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Carbon Nanotubes

Advanced Topics in the Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications

  • Ado Jorio
  • Gene Dresselhaus
  • Mildred S. Dresselhaus
  • Successor of the very successful carbon nanotube book published in 2001

  • Covers all the latest developments

  • Contributing authors are international leaders in their special subfields

  • Integrates physics, chemical physics and application of nanotubes in a unique way

  • Provides information on the hottest topic in nano- and carbon research, graphene


Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 111)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. David Tománek, Ado Jorio, Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus
    Pages 1-12
  3. Morinobu Endo, Michael S. Strano, Pulickel M. Ajayan
    Pages 13-62
  4. Ado Jorio, Esko Kauppinen, Abdou Hassanien
    Pages 63-100
  5. Ernesto Joselevich, Hongjie Dai, Jie Liu, Kenji Hata, Alan H. Windle
    Pages 101-165
  6. Takahiro Yamamoto, Kazuyuki Watanabe, Eduardo R. Hernández
    Pages 165-195
  7. Catalin D. Spataru, Sohrab Ismail-Beigi, Rodrigo B. Capaz, Steven G. Louie
    Pages 195-227
  8. Riichiro Saito, Cristiano Fantini, Jie Jiang
    Pages 251-286
  9. Jacques Lefebvre, Shigeo Maruyama, Paul Finnie
    Pages 287-319
  10. Ying-Zhong Ma, Tobias Hertel, Zeev Valy Vardeny, Graham R. Fleming, Leonas Valkunas
    Pages 321-353
  11. Tony F. Heinz
    Pages 353-369
  12. Junichiro Kono, Robin J. Nicholas, Stephan Roche
    Pages 393-422
  13. Phaedon Avouris, Marcus Freitag, Vasili Perebeinos
    Pages 423-454
  14. Michael J. Biercuk, Shahal Ilani, Charles M. Marcus, Paul L. McEuen
    Pages 455-493
  15. Rudolf Pfeiffer, Thomas Pichler, Yoong Ahm Kim, Hans Kuzmany
    Pages 495-530
  16. Mauricio Terrones, Antonio G. Souza Filho, Apparao M. Rao
    Pages 531-566
  17. Ladislav Kavan, Lothar Dunsch
    Pages 567-604
  18. Masako Yudasaka, Sumio Iijima, Vincent H. Crespi
    Pages 605-629

About this book


The carbon nanotubes field has evolved substantially since the publication of the bestseller "Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications". The present volume builds on the generic aspects of the aforementioned book, which emphasizes the fundamentals, with the new volume emphasizing areas that have grown rapidly since the first volume, guiding future directions where research is needed and highlighting applications. The volume also includes an emphasis on areas like graphene, other carbon-like and other tube-like materials because these fields are likely to affect and influence developments in nanotubes in the next 5 years.


Fulleren Nanotube carbon nanotubes chemistry electrochemistry fullerenes graphene nanoscience nanotechnology optical properties optoelectronics organization science spectroscopy transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Ado Jorio
    • 1
  • Gene Dresselhaus
    • 2
  • Mildred S. Dresselhaus
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG)Belo HorizonteBrazil
  2. 2.Francis Bitter Magnet LabMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge
  3. 3.Department of Physics and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

About the editors

A. Jorio received his Ph.D in Physics from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 1999. He is a Professor of Physics at UFMG since 2002, and is a conseillor of the Brazilian National Institute of Metrology (INMETRO) since 2006. He worked previously in various reserach institutes like the Institute Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, and has been awarded with the PROFIX and Productivity grants from Brazil. He co-authored with Profs. Dresselhaus a book of the applications of group theory to condensed matter physics. His research activities cover the optical properties of nanomaterials and the fundamental aspects of nanometrology.

M. S. Dresselhaus received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago, in 1958. She is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been active in many aspects of condensed matter and materials research with particular emphasis on carbon science including nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, but also including nanowires and other nanomaterials systems relevant to low dimensional thermoelectricity. She is the recipient of the National Medal of Science in the US and 24 honorary degrees worldwide. She served as the Director of the Office of Science at the DOE in 2000--2001 and co-chaired a DOE report "Basic Research Needs for the Hydrogen Economy (2003).

G. Dresselhaus received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California in 1955. He was a faculty member at the University of Chicago, and on the physics faculty at Cornell University before joining the MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 1960 as a staff member. In 1976 he assumed his current senior staff position at the MIT Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory. His area of interest is the electronic structure of nanomaterials and he has co-authored with M.S. Dresselhaus several books on fullerenes, nanowires, and nanotubes.

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