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Special Issue on "Nanostructured Carbon Materials for Energy Applications"

Nanostructured carbon materials form various allotropes in zero-, one-, two-, and three-dimensional nanoscale such as fullerene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene or nanocarbon coating, and diamond or porous carbon, respectively. There has been a tremendous increase in the use of nanostructured carbon materials due to their capability for use in various fields such as energy, environment, water, or biomedicine. Generally, energy is a key factor in the provision of vital services that improves the quality of life. Currently, the world faces an unsustainable energy future due to its reliance on fossil fuels. Meanwhile, the usage of fossil fuels as an energy source increases the levels of greenhouse gas emissions. These issues remind us of the need to identify alternative environmentally friendly energy resources.

Renewable energies are the answers to both issues. However, most of the renewable energies are either premature or too high in cost for applications. Nanostructured Carbon Materials provide great opportunities for the renewable energy researches. This special issue deals with the use of nanostructured carbon materials in all the renewable energy-related processes. The major goals of this special issue are to find novel fabrication methods for nanostructured carbon materials and the assembling or architecturing of carbon nanomaterials with metal or oxide nanomaterials for novel functionalization in up-to-date applications. The issue includes research papers and article reviews covering a wide range of current progress on nanostructured carbon materials in the wide range of the topics from the fundamentals to the application with nanostructured carbon materials.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New methodology of the synthesis of nanostructured carbon materials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanocarbon coatings, thin films, and assembled nanocomposites or architectures
  • Synthesis and fabrication of novel nanostructured carbon materials for special functions of lubrication, catalytic reaction and wettability with surface energy control,
  • Applications in coatings, energy storage and conversion, fuel cells, and catalysts
  • Theoretical and fundamental study of new nanostructured carbon materials in lithium ion batteries and fuel cells

Guest Editors

  • Inamuddin, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.editorinamuddin@gmail.com
  • Fatih Sen, Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey; fatihsen1980@gmail.com(7-26)
  • Sibel Duman, Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey. sduman@bingol.edu.tr
  • Grigorios L Kyriakopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece, E-mails:  gregkyr@chemeng.ntua.gr, gregkyr@gmail.com
  • Zhibin Lei, Shaanxi Normal University (Chang'an Campus), Email: zblei@snnu.edu.cn
  • Yanwen Ma, Key Laboratory for Organic Electronics & Information Displays (KLOEID) and Institute of Advanced Materials (IAM), Nanjing University of Posts & Telecommunications (NUPT), Nanjing 210023, China,  Email: iamywma@njupt.edu.cn
  • Rajender Boddula, CAS Key Laboratory of Nanosystems and Hierarchical Fabrication, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), Beijing, China-100190, Email: research.raaj@qq.com, research.raaj@gmail.com
  • Tauseef Ahmad Rangreez, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, India
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