Making and Exploiting Fullerenes Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

Author: Massimo Marcaccio
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642550835
Format: PDF
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The series Topics in Current Chemistry presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in modern chemical research. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field. Review articles for the individual volumes are invited by the volume editors. Readership: research chemists at universities or in industry, graduate students.

Neural Engineering

Author: Lijie Grace Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319314335
Format: PDF
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This book covers the principles of advanced 3D fabrication techniques, stem cells and biomaterials for neural engineering. Renowned contributors cover topics such as neural tissue regeneration, peripheral and central nervous system repair, brain-machine interfaces and in vitro nervous system modeling. Within these areas, focus remains on exciting and emerging technologies such as highly developed neuroprostheses and the communication channels between the brain and prostheses, enabling technologies that are beneficial for development of therapeutic interventions, advanced fabrication techniques such as 3D bioprinting, photolithography, microfluidics, and subtractive fabrication, and the engineering of implantable neural grafts.There is a strong focus on stem cells and 3D bioprinting technologies throughout the book, including working with embryonic, fetal, neonatal, and adult stem cells and a variety of sophisticated 3D bioprinting methods for neural engineering applications. There is also a strong focus on biomaterials, including various conductive biomaterials and biomimetic nanomaterials such as carbon-based nanomaterials and engineered 3D nanofibrous scaffolds for neural tissue regeneration. Finally, two chapters on in vitro nervous system models are also included, which cover this topic in the context of studying physiology and pathology of the human nervous system, and for use in drug discovery research. This is an essential book for biomedical engineers, neuroscientists, neurophysiologists, and industry professionals.

Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes

Author: M. S. Dresselhaus
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080540775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The discovery of fullerenes (also known as buckyballs) has generated tremendous excitement and opened up a new field of carbon chemistry. As the first book available on this topic, this volume will be a landmark reference in the field. Because buckyballs are essentially closed hollow cages made up of carbon atoms, they can be manipulated in a variety of ways to yield never-before-seen materials. The balls can, for instance, be doped with atoms or pulled out into tubules and filled with lead to provide properties of high-temperature superconductivity. Researchers can now create their own buckyballs in a process that is almost as simple as making soot, making this research as inexpensive as it is exotic (which has doubtless contributed to its popularity). Researchers anticipate that fullerenes will offer boundless opportunities in the development of new products, drugs and materials. Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes introduces materials scientists, chemists, and solid state physicists to the field of fullerenes, and discusses the unique properties and applications. both current and future, of all classes of fullerenes. Key Features * First comprehensive resource on fullerenes and their applications * Provides an introduction to the topic * Presents an extensive discussion of current and future applications of Fullerenes * Covers all classes of fullerenes

Perspectives of Fullerene Nanotechnology

Author: Eiji Osawa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306476215
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first ever book on the applications of fullerenes and nanotubes. World's experts on the industrial use of these new forms of carbon contributes chapters, that are based on lectures given in a large workshop held on February 2001, and expanded thereafter. The contents are intended for those who are interested in the exploration of industrial applications of fullerenes and carbon nanotubes.

Raman Spectroscopy in Graphene Related Systems

Author: Ado Jorio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527643907
Format: PDF
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Raman spectroscopy is the inelastic scattering of light by matter. Being highly sensitive to the physical and chemical properties of materials, as well as to environmental effects that change these properties, Raman spectroscopy is now evolving into one of the most important tools for nanoscience and nanotechnology. In contrast to usual microscopyrelated techniques, the advantages of using light for nanoscience relate to both experimental and fundamental aspects.

Carbon Nanotube Science

Author: Peter John Frederich Harris
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521828953
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides coverage of all of the important aspects of carbon nanotube research, including synthesis, properties and potential applications.

