Supercarbon: Synthesis, Properties and Applications / Edition 1

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This book is a status report on synthesis, properties and applications of new carbonaceous materials (defined as "pi-electron materials") with extended pi-electron clouds in the solid state, including graphite, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. The major topics in this book are: synthesis of graphite and carbon nanotubes at temperatures as low as 700; intercalation compounds of carbon nanotubes exhibiting "universal conductance fluctuation"; technological applications of carbonaceaous materials, such as light-emitting devices, semiconductor devices (solar cells) or catalysers for chemical and biological reactions. Various interactions between pi-electron materials and other materials are revealed, which lay the foundation for developing novel functional devices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540643791
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 11/13/1998
  • Series: Springer Series in Materials Science, #33
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
Introduction to [pi]-Electron Materials 3
Pt. II Overview
The Wonderful World of Carbon 9
Crystalline Ropes of Metallic Carbon Nanotubes 31
Pt. III Synthesis and Properties of New [pi]-Electron Materials 1 Carbon Nanotubes
Formation of Nanotubes, Nanowires, and Nanoparticles in a Hydrogen Arc 43
The Geometry of Multishell Nanotubes 51
Catalytic Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes 81
Graphitization of Carbonaceous Materials by Ni, Co and Fe 99
Intercalation into Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes: the Reaction That Distinguishes Russian Doll and Scroll Structural Types 107
Evidence for Quantum Transport in Carbon Nanotube Bundles 119
Pt. IV Synthesis and Properties of New [pi]-Electron Materials 2 New Carbons and Graphites
Synthesis and Structure of Quasi-One-Dimensional Carbon Crystal "Carbolite" and Intercalation with Alkali Metals and Halogens 127
Novel Carbon-Based Host-Guest Systems 137
Carbonaceous Mesophase Formation and Molecular Composition of Petroleum Feedstocks 147
New [pi]-Electron Materials: Preparation and Properties 157
Pt. V Applications of New [pi]-Electron Materials
"Rotoball": A Strategy for Preparing Defect-Minimized Fullerene Monolayers 177
Carbonaceous Thin Film Made by CVD and Its Application for a Carbon/n-Type Silicon C/n-Si Photovoltaic Cell 187
Photoluminescence from Carbon/Silica Gel Nanocomposite 211
From Carbon to Biosonics 227
Pt. VI Summary
Future Promise of [pi]-Electron Materials 237
Subject Index 249
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