1st Edition

Carbon Composites Composites with Nanotubes, Nanomaterials, and Graphene Oxide

Edited By Eduardo A. Castro, Ann Rose Abraham, A. K. Haghi Copyright 2023
    338 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    338 Pages 66 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume demonstrates the unique place in nanotechnology and nanoscience that carbon nanomaterials occupy owing to their exceptional chemical, mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. Carbon nanomaterials have diverse applications in super strong composite materials, smart sensors, energy storage and conversion, super-capacitors, and more. Focusing on materials rather than mechanics, this volume discusses the key roles of materials science and engineering in the development of composite materials.

    The result of research by many highly qualified experts in the field of experimental and theoretical research on graphene and its derivatives, the volume describes experimental methods for obtaining and characterizing samples of chemically modified graphene. It reviews the potential application areas and modifications of graphene-based composite materials and interprets the interesting physical effects discovered for the first time for graphene materials under consideration.

    This book covers the innovative methodologies and strategies adopted in carbon materials research area including:

    • Synthesis, characterization, and functionalization of carbon nanotubes and graphene
    • Surface modification of graphene
    • Carbon-based nanostructured materials
    • The use of carbon nanomaterials for energy applications
    • Development of carbon nanotubes reinforced metal matrix composites and non-metallic composites and their myriad potential end-use applications
    • Key challenges to the successful and widespread implementation of carbon nanotubes reinforced metal matrix composites and non-metallic composites
    • Methods for quantification and improved control of carbon nanotubes distributions
    • Recent research and design trends for carbon nanomaterials-based sensors for a variety of applications
    • Advances and potential applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare

    The book will be useful for postgraduate students and researchers as well as for experts in industrial sectors. It will also appeal to those involved in materials science and nanotechnology.

    1. Carbon Nanotubes as Metal-Free Catalysts

    Tressia Alias, Princy Paulosea, and H. Akhina

    2. Carbon Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications

    D. Rithesh Raj and Vinod Kumar Nathan

    3. Carbon Nanotubes and Their Environmental Applications

    I. S. Vidyalakshmi, Raj Aparna, S. Neelima, L. Vidya, and Riju K. Thomas

    4. Graphene Oxide-Based Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment

    Sandipan Bhattacharya, Priya Banerjee, and Papita Das

    5. Carbon-Based Nanomaterials for Energy Storage: A Review

    Shayeri Das, Prabhat Ranjan, and Tanmoy Chakraborty

    6. Carbon Nanotubes and Their Biotechnological and Biomedical Applications

    T. R. Anilkumar

    7. Carbon Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Gas Sensing Applications

    Keerthi G. Nair and P. Biji

    8. The Changes of Magnetic Properties of Nanostructed Carbon Compounds Destined for Energy Conversion

    V. I. Kodolov, I. N. Shabanova, N. S. Terebova, and V. V. Kodolova-Chukhontzeva

    9. Factors Influencing Physical and Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites Modified with Metal/Carbon Nanocomposites

    A. M. Lipanov, V. I. Kodolov, M. Ya Mel’nikov, I. N. Shabanova, V. V. Trineeva, N. S. Terebova, Yu. V. Pershin, and R. V. Mustakimov

    10. The Metal Carbon Mesocomposites as Base for the Synthesis of Magnetic Compounds by the Red–Ox Process

    V. I. Kodolov, V. V. Kodolova–Chukhontseva, I. N. Shabanova, and N. S. Terebova

    11. How the Mesoscopic Physics Explains the Redox Synthesis of Metal/Carbon Nanocomposites within Polymeric Matrices Nanoreactors

    V. I. Kodolov and V. V. Trineeva

    12. Some Peculiarities of Chemical Mesoscopics and This Scientific Trend Development Perspective

    I. Kodolov Vladimir, V. Kodolova-Chukhontzeva Vera, and V. Mustakimov Rostislav

    13. Carbon Nanotube as a Promising Nanomaterial for Water Treatment

    Neenamol Johna, Bony K Johna, Jincy Mathewa, and Beena Mathewa


    Eduardo A. Castro, PhD is full professor in theoretical chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and a career investigator with the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas, both based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the author of nearly 1000 academic papers in theoretical chemistry and other topics, and he has published several books. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of several chemistry journals and is often an invited speaker at international conferences in South America and elsewhere.

    Ann Rose Abraham, PhD is currently an Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India. She has expertise in the field of condensed matter physics, nanomagnetism, multiferroics and polymeric nanocomposites, etc. She has research experience at various reputed national institutes, including Bose Institute, Kolkata, India; SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India; UGC-DAE CSR Centre, Kolkata, India; and she has collaborated with various international laboratories. She is the recipient of a Young Researcher Award in the area of physics and Best Paper Awards–2020, 2021. She served as Assistant Professor and Examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has a good number of publications to her credit in many peer-reviewed high impact journals of international repute. She has authored many book chapters and edited more than 10 books with Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, etc. Dr. Abraham received her MSc, MPhil, and PhD degrees in Physics from the School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her PhD thesis was on the title "Development of Hybrid Mutliferroic Materials for Tailored Applications."

    A. K. Haghi, PhD has published over 250 academic research-oriented books as well as over 1000 research papers published in various journals and conference proceedings. He has received several grants, consulted for several major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, published by IGI Global (USA) as well as Polymers Research Journal, published by Nova Science Publishers (USA). Professor Haghi has acted as an editorial board member of many international journals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC) and the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal. Dr. Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA) and an MSc in applied mechanics, acoustics, and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).