A Broad Family of Carbon Nanomaterials: Classification, Properties, Synthesis, and Emerging Applications

  • Ahmed BarhoumEmail author
  • Soliman I. El-Hout
  • Gomaa A. M. Ali
  • Esraa Samy Abu Serea
  • Ahmed H. Ibrahim
  • Kaushik Pal
  • Ahmed Esmail Shalan
  • Sabah M. Abdelbasir
Reference work entry


Advantages of carbon-based nanomaterials with different nanostructures as (Nanodiamonds, Carbon Quantum Dots, Fullerenes Nanostructures, graphene nanosheets, carbon nanofibers and carbon nanotubes), in the studies scheme of fabrication, functionalization, potential properties and applications including electronics, biological and energy applications are discussed in the current chapter. The reported classification, properties, synthesis, properties and emerging applications of these carbon nanomaterials have opened up new chances toward the future devices and materials. A better understanding of the key factors through the knowledge founded in this work can affect the future research directions.


Carbon nanomaterials Carbon Dots Fullerenes nanostructures Carbon nanotubes Graphene Carbon nanofibers Fabrication techniques Potential applications 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Européen des Membranes (IEMM, ENSCM UM CNRS UMR5635)MontpellierFrance
  2. 2.Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute (CMRDI)HelwanEgypt
  3. 3.Chemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceAl-Azhar UniversityAssiutEgypt
  4. 4.Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Faculty of ScienceCairo UniversityGizaEgypt
  5. 5.Center for Materials Science, Zewail City of Science and TechnologyGizaEgypt
  6. 6.Department of NanotechnologyBharath UniversityChennaiIndia
  7. 7.Electronic and Magnetic Materials DepartmentAdvanced Materials Division, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute (CMRDI)CairoEgypt
  8. 8.Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI)HelwanEgypt

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