Carbon Nanotechnology

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure. These cylindrical carbon molecules have unusual properties, which are valuable for nanotechnology, electronics, optics and other fields of materials science and technology. Owing to the material's exceptional strength and stiffness, nanotubes have been constructed with length-to-diameter ratio of up to 132,000,000:1, significantly larger than for any other material. In addition, owing to their extraordinary thermal conductivity, mechanical, and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes find applications as additives to various structural materials. For instance, nanotubes form a tiny portion of the material(s) in some (primarily carbon fibre) baseball bats, golf clubs, car parts or Damascus steel.

  • Properties of carbon nanotubes
  • Carbon nanotube chemistry
  • Types of carbon nanotubes and related structures
  • Synthesis, growth mechanism and processing of carbon nanotubes
  • Solid-state formation of carbon nanotubes
  • Commercialisation and Exploitation of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Functionalization and applications of [60] fullerene
  • Biological activity of pristine fullerene C60
  • Carbon nanotechnology to Bio nanotechnology
  • Separation of metallic and semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes

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