Special Issue "Advances in Multifunctional Carbon-Based Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
2. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, UCLA, Los Angeles, United States
Interests: multifunctional nanomaterials and nanocomposites, advanced composite materials, metal nanocrystals, carbon nanotubes
Interests: natural fibers; impact damage; polymer matrix composites; fiber–matrix adhesion; mechanical behavior; bio-based polymers
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2. UCLA Engineering Institute for Technology Advancement, Los Angeles, United States
Interests: carbon nanotubes; graphene; gold nanocrystals and nanostructures; SERS; microscopy and microanalysis
Carbon nanostructures, including graphene and carbon nanotubes (CNT), have attracted significant research interest in the past few decades. These materials present outstanding mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties, as well as a large aspect ratio and high specific surface areas. This class of new-generation materials has shown revolutionary impacts not only in academic communities but in industrial fields as well. Multifunctional carbon-based nanocomposites for a diverse range of applications have been developed, including but not limited to aerospace, energy, electronics, electrochemistry, supercapacitors, and chemical and biosensors. A thorough understanding of carbon-based nanocomposites, including their synthesis, processing, in situ and ex situ characterizations, and applications, is always highly desirable.
This Special Issue aims to provide a comprehensive collection of the latest advances in the development of synthesis approaches, processing methods, characterizations, and current applications of carbon-based nanocomposites. Novel synthetic methods, new fundamental findings in science and technologies of carbon materials, and innovative techniques to characterize carbon nanostructures and interfaces are of high importance to this Special Issue. In addition, this Special Issue particularly seeks to explore the progress of carbon-based nanocomposites in terms of their multifunctionality and emphasizes high-quality work focusing on their emerging applications in the following diverse areas: chemical and biosensing, electrochemical performance, supercapacitors, catalysis and photocatalysis, hydrogen evolution reaction, and the reinforcement of mechanical and electrical properties. We welcome original research manuscripts related to multifunctional carbon-based nanocomposites to this Special Issue. Review manuscripts closely related to the above aspects are also welcome. Manuscripts exploring interactions between different components of carbon-based nanocomposites are of particular interest.
Below are some of the subtopics to be included in this Special Issue: synthesis and fabrication of CNT yarns, fibers, and sheets; synthesis of novel graphene- and CNT-based nanocomposites; mechanical and electrical properties of CNT assemblies and their composites; graphene- and CNT-templated growth of anisotropic metal nanocrystals; carbon-based nanocomposites for structural and electrochemical applications; carbon-based nanocomposites for chemical and biosensing; and fabrications and applications of graphene-based liquid cells for in-situ TEM.
Dr. Igor De Rosa
Prof. Fabrizio Sarasini
Dr. Wenbo Xin
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- multifunctional materials
- carbon nanotubes
- in situ and ex situ characterization
- mechanical properties
- electrical properties
- photocatalytic properties
- chemical and bio sensing
- aerospace applications