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Title: Nanotubes
Authors: Rao, C N R
Satishkumar, B C
Govindaraj, A
Nath, Manashi
Keywords: carbon
field emission
hydrogen storage
Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Inorganic Fullerene-Like
Field-Emission Properties
Large-Scale Synthesis
Boron-Nitride Nanotubes
Aligned Carbon
Issue Date: 16-Feb-2001
Publisher: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH
Citation: Chemphyschem 2(2), 78-105 (2001)
Abstract: Carbon nanotubes were discovered soon after the successful laboratory synthesis of fulferenes. Since their discovery in 1997, there has been intensive research activity in the area of carbon nanotubes, not only because of their fascinating structural features and properties, but also because of their potential technological applications. There is increasing experimental evidence to show that carbon nanotubes may find use in nanoelectronic devices, displays, and in hydrogen storage. in this article, we discuss various important aspects related to the synthesis, structure, characterization, and mechanism of formation of multi-wailed and single-walled carbon nanotubes, followed by a presentation of the important electronic, mechanical, hydrogen storage, and other properties of the nanotubes. Doping, as well as other chemical manipulations with boron and nitrogen, bring about significant changes in the properties of the nanotubes. Carbon nanotubes also serve as useful templates to make other nanostructures. Layered metal chalcogenides, boron nitride, and other materials form nanotubes and provide considerable scope for study.
Description: Restricted Access
Other Identifiers: 1439-4235
Appears in Collections:Research Papers (Prof. C.N.R. Rao)

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