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Carbon Nanotubes
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Published July 28, 2004 by CRC Press
310 Pages 188 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties, have garnered much attention in the past five years. With a broad range of potential applications including nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical systems, and many more, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications.

Taking a comprehensive look at this diverse and dynamic subject, Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications describes the field's various aspects, including properties, growth, and processing techniques, while focusing on individual major application areas. Well-known authors who practice the craft of carbon nanotubes on a daily basis present an overview on structures and properties, and discuss modeling and simulation efforts, growth by arc discharge, laser ablation, and chemical vapor deposition. Applications become the focal point in chapters on scanning probe microscopy, carbon nanotube-based diodes and transistors, field emission, and the development of chemical and physical sensors, biosensors, and composites.

Presenting up-to-date literature citations that express the current state of the science, this book fully explores the development phase of carbon nanotube-based applications. It is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professionals in a wide range of disciplines whose focus remains on the power and promise of carbon nanotubes.

Editor Meyya Meyyappan will receive the Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council at the IEEE Nano Conference in Portland, Oregon in August, 2011

Table of Contents

STRUCTURES AND PROPERTIES OF CARBON NANOTUBES, Jie Han
Bonding of Carbon Atoms
Defect-Free Nanotube
Defective Nanotubes
Electrical Properties
Optical and Optoelectronic Properties
Mechanical and Electromechanical Properties
Magnetic and Electromagnetic Properties
Chemical and Electrochemical Properties
Thermal and Thermoelectric Properties
COMPUTATIONAL NANOTECHNOLOGY OF CARBON NANOTUBES, Deepak Srivastava
Multiscale Simulation Techniques for Computational Nanotechnology
Structure and Symmetry
Nanomechanics and Thermal Properties
Chemical Functionalization, Physisorption, and Diffusion in Carbon Nanotubes
Nanoelectronics and Sensors
Summary and Outlook
GROWTH OF CARBON NANOTUBES BY ARC DISCHARGE AND LASER ABLATION, Alexander P. Moravsky, Eugene M. Wexler, and Raouf O. Loutfy
Arc Discharge Production of MWNTs
MWNT Production by Laser Ablation of Graphite
Arc Discharge Production of SWNTs
Arc Discharge Production of DWNTs
SWNT Production by Laser Ablation of Carbon-Metal Target
Conclusions
GROWTH: CVD AND PECVD, M. Meyyappan
Growth Apparatus
Catalyst Preparation
Growth Results
Growth Mechanisms
Modeling and Diagnostics
Challenges and Future Directions
CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES IN CARBON NANOTUBE RESEARCH, K. McGuire and A.M. Rao
Electron Microscopy
Atomic Force and Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Properties Characterization
Electrical Conductivity Measurements
Thermoelectric Measurements
Raman Spectroscopy
X-Ray Diffraction
Summary
APPLICATIONS IN SCANNING PROBE MICROSCOPY, Cattien V. Nguyen
Development of the Atomic Force Microscope and the Role of the Scanning Probe
Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes in the Context of SPM Applications
Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Scanning Probes
Applications of Carbon Nanotube Probes
Summary
NANOELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS, Toshishige Yamada
Carrier Characterization
Doping Methods
SWNT FETs
Intermolecular Metal-Semiconductor SWNT Heterojunctions
SWNT pn Junction as Esaki Diode
Single-Electron Tunneling Devices Using SWNTs
Other Semiconducting SWNT Devices
Transport in Metallic SWNTs
General Remarks on NanoFETs
FIELD EMISSION, Philippe Sarrazin
Structure and Microstructure of CNT Emitters
Applications of CNT Emitters
Conclusions
CARBON NANOTUBE APPLICATIONS: CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL SENSORS, Jing Li
Carbon Nanotube Chemical Sensors
Carbon Nanotube Physical Sensors and Actuators
Summary and Outlook
APPLICATIONS: BIOSENSORS, Jun Li
Fabrication of Carbon Nanotube Biosensors
Biosensing Applications
Summary and Future Directions
APPLICATIONS: COMPOSITES, E.V. Barrera, M.L. Shofner, and E.L. Corral
Nanotube Superiority
Polymer Nanocomposites
Nanotube-Metal Composites
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Summary and Outlook
OTHER APPLICATIONS, M. Meyyappan
Applications in Integrated Circuit Manufacturing
Catalyst Support and Absorbents
Storage/Intercalation of Metals
Membranes and Separation

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Reviews

"The book is written in a readable and understandable format and is recommended for those researchers looking to utilize these unique materials for specific applications."
-Micro/Nano, August 2005

"There are many sketches that help the reader visualize the descriptions of the structures. …Anyone starting out in this area will find this book to be an excellent reference book."
IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006

"The book is expected to make an immediate impact in this interdisciplinary field. …All the chapters provide sound and comprehensive discussions of the physical properties of this form of carbon."
-Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 45, No. 5, Jan. 2006