About this Research Topic
In the recent years, following the tremendous development of the nanostructured carbon allotropes, especially fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, carbon dots, and molecular diamonds, a new interesting class of carbon nanohybrids has been established. The merge of different carbon nanostructures creates hybrids, also called carbon superstructures, with novel and improved properties for various technological applications. Graphene or CNT nanobuds, graphene-CNTs, C dot decorated CNTs, hierarchical and other mesoporous carbons (CMKs, OMS, 2DOM, carbon cuboids), composite structures combining carbon rings, molecular carbon (polyaromatics, diamandoids, polyaromatic hydrocarbons- PAHs, molecular wires (all sp carbon), fullerols) or even amorphous carbon (coal/charcoal) with another carbon form are only a few examples of this exciting class of hybrid materials. These hybrid superstructures have been extensively studied both at theoretical and experimental base due to their interesting mechanical, chemical, optoelectronic, catalytic, and electronic properties.
This Research Topic welcomes submission of manuscripts related to synthesis, characterization, study of properties, and potential applications of carbon superstructures. The submission of experimental and theoretical original research articles as well as review papers is encouraged. This Research Topic is not limited to all-carbon hybrids but also extended to carbon superstructures combining a carbon form with another inorganic, organic or organic-inorganic nanomaterial (e.g. clays, LDHs, chalcogenides, MOFs, other 2D materials, etc).
Keywords: Carbon, Superstructures, Nanohybrids, Composites, nanomaterials
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