Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128008584, 9780128011522

Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals

2nd Edition

Authors: Michio Inagaki Feiyu Kang
eBook ISBN: 9780128011522
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128008584
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 18th June 2014
Page Count: 542
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Materials Science and Engineering of Carbon: Fundamentals provides a comprehensive introduction to carbon, the fourth most abundant element in the universe. The contents are organized into two main parts. Following a brief introduction on the history of carbon materials, Part 1 focuses on the fundamental science on the preparation and characterization of various carbon materials, and Part 2 concentrates on their engineering and applications, including hot areas like energy storage and environmental remediation. The book also includes up-to-date advanced information on such newer carbon-based materials as carbon nanotubes and nanofibers, fullerenes and graphenes.

Key Features

  • Through review on fundamental science, engineering and applications of carbon materials
  • Overview on a wide variety of carbon materials (diamond, graphite, fullerene, carbon nanotubes, graphene, etc.) based on structure and nanotexture
  • Description on the preparation and applications of various carbon materials, in the relation to their basic structure and properties


Graduate students and young scientists in universities, research institutes and industrial companies, who are working on and/or interested in carbon materials. Also, for university students and people who are interested in high technology science and engineering

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Carbon materials
    • 1.2 Short history of carbon materials
    • 1.3 Classic carbons, new carbons, and nanocarbons
    • 1.4 Construction and purposes of the present book
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Fundamental Science of Carbon Materials
    • 2.1 Carbon families
    • 2.2 Structure and texture of carbon materials
    • 2.3 Carbonization (nanotexture development)
    • 2.4 Novel techniques for carbonization
    • 2.5 Graphitization (structure development)
    • 2.6 Acceleration of graphitization
    • 2.7 Pore development in carbon materials
    • 2.8 Introduction of foreign species
    • References
  • Chapter 3. Engineering and Applications of Carbon Materials
    • 3.1 Polycrystalline graphite blocks
    • 3.2 Highly oriented graphite
    • 3.3 Non-graphitizing and glass-like carbons
    • 3.4 Carbon fibers
    • 3.5 Nanocarbons
    • 3.6 Porous carbons
    • 3.7 Carbon-based composites
    • 3.8 Intercalation compounds
    • 3.9 Carbon materials for energy storage
    • 3.10 Carbon materials for environment remediation
    • References
  • Index


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About the Author

Michio Inagaki

Michio Inagaki is a famous carbon material scientist, who obtained his PhD degree from Nagoya University in 1963. He has worked on carbon materials for more than 50 years. In 2011, he won the Peter A. Thrower Award for Exceptional Contribution to the International Carbon Community.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University, Japan

Feiyu Kang

Feiyu Kang received his PhD from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1997. He is honorary editorial advisory board of international journal CARBON, Joint Chairmen of international symposiums: CARBON2002 (Beijing), Carbon2011 (Shanghai) and 15th International Symposium on Intercalation Compounds (ISIC15), Coordinators of international research projects: Professor M. Inagaki (NSFC-JSPS) and Professor I. Mochida (JST-MOST).

Prof. Kang has investigated graphite and carbon materials since 1988. His research interest includes nano-carbon materials, graphite producing process, porous carbon and nuclear graphite. Prof. Kang had published more than 200 scientific papers and 3 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

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