The main areas of interest of the NanoCarbon Group cover synthesis and application-oriented physicochemical modifications of carbon nanostructures.
Synthesis of sp2–carbon nanostructures, i.e. carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, graphenoids and carbon quantum dots, comprises mainly c-CVD processing and wet-chemistry methods while their chemistry is inspired by organic chemistry reactions. Both synthesis of pre-defined nanostructures and their modifications are designed to yield nanomaterials exhibiting enhanced mechanical, electrical, thermal, electromagnetic, catalytic, optical and biological properties.
The natural recipients of our solutions are mainly chemical, civil/military, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as medicine. The representative examples of our achievements constitute superactive nanobiocatalysts, products for stealth technology, heat-transfer nanofluids, heat storage phase change nanomaterials, conductive inks/pastes for textronics, polymer nanocomposites and magnetic drug delivery systems.