The Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotubes

Edited by

  • Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • S. Iijima, Meijo University, Japan, and NEC, Japan


  • T. Yamabe, Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Satkyo-ku, Kyoto 606-01, Japan
  • K. Fukui, Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, 34-4 Nishihiraki-cho, Takano, Satkyo-ku, Kyoto 606, Japan
  • Kazuyoshi Tanaka, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) is the material lying between fullerenes and graphite as a new member of carbon allotropes. The study of CNT has gradually become more and more independent from that of fullerenes. As a novel carbon material, CNTs will be far more useful and important than fullerenes from a practical point of view, in that they will be directly related to an ample field of nanotechnology. This book presents a timely, second-generation monograph covering as far as practical, application of CNT as the newest science of these materials. Most updated summaries for preparation, purification and structural characterisation of single walled CNT and multi walled CNT are given. Similarly, the most recent developments in the theoretical treatments of electronic structures and vibrational structures are covered. The newest magnetic, optical and electrical solid-state properties providing a vital base to actual application technologies are described. Explosive research trends towards application of CNTs, including the prospect for large-scale synthesis, are also introduced. It is the most remarkable feature of this monograph that it devotes more than a half of the whole volume to practical aspects and offers readers the newest developments of the science and technological aspects of CNTs.
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For actual and future researchers of Carbon Nanotubes.


Book information

  • Published: August 1999
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-042696-9

Table of Contents

Editorial (K. Tanaka). Prospect (K. Fukui). Synthesis and purification of multi-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes (M. Yumura). Electron diffraction and microscopy of carbon nanotubes (S. Amelinckx et al.). Structures of multi-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes. EELS study (T. Hanada et al.). Electronic structure of single-walled carbon nanotubes (K. Tanaka et al.). Phonon structure and Raman effect of single-walled carbon nanotubes (R. Saito et al.). Behaviour of single-walled carbon nanotubes in magnetic fields (H. Ajiki, T. Ando). Electronic properties of carbon nanotubes probed by magnetic measurements (M. Kosaka, K. Tanigaki). Optical response of carbon nanotubes (F. Bommeli et al.). Electrical transport properties in carbon nanotubes (J.-P. Issi, J.-C. Charlier). Capillarity in carbon nanotubes (D. Ugarte et al.). Large-scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes by pyrolysis (K. Tanaka et al.). Carbon nanotubes as a novel &pgr;-electron material and their promise for technological applications (S. Yoshimura). Frontiers of carbon nanotubes and beyond (H. Ago, T. Yamabe). Subject index. Author index.