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Special Issue "Nanocomposites Based on Graphite and Its Derivatives for Cutting-Edge Applications"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Nanoscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 121

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Graphite and its derivatives (graphene, graphene oxide (GO), carbon nanotubes (CNTs), carbon black, etc.) have recently emerged as materials of choice in the production of carbon-based nanocomposites, due to the outstanding mechanical and electrical properties they exhibit, related to their sp2-hybridized carbon layer structure. In particular, when graphene is incorporated into a polymer matrix, it can improve the properties of the base material, and the high chemical reactivity of the two-dimensional graphene basal plane opens the possibility of implementing a large variety of chemical strategies for functionalization. In fact, functionalized graphene nanocomposites show strong potential in energy devices and are excellent platforms for environmental applications. Moreover, by modifying graphene sheets with organic or inorganic nanoparticles, nanostructured nanocomposites can be developed, exhibiting improved functionalities and/or novel properties suitable for use in a variety of advanced application fields.

This Special Issue is supervised by Prof. Dr. Carola Esposito Corcione and assisted by Mr. Greco Giusepp (University of Salento). It aims to publish research articles, short communications, and review articles reporting new roads in the development, characterization, and application of hybrid nanocomposites based on graphite and its derivatives that exhibit novel/improved functionalities, and/or those with potential applications in the biomedical, electronic, automotive, and aerospace fields that have not yet been published or that are not currently under review by other journals or peer-reviewed conferences.

Prof. Dr. Carola Esposito Corcione
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanostructures
  • graphene nanocomposites
  • sustainable procedures
  • electrodes
  • thin films
  • sensors
  • photocatalysis
  • energy conversion
  • energy storage

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