Analysis and Development of Carbon Materials

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 331

Special Issue Editors

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The W. M. Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: advanced microscopy; photocatalysis; nanomaterials; ceramic composites; thermal conductivity; thin films

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Solid State Battery Group, A123 Systems, Waltham, MA 02451, USA
Interests: lithium ion battery; energy storage; solid state battery; charge transfer kinetics; charge transport kinetics; carbon material in energy storage and conversion devices

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on the "Analysis and Development of Carbon Materials" provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements and applications in the field. Carbon materials have gained prominence across various scientific and technological domains due to their exceptional properties. This issue covers significant research findings and emerging trends in energy storage, catalysis, environmental remediation, composites, sensors, and sustainable energy conversion using carbon-based materials. Researchers have made significant progress in utilizing carbon nanotubes and other carbon-based materials for advanced energy storage systems, such as lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors, and fuel cells. However, challenges remain in areas like energy density, cycling stability, charge transport kinetics, scalability, cost-effectiveness, and environmental sustainability. In environmental remediation, carbon-based materials like activated carbon demonstrate potential for pollutant adsorption and removal from air, water, and soil. Further research is needed to understand the underlying mechanisms, enhance catalytic activity, and address durability issues. Advancements in carbon-based composites have led to lightweight and high-strength materials with superior mechanical properties. Optimizing the fiber–matrix interface, tailoring mechanical properties, and achieving multifunctionality are key areas of focus. This Special Issue also explores carbon-based sensors and electronics, aiming to improve selectivity, integration, biocompatibility, flexibility, and long-term stability. Through this Special Issue, researchers will contribute to advancing the understanding and utilization of carbon materials, driving innovation and sustainable solutions. It will serve as a valuable platform for exploring these research areas, offering insights and paving the way for future developments and applications of carbon materials.

Dr. Yuying Zhang
Dr. Changhao Liu
Guest Editors

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  • carbon-based materials
  • energy storage
  • lithium-ion batteries
  • fuel cells
  • charge transport kinetics
  • sustainable energy/environmental remediation
  • catalysis
  • surface functionalization
  • carbon-based composites
  • mechanical properties

Published Papers

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