Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures
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This book covers all the most important areas of nanotube research, as well
as discussing related structures such as carbon nanoparticles and 'inorganic
fullerenes'. Carbon nanotubes are molecular-scale carbon fibres with structures
related to those of the fullerenes. Since their discovery in 1991, they have
captured the imagination of physicists, chemists and materials scientists alike.
Physicists have been attracted to them because of their extraordinary electronic
properties, chemists because of their potential as 'nano-test-tubes',
and materials scientists because of their amazing stiffness, strength and resilience.
On a more speculative level, nanotechnologists have considered possible nanotube-based
gears and bearings. This is the first single-author book on carbon nanotubes.
It will be of interest to chemists, physicists, materials scientists and engineers
working on carbon materials and fullerenes from both an academic and industrial