Ashutosh Tiwari & S.K. Shukla
Hardcover: 512 pages Publisher: WILEY-Scrivener,USA
Language: English ISBN: 978-1-118-68623-2
From the Editors-
The expansion of carbon materials is the focused area of materials research and technology mostly phenomenon related to physics, chemistry, biology, applied sciences and engineering. The research on carbon materials has mostly focused on the aspects of fundamental physics with the facts having unique electrical, thermal and mechanical properties applicable for the range of applications. The electrons in graphene and other derived carbon materials behave as dirac fermions due to their interaction with the ions of the lattice. This direction has led to the discovery of new phenomena such as Klein tunneling in carbon based solid state systems and the so-called half-integer quantum Hall effect due to a special type of berry phase. In the same pursuit Advanced carbon materials and technology offers a detailed up-to-date chapters on the processing, properties and technology developments of graphene, carbon nanotubes, carbon fibers, carbon particles and other carbon based structures including multifunctional graphene sheets, graphene quantum dots, bulky balls, carbon balls, and their polymer composites.
Nanoscaled materials have properties which make them useful to enhance surface-to-volume ratio, reactivity, strength and durability. The chapter entitled, synthesis, characterization and functionalization of carbon nanotubes and graphene: A glimpse of their application encompasses the the principle nanotubes and graphene production, new routes of preparation and numerous methods of modifications essential for various potential applications. The chapter on surface modification of graphene covers a range of covalent and non-covalent approaches. In the chapter graphene and carbon nanotube based electrochemical (bio)sensors for environmental monitoring, carbon nanotubes and graphene based numerous affinity electrodes are discribed for the development of novel tools for environment pollution monitoring. The chapter on catalytic application of carbon based nanostructured materials on hydrogen sorption behavior of light metal hydrides describes the state-of-the-art of carbon nanatubes, carbon nanofibers and graphene as a catalyst for aforesaid hydrogen storage materials. An extempore about the recent progress on the advances in synthetic techniques for the large-scale production of carbon nanotubes, purification, chemical modification and emerging technologies are enabled in the chapter carbon nanotubes and their applications. More over a dedicated chapter on bioimpact of carbon nanomaterials discusses about graphene, nanotubes, fullerenes; and their nanotoxicity, nanoecotoxicity, and variety of biomedical applications.
The carbon nanoobjects including fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, carbon quantum dots, shungites, and graphenes show the unique photorefractive characteristics. The chapter on advanced optical materials modified with carbon nanoobjects illustrates the spectral, photoconductive, photorefractive and dynamic properties of the optical carbon objects based nanomaterials. The covalent and non-covalent functionalization of carbon nanotube: applications deals photocatalytic nature of carbon nanotube based composites. The metal matrix nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes illustrates the preparation and properties of nanocomposites based on aluminium, copper, magnesium, nickel and titanium reinforced matrix with nanofiller carbon materials for example nanoplatelets, nanoparticles, nanofibers and carbon nanotubes using various processing techniques. The chapter discusses the reinforcement using carbon nanotubes, interfacial bonding, thermal, mechanical, and tribological properties and challenges related to the synthesis of composites.
Fly ash, a waste by product of coal thermal power plants, is a carbon based light weight material. Fly ash is generally inexpensive and is considered to be an environmental hazard, thus utilization of fly ash in composites proves to be both economically and environmentally beneficial. In this way, use of fly ash in developing advanced composites is very encouraging for the next generation of advanced lightweight composites. The discussion in aluminum/fly ash syntactic foams: synthesis, microstructure and properties is focused on fly ash filled aluminum matrix composites synthesis methods, microstructure, mechanical properties, and tribological properties of Al/fly ash syntactic foams. The chapter entitled, engineering behavior of ash fills covers the extensive characterization, hardening, bearing capacity and settlement of the ash fills technology. The chapter on carbon doped cryogel thin films derived from resorcinol formaldehyde presents results of structural and optical properties of carbon doped cryogel thin films derived from resorcinol formaldehyde.
This book is written for a large readership including university students and researchers from diverse backgrounds such as chemistry, materials science, physics, pharmacy, medical science and engineering with the specializations in the civil, environmental and biomedical. It can be used not only as a textbook for both undergraduate and graduate students, but also as a review and reference book for researchers in the materials science, bioengineering, medical, pharmacy, biotechnology and nanotechnology. We hope that chapters of this book will give a valuable vision in the state-of-the-art of advanced and functional carbon materials and cutting-edge technologies to the readers.
Description of Book-
Synthesis, characterization and functionalization of carbon nanotubes and graphene: A glimpse of their application
Mahe Talat, India
Surface modification of graphene
Tapas Kuila, India
Graphene and carbon nanotube based electrochemical (bio)sensors for environmental monitoring
Catalytic application of carbon based nanostructured materials on hydrogen sorption behavior of light metal hydrides
Rohit R. Shahi, India
Carbon nanotubes and applications
Mohan Raja, India
Bioimpact of carbon nanomaterials
Aleksandar Djordjevic, Serbia
Advanced optical materials modified with carbon nanoobjects
Natalia V. Kamanina, Russia
Covalent and non-covalent functionalization of carbon nanotube: applications
Vinod K. Gupta, Saudi Arabia
Metal matrix nanocomposites reinforced with carbon nanotubes
Vikas Kumar Singh, India
Fly ash engineering and cryogels
Aluminum/fly ash syntactic foams: synthesis, microstructure and properties
Nikhil Gupta, USA
Commodity thermoplastics with bespoken properties using metallocene catalyst systems
Ashutosh Trivedi, India
Carbon doped cryogel thin films derived from resorcinol formaldehyde
Todorović Marković, Serbia