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Carbon Nanostructures

Carbon Nanostructures
14 Volumes | 2011 - 2020


Carbon is intimately connected to almost everything we deal with in a daily basis. Due to its outstanding properties, such as high stability at environmental conditions, different hybridizations, strong covalent bond formation and easy of compounds formation, carbon has been a topic of scientific interest in several areas. Indeed, starting in the 19th century, chemists have devoted a whole field to study carbon-based compounds, which is, nowadays, known as Organic Chemistry. Remarkably, the last 30 years have been witnessing an exponential advance in the science involving carbon and carbon structures. Since the discovery of Fullerenes in 1985, which was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996, carbon nanostructures have been attracting a great deal of attention from the research community. This public interest dramatically increased after the publications by the Iijima and Bethune groups on single-wall carbon nanotubes in 1993 and found a “new research era” with the isolation of a monolayer of carbon atoms, also called graphene, which conducted groundbreaking experiments demonstrating outstanding phenomena such as the Klein-Tunneling and the fractional quantum hall effect. No wonder, graphene was the object of the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics.

The "Carbon Nanostructures” book series covers the state-of-art in the research of nanocarbons and their applications. Topics related to carbon allotropes such as diamond, graphite, graphene, fullerenes, metallofullerenes, solid C60, bucky onions, foams, nanotubes and nanocones, including history, theory, synthesis, chemistry & physics, Biophysics & engineering, characterization methods, properties and applications are welcome. Within the “Carbon Nanostructures” book series, the reader will find valuable, up-to-date account of both the newer and traditional forms of carbon. This book series supports the rapid expansion of this field and is a valuable resource for students and professionals in several different areas.

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All books of the series Carbon Nanostructures

2020 | Book

Low-Complexity Arithmetic Circuit Design in Carbon Nanotube Field Effect Transistor Technology

This book introduces readers to the emerging carbon nanotube field-effect transistor (CNTFET) technology, and examines the problem of designing efficient arithmetic circuits in CNTFET technology. Observing that CNTFETs make it possible to achieve …

2019 | Book

Graphene Functionalization Strategies

From Synthesis to Applications

This book discusses various aspects of graphene fictionalization strategies from inorganic oxides and organic moieties including preparation, design, and characterization of functionalization material and its applications. Including illustrations …

2019 | Book

Surface Engineering of Graphene

This book presents the state of the art in the processing, properties, and applications in various fields of science and technology related to graphene and its derivatives. It also discusses the limitations and drawbacks of graphene due to some of …

2018 | Book

Carbon Nanotubes for Clean Water

This book presents carbon nanotubes as a potential material for the development of new waste water treatment technologies. Reviews on adsorption, catalysis, membrane, filtration and desinfection methods are provided. A special chapter presents the …

2017 | Book

Carbon Quantum Dots

Synthesis, Properties and Applications

This book introduces the various aspects of the emerging field of carbon dots. Their structural and physico-chemical properties as well as their current and future potential applications are covered. A special chapter on graphene quantum dots is …

2017 | Book

Nanohybrid Catalyst based on Carbon Nanotube

A Step-By-Step Guideline from Preparation to Demonstration

This book introduces carbon nanotubes as a matrix for efficient nanohybrid catalysis. The preparation and use of such materials in ultra-grade water purification is described. Simple chemical methods for purification and functionalization of …

2017 | Book


Selected papers from the Workshop on Synthesis, Characterization and Technological Exploitation of Graphene and 2D Materials Beyond Graphene

This book presents selected papers from the fourth edition of the GraphX conference series, GraphITA 2015. Its content range from fundamentals to applications of graphene and other 2D material such as silicene, BN and MoS2. The newest …

2016 | Book

Carbon Nanoparticles and Nanostructures

This book focuses on carbon dots and diamonds, briefly covering other nanocarbon structures such as nanohorns and nanofibers. In the first part, chemical synthesis of carbon dots, their optical properties and their applications for sensing …

2016 | Book

Graphene-based Materials in Health and Environment

New Paradigms

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the potential use of graphene-based materials in two important societal areas: medicine and the environment. It discusses how new graphene-based materials can be creatively used for biological …

2015 | Book

Carbon Nanomaterials as Adsorbents for Environmental and Biological Applications

This book presents a summary of the current use of carbon nanomaterials for water treatment, drug delivery, systems and nanosensors. The first chapter elucidates the adsorption process phenomenon. Also, the properties of different carbon nanomater

2013 | Book

Quantum-chemical studies on Porphyrins, Fullerenes and Carbon Nanostructures

This book presents theoretical studies of electronic structure, optical and spectroscopic properties of a number of compounds such as porphyrins, fullerenes and heteroatomic single-wall nanotubes. The book presents new, faster calculation methods

2013 | Book

NanoCarbon 2011

Selected works from the Brazilian Carbon Meeting

This book presents highlighted results coming up from NanoCarbon2011, a Brazilian Carbon event. The topics cover the latest advances in Brazilian basic and applied research related to different carbon materials. The chapters address reviews on the

2012 | Book

GraphITA 2011

Selected papers from the Workshop on Fundamentals and Applications of Graphene

In recent years, graphene based research has witnessed a tremendous explosion. This two dimensional "dream" material has come into the main spotlight of fundamental and applied research in diverse nano-science fields, but surprisingly rapidly, it has

2011 | Book

Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications

This book explores the potential of multi-functional carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications. It combines contributions from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and medicine. The complete overview of the state-of-the-art addresses differen