Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

Their Properties and Applications


  • M. Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • G. Dresselhaus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • P. Eklund, University of Kentucky


Materials scientists, chemists, and solid state physicists.


Book information

  • Published: February 1996
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-221820-0


"Here is a thoroughly edited and proofread volume which is a delight to read and which should prove to be an enduring source of reliable information for many years....This volume contains 20 chapters, most of which have in excessof 100 references. The 900+ pages and 46-page index make for a book which is indispensable."
--Robert V. Honeychuck, George Mason University, in JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

Table of Contents

Historical Introduction. Carbon Materials. Structure of Fullerenes. Symmetry Considerations. Growth and Fragmentation Studies. Crystalline Structure of Fullerenes. Synthesis of Fullerene Molecules and Solids. Doping of Fullerenes. Structure of Doped Fullerenes and Fullerene Compounds. Fullerene Chemistry. Vibrational Modes. Thermal Properties. Electronic Structure. Optical Properties. Electrical and Thermal Properties. Superconductivity. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance. Surface Science Techniques on Fullerenes. Magnetic Properties. Fullerene-Related Tubules and Spherules. Scanning Tunnel Microscopy. Applications.