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Carbon nanotubes, with their striking mechanical and specified digital houses, have garnered a lot consciousness some time past 5 years. With a extensive diversity of capability functions together with nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical platforms, and lots of extra, the medical group is extra prompted than ever to maneuver past simple homes and discover the true concerns linked to carbon nanotube-based applications.

Taking a entire examine this varied and dynamic topic, Carbon Nanotubes: technological know-how and functions describes the field's a variety of elements, together with homes, progress, and processing recommendations, whereas targeting person significant program parts. recognized authors who perform the craft of carbon nanotubes each day current an summary on constructions and homes, and talk about modeling and simulation efforts, progress by way of arc discharge, laser ablation, and chemical vapor deposition. functions turn into the point of interest in chapters on scanning probe microscopy, carbon nanotube-based diodes and transistors, box emission, and the improvement of chemical and actual sensors, biosensors, and composites.

Presenting up to date literature citations that specific the present country of the technological know-how, this booklet absolutely explores the improvement part of carbon nanotube-based functions. it's a beneficial source for engineers, scientists, researchers, and pros in a variety of disciplines whose concentration continues to be at the energy and promise of carbon nanotubes.

Editor Meyya Meyyappan will obtain the Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology from the IEEE Nanotechnology Council on the IEEE Nano convention in Portland, Oregon in August, 2011

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Portal et al. known thus far. Another recent work by Harik [41] examines the validity of using continuum elastic theory for nanomechanics of CNTs and suggests that small- and large-diameter CNTs need to be described with different approximations such as solid rod model for small diameter CNTs and the shell model for large diameter nanotubes. 7-nm diameter would behave as a solid rod and not a cylindrical shell as was assumed earlier. The bending stiffness of a single-wall CNT is defined as 1 d 2E , L dC 2 where E is the total strain energy, L is the length, and C is the curvature of the bent nanotube, which is related with the bending angle V as C= V .

16. The opening is required for many applications as described below. Wetting and Filling [74–76] Nanotubes are hydrophobic and do not show wetting behavior for most aqueous solvents. It is reported that various organic solvents, HNO3, S, Cs, Rb, Se, and various oxides such as Pb and Bi2O2 can wet nanotubes. A nanotube provides a capillary pressure proportional to (1/D). Therefore, these wetting agents can be driven to fill inside the nanotube by the capillary pressure. It is also likely to fill nonwetting agents inside a nanotube by applying a pressure that is higher than the capillary pressure.

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