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By Michael J. O'Connell

Carbon Nanotubes takes a large examine CNTs and the instruments used to review them. It opens with a common creation to the fundamental features and the heritage of CNTs, through discussions on synthesis equipment and the expansion of "peapod" constructions. assurance then strikes to digital houses and band constructions of single-wall nanotubes (SWNTs), magnetic houses, Raman spectroscopy of digital and chemical habit, and electromechanical homes and purposes in NEMS. Turning to functions, the ultimate sections of the booklet discover mechanical homes of SWNTs spun into fibers, sidewall functionalization in composites, and utilizing SWNTs as counsel for scanning probe microscopes"

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A. Dyke, M. L. Usrey, P. W. Barone, M. J. Allen, H. W. Shan, C. Kittrell, R. H. Hauge, J. M. Tour, and R. E. Smalley. Electronic structure control of single-walled carbon nanotube functionalization, Science, 301, 1519, 2003. 37. S. Huang, X. Cai, and J. Liu. Growth of millimeter-long and horizontally aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes on flat substrates, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 125, 5636–5637, 2003. 38. K. Hata, D. N. Futaba, K. Mizuno, T. Namai, M. Yumura, and S. Iijima. Water-assisted highly efficient synthesis of impurity-free single-walled carbon nanotubes, Science, 306, 1362–1364, 2004.

Mizuno, T. Namai, M. Yumura, and S. Iijima. Water-assisted highly efficient synthesis of impurity-free single-walled carbon nanotubes, Science, 306, 1362–1364, 2004. 1–4 This chapter is meant to update and distill the information from these reviews and the newest synthesis-related papers. Since their discovery, carbon nanotubes have been of great interest, both for the elucidation of fundamental one-dimensional science and for a wide variety of potential applications. 9 However, Iijima was first to recognize that nanotubes were made up of concentric rolled graphene sheets with a large number of potential helicities and chiralities, rather than a graphene sheet rolled up like a scroll, as originally proposed by Bacon.

Smalley at Rice University has recently built a large high-pressure carbon monoxide (HiPco) reactor that can produce several grams an hour of fluffy black powder consisting of ~90% pure SWCNT. 97% SWCNTs using a simple chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor. Integration of these extremely efficient and high-quality growths with © 2006 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Chapter two: Synthesis of carbon nanotubes 23 specialized reactors designed for continual output promises to make bulk SWCNTs a mainstream industrial material.

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