The study of nanostructures has become, in recent years, a theme common to many disciplines, in which scientists and engineers manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level in order to obtain materials and systems with significantly improved properties. Carbon nanomaterials have a unique place in nanoscience owing to their exceptional thermal, electrical, chemical, and mechanical properties, finding application in areas as diverse as super strong composite materials, energy storage and conversion, supercapacitors, smart sensors, targeted drug delivery, paints, and nanoelectronics.
This book is the first to cover a broad spectrum of carbon nanomaterials, namely carbon nanofibers, vapor-grown carbon fibers, different forms of amorphous nanocarbons besides carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene, graphene nanoribbons, graphene quantum dots, etc. in a single volume.
Introduction to Carbon Nanomaterials. Fullerenes. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Carbon Nano Fibers and Filaments. Graphene and Graphene Oxide. Graphene Nanoribbons. Graphene Quantum Dots. Amorphous Nanocarbons. Toxicity of Carbon Nanomaterials. Summary and Future Trends.