Open Journal of Composite Materials

Open Journal of Composite Materials

ISSN Print: 2164-5612
ISSN Online: 2164-5655
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E-mail: ojcm@scirp.org

Call For Papers

Special Issue on Carbon Nanotube

Carbon nanotubes are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure. Nanotubes have been constructed with length-to-diameter ratio of up to 132,000,000:1, significantly larger than for any other material. These cylindrical carbon molecules have unusual properties, which are valuable for nanotechnology, electronics, optics and other fields of materials science and technology. In particular, owing to their extraordinary thermal conductivity and mechanical and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes find applications as additives to various structural materials. For instance, nanotubes form a tiny portion of the material in some baseball bats, golf clubs, or car parts.

Nanotubes are members of the fullerene structural family. Their name is derived from their long, hollow structure with the walls formed by one-atom-thick sheets of carbon, called graphene. These sheets are rolled at specific and discrete angles, and the combination of the rolling angle and radius decides the nanotube properties; for example, whether the individual nanotube shell is a metal or semiconductor. Nanotubes are categorized as single-walled nanotubes and multi-walled nanotubes. Individual nanotubes naturally align themselves into "ropes" held together by van der Waals forces, more specifically, pi-stacking.

In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring Carbon Nanotube.

Authors should read over the journal’s Author’s Guidelines carefully before submission, Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Paper Submission System.

Please kindly notice that the “Special Issue’’ under your manuscript title is supposed to be specified and the research field “Special Issue-Carbon Nanotube” should be chosen during your submission.

According to the following timetable:
Manuscript Due February 28th, 2013
Publication Date April, 2013

For further questions or inquiries
Please contact Editorial Assistant at
ojcm@scirp.org
 
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