There has been tremendous development in the science of carbon in past years. First came the development of the chemical vapor deposition of diamond, followed by the discovery of a new class of molecules - the fullerenes. Carbon nanotubes were discovered and techniques were developed to deposit new phases of amorphous carbon containing mainly sp3 bonding. This book brings together scientists and engineers from all areas of carbon research, both sp2 and sp3 bonded, from the fully amorphous to nanostructured carbon, to the highly ordered nanotubes. It covers a range of subjects including the synthesis and properties of nanotubes, as well as diamond-like carbon deposition and properties. Applications range from nanotubes for hydrogen storage, to electrochemical double-layer capacitors (supercapacitors), field emission displays, hard coatings, and carbon coatings for magnetic storage technology. The book deals with the growth, characterization, properties and applications of nanotubes and field emission from all varieties of carbon, amorphous and diamond-like carbon- growth, properties and applications. It also contains papers on diamond, silicon carbide, carbon nitride and beryllium films.
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