Published on Friday April 1, 2011
Dr. Vadym Mochalin, research assistant professor in materials
science and engineering, had his molecular model-based artwork
"Variety of carbon nanostructures found in carbide-derived carbons"
published on the cover of Advanced Functional Materials
(Volume 21, Issue 5, March 8, 2011).
Carbide-derived carbon (CDC) can be obtained by selective
removal of metal or metalloid atoms from carbides such as, for
example, SiC. The cover image visualizes the
variety of carbon nanostructures, such as SiC amorphous carbon,
carbon nanotubes, onion-like carbon, and graphene and is based on a
recent feature article from the nanomaterials group: V. Presser, M.
Heon, Y. Gogotsi, "Carbide-Derived Carbons - From Porous Networks to
Nanotubes and Graphene," Advanced Functional
Materials, 21 (5) (2011), p. 810-833. Advanced
Functional Materials is one of the leading material science
journals with an impact factor of 7.