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Carbon Nanotubes

Synthesis, Characterization, Applications

Carbon nanotubes are one of the most intriguing new materials with extraordinary properties being discovered in the last decade. The unique structure of carbon nanotubes provides nanotubes with extraordinary mechanical and electrical properties. The outstanding properties that these materials possess have opened new interesting researches areas in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Although nanotubes are very promising in a wide variety of fields, application of individual nanotubes for large scale production has been limited. The main roadblocks, which hinder its use, are limited understanding of its synthesis and electrical properties which lead to difficulty in structure control, existence of impurities, and poor processability. This book makes an attempt to provide indepth study and analysis of various synthesis methods, processing techniques and characterization of carbon nanotubes that will lead to the increased applications of carbon nanotubes.

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Carbon NanotubesSynthesis, Characterization, ApplicationsEdited by Siva Yellampalli

Published: July 20th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/978

ISBN: 978-953-307-497-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4484-7

Copyright year: 2011

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123080 Total Chapter Downloads

108 Crossref Citations

214 Web of Science Citations

240 Dimensions Citations


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1. Processing Carbon Nanotubes

By Brigitte Vigolo and Claire Hérold


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2. Initial Growth Process of Carbon Nanotubes in Surface Decomposition of SiC

By Takahiro Maruyama and Shigeya Naritsuka


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3. Synthesis of Carbon Nanostructures by Microwave Irradiation

By Juan Vivas-Castro, Gabriela Rueda-Morales, Gerardo Ortega-Cervantez, Luis Moreno-Ruiz, Mayahuel Ortega-Aviles and Jaime Ortiz-Lopez


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4. Effects of Gravity and Magnetic Field on Production of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Arc-Discharge Method

By Tetsu Mieno and GuoDong Tan


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5. Selective Growth of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Application to Transparent Conductive Plastic Sheets and Optical Filters

By Yusuke Taki, Makiko Kikuchi, Kiyoaki Shinohara, Yosuke Inokuchi and Youhei Takahashi


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6. Direct Growth of Carbon Nanotubes on Metal Supports by Chemical Vapor Deposition

By Naiqin Zhao and Jianli Kang


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7. Flame Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes

By Jay P. Gore and Anup Sane


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8. Carbon Nanotube Synthesis and Growth Mechanism

By Mukul Kumar


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9. Dielectrophoretic Deposition and Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes

By Wei Xue and Pengfei Li


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10. Aligned Growth of Single-Walled and Double-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films by Control of Catalyst Preparation

By Mineo Hiramatsu and Masaru Hori


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11. Study of Carbon Nanotube Based on Higher Order Cauchy-Born Rule

By Jinbao Wang, Hongwu Zhang, Xu Guo and Meiling Tian


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12. In-Situ Structural Characterization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Dispersion

By Tao Liu, Zhiwei Xiao and Sida Luo


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13. Microwave Absorption Characteristics of Carbon Nanotubes

By Xiao-Gang Sun, Ming Gao, Cheng Li and Yiqiang Wu


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14. Structural Instability of Carbon Nanotube

By I-Ling Chang


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15. Molecular Dynamics Simulation Study on the Mechanical Properties and Fracture Behavior of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

By Keka Talukdar and Apurba Krishna Mitra


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16. Microscopic Structure and Dynamics of Molecular Liquids and Electrolyte Solutions Confined by Carbon Nanotubes: Molecular Dynamics Simulations

By Oleg N. Kalugin, Vitaly V. Chaban and Oleg V. Prezhdo


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17. Comparison of NQR of O2, N2 and CO on Surface of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Chemisorption of Oxygen-Doped on the Surface of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: A DFT and NMR Computational Study

By S. A. Babanejad, F. Ashrafi, A. Ghasemi, N. Salarzadeh, M. Rahimova, G. H. Babanejad, G. Babanejad and N. Babanejad


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18. Smart Materials and Structures Based on Carbon Nanotube Composites

By Sang-Ha Hwang, Young-Bin Park, Kwan Han Yoon and Dae Suk Bang


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19. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Graphene and Carbon Nanotube Composites

By Jun Wang, Yu Chen, Rihong Li, Hongxing Dong, Long Zhang, Mustafa Lotya, Jonathan N. Coleman and Werner J. Blau


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20. Design and Demonstration of Carbon Nanotubes(CNTs)-Based Field Emission Device

By Tian Jin-shou, Li Ji, Xu Xiang-yan and Wang Jun-feng


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21. Reinforced Thermoplastic Natural Rubber (TPNR) Composites with Different Types of Carbon Nanotubes (MWNTS)

By Sahrim Hj. Ahmad, Mou'ad.A.Tarawneh, S.Y.Yahya and Rozaidi Rasid


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22. Carbon Nanotubes and Semiconducting Polymer Nanocomposites

By Duong Huyen


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23. Carbon Nanotube-Based Thin Films: Synthesis and Properties

By Qiguan Wang and Hiroshi Moriyama


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