Graphene Carbon Nanotube Hybrids for Energy and Environmental Applications

Author: Wei Fan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811028036
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book describes various carbon nanomaterials and their unique properties, and offers a detailed introduction to graphene–carbon nanotube (CNT) hybrids. It demonstrates strategies for the hybridization of CNTs with graphene, which fully utilize the synergistic effect between graphene and CNTs. It also presents a wide range of applications of graphene–CNT hybrids as novel materials for energy storage and environmental remediation. Further, it discusses the preparation, structures and properties of graphene–CNT hybrids, providing interesting examples of three types of graphene–CNT hybrids with different nanostructures. This book is of interest to a wide readership in various fields of materials science and engineering.

Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

Author: R Saito
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 1783262419
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is an introductory textbook for graduate students and researchers from various fields of science who wish to learn about carbon nanotubes. The field is still at an early stage, and progress continues at a rapid rate. This book focuses on the basic principles behind the physical properties and gives the background necessary to understand the recent developments. Some useful computational source codes which generate coordinates for carbon nanotubes are also included in the appendix. Contents:Carbon MaterialsTight Binding Calculation of Molecules and SolidsStructure of a Single-Wall Carbon NanotubeElectronic Structure of Single-Wall NanotubesSynthesis of Carbon NanotubesLandau Energy Bands of Carbon NanotubesConnecting Carbon NanotubesTransport Properties of Carbon NanotubesPhonon Modes of Carbon NanotubesRaman Spectra of Carbon NanotubesElastic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Readership: Researchers and graduate students in condensed matter and solid state physics. Keywords:Carbon Nanotube;Physics;Graphite;Structure;Electronic Properties;Raman;Phonon;Synthesis;Carbon;ChiralityReviews: “The book is a well organized systematic treatise that should be enjoyed by any researcher in the field as well as by graduate students. Theories and experiments are truly organically linked in the text and this is its unique feature.” Fullerene Science & Technology “Those involved in the research of carbon nanotubes will find this book useful for understanding the basic properties of carbon tube materials.” IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine

Fullerenes

Author: Fernando Langa
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 0854045511
Format: PDF, Docs
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The discovery of caged carbon structures, in 1985, established a whole new field of carbon chemistry. Unlike graphite and diamond, these structures known as fullerenes are finite in structure and are relevant to a wide variety of fields including supramolecular assemblies, nanostructures, optoelectronic devices and a whole range of biological activities. Fullerenes: Principles and Applications discusses all aspects of this exciting field. Sections include: the basic principles for the chemical reactivity of fullerenes, electrochemistry, light induced processes, fullerenes for material sciences, fullerenes and solar cells, biological applications and multifunctional carbon nanotube materials. Written by leading experts in the field the book summarises the basic principles of fullerene chemistry but also highlights some of the most remarkable advances that have occurred in recent years. Fullerenes: Principles and Applications will appeal to researchers in both academia and industry.

Organic Nanoreactors

Author: Samahe Sadjadi
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128018100
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Organic Nanoreactors: From Molecular to Supramolecular Organic Compounds provides a unique overview of synthetic, porous organic compounds containing a cavity which can encapsulate one or more guest(s). Confined space within a nanoreactor can isolate the guest(s) from the bulk and effectively influence the reaction inside the nanoreactor. Naturally occurring enzymes are compelling catalysts for selective reactions as their three-dimensional structures build up clefts, caves, or niches in which the active site is located. Additionally, reactive sites carrying special functional groups allow only specific reagents to react in a particular way, to lead to specific enantiomers as products. Equipped with suitable functional groups, then, nanoreactors form a new class of biomimetic compounds, which have multiple important applications in the synthesis of nanomaterials, catalysis, enzyme immobilization, enzyme therapy, and more. This book addresses various synthetic, organic nanoreactors, updating the previous decade of research and examining recent advances in the topic for the first comprehensive overview of this exciting group of compounds, and their practical applications. Bringing in the Editor’s experience in both academic research and industrial applications, Organic Nanoreactors focuses on the properties and applications of well-known as well as little-examined nanoreactor compounds and materials and includes brief overviews of synthetic routes and characterization methods. Focuses on organic nanoreactor compounds for greater depth Covers the molecular, supramolecular, and macromolecular perspectives Compiles previous and current sources from this growing field in one unique reference Provides brief overviews of synthetic routes and characterization methods