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Carbon Nanotube Science
Synthesis, Properties and Applications


  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521535854

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  • Carbon nanotubes represent one of the most exciting research areas in modern science. These molecular-scale carbon tubes are the stiffest and strongest fibres known, with remarkable electronic properties, and potential applications in a wide range of fields. Carbon Nanotube Science is a concise, accessible book, presenting the basic knowledge that graduates and researchers need to know. Based on the successful Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures, this book focuses solely on carbon nanotubes, covering the major advances made in recent years in this rapidly developing field. Chapters focus on electronic properties, chemical and bimolecular functionalisation, nanotube composites and nanotube-based probes and sensors. The book begins with a comprehensive discussion of synthesis, purification and processing methods. With its comprehensive coverage of this active research field, this book will appeal to researchers in a broad range of disciplines, including nanotechnology, engineering, materials science and physics.

    • Was the first authored book providing a solid foundation to carbon nanotube properties, synthesis and applications
    • Assuming no prior knowledge in the field, this concise book is highly accessible for students and researchers alike
    • Addresses carbon nanotube technology, with a dedicated chapter on probes and sensors
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    Review of the hardback: 'With its extensive coverage of nanotube synthesis, structure, properties and applications, this book will appeal to students and researchers in engineering and sciences. … [it] offers an introduction to the topics in carbon nanotubes rather than [an] exhaustive review. … this brevity and simplicity makes the book accessible to non-specialists and useful for classroom teaching.' Yury Gogotsi, Carbon

    Review of the hardback: 'You will hardly find a more comprehensive reference on the science of carbon nanotubes. Written by Peter Harris, 12 individual chapters incorporate the most recent technological advances and research developments on an exceptionally timely topic. This new book is an appropriate addition to its predecessor Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures.... Personally, I would recommend this book to chemical physicists and physical chemists, and to those broadly interested in nanoscience.' Dirk Guldi, Chemistry World

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521535854
    • length: 314 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Synthesis I: arc- and laser-vaporisation, heat treatment methods and electrolysis
    3. Synthesis II: catalytic chemical vapour deposition and related methods
    4. Purification and processing
    5. Structure
    6. Physical properties I: Electronic
    7. Physical properties II: Mechanical, optical and thermal
    8. Chemistry and biology of nanotubes
    9. Carbon nanotube composites
    10. Filled and heterogeneous nanotubes
    11. Probes and sensors
    12. Conclusions.

  • Author

    Peter J. F. Harris, University of Reading

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