Journal of Nanotechnology

Fullerene-Related Nanocarbons and Their Applications


Publishing date
15 Jan 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Jul 2011

Lead Editor

1Institute for Materials Research and Innovation, University of Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, UK

2Exploratory Nanotechnology Research Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan

3Key Laboratory of Mesoscopic Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, China

45215 Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 405 N. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

5Materials Institute, University of Alicante, San Vicente del Raspeig, 03690 Alicante, Spain


Fullerene-Related Nanocarbons and Their Applications

Description

The discovery of the fullerene (C60) in 1985 has spurred the subsequent discoveries of a number of related novel forms of carbon found existingat the nanometer scale. These various nanocarbons are related one another in structure, providing an interesting spectrum of variants which display an array of unique properties, for very distinct applications. From the vast amount of research that has been carried out over the last two decades, it is now apparent that some of these nanocarbons, notably, nanotubes, nanoparticles, and nanowires, possess unique properties, with the potential to add great value to industrial applications.

It is expected that studies on these nanomaterials and related technologies will have huge impacts on the future nanotechnology and contribute significantly to economy and society. Since the research is at the crossroads between different technologies and disciplines involving materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, and nanotechnology, its implementation will greatly benefit new, high-tech industries and also help the transformation of traditional carbon-based industries from a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive base. However, major challenges exist in the research area, which are mainly associated with providing answers to key questions such as how to control the novel nanostructures of the materials, how to produce them in commercial quantities and at relatively low cost, and how to apply them by specific requirements.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the nanocarbons of displaying fullerene-related nanostructures, which may cover nanoparticles, nanowires, nanosheets, nanotubes and fullerene-based nanopolymers. Reports and reviews are encouraged to demonstrate why the materials are fundamentally interesting in either structure or property, or practically important for applications. This special issue will serve as an international forum for researchers to communicate the most recent advances in relevant fields. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Nanocarbons with novel structures and properties
  • New synthetic approaches to the materials and their hybrid nanostructures
  • Theoretical and experimental studies on the reaction kinetics for providing new insights into growth mechanisms
  • Phenomena related to quantum size effect or the low dimensionality of nanocarbons
  • New instruments or methods for characterising the materials
  • Nanocarbons for applications in catalysis, energy harvesting and storage, green chemistry, and nanotechnology
  • Nanocarbon-related health and safety studies

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


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 610408
  • - Editorial

Fullerene-Related Nanocarbons and Their Applications

Junfeng Geng | Kun'ichi Miyazawa | ... | Angel Berenguer-Murcia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 942629
  • - Research Article

PEDOT:PSS/Graphene Nanocomposite Hole-Injection Layer in Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes

Chun-Hsuan Lin | Kun-Tso Chen | ... | Raymond Chien-Chao Tsiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 101243
  • - Research Article

Raman Laser Polymerization of C60 Nanowhiskers

Ryoei Kato | Kun'ichi Miyazawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 583817
  • - Research Article

Solvation-Assisted Young’s Modulus Control of Single-Crystal Fullerene C ๐Ÿ• ๐ŸŽ Nanowhiskers

Tokushi Kizuka | Kun'ichi Miyazawa | Takayuki Tokumine
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 613746
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Carbon Nanocapsules and Nanotubes Using Fe-Doped Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Tokushi Kizuka | Kun'ichi Miyazawa | Daisuke Matsuura
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 512738
  • - Review Article

Study of Carbon Nanotube-Substrate Interaction

Jaqueline S. Soares | Ado Jorio
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 376160
  • - Research Article

Synthesis of Nickel-Encapsulated Carbon Nanocapsules and Cup-Stacked-Type Carbon Nanotubes via Nickel-Doped Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Tokushi Kizuka | Kun'ichi Miyazawa | Akira Akagawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 513457
  • - Research Article

Thickness Effect on F8T2/C60 Bilayer Photovoltaic Devices

Natasha A. D. Yamamoto | Andreia G. Macedo | Lucimara S. Roman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 969357
  • - Research Article

Young's Modulus of Single-Crystal Fullerene C ๐Ÿ• ๐ŸŽ Nanotubes

Tokushi Kizuka | Kun'ichi Miyazawa | Takayuki Tokumine
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