Carbon nanotubes: Synthesis and properties, electronic devices and other emerging applications

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Abstract

The latest advances in the synthesis, properties, characterisation and applications of carbon nanotubes and related materials are presented. The roots of this field and some important historical issues are also reviewed. The mechanical, thermal and electronic properties, as well as applications, of carbon nanotubes are emphasised. These structures have the potential to revolutionise materials nanoscience in the new millennium, because they will be the key components in the fabrication of nanotransistors, robust nanocomposites, conducting polymers, sensors, storage devices, field emission sources and smart materials. However, some important challenges that need to be overcome before real devices are placed in the market are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)325-377
Number of pages53
JournalInternational Materials Reviews
Volume49
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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