Advanced Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon

1st Edition

Print ISBN: 9780124077898
eBook ISBN: 9780124078383
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 25th September 2013
Page Count: 440
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Carbon materials are exceptionally diverse in their preparation, structure, texture, and applications.  In Advanced Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon, noted carbon scientist Michio Inagaki and his coauthors cover the most recent advances in carbon materials, including new techniques and processes, carbon materials synthesis, and up-to-date descriptions of current carbon-based materials, trends and applications.

Beginning with the synthesis and preparation of nanocarbons, carbon nanotubes, and graphenes, the book then reviews recently developed carbonization techniques, such as templating, electrospinning, foaming, stress graphitization, and the formation of glass-like carbon. The last third of the book is devoted to applications, featuring coverage of carbon materials for energy storage, electrochemical capacitors, lithium-ion rechargeable batteries, and adsorptive storage of hydrogen and methane for environmental protection, photocatalysis, spilled oil recovery, and nuclear applications of isotropic high-density graphite.

Key Features

  • A progression from synthesis through modern carbonization techniques to applications gives you a thorough understanding of carbon materials
  • Covers a wide range of precursor materials, preparation techniques, and characteristics to inspire your own development of carbonization techniques, carbon materials and applications
  • Applications-oriented chapters include timely content on hot topics such as the engineering of carbon nanofibers and carbon materials for various energy-related applications


Research scientists and graduate students in universities, institutes and industrial companies, who are working on and/or interested in carbon materials.

Table of Contents


  1. Carbon nanotubes: synthesis and formation
  2. Graphene: synthesis and preparation
  3. Carbonization under pressure
  4. Stress graphitization
  5. Glass-like carbon: its activation and graphitization
  6. Template carbonization: morphology and pore control
  7. Carbon nanofibers via electrospinning
  8. Foaming of carbon (including exfoliation)
  9. Nanoporous carbon membranes
  10. Carbon materials for electrochemical capacitors
  11. Carbon materials in lithium-ion rechargeable batteries
  12. Carbon materials in photocatalysis
  13. Carbon materials for spilled heavy oil recovery
  14. Carbon materials for adsorption of molecules and ions
  15. Highly-oriented graphite with high thermal conductivity
  16. Isotropic high-density graphite for nuclear applications



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"I recommend this book without hesitation to all interested in carbon materials, particularly to those entering the field. It is written at a level appropriate to researchers with a chemistry, physics, or materials background."--MRS Bulletin, November 2014