Surface Modification and Structural Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical and Molecular Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 71

Special Issue Editor

The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB—CSIC), 08193 Bellaterra, Spain
Interests: carbon nanotubes; targeted drug delivery; electron microscopy; one- and two-dimensional nanostructured materials; radioactivity; biomedical imaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce this Special Issue on "Surface Modification and Structural Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes" in Applied Sciences. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have emerged as remarkable nanomaterials with a wide range of applications in various fields, including nanoelectronics, materials science, energy storage, and biomedicine. This Special Issue is dedicated to exploring the exciting developments in surface modification techniques and advanced structural characterization methods for CNTs. It provides a platform for researchers, scientists, and engineers to share their innovative research findings, methodologies, and insights in this dynamic field.

The scope includes, but is not limited to:

  • Surface functionalization of CNTs: Novel approaches and techniques for modifying CNT surfaces to enhance their properties and tailor their functionality.
  • Structural characterization techniques: Advanced methods, such as electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and diffraction, for studying the atomic and molecular structures of functionalized CNTs.
  • Applications of modified CNTs: The use of surface-modified CNTs in various fields, including sensors, catalysis, composites, and drug delivery.
  • Electronic and optoelectronic properties: Investigations into the electronic and optical behaviors of CNTs, with a focus on surface modifications.
  • Mechanical properties: Studies on the mechanical behavior of CNTs with surface modifications for applications in nanocomposites and materials science.
  • Biomedical applications: The development of functionalized CNTs for drug delivery, imaging, and therapy.
  • Safety and environmental considerations: Assessments of the potential risks and environmental impact of CNTs and modified CNTs.

Dr. Elzbieta Pach
Guest Editor

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  • carbon nanotubes
  • surface modification
  • structural characterization
  • nanomaterials
  • nanoelectronics
  • nanocomposites
  • nanotechnology
  • biomedical applications

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