Nano-materials and Nano-manufacturing

Nuo Yang 1, Email

School of Energy and Power Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1037 Luoyu Ave., Wuhan, China 430074

Abstract

This issue has nine interesting papers dedicated to nano-materials and nano-structured materials, including 0D quantum dots, 1D nanotubes, 2D graphene, thin films, nano-porous structures, nano-composites, and interfaces. Nano-materials and nano-structured materials have been widely studied for their brand new properties which are different from properties of their bulk counterparts, due to large surface-area-to-volume ratio, size effects, quantum confinements and so on. Nanotubes are typical 1D materials. Song et al. (DOI: 10.30919/esmm5f193) explored and demonstrated that the multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) could serve as a promising adsorbent for methyl blue removal in wastewater. The MWCNTs-polyethylenimine adsorbent contributes to an enhancement of the adsorption capacity in methyl blue removal, where the maximum adsorption capacity is as high as 418 mg/g at 35 °C. As a review, Liu et al. (DOI: 10.30919/esmm5f199) go through the carbon nanotube and boron nitride nanotube in structure, property and synthesis methods.