By M. Meyyappan
Carbon nanotubes, with their awesome mechanical and detailed digital houses, have garnered a lot realization some time past 5 years. With a wide variety of strength purposes together with nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical platforms, and plenty of extra, the medical neighborhood is extra inspired than ever to maneuver past easy homes and discover the true matters linked to carbon nanotube-based applications.
Taking a complete examine this different and dynamic topic, Carbon Nanotubes: technology and functions describes the field's quite a few features, together with homes, development, and processing suggestions, whereas concentrating on person significant software components. famous authors who perform the craft of carbon nanotubes each day current an summary on buildings and houses, 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 advance of chemical and actual sensors, biosensors, and composites.
Presenting up to date literature citations that categorical the present country of the technological know-how, this e-book totally explores the improvement part of carbon nanotube-based purposes. it's a invaluable source for engineers, scientists, researchers, and pros in a variety of disciplines whose concentration continues to be at the strength 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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2 Modulus of carbon nanotubes, (a) Young’s modulus of C, BN, and other heteroatomic nanotubes. (From E. Hernandez et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 80, 4502, 1998. ) (b) Bending stiffness, and (c) torsion stiffness as defined in the text and described in Reference 34. Portal et al. known thus far. Another recent work by Harik  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.
The underlying approach to the simulation of thermal transport is through MD simulations with the assumption that at room temperature the electronic contribution to the overall thermal conductivity is small and the thermal transport occurs mainly through phonon driven mechanisms. In direct simulation methods [28,29], appropriate heat baths  are simulated at the two ends of CNTs resulting in a flux of thermal energy from the hot region of the tube to the cold. The ratio of heat flux and the temperature gradient in equilibrium condition is sufficient to compute the thermal conductivity at the simulation temperature.