Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures by Guldi D.M., Martin N. (eds.)

By Guldi D.M., Martin N. (eds.)

Written via the main favourite specialists and pioneers within the box, this prepared reference combines basic study, contemporary breakthroughs and real-life purposes in a single well-organized treatise.As such, either beginners and tested researchers will locate the following quite a lot of present tools for generating and characterizing carbon nanotubes utilizing imaging in addition to spectroscopic options. One significant a part of this thorough review is dedicated to the managed chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes, masking exciting functions in photovoltaics, natural electronics and fabrics layout. the newest examine on novel carbon-derived buildings, corresponding to graphene, nanoonions and carbon pea pods, around off the e-book.

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Only when the catalyst volume to surface area provides just the right amount of carbon for a stable cap to form, nucleation occur. With supported catalysts since particle encapsulation is prevented by the particle/ support interaction, as the amount of carbon increases (increasing particle size) the number of caps forming also increases. particle and the nucleation cap (tube diameter). Their work also showed that for larger particles, hump formation on the catalyst particle could lead to cap formations around the hump.

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