Special Issue "Graphene-Related Materials: Synthesis and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 24 May 2021.
Interests: His research interests cover physical-chemical properties and reactivity of graphene derivatives and 2D materials (2D chemistry) and applications of graphene derivatives and composites in energy storage, sensing and catalysis. His specialization includes also molecular dynamics of biomolecules and complex molecular systems, force field development, multiscale methods and their applications in biomolecular and nanomaterial research.
Interests: physicochemical, structural, optical, and surface chemistry features of nanostructured materials; photocatalysis; mechanochemistry; ultrasound; sonophotochemistry; interfacial phenomena in catalysis; detoxification of toxic vapors; biomass valorization; selective oxidation processes; adsorptive air and water remediation; materials chemistry; MOFs and metal oxides nanocomposites; activated carbons; graphite/graphite oxide; graphitic carbon nitride polymer; semiconductor nanocatalysts; carbon quantum dots
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Since the discovery in 2004 of the groundbreaking properties of graphene, a truly one-atom-thick two‑dimensional crystal of conjugated carbons arranged in a honeycomb lattice, there has been intense and growing research interest due to the potential of its utilization in high technological-impact applications. Due to its remarkable electrical and thermal conductivity, transparency to light, and mechanical flexibility and strength, graphene-related materials (GRms) have evolved as attractive and efficient candidates for a wide range of advanced applications, from spintronics, electronics, and sensing, to energy storage, metal-free (electro)catalysis, and environmental remediation. The potential to undergo a plethora of controllable chemical modifications/functionalizations, such as oxidation or fluorination towards graphene oxide or fluorographene, or doping with diverse atoms and other phases, can lead to desirable tweaking of the physical, chemical, magnetic, and/or optoelectronic features, tailored for the targeted application. Furthermore, the use of graphene-based materials is considered as a green-oriented approach, and various GRms have already appeared in the market. Going a step ahead, GRms can be utilized as fillers/additives or as substrates for various substances, ranging from quantum dots to biomolecules, towards the synthesis of composites or hybrids. This approach can lead to unique synergistic properties of the derived new materials.
The main aim of this Special Issue “Graphene-Related Materials: Synthesis and Applications” is to collect selected original and innovative articles presenting the very recent trends and advances on the design, synthesis, modifications, characterization, and applications of graphene-based materials and their composites. The field of the applications of these materials is not limited, although the foremost interest is within the areas of energy storage and conversion, electronics, medicine, adsorption, catalysis, sensing, and structural composites. Environmentally friendly and sustainable applications are also of a great interest. We welcome submissions of original research papers, communications, or reviews.
Prof. Dr. Michal Otyepka
Dr. Dimitrios A. Giannakoudakis
Dr. Aristeidis Bakandritsos
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- functionalization of graphene
- graphene oxide
- graphene-based composites
- energy storage and conversion
- environmental remediation