Journal of Nanotechnology

Carbon Nanostructures for Energy and Sensing Applications

Publishing date
01 May 2019
Submission deadline
28 Dec 2018

Lead Editor

1North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

2Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, India

3Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India

4Hassan II University of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco

5AGH University of Science and Technology, Kraków, Poland

Carbon Nanostructures for Energy and Sensing Applications


The demand of energy storage and affordable and easy-to-handle healthcare and environmental monitoring is increasing with the increase in the population of the world. Thus, there is a huge need for more economic and efficient technologies for energy storage and sensors for healthcare and environmental monitoring application. The advancement of carbon nanostructured materials dimensions ranging from tens to several hundreds of nm, dating back to the past few years, has seen a tremendous scientific growth in the field of supercapacitor and battery, bio, chemical, and mechanical sensors and possible related applications. These nanostructured carbon materials own unique characteristics, such as superior electrical conductivity, outstanding mechanical strength, and remarkable thermal, optical, and chemical properties because of their nanosized and very high surface-area-to-volume ratio. These outstanding structural characteristics of carbon nanomaterials help them to interact with other materials for numerous innovative applications, such as in energy storage and conversion and sensing.

Here, in this issue we bring to the readers’ attention the extent of applications and new insights of the carbon family and nanostructured carbon materials.

This special issue is envisioned to provide an insight into the role of nanoscopic features in improving the functional properties of carbon nanomaterials and its composites, such as amorphous and graphitic carbon, carbon nanofibers, nanotubes, and graphene and composites with metal and metal-oxides. The issue will attract the interests of diverse communities of chemists, physicists, materials scientists, biologists, and engineers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis of carbon and carbon-based nanocomposites
  • Carbon quantum dots, nanofibers, nanotubes, graphene, and fluorenes
  • Carbon and carbon nanocomposites for energy storage devices
  • Carbon and carbon nanocomposites for biosensors
  • Carbon-semiconductor nanocomposites for photocatalysis
  • Carbon nanostructures and composites for optical, electrical, and thermal conductivity, strength, stiffness, and toughness


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1454327
  • - Editorial

Carbon Nanostructures for Energy and Sensing Applications

Kunal Mondal | Bhuvaneshwari Balasubramaniam | ... | Mirosław Kwiatkowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2852816
  • - Research Article

Green Synthesis of Highly Luminescent Carbon Quantum Dots from Lemon Juice

Bui Thi Hoan | Phuong Dinh Tam | Vuong-Hung Pham
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5081034
  • - Research Article

Development of Paint-Type Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Using Carbon Nanotube Paint

Yuki Matsunaga | Takahide Oya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2809867
  • - Review Article

Carbon Nanomaterials for the Adsorptive Desulfurization of Fuels

Efstratios Svinterikos | Ioannis Zuburtikudis | Mohamed Al-Marzouqi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 4657040
  • - Research Article

Bifunctional Tailoring of Platinum Surfaces with Earth Abundant Iron Oxide Nanowires for Boosted Formic Acid Electro-Oxidation

Bilquis Ali Al-Qodami | Heba H. Farrag | ... | Ahmad M. Mohammad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3803969
  • - Research Article

Fabrication of CuOx-Pd Nanocatalyst Supported on a Glassy Carbon Electrode for Enhanced Formic Acid Electro-Oxidation

Islam M. Al-Akraa | Ahmad M. Mohammad | ... | Bahgat E. El-Anadouli
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