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Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nanostructures
Techniques and Applications

ISBN 9781466560567
Published February 15, 2013 by CRC Press
364 Pages 185 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, and Nanostructures: Techniques and Applications offers a comprehensive review of groundbreaking research in nanofabrication technology and explores myriad applications that this technology has enabled. The book examines the historical evolution and emerging trends of nanofabrication and supplies an analytical understanding of some of the most important underlying nanofabrication technologies, with an emphasis on graphene, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and nanowires.

Featuring contributions by experts from academia and industry around the world, this book presents cutting-edge nanofabrication research in a wide range of areas. Topics include:

  • CNT electrodynamics and signal propagation models
  • Electronic structure calculations of a graphene–hexagonal boron nitride interface to aid the understanding of experimental devices based on these heterostructures
  • How a laser field would modify the electronic structure and transport response of graphene, to generate bandgaps
  • The fabrication of transparent CNT electrodes for organic light-emitting diodes
  • Direct graphene growth on dielectric substrates, and potential applications in electronic and spintronic devices
  • CNTs as a promising candidate for next-generation interconnect conductors
  • CMOS–CNT integration approaches, including the promising localized heating CNT synthesis method
  • CNTs in electrochemical and optical biosensors
  • The synthesis of diamondoids by pulsed laser ablation plasmas generated in supercritical fluids, and possible applications
  • The use of DNA nanostructures in lithography
  • CMOS-compatible silicon nanowire biosensors
  • The use of titanium oxide-B nanowires to detect explosive vapors
  • The properties of protective layers on silver nanoparticles for ink-jet printing
  • Nanostructured thin-film production using microreactors

A one-stop reference for professionals, researchers, and graduate students working in nanofabrication, this book will also be useful for investors who want an overview of the current nanofabrication landscape.

Table of Contents

Carbon Nanotubes: From Electrodynamics to Signal Propagation Models. Quasi-Particle Electronic Structure of Pristine and Hydrogenated Graphene on Weakly Interacting Hexagonal Boron Nitride Substrates. On the Possibility of Observing Tunable Laser-Induced Bandgaps in Graphene. Transparent and Flexible Carbon Nanotube Electrodes for Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. Direct Graphene Growth on Dielectric Substrates. Aligned Carbon Nanotubes for Interconnect Application. Monolithic Integration of Carbon Nanotubes and CMOS. Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Biosensing and Nanomedicine. Synthesis of Higher Diamondoids by Pulsed Laser Ablation Plasmas in Supercritical Fluids. Molecular Lithography Using DNA Nanostructures. CMOS-Compatible Nanowire Biosensors. Trace Explosive Sensor Based on Titanium Oxide-B Nanowires. Properties of Different Types of Protective Layers on Silver Metallic Nanoparticles for Ink-Jet Printing Technique. Fabrication of Nanostructured Thin Films Using Microreactors. Index.

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Jim Morris is an electrical and computer engineering professor at Portland State University, Oregon and is an IEEE fellow. Dr. Morris has served as treasurer of the IEEE Components Packaging and Manufacturing Technology (CPMT) Society (1991-1997), BoG member (1996-1998, 2011-2013), VP for conferences (1998-2003), distinguished lecturer (2000-present), CPMT Transactions associate editor (1998-present), and IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC) representative (2007-2012), and won the 2005 CPMT David Feldman Outstanding Contribution Award. He also serves as the NTC VP for conferences (2013-2014) and awards chair (2011-2013). He has edited or co-authored five books on electronics packaging, including one on nanopackaging.

Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski manages R&D at Redlen Technologies, Inc., a startup company in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a president of CMOS Emerging Technologies, an organization of high-tech events covering communications, microsystems, optoelectronics, and sensors. Dr. Iniewski has held numerous faculty and management positions at the University of Toronto, University of Alberta, SFU, and PMC-Sierra, Inc. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences. He holds 18 international patents granted in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and Japan. He is a frequent invited speaker, has consulted for multiple organizations internationally, and has written and edited several books.


"This book provides a comprehensive review of the cutting-edge research in the area of graphitic materials and nanostructure fabrication. A wide range of topics were covered, from electronic structure of graphene to the application of nanostructures in sensing. This book is a must read for anyone working in these areas. It is also the ideal reference for students enrolled in a nanoscience course."
—Haitao Liu, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

"Covering the latest technologies and applications of nanostructures, especially the carbon-based ones; this is an excellent book on the subject. A number of research groups present their cutting-edge work in a wide range of areas, both academic and industrial. The content is carefully chosen and well organized so that readers can easily follow it. Readers can also directly jump to the subject which they are interested in without any problem. ... Overall, this is an ideal reference book for high-level researchers and professionals. I highly recommend it to those who want to extend or update their knowledge on carbon-based nanomaterials."
—Jiong Hua, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, USA

"The unique feature of this book is the collection of chapters on diverse and essential topics of the applications of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, and other nanostructures in electronic devices and biosensors. ... Readers will find theoretical and experimental reviews on device engineering by using various types of nanostructures, in particular the popular CNTs and graphene. Readers would enjoy reading many exciting topics in one book, including the use of CNTs for device interconnect, band gap engineering of graphene sheets, flexible electrodes by CNTs, etc."
—Yoke Khin Yap, Michigan Technological University, USA