Science and Technology of the Twenty-First Century: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

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Abstract

This account reviews the discovery, synthesis, properties, and the latest research advances of carbon nanotubes developed over the past 12 years. Because of their remarkable electronic and mechanical properties, carbon nanotubes are unique and exciting. The field has been developed rapidly, and the number of publications per year is increasing almost exponentially. Various technological applications are likely to arise using nanotubes for fabrication of flat panel displays, gas storage devices, toxic gas sensors, Li+ batteries, robust and lightweight composites, conducting paints, electronic nanodevices, etc. Further experimental and theoretical research is still necessary so that novel technologies will become a reality in the early twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-501
Number of pages83
JournalAnnual Review of Materials Research
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 23 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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