A novel chip-scale instrument made from carbon nanotubes may simplify absolute measurements of laser power. Developers of the unit at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) say it may prove especially useful for measuring light signals transmitted by optical fibers in telecom networks.
Russell E. Gorga is currently an Assistant Professor in the Textile Engineering, Chemistry, and Science Department at NC State University. His main interests lie in developing polymer nanocomposites with improved properties (mechanical, conductive, and barrier).
Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites investigates the benefits of metal matrix carbon nanotube (MM-CNT) composites for large-scale applications. The book explores potential applications and applies the author’s own research to highlight critical developmental issues for different MM-CNT composites—and then outline novel solutions. With a problem-solving approach to MM-CNT composites, the book explores advantages, limitations, and the evolution of processing techniques; characterization techniques; and a wide range of research on different MM-CNT composites (with composition, processing method, quality of CNT dispersion, and properties).