Carbon Nanotechnology

Recent Developments in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science and Device Applications

Edited by

  • Liming Dai, PhD, Department of Chemicals and Materials Engineering, University of Dayton, U.S.A.

Nanotechnology is no longer a merely social talking point and is beginning to affect the lives of everyone. Carbon nanotechnology as a major shaper of new nanotechnologies has evolved into a truly interdisciplinary field, which encompasses chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, materials science and engineering. This is a field in which a huge amount of literature has been generated within recent years, and the number of publications is still increasing every year. Carbon Nanotechnology aims to provide a timely coverage of the recent development in the field with updated reviews and remarks by world-renowned experts. Intended to be an exposition of cutting-edge research and development rather than a kind of conference proceeding, Carbon Nanotechnology will be very useful not only to experienced scientists and engineers, who wish to broaden their knowledge of the wide-ranging nanotechnology and/or to develop practical devices, but also to graduate and senior undergraduate students who look to make their mark in this field of the future.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51855-2

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Conventional Technology to Carbon Nanotechnology: The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Discoveries of C60, Carbon Nanotube and Nanodiamond (L. Dai)
Part I. Synthesis and Structure of Carbon Nanomaterials
Chapter 2. Synthesis, Growth Mechanisms and Processing of Carbon Nanotubes (A. Govindaraj and C.N.R. Rao)Chapter 3. Solid State Formation of Carbon Nanotubes (Y. Chen)Chapter 4. Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition of SWNTs (W. Fu and J. Liu)Chapter 5. Fabrication of Fullerene Nanostructures (H-M. Zhang and L-J. Wan)Chapter 6. Carbon Blacks and the Source Materials for Carbon Nanotechnology (M. Ozawa and E. Osawa)
Part II. Chemistry and Physics of Carbon Nanomaterials
Chapter 7. Functionalization and Applications of (60) Fullerene (A. Mateo-Alonso, D. Bonifazi and M. Prato)Chapter 8. Functionalization and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes (L. Qu, K. Min Lee and L. Dai)Chapter 9. Biological Activity of Pristine Fullerene C60 (L.B. Piotrovsky)Chapter 10. Separation of Metallic and Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (Y. Lin, K.A. Shiral Fernando, W. Wang and Y-P. Sun)Chapter 11. Electrochemical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes (S.E. Moulton, A.I. Minett and G.G. Wallace)Chapter 12. Carbon Nanotubes: Surface, Porosity and Related Applications (Q-H. Yang and H-M. Cheng)Chapter 13. Carbon Nanotubes as Nanoelectromechanical Systems Components (S.B. Sinnott and N.R. Aluru)
Part III. Carbon Nanomaterials for Device Applications
Chapter 14. Aligned Carbon Nanotube Membranes (B. Hinds)Chapter 15. C60 and Carbon Nanotube Sensors (T. Ohashi and L. Dai)Chapter 16. Carbon Nanotubes for Electron Emitting Devices (K. Kajiwara and Y. Saito)Chapter 17. Optical Limiters and Photovoltaic Cells Based on C60, Carbon Nanotubes, and their Nanocomposites (M.H-C. Jin, M. Durstock and L. Dai)Chapter 18. Carbon Nanotube and Epoxy Composites for Military Applications (A.M. Schrand and T. Benson-Tolle)Chapter 19. Polymer and Carbon Nanotube Composites for Space Applications (K.A. Watson and J.W. Connell)Chapter 20. From Carbon Nanotechnology to Bioanotechnology: Protein and Peptide Nanofibrils and Nanowires (O.I. Kiselev)