Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications

Michael O’Connell Theranos Inc.
Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications
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5/3/2006 CRC
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Nanotubes 9780849327483
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Since their discovery more than a decade ago, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have held scientists and engineers in captive fascination, seated on the verge of enormous breakthroughs in areas such as medicine, electronics, and materials science, to name but a few. Taking a broad look at CNTs and the tools used to study them, Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications comprises the efforts of leading nanotube researchers led by Michael O'Connell, protégé of the late father of nanotechnology, Richard Smalley. Each chapter is a self-contained treatise on various aspects of CNT synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications.

The book opens with a general introduction to the basic characteristics and the history of CNTs, followed by discussions on synthesis methods and the growth of "peapod" structures. Coverage then moves to electronic properties and band structures of single-wall nanotubes (SWNTs), magnetic properties, Raman spectroscopy of electronic and chemical behavior, and electromechanical properties and applications in NEMS (nanoelectromechanical systems). Turning to applications, the final sections of the book explore mechanical properties of SWNTs spun into fibers, sidewall functionalization in composites, and using SWNTs as tips for scanning probe microscopes.

Taking a fresh look at this burgeoning field, Carbon Nanotubes: Properties and Applications points the way toward making CNTs commercially viable.

Table of Contents

The Element Carbon. Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon Nanotube Peapod Materials. Carbon Nanotube Electronics and Devices. Magnetic Properties. Raman Spectroscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Probing Electronic and Chemical Behavior. Electromechanical Properties and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon Nanotube-Enabled Materials. Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in Composites. Carbon Nanotube Tips for Scanning Probe Microscopy. Index.

Contributors

Contributor Kono, Junichiro, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA Contributor Heller, Daniel, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Contributor Collier, Charles Patrick, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA Contributor Freitag, Marcus, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA Contributor Dyke, Christopher A., Nanocomposites, Inc., Houston, Texas, USA Contributor Doorn, Stephen K., Los Alamos National Lab Contributor Mann, David, Contributor Chae, Han Gi, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA Contributor Liu, Jing, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA Contributor Kumar, Satish, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA Contributor Usrey, Monica, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Contributor Barone, Paul, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Contributor Strano, Michael S., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA Contributor Tour, James M., Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA Editor 1 O'Connell, Michael J., Unidym, Inc., Menlo Park, California, USA
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Features

  • - Balances basic and applied nanotube science, forging a link between properties and their potential for applications
  • - Reflects the recent work of leading nanotube experts, emphasizing real results rather than theory
  • - Surveys up-to-date characterization, formation, and separation methods along with practical considerations
  • - Explains how to integrate nanotubes with other materials and how to build them into larger systems