Description

Nanotube Superfiber Materials refers to different forms of macroscale materials with unique properties constructed from carbon nanotubes. These materials include nanotube arrays, ribbons, scrolls, yarn, braid, and sheets. Nanotube materials are in the early stage of development and this is the first dedicated book on the subject. Transitioning from molecules to materials is a breakthrough that will positively impact almost all industries and areas of society.

Key properties of superfiber materials are high flexibility and fatigue resistance, high energy absorption, high strength, good electrical conductivity, high maximum current density, reduced skin and proximity effects, high thermal conductivity, lightweight, good field emission, piezoresistive, magnetoresistive, thermoelectric, and other properties. These properties will open up the door to dozens of applications including replacing copper wire for power conduction, EMI shielding, coax cable, carbon biofiber, bullet-proof vests, impact resistant glass, wearable antennas, biomedical microdevices, biosensors, self-sensing composites, supercapacitors, superinductors, hybrid superconductor, reinforced elastomers, nerve scaffolding, energy storage, and many others.

The scope of the book covers three main areas: Part I: Processing; Part II: Properties; and Part III: Applications. Processing involves nanotube synthesis and macro scale material formation methods. Properties covers the mechanical, electrical, chemical and other properties of nanotubes and macroscale materials. Different approaches to growing high quality long nanotubes and spinning the nanotubes into yarn are explained in detail. The best ideas are collected from all around the world including commercial approaches. Applications of nanotube superfiber cover a huge field and provides a broad survey of uses. The book gives a broad overview starting from bioelectronics to carbon industrial machines.

Key Features

  • First book to explore the production and applications of macro-scale materials made from nano-scale particles.
  • Sets out the processes for producing macro-scale materials from carbon nanotubes, and describes the unique properties of these materials
  • Potential applications for CNT fiber/yarn include replacing copper wire for power conduction, EMI shielding, coax cable, carbon biofiber, bullet-proof vests, impact resistant glass, wearable antennas, biomedical microdevices, biosensors, self-sensing composites, supercapacitors, superinductors, hybrid superconductor, reinforced elastomers, nerve scaffolding, energy storage, and many others.

Readership

Nanomaterials scientists and nanoengineers (i.e. mechanical , chemical and electrical) researchers and developers, particular in aerospace, defence and medical device industries engineers and technologists .

Professors in academia, grad students, researchers, and materials engineering programs

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction to Nanotube Materials

Goals of Superfiber Research

Future Prospects

Major Areas of Nanotube Research

Background Needed for Studying Nanotube Materials

Acknowledgment

Editor Biographies

Chapter 1. Introduction to Fiber Materials

Abstract

1.1 Fibers and Nanofibers

1.2 The Challenge of CNT Yarn Fiber Fabrication

1.3 Conclusion

References

Chapter 2. New Applications and Techniques for Nanotube Superfiber Development

Abstract

Acknowledgments

2.1 New Applications for Nanotube Superfiber Development

2.2 New Techniques for Nanotube Superfiber Development

2.3 Conclusions

References

Chapter 3. Tailoring the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Fibers

Abstract

Acknowledgments

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Irradiation Cross-Linking: Strong and Stiff CNTs and CNT Bundles

3.3 Reformable Bonding: Strong and Tough CNT Bundles and Fibers

3.4 Materials Design: Optimized Geometry and Structure

3.5 Summary

References

Chapter 4. Synthesis and Properties of Ultralong Carbon Nanotubes

Abstract

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Synthesis of Ultralong CNTs by CVD

4.3 Tuning the Structure of Ultralong CNTs

4.4 Conclusions

References

Chapter 5. Alloy Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Yarn for Multifunctionality

Abstract

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Electrical Conductivity of CNT Yarns

5.3 Metal Deposition on CNT Macrostructures

5.4 Gas Sensing Applications

5.5 Summary

References

Chapter 6. Wet Spinning of CNT-based Fibers

Abstract

6.1 Introduction to Wet Spinning

6.2 Fibers Obtained from the Coagulation of Carbon Nanotubes

6.3 Fibers Obtained from the Coagulation of CNT–Polymer Mixtures

6.4 Conclusions

Details

No. of pages:
848
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
eBook ISBN:
9781455778645
Print ISBN:
9781455778638
Print ISBN:
9780128101377

About the editors