Understanding Carbon Nanotubes

From Basics to Applications

  • Annick Loiseau
  • Pascale Launois
  • Pierre Petit
  • Stephan Roche
  • Jean-Paul Salvetat

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 677)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. P. Delhaès, J.P. Issi, S. Bonnamy, P. Launois
    Pages 1-47
  3. A. Loiseau, X. Blase, J.-Ch. Charlier, P. Gadelle, C. Journet, Ch. Laurent et al.
    Pages 49-130
  4. Ph. Lambin, A. Loiseau, M. Monthioux, J. Thibault
    Pages 131-198
  5. F. Ducastelle, X. Blase, J.-M. Bonard, J.-Ch. Charlier, P. Petit
    Pages 199-276
  6. J.-L. Sauvajol, E. Anglaret, S. Rols, O. Stephan
    Pages 277-334
  7. S. Roche, E. Akkermans, O. Chauvet, F. Hekking, R. Martel, J.-P. Issi et al.
    Pages 335-437
  8. J.-P. Salvetat, G. Désarmot, C. Gauthier, P. Poulin
    Pages 439-493
  9. F. Béguin, E. Flahaut, A. Linares-Solano, J. Pinson
    Pages 495-549
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 551-553

About this book


This volume presents the foundations of carbon nanotube science including the most recent developments and the prospects for technological applications. Each chapter begins with a tutorial introduction to the relevant interdisciplinary topics from physics, chemistry or materials science. These summaries of the essential background knowledge are followed by detailed presentations of specific issues. The latter include: polymorphism of carbon and the microstructure of its phases; synthesis methods and growth mechanisms; structural analysis by electron microscopy; spectroscopic methods; electronic structure; transport; mechanical and surface properties of nanotubes and composites. All readers, be they students or experienced researchers, will come to appreciate how progress in nanotube science is intimately linked to advances in experimental and computational tools.


Applications Nanotube Properties Synthesis and growth basics carbon nanotubes chemistry composite electron microscopy materials science microscopy physics science structural analysis transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Annick Loiseau
    • 1
  • Pascale Launois
    • 2
  • Pierre Petit
    • 3
  • Stephan Roche
    • 4
  • Jean-Paul Salvetat
    • 5
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Etude des Microstructures (LEM)UMR 104 CNRS-ONERAChâtillonFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Physique des Solides (LPS)UMR 8502 CNRS-Université Paris SudOrsay CedexFrance
  3. 3.Institut Charles SadronUPR 22 CNRSStrasbourgFrance
  4. 4.Commissariat à l’Energie AtomiqueDSM/DRFMC/SPSMSGrenobleFrance
  5. 5.Centre de Recherche sur la Matiére Divisée (CRMD)UMR 6619 CNRS-Université d’OrléansOrléans Cedex 2France

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