Special Issue "Emerging Conductive Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1966
Interests: graphene; antenna; wearable devices; flexible electronics; wireless communication; EMI shielding
Since they were first developed, the conducting materials in commercial electronics devices have been primarily made of metal-based structures. However, with the growing demands for being flexible and highly integratable, lightweight, smaller in size, easy to fabricate, and able to operate at higher frequency communication bands, conventional metal-based structures are beginning to show less ability to cope with next-generation electronics and other functional requirements. In addition to the pollutants and CO2 emissions generated during metal mining and manufacturing processes, sustainable development in the next generation of electronics is becoming essential due to the growing environmental impacts associated with metal waste. Emerging conductive materials exhibit more favourable properties in terms of flexibility, mechanical reliability, weight savings, multifunctionality, and excellent environmental toughness. With such advantages and unique properties, coupled with their electrical conductivity, emerging conductive materials have drawn widespread attention.
The scope of this Special Issue of Crystals, entitled "Emerging Conductive Materials", includes, includes, but is not limited to, preparation and functionalization routes, the characterization, and application of emerging conductive materials, such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, MXene, nanowires, perovskite materials, conductive metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), conductive polymers, and metals that are being fabricated via sustainable methods that are important in the fields of electronics, optoelectronics, sensors, flexible displays, energy storage, wireless communication, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, biomedical applications, and environmental and sustainable technologies, among others. We would like to invite researchers to submit work in the form of an original research article or a review paper related to emerging conductive materials and their prospects in different fields of application.
Dr. Rongguo Song
Dr. Boyang Mao
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- carbon nanotubes
- conductive polymers
- perovskite materials
- energy storage
- metal-organic hybrids materials