About the book
Few decades ago, scientists believed carbon had two basic allotropes: Graphite, which is soft and black stuff usually found in pencil "leads", and Diamond, which is super-hard and sparkly crystal for jewellery. But in the last thirty years of research, scientists have discovered various carbon allotropes (termed as advanced carbon materials) with astonishing physical properties, for example fullerenes - hollow cages of carbon atoms, nanotubes - flat sheets of carbon atoms curled into hollow tubes (amazingly thin), and graphene - discovered in 2004 and first ever 2 D material. Due to outstanding physical properties of graphene, such as no band gap, good thermal conductivity, electrical conductivity, it has applications in almost every field of our daily life. Nowadays, advanced carbon materials have applications in the field of sensors, energy storage, heat radiant, drug delivery and super capacitors applications.
Hereby, in this book we are expecting chapter submissions related to sol gel and other novel fabrication methods, physical properties and advanced technological applications of carbon materials (Diamond, Graphite, Fullerene, Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene).