Special Issue "Nanographene-Graphitic Films: Preparation, Properties and Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nadhira Bensaada Laidani
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Guest Editor
Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy
Interests: Thin films; carbon; plasma; conductive oxides; semi-conductive oxides; graphene.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Defects creation in nanomaterials and their control open a vast range of new functional properties, gaining an ever-increasing interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Breaking a graphene sheet into nanosized fragments (obtaining nanographene) modifies its properties thanks to the presence of edge defects which confer unique chemical reactivity and electronic properties, among others, depending on the size and aromaticity of the fragments and the edge structure. There is a remarkable potential of nanographene films for a wide range of advanced applications, such as  in electronics, optoelectronics, spintronics, transparent conductive films, tribology, catalysis, light detectors, solar energy conversion, chemical, gas and strain sensing and biosensing.

This special issue of Nanomaterials aims at collecting cutting edge research results on nanographene films, nanographite films and the development of related advanced nanocomposites and nanohybrids. The topics intend to cover the relationship between the film growth and functionalization parameters and the final film properties: structural, chemical, optical, electrical, magnetic, mechanical and bioactive properties, to cite few of the expected outputs of the research carried out on this class of films, as well as their characterization and performance control for innovative applications.

Dr. Nadhira Bensaada Laidani
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanographene films
  • nanographite films
  • nanohybrids
  • defects
  • low temperature growth
  • growth mechanism
  • functionalization
  • characterization
  • device fabrication.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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