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Carbon Nanotubes

Science and Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by M. Meyyappan

CRC Press

310 pages | 188 B/W Illus.

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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

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013060
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS