1st Edition

Organized Networks of Carbon Nanotubes

    150 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    150 Pages 55 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In this book, meshes and networks formed out of multiwalled carbon nanotubes are investigated and analyzed, including their use in niche applications such as electro-optic devices, advanced mechanical, thermal and electrical property enhancement, and gene editing. Different properties of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, including random network formation, ordering the meshes and networks by mechanical agitation and application of an external field, using crystallization and cross-linking induced phase separation in homopolymers-CNT composites are discussed with theoretical analysis. The book is aimed at researchers and graduate students in Electrical Engineering; Materials Science and Engineering; Chemical Engineering and Nanotechnology, Electronic circuit design, manufacturing, and characterization.

    B Raghuvamsi Krishna, Sannapaneni Janardan

    Chapter 2:  Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes
    Sannapaneni Janardan,  B Raghuvamsi krishna

    Chapter 3: Influence of Gulliver over Lilliput: Novel properties of carbon nanotube/liquid crystal composites
    S. Krishna Prasad, D.S. Shankar Rao, Marlin Baral and G.V. Varshini

    Chapter 4: Phase separation in polymeric blends: a tool to organize carbon nanotubes
    Aishwarya V. Menon, Tanyaradzwa S. Muzata, Suryasarathi Bose

    Chapter 5: Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Network Reinforced Polymer Composites
    Sushant Sharma, Abhishek Arya, Sanjay R. Dhakate, BhanuPratap Singh,

    Chapter 6: Modelling multi-walled carbon nanotubes -- from quantum mechanical calculations to mechanical analogues
    Brijesh Kumar Mishra & Balakrishnan Ashok

    Chapter 7: Meshes and Networks of Multiwalled Carbon nanotubes

    Dr. K.R.V. Subramanianb, B.V. Raghu VamshiKrishnaa, A. Deepaka, Dr. Aravinda C.LRaoc, Dr. T. NageswaraRao, Dr. Raji George


    Prof. K.R.V. Subramanian is a Professor with the Mechanical Engineering department and a Co-Research Coordinator, Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India. His research interests are solar technology, nanotechnology, carbon nanotubes, fuel cells, energy storage, sensors. He earned his PhD from Cambridge University in 2006 specialising in nanotechnology. His bachelors and masters degree in Materials Engineering were from NIT Trichy and IISc Bangalore. He has over 20 years of academic and industrial work experience and has published over 100 journal and conference papers, and is the editor of two books. He is a Marquis Who's Who of the World and IBC Top 100 professionals. He has been a co-principal investigator for many government funded research projects.

    Dr. Aravinda C.L. Rao is working as a General Manager at Product Application & Research Center, Reliance Industries Ltd., Vadodara. After completing his doctoral studies at Bangalore University in 2001, he pursued his post-doctoral work at IISc., Bangalore, as an Alexander Humboldt fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Technical University of Munich,Germany and University of California at Riverside, USA. His research interests encompass nanotechnology, graphene based advanced materials, polymer composites, biosensors, thin films and coatings for electronics. He has rich and varied academic history as well as over 18 years of Industrial R&D experience in multinational companies. He has authored more than 25 papers in reputed journals, a book chapter and several conference papers. He has handled large to medium scale R&D projects successfully and has established and managed large research labs.

    Dr. Raji George is a Professor and Head in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Ramaiah Institute of Technology (RIT), Bangalore. His areas of interests include Nano Technology, Mechanics of Materials, Design and Finite element methods. He earned his Ph.D from Visweswaraya Technological University (VTU) in 2008 and has more than 33 years experience in academia and teaching. He was awarded the Scientific Award of Excellence of 2011 by the American Biographical Institute.He was conferred the Best Engineering Teacher Gold Medal Award for the year 2009, Instituted by Sir. M. Visvesvaraya Memorial Foundation, Bangalore. He has more than 40 journal and conference papers to his credit. He has one patent granted, and has applied for an additional patent. He is the principal investigator for a major research project for Boeing Inc. USA.