Carbon Nanotubes: Modifications and Applications
Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Kasprzaka 44/52, Warszawa 01-224, Poland
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of pure carbon. A single walled CNTs (SWCNTs) consist of one sheet of graphite rolled up into cylindrical tube, and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) are constructed of many graphite layers rolled in on themselves to form long multicylinder. The interlayer distance in MWCNTs is estimated for 0.34 nm. Theoretically, we may distinguish different kinds of carbon nanotubes due to their structure (zigzag, armchair and chiral), synthesis (CVD, laser ablation, arc discharge), they can be capped or open, raw or purified, ideal or defected, empty or filled with other material, noncovalently or covalently modified.
Presentation: Invited at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007, Acta Materialia Gold Medal Workshop, by Leszek Stobinski
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2007
Submitted: 2007-06-07 22:08 Revised: 2009-06-07 00:44