Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications
Meyya Meyyappan NASA Ames Research Center
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 ContentsStructures 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.
ContributorsContributor 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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