Special Issue "Carbon Nano-Particles and Materials: Importance in Energy Systems"

A special issue of Nanoenergy Advances (ISSN 2673-706X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 October 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nickolas Eaves
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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4, Canada
Interests: nanoparticle pollutants; nanomaterial synthesis; combustion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the solar system. It is found in a range of substances that have beneficial and negative impacts on humans and the environment. Of particular concern are nano-sized substances, which have challenges for understanding how to reduce the negative forms while increasing the positive ones. Carbon nanoparticles formed during combustion processes, colloquially referred to as soot, are the second largest contributor to climate change, and have several negative human health impacts. Yet, there is still an incomplete understanding on the fundamentals of how these particles form and how to reduce their emissions from practical devices. On the other hand, there are a range of carbon-based nanomaterials that have shown promise for applications in energy systems (such as graphene and carbon nanotubes in lithium-ion batteries). The main challenge is the scalable synthesis of these nanomaterials with properties tuned for optimal application in energy systems.

This Special Issue titled “Carbon Nano-Particles and Materials: Importance in Energy Systems” aims to attract high-quality research articles on experimental and modelling studies of carbonaceous nanoparticles as a pollutant (soot) or material (graphene and carbon nanotubes) in the context of energy systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • carbonaceous nanoparticles formation from combustion in laboratory scale systems
  • carbonaceous nanoparticle formation in practical combustion devices
  • synthesis of carbonaceous nanomaterials towards applications in energy systems
  • applications of carbonaceous nanomaterial in energy applications

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Energies.

Dr. Nickolas Eaves
Guest Editor

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  • carbon
  • soot
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotube
  • nanoparticle
  • nanomaterial

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