Making Functional Materials with Nanotubes: Volume 706

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The possible use of carbon nanotubes in macroscale structures and microdevices has been demonstrated based on their exceptional mechanical, electronic and chemical properties. The field is growing with a strong interdisciplinary focus spanning domains of solid-state physics and chemistry, materials engineering, composites, and biosystems. Potential applications for nanotubes range from nanoelectronics to high-strength composites, field-emission displays and hydrogen-storage materials. This book, first published in 2002, focuses on the design, production and understanding of nanotube-based materials, structures, and devices. Contributions address controlled synthesis routes producing either bulk quantities of nanotubes or organized nanotube arrays designed for specific applications and post-synthesis processing of nanotubes, during which the as-produced nanotubes are manipulated into elaborate nano- to macroscale systems. Topics include: progress in synthesis and processing; synthesis, processing and polymer composites; nanotube-polymer composites; nanotubes for field emission; characterization, field emission and electronic devices; characterization of nanotube systems - limits and challenges; modeling and simulations of nanotube systems; energy storage, electrode applications and chemical modifications; electrode applications and chemical modifications of nanotubes and nanotube-based devices.