Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials

Carbon Nanotubes - From Research to Applications

Edited by Stefano Bianco, ISBN 978-953-307-500-6, 368 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 20, 2011 under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/981
Edited Volume

Since their discovery in 1991, carbon nanotubes have been considered as one of the most promising materials for a wide range of applications, in virtue of their outstanding properties. During the last two decades, both single-walled and multi-walled CNTs probably represented the hottest research topic concerning materials science, equally from a fundamental and from an applicative point of view. There is a prevailing opinion among the research community that CNTs are now ready for application in everyday world. This book provides an (obviously not exhaustive) overview on some of the amazing possible applications of CNT-based materials in the near future.