By Nikos Tagmatarchis
This e-book covers the nomenclature and modeling of carbon nanomaterials, comprises examples of surfaces and skinny movies of fullerenes, and examines the morphology and constitution of carbon nanotubes and the characterization of peapod fabrics through transmission electron microscopy. It additionally provides electro-optical houses and self-assembly and enrichment in carbon nanotubes, by way of thoughts for the chemical functionalization of carbon nanohorns and endohedral metallofullerenes. eventually, the functions of endohedral metallofullerenes in quantum computing and of functionalized carbon nanotubes in drugs finish this interesting review of the field.
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222 Finally by controlling CVD synthesis conditions, Trasobares et al. were able to produce MWCNTs with multi-layered graphitic sheets attached to their walls much like thorns on a rose stem223 (referred to by the authors as “nanowings”, see Fig. b). These were proposed as interesting candidates for composite reinforcement due to assumed enhanced pull-out energies. 26. jpg (b) “nanowings,” segments of multi-layered graphite fused to nanotube walls. Susana Trasobares, Private Communication (2011).
173 For a recent review of carbon onions see ref. 174. Spherical onion cores always follow a single conﬁguration, C60 @C240 @. . C60∗n∗n . . 21. (a) Atomistic model of a spherical carbon onion, C60 @C240 @C560 . 187 While metal-ﬁlled onions are of interest for their electromagnetic response,188 the primary interest in carbon onions is for tribiological applications. The onion’s spherical shape means they should serve as useful low-friction lubricants, while the multilayer structure makes them mechanically more robust than simple single-layer fullerenes.
3 Applications of Helical Nanotubes Coiled multi-walled tubes have been shown to have strength comparable to SWCNTs131 and have been proposed as a suitable ﬁller for composite reinforcement; in principle, they should be superior to straight nanotubes due to improved anchoring into the embedding matrix and better load transfer. They may also act as “molecular springs,” providing greater energy absorption and shock resistance. 132 However, until small coil diameter singlewalled helical nanotubes can be clearly synthesized, identiﬁed, and characterized experimentally, these possible applications remain speculative.
Advances in carbon nanomaterials : science and applications by Nikos Tagmatarchis