By Peter J. F. Harris
Carbon nanotubes signify some of the most interesting learn components in smooth technology. those molecular-scale carbon tubes are the stiffest and most powerful fibres recognized, with extraordinary digital houses, and capability purposes in quite a lot of fields. Carbon Nanotube technological know-how is a concise, obtainable e-book, providing the fundamental wisdom that graduates and researchers want to know. in accordance with the profitable Carbon Nanotubes and similar constructions, this ebook focuses exclusively on carbon nanotubes, protecting the main advances made in recent times during this quickly constructing box. Chapters specialize in digital houses, chemical and bimolecular functionalisation, nanotube composites and nanotube-based probes and sensors. The publication starts off with a accomplished dialogue of synthesis, purification and processing tools. With its finished insurance of this lively study box, this publication will entice researchers in a wide variety of disciplines, together with nanotechnology, engineering, fabrics technological know-how and physics.
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3 Alternatives to graphite As mentioned above, arc-evaporation can be carried out with electrode materials other than graphite. There has been some interest in using coal as an electrode material, since this would reduce the cost of raw material approximately ten-fold. 29). It is not clear at present whether using coal as an electrode material for arc-discharge synthesis of nanotubes offers any real advantages. Although coal is cheap, the saving is probably insigniﬁcant compared with the labour costs associated with the arc-evaporation method.