1st Edition

Emerging Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene

Edited By Bhanu Pratap Singh, Kiran M. Subhedar Copyright 2023
    304 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book comprehensively reviews recent and emerging applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene materials in a wide range of sectors. Detailed applications include structural materials, ballistic materials, energy storage and conversion, batteries, supercapacitors, smart sensors, environmental protection, nanoelectronics, optoelectronic and photovoltaics, thermoelectric, and conducting wires. It further covers human and structural health monitoring, and thermal management applications.

    Key selling features:

    • Exclusively takes an application-oriented approach to cover emerging areas in carbon nanotubes and graphene
    • Covers fundamental and applied knowledge related to carbon nanomaterials
    • Includes advanced applications like human and structural health monitoring, smart sensors, ballistic protection and so forth
    • Discusses novel applications such as thermoelectrics along with environmental protection related application
    • Explores aspects of energy storage, generation and conversion including batteries, supercapacitors, and photovoltaics

    This book is aimed at graduate students and researchers in electrical, nanomaterials, chemistry, and other related areas.

    1 Introduction to Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene and their Emerging Applications

    Kiran M. Subhedar and Bhanu Pratap Singh

    2 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Ballistic Protection

    Sushant Sharma, Reena Goyal, Mamta Rani, Sanjay R. Dhakate, and Bhanu Pratap Singh

    3 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene based sensors for Human and Structural Health Monitoring

    Tejendra K Gupta, Deepshikha Gupta, Rohit Verma, and Gaurav Kumar

    4 Development of Carbon Nanotube and Graphene based Gas Sensors

    Manish Pal Chowdhury

    5 Carbon nanotube and Graphene oxide reinforced composites for lightning strike protection of composite structures

    Vipin Kumar, Sukanta Das, Xianhui Zhao, and Yu Zhou

    6 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Conducting Wires

    Pallvi Dariyal, Manoj Sehrawat, S.R. Dhakate, Bhanu Pratap Singh

    7 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene in Photovoltaics

    Pankaj Kumar

    8 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Supercapacitors Applications

    Harsharaj S. Jadhav, Ranjit S. Kate, Suyog A. Raut, Ramchandra S. Kalubarme, Bharat B. Kale

    9. Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Lithium-Ion Battery

    Santwana Pati and Indu Elizabeth

    10 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene based Thermoelectric Materials: A futuristic approach for energy harvesting

    Kriti Tyagi, Ajay K. Verma, Bhasker Gahtori and S. R. Dhakate

    11. Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Thermal Management

    Jeevan Jyoti, Surya Kant Tripathi

    12 Functionalized graphene and carbon nanotubes materials towards environmental applications

    Swati Verma, Navneet Kumar , Jinsub Park

    13 Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene- The novel materials for terahertz detection

    Subhash Nimanpure, Guruvandra Singh and Mukesh Jewariya



    Dr. Bhanu Pratap Singh received M.Tech (Chemical Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and from Indian Institute of Technology; Delhi, India on "Studies on Carbon Nanotubes based Epoxy Composites". After completing M.Tech, he joined CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi as Scientist B in 2004. Presently, he is Senior Principal Scientist and deputy Head in Advanced Carbon Products Section of Advanced Materials and Devices Division and Professor in Academy of Scientific and Industrial Research (AcSIR). Dr. Singh’s has more than 18 years of research experience on development of Advanced Carbon Products. His research interest is on large scale synthesis of carbon nanostructures and their advanced nanocomposites for structural applications, anode materials for Li-ion batteries, efficient EMI shielding materials and ballistic materials. He has carried out exhaustive studies on mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of MWCNTs and graphene based polymer composites. Presently he is focusing on establishment of continuous process for the preparation of oriented CNT fiber/yarn and sheets for personal armour applications. Dr. Singh teaches the Masters and Ph.D. students in AcSIR. More than thirty students have done their dissertation work for their M.Tech/M.Sc/B.Tech degree under his supervision/co-supervision. He has also supervised three PhD students and currently eight PhD students are working under him.

    Dr. Singh has published 138 research articles in international reputed journals. These articles are also highly cited (total citations > 7800 with h-index of 48, i10 index of 99 as per google scholar data). He has also Co-authored one book entitled Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications (CRC Press) and contributed 10 chapters in edited books on this work besides 3 patents (Granted) on the process/products developed. He has also successfully completed several National/International projects as PI/Co-PI. The research carried out by him is having practical impact for societal, environmental and strategic sector. He is the recipient of NRDC National Innovation Award - 2018, IEI Young Engineer Award 2017, CSIR-Young Scientist Award 2015 in Engineering Sciences and HEAM Young Scientist Award 2014. He is the Academic Editor of Journal of Nanomaterials. He is the executive member of Indian Carbon Society and Life member of Materials Research Society of India, Life Member of Metrology Society of India, The Society for Polymer Science, India. He was the Senate member of Academy of Innovative and Scientific Research (AcSIR) from 2017-2019.


    Dr. Kiran M. Subhedar joined as Scientist at CSIR-NPL form 2012 and currently working in Advanced Carbon Products Section of Advanced Materials and Devices Metrology Division, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL). He did his postdoctoral research at Israel Institute of Technology-Technion, Israel from 2009-2012, where he worked on graphene based devices. He has also worked as visiting fellow at TIFR Mumbai form 2007-2009. He received his PhD degree in the area of superconductivity from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, India in 2007. His research interests are synthesis, characterization, and application of novel carbon materials and its related product development. His current research activities involve graphene growth by CVD technique and study the involved growth mechanism of the CVD grown graphene. Other research activities includes activated carbon, synthesis of carbon nanotubes yarn from vertically aligned carbon nanotubes grown by CVD technique for different application such as strong and light weight body armor material.