Chapter 10: Carbon-based Nanomaterials
Published:18 Jan 2022
Special Collection: 2022 ebook collectionSeries: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
H. Chi, Y. Wang, Z. Li, and E. Ye, in Photothermal Nanomaterials, ed. E. Ye and Z. Li, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2022, ch. 10, pp. 305-320.
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Due to the full spectral absorption characteristics, versatile functionalization method, unique physical properties, biological compatibility, and high photothermal conversion efficiency, carbon-based nanomaterials are widely used in photothermal conversion. This chapter introduces the mechanism of photothermal conversion of carbon materials, shortlists and compares various hybrid carbon nanomaterials, and begins with the preparation of various carbon nanocomposites, with the properties of carbon dots, graphene, and carbon nanotube-supported metals, including semiconductors and polymer nanocomposites being of key interest. It then goes on to focus on photo-thermal catalytic conversion, seawater desalination, photothermal therapy, and photoacoustic/fluorescence imaging applications.