Guest Editors: Minghua Liu, Professor
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology
Beijing 100190, China
Academician Yuliang Li Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100190, China
Special Issue Information Nanographene material is the most significant scientific discovery made in materials science in the past 30 years. These have already emerged as strategic materials that will be the focal point for future competition in the high-end technology industry. Graphdiyne, whose independent intellectual property rights belong to China, was first synthesized in 2010, and has since captivated the interest of scientists worldwide from the fields of chemistry, physics, material science, biology, and electronics. Graphdiyne has also demonstrated excellent prospects for application in the fields of information technology, electronics, energy, catalysis, and optoelectronics. In recent years, basic and applied studies on graphdiyne in numerous fields have made great strides; thus, graphdiyne has rapidly become a new field of study in carbon materials research.
Graphdiyne is a novel carbon-based nanostructured material like fullerene, carbon nanotubes, and graphene. Graphdiyne is characterized by its rich carbon chemistry, large conjugated system, wide intramolecular spacing, and excellent chemical stability, for which it has been hailed as the most stable artificially synthesized allotrope of diacetylene. Due to its remarkable electronic structure and silicon-like semiconductor performance, graphdiyne should have wide applications in the fields of electronics, semiconductors, and new energy sources. Graphdiyne has also been found to be an ideal material for lithium storage, and its unique structure is highly favorable for in-plane and out-of-plane diffusion and transfer of lithium ions, which is the reason for its excellent rate capability. Hence, it has been shown that graphdiyne is a practical lithium storage material with excellent prospects, and scientists have predicted that this novel material will have extraordinary impact in the field of new energy sources.
In this special issue, we seek to provide a wide set of articles on various aspects of graphdiyne.
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