Carbon Nanotubes: Quantum Cylinders of Graphene - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444532763, 9780080569918

Carbon Nanotubes: Quantum Cylinders of Graphene, Volume 3

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Susumo Saito Alex Zettl
eBook ISBN: 9780080569918
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444532763
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 29th July 2008
Page Count: 232
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Table of Contents

  1. Nanotubes: An Experimental Overview, A. Zettl
  2. Quantum Theories for Carbon Nanotubes, S. Saito
  3. The Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes, Ph.G. Collins and Ph. Avouris
  4. Raman spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes, M.S. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, R. Saito and A. Jorio
  5. Optical Spectroscopy of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, R.B. Weisman
  6. Structural Properties and Nanoelectromechanical Systems Applications, J.W. Seo and L. Forro
  7. Low Energy Electronic Structure of Graphene and its Dirac Theory, E.J. Mele and C.L. Kane


This volume is devoted to mostly to nanotubes, unique synthetic nanoscale quantum systems whose physical properties are often singular (i.e. record-setting). Nanotubes can be formed from a myriad of atomic or molecular species, the only requirement apparently being that the host material or “wall fabric” be configurable as a layered or sheet-like structure. Nanotubes with sp2-bonded atoms such as carbon, or boron together with nitrogen, are the champions of extreme mechanical strength, electrical response (either highly conducting or highly insulating), and thermal conductance. Carbon nanotubes can be easily produced by a variety of synthesis techniques, and for this reason they are the most studied nanotubes, both experimentally and theoretically. Boron nitride nanotubes are much more difficult to produce and only limited experimental characterization data exist. Indeed, for boron nitride nanotubes, theory is well ahead of experiment. For these reasons this volume deals largely with carbon nanotubes. Conceptually, the "building block" for a carbon nanotube is a single sheet of graphite, called graphene. Recently, it has become possible to experimentally isolate such single sheets (either on a substrate or suspended). This capability has in turn fueled many new theoretical and experimental studies of graphene itself. It is therefore fitting that this volume contains also a chapter devoted to graphene.

Key Features

  • Comprehension
  • Overview
  • Highlights in the field


Researchers and technologists in nanotube science in the academic, industrial and administrative world; condensed matter scientists including graduate students and post-docs


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About the Series Volume Editors

Susumo Saito Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Alex Zettl Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Physics, University of California at Berkeley, USA