Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications

M. Meyyappan

July 28, 2004 by CRC Press
Reference - 310 Pages - 188 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849321115 - CAT# 2111


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  • Covers properties, growth, processing techniques, and individual major application areas of carbon nanotubes
  • Provides comprehensive coverage with up-to-date literature citations
  • Demonstrates nanotube-based field effect transistors, field emission devices, and sensing elements
  • Includes applications for nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, and nanoelectromechanical systems
  • Covers the entire spectrum of science and engineering disciplines with an applications focus
  • Features well-known and published contributing authors
  • Focuses on chemical vapor deposition and plasma chemical vapor deposition techniques for nanotube growth while including established techniques such as laser ablation and arc discharge
  • Summary

    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


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