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Nanotubes and Nanofibers

1st Edition

Edited by Yury Gogotsi

CRC Press

264 pages | 57 B/W Illus.

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Description

Size, Shape, and Synthesis Key to “Tuning” Properties

The discovery and rapid evolution of carbon nanotubes have led to a vastly improved understanding of nanotechnology, as well as dozens of possible applications for nanomaterials of different shapes and sizes ranging from composites to biology, medicine, energy, transportation, and electronic devices. Nanotubes and Nanofibers offers an overview of structure–property relationships, synthesis and purification, and potential applications of carbon nanotubes and fibers, including whiskers, cones, nanobelts, and nanowires.

Using research on carbon nanotubes as a foundation to further developments, this book discusses methods for growing and synthesizing amorphous and nanocrystalline graphitic carbon structures and inorganic nanomaterials, including wet chemical synthesis, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), arc discharge, and others. It also describes boron nitride and metal chalcogenide nanotubes in detail and reviews the unique properties and methods for characterizing and producing single-crystalline semiconducting and functional-oxide nanowires. The chapters also identify challenges involving the controlled growth, processing, and assembly of organic and inorganic nanostructures that must be addressed before large-scale applications can be implemented.

Edited by award-winning professor and researcher Dr. Yury Gogotsi, Nanotubes and Nanofibers offers a well-rounded perspective on the advances leading to improved nanomaterial properties for a range of new devices and applications including electronic devices, structural composites, hydrogen and gas storage, electrodes in electrochemical energy-storage systems, sorbents, and filters.

Reviews

Nanotubes and Nanofibers offers an overview of structure–property relationships, synthesis and purification, and potential applications of carbon nanotubes and fibers, including whiskers, cones, nanobelts, and nanowires.

Table of Contents

Preface

Carbon Nanotubes: Structure and Properties; John E. Fischer

Chemistry of Carbon Nanotubes; Eduard G. Rakov

Graphite Whiskers, Cones, and Polyhedral Crystals; Svetlana Dimovski and Yury Gogotsi

Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-Like Materials of Metal Dichalcogenide and Related Layered Compounds; Reshef Tenne

Boron Nitride Nanotubes:Synthesis and Structure; Hongzhou Zhang and Ying Chen

Nanotubes in Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites; Fangming Du and Karen I. Winey

One-Dimensional Semiconductor and Oxide Nanostructures; Jonathan E. Spanier

Nanofiber Technology; Frank K. Ko

Index

About the Series

Advanced Materials and Technologies

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS