Special Issue "2D Ultrathin Carbon Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2020).
Interests: carbon nanomaterials: synthesis, structure, physical properties
CARBON: THE UNBEATEN VERSATILITY!
We are excited to introduce this Special Issue of the Journal C, focusing on 2D ultrathin carbon films.
Although a number of 2D ultrathin carbon films have been the focus of research for quite a long time now, such as nanometer-thick amorphous carbon films for hard drive protective coating application, the field has recently experienced a surge in activity with new promising materials arising, such as twisted bi-layer graphene (2LG) and diamanoids. The outstanding physical properties of these 2D carbon materials, such as superconductivity in twisted 2LG and tunable semiconducting behavior in wide band-gap diamanoids, combined with high potentiality for green mass-production, opens the door to significant advances in a wide range of key technologies, where they can compete with more complex materials, which are more challenging to manufacture, such as transition metal dichalcogenides. One example is single-photon emission from NV centers in diamane for creating photonic qubits for quantum information processing.
The scope of the proposed Special Issue is to attract journal and review papers covering broad aspects around the topic, including calculations on formation mechanisms and physical properties, synthesis approaches, devices, characterization methods, evaluation of physical properties, and applications.
Among the materials targeted are sp3-bonded carbon-based ones: graphane, fluorographene, diamanoids (which include diamane, fluorodiamane, nitrodiamane), diamond (nanometer-thick films or membranes), amorphous carbon (single layer or nanometer-thick film), and sp2-bonded carbon-based ones: graphene, twisted bi-layer graphene, and few atomic layer graphene (<10 layers).
Prof. Dr. Fabrice Piazza
Dr. Marc Monthioux
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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- 2D carbon
- Ultrathin film, nanometer-thick, membrane
- Amorphous carbon
- Diamond-like carbon
- Bi-layer graphene
- Twisted bi-layer graphene
- Few-layer graphene