Special Issue "Surface Modifications of Carbon Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: functionalization of carbon nanomaterials; plasma functionalization; carbon nanotubes; graphene derivatives; supported nanoparticles
The surface chemistry and morphology of carbon nanomaterials strongly determine many of their distinctive properties, and have recently attracted the interest of the materials research community at the nanoscale level. It is of paramount importance to selectively control the presence of different heteroatoms in the outer layers of nanocarbons, and to know exactly how they influence their morphology and optoelectronic properties, if we want to widen the application possibilities for these nanomaterials, finding proper solutions to new technological demands. This is especially crucial in the case of new graphene derivatives.
The surface modification of carbon nanomaterials is an active and rich research field that includes a wide range of methodologies to tune the material properties. From physical treatments (e.g., plasma surface functionalization or ozonation) to chemical methods with different oxidative agents and other reactive molecules, there are many different strategies to achieve both covalent and non-covalent functionalization, and to modify the structural morphology of the nanocarbons. The modified materials can in this way present new interfacial and electronic properties which can improve their behavior in different application systems. Similarly, the decoration of carbon nanomaterials by anchoring complex molecules or biomolecules, or by supporting metal and non-metal nanoparticles, can open the door to new applications in biomedicine and catalysis.
The present Special Issue aims to comprehensively compile new cutting-edge research that is being performed about the design and preparation of new carbon nanomaterials by surface modification and/or by controlling the factors that determine their surface properties. Therefore, we welcome contributions with novel results that address the present challenges of nanocarbons surface chemistry and morphology (and their characterization), as well as critical review articles which revise the present knowledge of the related hot topics offering new platforms for discussion.
Dr. Manuel J. Pérez-Mendoza
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- carbon nanomaterials
- graphene oxide
- graphene derivatives
- covalent functionalization
- non-covalent functionalization
- supported nanoparticles
- plasma surface functionalization
- surface morphology
- decoration of carbon nanomaterials