Carbon Nanotube Science

Synthesis, Properties and Applications


Carbon nanotubes represent one of the most exciting research areas in modern science. These molecular-scale carbon tubes are the stiffest and strongest fibres known, with remarkable electronic properties, and potential applications in a wide range of fields. Carbon Nanotube Science is a concise, accessible book, presenting the basic knowledge that graduates and researchers need to know. Based on the successful Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures, this book focuses solely on carbon nanotubes, covering the major advances made in recent years in this rapidly developing field. Chapters focus on electronic properties, chemical and bimolecular functionalisation, nanotube composites and nanotube-based probes and sensors. The book begins with a comprehensive discussion of synthesis, purification and processing methods. With its comprehensive coverage of this active research field, this book will appeal to researchers in a broad range of disciplines, including nanotechnology, engineering, materials science and physics.
  • Cambridge University Press; March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780511512919
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Carbon Nanotube Science
  • Author: Peter J. F. Harris
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

Review of the hardback: 'With its extensive coverage of nanotube synthesis, structure, properties and applications, this book will appeal to students and researchers in engineering and sciences. … [it] offers an introduction to the topics in carbon nanotubes rather than [an] exhaustive review. … this brevity and simplicity makes the book accessible to non-specialists and useful for classroom teaching.' Yury Gogotsi, Carbon