Improved carbon materials for nanomanufacturing applications

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    Abstract

    As a constituent of many raw materials and manufactured products, carbon has always interested scientists and engineers. Those involved with nanomanufacturing have now specific reasons to re-examine this multifaceted element. First, exotic new forms of carbon, such as carbon nanotubes and fullerenes, have appeared in recent years as crucial building blocks of nanodevices such as addressable memories and sensor arrays, for example. Second, biological systems often advocated as model systems for nanotechnology are essentially built of carbon backbones. Third, the properties of carbon depend on nanoscale heterogeneity, voids, crystalline defects, secondary bonds, and dangling bonds. Obviously, as the device’s dimensions shrink down, the role of these heterogeneities, and their control, becomes of paramount importance.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNanomanufacturing Handbook
    PublisherCRC Press
    Pages281-312
    Number of pages32
    ISBN (Electronic)9781420004922
    ISBN (Print)9780849333262
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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