Nanotube Superfiber Materials - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128126677

Nanotube Superfiber Materials

2nd Edition

Science, Manufacturing, Commercialization

Editors: Mark Schulz Vesselin Shanov Zhangzhang Yin
Paperback ISBN: 9780128126677
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 848
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Table of Contents

1. NNI 2.0 – Future Directions and Opportunities under the National Nanotechnology Initiative

Part 1. Sensors and Devices
2. Nanotubes for Sensing
3. Sheath-Core Conducting Fibers for Weavable Superelastic Wires, Biosensors, Supercapacitors, Strain Sensors, and Artificial Muscles
4. Creation of CNT junctions for 3D structures and virus isolation using VA-CNTs
5. Science and Application of sp2-Bonded Nanomaterials
6. Nanostructured Cathode and Anode Materials for Vacuum Electronic Devices
7. Nano-Imprint Lithography for Tiny Devices
8. Nanotube Fiber Sensors for Heavy Metals in Liquids

Part 2. Composite Materials and Textiles
9. Nanotubes are Not the Only Carbon
10. Strain Measurement and Damage Detection using Integrated Carbon Nanotube Yarn Sensors
11. CNT/CF hybrid composites
12. 3D Textile and Foam Structures Enhanced by Aligned Carbon Nanotube Sheets
13. CNT Sheet for Multi-Purpose Composite Materials and Textiles
14. Wearable NanoSensors

Part 3. Electrical Conductors and Electronics
15. Ultrawire new electrical conductor
16. Carbon Nanotube Electrical Conductors
17. Conductivity Mechanisms in CNT Yarns
18. Electromagnetic Simulation and Measurement of Carbon Nanotube Thread and Sheet Antennas
19. Development of Long Length Electrical Conductors Incorporating Nanotechnology: Carbon-Based and Superconducting
20. Electrical Conduction in Cu-Carbon Nanotube Fibers
21. Nanomagnetics for Power Applications
22. High Rate Manufacturing of Hybrid Cu-CNT Electrical Conductors

Part 4. Environmental, Biomedical, Thermal, and Space Applications
23. High-efficiency Particulate Air Filters Based on Carbon Nanotubes
24. Water Filtering using Carbon Nanotube Sheets
25. Nanoengineering Materials for Heat Dissipation
26. Carbon Electric Motors
27. Heatable Carbon Nanotube Filters
28. Interplanetary NanoManufacturing Utilizing In-Situ Resources
29. Medical Applications of Nanotube Materials

Part 5. Energy
30. Recent Advances in Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Manufacturing, Chemistry, Composites and Applications
31. Autonomous Research Systems for Carbon Nanotube Synthesis
32. Multidimensional and Multifunctional Graphitic Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage
33. Fluidized-Bed Production of Sub-Millimeter-Long Carbon Nanotubes and Their Application to Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices
34. Energy Storage using Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes
35. Graphene: Large scale manufacturing and development of multifunctional materials


Nanotube Superfiber Materials: Science, Manufacturing, Commercialization, Second Edition is designed to help engineers and entrepreneurs understand the science behind the unique properties of nanotube fiber materials, how to produce the materials at reasonable cost and safely, and how to transition the materials into commercial products. Each chapter gives an account of the basic science, manufacturing, properties, and commercial potential of a specific nanotube material form and its application. New discoveries and new technology are reported, along with experiences in handing-off the improved materials to industry.

Applications for nanotube superfiber materials cut across most of the fields of engineering including spacecraft, automobiles, drones, hyperloop tracks, water and air filters, infrastructure, wind energy, composites, and medicine where nanotube materials enable development of tiny machines that can work inside our bodies to diagnose and treat disease.

It is significant that after a quarter century of investment, nanotechnology R&D is accelerating and beginning to deliver on its promise in a big way. This book is a bridge from nano-science to nano-manufacturing and commercialization of nanotube superfiber materials, and thus helps to open up the vast commercial potential of nanotube superfiber materials. Other sources of information such as journal papers do not cover the full scope of activity needed to bring a new nano-material or product to market making this book unique.

Key Features

  • Provides up to date information on the applications of nanotube fiber materials.
  • Explores both the manufacturing, and commercialization of nanotube superfibers
  • Sets out the processes for producing macro-scale materials from carbon nanotubes, and describes the unique properties of these materials


Professional nanomaterials engineers and applied scientists working in government laboratories, commercial industry applied R & D laboratories, industry consultants, and academic post-docs


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About the Editors

Mark Schulz Editor

Mark Schulz is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati., USA He develops highly collaborative interdisciplinary research programs encompassing: (a) Nanoscale smart materials, sensors, and actuators for structural and biomedical applications, (b) Artificially intelligent structures using biomimetics, and (c) Applied/basic research developing Structural & Human Health Monitoring systems. Dr. Schulz led a Phase I SBIR project with the Air Force to spin carbon nanotubes into thread for electrical power conduction applications. He has also been awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, US Navy and several industries. He has co-authored over one hundred and fifty total conference, journal, and book chapters, and edited three books.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cincinnati, USA

Vesselin Shanov Editor

Vesselin Shanov is Associate Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, USA. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Fulbright Award for Research and Teaching in USA, German Academic Foundation (DAAD) Grants, and the Bulgarian Patent Office Award for Distinguished Patent. He is a member of the Materials Research Society and former President of the Bulgarian Fulbright Alumni Association. He has published 145 papers, 14 patents, 3 books, and has been part of 40 funded proposals.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Cincinnati, USA

Zhangzhang Yin Editor

John Yin is Program Manager for the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center for Revolutionizing Metallic Biomaterials. His research focuses on biodegradable materials and devices, smart implants and corrosion.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Center