The Wonderful World of Carbon

  • M. S. Dresselhaus
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 33)


A broad overview of the structure and properties of the various forms of carbon is presented, emphasizing the wide variety of behavior exhibited by carbonbased materials. The connection between quasi-two-dimensional graphite, which is the lowest energy bulk form, to the zero-dimensional quantum dot fullerene clusters and the one-dimensional quantum wire carbon nanotubes is discussed. The structure and properties of several disordered forms of carbon, which are of interest for potential device applications, are briefly reviewed. The review emphasizes future opportunities in this research field.


Carbon Nanotubes Carbon Fiber Activate Carbon Fiber Lithium Atom Carbon Aerogel 
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