Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications

Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications
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7/28/2004 CRC
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Nanotubes 9780849321115
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Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties, have garnered much attention in the past five years. With a broad range of potential applications including nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical systems, and many more, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications.

Taking a comprehensive look at this diverse and dynamic subject, Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications describes the field's various aspects, including properties, growth, and processing techniques, while focusing on individual major application areas. Well-known authors who practice the craft of carbon nanotubes on a daily basis present an overview on structures and properties, followed by coverage of modeling and simulation efforts, growth by arc discharge, laser ablation, and chemical vapor deposition. Applications become the focal point in chapters on scanning probe microscopy, carbon nanotube-based diodes and transistors, field emission, and the development of chemical and physical sensors, biosensors, and composites.

Presenting up-to-date literature citations that express the current state of the science, this book fully explores the development phase of carbon nanotube-based applications. It is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professionals in a wide range of disciplines whose focus remains on the power and promise of carbon nanotubes.

Table of Contents

Structures and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes. Computational Nanotechnology of Carbon Nanotubes. Growth of Carbon Nanotubes by Arc Discharge and Laser Ablation. Growth: CVD And PECVD. Characterization Techniques in Carbon Nanotube Research. Applications In Scanning Probe Microscopy. Nanoelectronics Applications. Field Emission. Carbon Nanotube Applications: Chemical and Physical Sensors. Applications: Biosensors. Applications: Composites Other Applications.

Contributors

Contributor Han, Jie, RAE Engineering Center, Shanghai, China Contributor Srivastava, Deepak, Nasa Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Moravsky, Alexander, MER Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, USA Contributor Rao, Apparao M., Clemson University, South Carolina, USA Contributor Nguyen, Cattien, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Yamada, Toshishige, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Sarrazin, Philippe, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Li, Jing, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Li, Jun, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA Contributor Barrera, Enrique, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA Contributor McGuire, Kris, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Contributor Wexler, Eugene M., MER Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, USA Contributor Loutfy, Raouf O., MER/FIC/TMC Corporations, Tucson, Arizona, USA Contributor Shofner, Meisha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Watervliet, New York, USA Contributor Corral, E.L., Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA Editor 1 Meyyappan, M., NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA
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Features

  • - Covers properties, growth, processing techniques, and individual major application areas of carbon nanotubes
  • - Provides comprehensive coverage with up-to-date literature citations
  • - Demonstrates nanotube-based field effect transistors, field emission devices, and sensing elements
  • - Includes applications for nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, and nanoelectromechanical systems
  • - Covers the entire spectrum of science and engineering disciplines with an applications focus
  • - Features well-known and published contributing authors
  • - Focuses on chemical vapor deposition and plasma chemical vapor deposition techniques for nanotube growth while including established techniques such as laser ablation and arc discharge

Reviews



  • "The book is written in a readable and understandable format and is recommended for those researchers looking to utilize these unique materials for specific applications."
  • -Micro/Nano, August 2005
  • "There are many sketches that help the reader visualize the descriptions of the structures. …Anyone starting out in this area will find this book to be an excellent reference book."
  • IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006
  • "The book is expected to make an immediate impact in this interdisciplinary field. …All the chapters provide sound and comprehensive discussions of the physical properties of this form of carbon."
  • -Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 45, No. 5, Jan. 2006