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The Science and Technology of Carbon Nanotubes

  • Published: August 1999
  • 750 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) is the material lying between fullerenes and graphite as a new member of carbon allotropes. The study of CNT has gradually become more and more independent from that of fullerenes. As a novel carbon material, CNTs will be far more useful and important than fullerenes from a practical point of view, in that they will be directly related to an ample field of nanotechnology. This book presents a timely, second-generation monograph covering as far as practical, application of CNT as the newest science of these materials. Most updated summaries for preparation, purification and structural characterisation of single walled CNT and multi walled CNT are given. Similarly, the most recent developments in the theoretical treatments of electronic structures and vibrational structures are covered. The newest magnetic, optical and electrical solid-state properties providing a vital base to actual application technologies are described. Explosive research trends towards application of CNTs, including the prospect for large-scale synthesis, are also introduced. It is the most remarkable feature of this monograph that it devotes more than a half of the whole volume to practical aspects and offers readers the newest developments of the science and technological aspects of CNTs.

Editorial (K. Tanaka). Prospect (K. Fukui†). Synthesis and purification of multi-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes (M. Yumura). Electron diffraction and microscopy of carbon nanotubes (S. Amelinckx et al.). Structures of multi-walled and single-walled carbon nanotubes. EELS study (T. Hanada et al.). Electronic structure of single-walled carbon nanotubes (K. Tanaka et al.). Phonon structure and Raman effect of single-walled carbon nanotubes (R. Saito et al.). Behaviour of single-walled carbon nanotubes in magnetic fields (H. Ajiki, T. Ando). Electronic properties of carbon nanotubes probed by magnetic measurements (M. Kosaka, K. Tanigaki). Optical response of carbon nanotubes (F. Bommeli et al.). Electrical transport properties in carbon nanotubes (J.-P. Issi, J.-C. Charlier). Capillarity in carbon nanotubes (D. Ugarte et al.). Large-scale synthesis of carbon nanotubes by pyrolysis (K. Tanaka et al.). Carbon nanotubes as a novel &pgr;-electron material and their promise for technological applications (S. Yoshimura). Frontiers of carbon nanotubes and beyond (H. Ago, T. Yamabe). Subject index. Author index.

Yamabe, T.
Fukui, K.
Tanaka, K.
Kazuyoshi Tanaka received a doctorate of Engineering degree from Kyoto University in 1978 under the guidance of late Professor Kenichi Fukui who was a co-laureate of Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1981 with Professor Roald Hoffmann in Cornell University. A postdoctoral fellow of JSPS (1978-1979) and had joined in a US company (Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. in Michigan) from 1979 until 1981. He returned to Faculty of Engineering, Kyoto University in 1981 as a Research Associate (1981-1988), and then was promoted to Associate Professor (1988-1996) and Professor in the Department of Molecular Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University from 1996. Tananka was a leader of the CREST team, JST, from 2002 to 2007 sponsored by the Ministry of Education of Japan, with the research theme of "Nanoelectronic-Device Fabrication Based on the Fine Molecular Design.?

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