This book covers the nomenclature and modeling of carbon nanomaterials, includes examples of surfaces and thin films of fullerenes, and examines the morphology and structure of carbon nanotubes and the characterization of peapod materials with the aid of transmission electron microscopy. It also presents electro-optical properties and self-assembly and enrichment in carbon nanotubes, followed by strategies for the chemical functionalization of carbon nanohorns and endohedral metallofullerenes. Finally, the applications of endohedral metallofullerenes in quantum computing and of functionalized carbon nanotubes in medicine conclude this fascinating overview of the field.
Table of Contents
Encyclopedia of Carbon Nanoforms, I. Suarez-Martinez, N. Grobert, and C. P. Ewels
Surfaces and Thin Films of Fullerenes, R. Macovez, P. Rudolf
High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy Imaging of Carbon Nanostructures, K. Suenaga, Y. Sato, Z. Liu, M. Koshino, and C. Jin
Electronic and Optical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes, Ch. Kramberger and Th. Pichler
Fullerene-Based Electronics, J. M. Ball, P. H. Wobkenberg, and Th. D. Anthopoulos
Carbon Nanohorns: Chemical Functionalization, G. Pagona and N. Tagmatarchis
Endohedral Metallofullerene Functionalization, Y. Maeda, T. Akasaka, and S. Nagase
Quantum Computing with Endohedral Fullerenes, K. Porfyrakis and S. C. Benjamin
Biomedical Applications with Functionalized Nanotubes, K. Kostarelos
"Carbon nanotubes are now a mature subject after close to 20 years of active research in the field. This book, written by renowned experts, is a timely update of the subject that enlarges the reader's vision with discussions about other carbon materials such as fullerenes, nanohorns and other lesser known carbon species and about applications ranging from biogical aspects to quantum computing. Very interesting!"
—Prof. Alain Pénicaud - Université Bordeaux 1, France
"The book combines together the most recent results of the relatively new but fast-growing field of carbon nanomaterials. It has a good balance of fundamental knowledge and applications ideas and presents different aspects of this multidisciplinary field in chapters written by experts in synthetic and computation chemistry, materials science, electronics, and biology. This book is a very important source of information especially for graduate students and young researchers entering the field of carbon nanomaterials."
—Prof. Nikolai V. Tkachenko - Tampere University of Technology, Finland