An Overview of the Thermal Properties and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

Steven Trewartha, Janis Matisons

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    Abstract

    This overview critically examines some of the novel history relating to carbon nanotubes. It considers the nanotechnology being implemented in making and using such materials. While much new technology is now being uniquely developed within this field, it is also true that historically carbon nanotubes have been cleverly used in precision-made molecular electronics and in nanocomposites. As the applications for carbon nanotubes are now changing with new treatments, incorporating not only new synthetic methods, but also advanced fabrication techniques in their incorporation into polymers and biomaterials. The synthesis of carbon nanotubes is therefore examined, analysing not only nanotube development but also their growth mechanisms by differing techniques and how this relates to their final thermal and other properties. Finally the recent characterisation of thermal properties with its practical significance is examined in greater detail.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages277-308
    Number of pages32
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    EventRecent Developments and Applications in Polymer nanostructured-Materials -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceRecent Developments and Applications in Polymer nanostructured-Materials
    Period1/01/10 → …

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