Carbon based & other novel nanostructures

Carbon, though often overlooked as an engineering material by many, underpins much infrastructure central to our modern society. The recent dawn of the nano-age has solidified Carbons engineering importance. Once the preserve of the laboratory worker, carbon-based nanotechnology is beginning to make the lab-to-fab transition.
More than three decades have passed since the discovery of the C₆₀ Buckminster Fullerene. Heralding the start of the nanocarbon age, the field has developed rapidly since, with a diverse set of tools being realized that are capable of isolating, synthesizing, and integrating the graphitic nanocarbons; namely, the fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and, more recently, graphene. As a result, the number of ensuing applications based on these materials has continued to expand; from advanced composites to unique computational elements, the list continues to grow, in line with the increasing inventiveness of the nanocarbon community.

This special issue will consider papers reporting original work in the areas of nano structured materials. Following is the list of topics considered for the issue:

  • Graphene and other novel 2-dimensional nanostructures
  • Nanoparticles & Nanofibers
  • Ultra-thin carbon films and nano scale surface coatings
  • Synthesis of Novel Carbon Nanostructure  
  • Nanocomposite materials
  • Characterization of Carbon nanostructures
  • Atomic/Molecular techniques for atom/molecules growth
  • Applications of novel carbon nanomaterials

Period for manuscript submission

 June 1, 2023 -  October 31, 2023    

Guest Editors

Prof. Andreas Öchsner
Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany

Dr. Giuseppe Fierro
CNR - Istituto ISMN, Italy

Prof. Jeff De Hosson
University of Groningen, Netherlands

Dr. Mikael Syvajarvi
ICM Research Institute, Sweden

Dr Nasar Ali