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Functional Carbon Nanomaterials

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Carbon nanomaterials have increasingly gained interest due to their capability of forming various allotropes, including nanotubes, fullerenes, diamond, amorphous carbon, and more recently, graphene. Carbon nanomaterials or nanostructures offer exceptional flexibility in tailoring various properties for specific purposes due to their chemical inertness. For example, they have resistance to acidic or basic media, structural stability at high temperatures in the absence of air, and tunable chemical nature of hydrophobicity. Different physical forms of carbon materials in nanoscale, including thin films, graphene foams or sponges, carbon nanotube forests, carbon fibers, carbon nanowalls, and porous carbon materials, can lead to a variety of functions. In addition to chemical and physical modifications, the functions of carbon nanomaterials can be altered by adding or doping metal elements, such as gold, platinum, or silver. Carbon nanomaterials have been widely applied for use in energy, environment, water, biomedicine, and other fields.

The major goals of this special issue are to find novel fabrication methods for functional carbon nanomaterials and the modification or nanostructuring of carbon surfaces for novel functionalization in up-to-date applications. The issue will include research papers and article reviews covering a wide range of current progress on functional carbon nanomaterials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Fundamentals in the preparation of carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene, diamond, carbon nanotubes, amorphous carbon film, and fullerenes
  • First-principles/ab-initio and molecular dynamics modeling and theoretical calculations on functionalization of carbon materials
  • Synthesis and fabrication of novel nanostructured carbon materials
  • Modification with chemical or physical methods and characterization for functional carbon nanomaterials or nanostructures
  • Applications in hard coatings, energy storage and conversion, water filtration, catalysts, and biomedical coatings

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jnm/carna/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 6 September 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 29 November 2013
Publication DateFriday, 24 January 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Myoung-Woon Moon, Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, Republic of Korea

Guest Editors

  • Ho-Young Kim, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Aiying Wang, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China
  • Ashkan Vaziri, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA