide (GO), a layered material of hydrophilic and swellable structure, as a filler for some polymers, e.g., for enhanced flame retardancy. GO and its exfoliated sheets (termed as graphene oxide) are also capable of forming nanocomposites with a wide range of materials other than soft matter. With less than two decades of history and a greatly increasing number of research papers and reviews, the development of GO-based inorganic composites with functional (e.g., magnetic, fluorescent) properties has become a hot topic. Despite this growth, there is a lack of a collection of papers that describe not only the current status of one type of graphene oxide nanocomposites, but provides a more comprehensive overview of this subject with emerging applications.
Within the frame of the present Special Issue, we intend to compile a set of publications selected in the broad field of the “Synthesis and Applications of Graphite oxide and Graphene Oxide Nanocomposites”. Likewise, contributions in which GO may either serve as a matrix material or as the dispersed counterpart of the nanocomposite phase all fall within the scope of the present issue. Synthesis routes may range from conventional bulk blending or casting methods to advanced film deposition methods of Langmuir–Blodgett or Layer-by-Layer assembly.
Many formats of manuscripts to be submitted are welcome: full research papers, communications, and reviews.
Dr. Tamás Szabó
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- Graphite oxide (phase-separated) composites
- Intercalated nanocomposites
- Exfoliated nanocomposites
- Platelet-reinforced polymer composites using GO
- Inorganic-matrix GO or chemically derived graphene nanocomposites
- Nanocomposite dispersions
- Ultrathin nanocomposite films