Special Issue "Characterization of Disorder in Carbons (2nd Edition)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 9920
Interests: Raman microscopy; graphene; plasma–wall interactions
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We are soliciting contributions to the Special Issue of C, on the topic of the “Characterization of Disorder in Carbons”. Thanks to hybridization, carbon exists in many allotropic forms, from graphene to amorphous carbon, leading to a huge amount of varied applications. Introducing defects in carbon leads to much more possibilities. However, what does “introducing defects” mean exactly? Defects range from 3D to 0D. Depending on their nature, defects can act locally or modify collective macroscopic properties, acting on different scales. Sometimes, defects deteriorate targeted mechanical, electronic, and/or chemical properties and must be eradicated from the material. Sometimes, they give rise to fascinating unpredicted states and must be encouraged in order to optimize or obtain new properties. Characterizing the amount and nature of defects is then a bottleneck in material science applied to carbon materials. So many techniques, from first principles to standard characterization techniques, have been used so far.
The aim of this Special Issue, devoted to reviews, research articles, or short communications, is to highlight the strengths and to discuss the weaknesses of the relevant techniques, compiling examples applied, but not limited, to relevant disordered carbons, from amorphous carbons to 3D graphene. The aim is also to give a review of the techniques used in the field in order to better characterize the nature of these defects and their influence. The first volume of this Special Issue has published eight interesting papers with 12,558 views. You are welcome to read them and submit some of your work to this issue.
Dr. Cédric Pardanaud
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. C is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- amorphous carbon
- 3D graphene
- Raman spectroscopy
- micro- and nano-materials
- carbon nano-materials
- experimental research
- nano structure