Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology

Physical Properties of Ceramic and Carbon Nanoscale Structures

The INFN Lectures, Vol. II

Editors: Bellucci, Stefano (Ed.)

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  • Focuses on selected hot topics
  • Written in a tutorial style that makes contributions suitable as supplementary material for advanced courses
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This is the second volume in a series of books on selected topics in Nanoscale Science and Technology based on lectures given at the well-known INFN schools of the same name. The aim of this collection is to provide a reference corpus of suitable, introductory material to relevant subfields, as they mature over time, by gathering the significantly expanded and edited versions of tutorial lectures, given over the years by internationally known experts. The present set of notes stems in particular from the participation and dedication of prestigious lecturers, such as Andrzej Huczko, Nicola Pugno, Alexander Malesevic, Pasquale Onorato and Stefano Bellucci. All lectures were subsequently carefully edited and reworked, taking into account the extensive follow-up discussions. A tutorial lecture by Huczko et al. shows how a variety of carbon and ceramic nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires, nanofibres, nanorods, and nanoencapsulates) have in particular great potential for improving our understanding of the fundamental concepts of the roles of both dimensionality and size on physical material properties . Bellucci and Onorato provide an extensive and tutorial review of the (quantum) transport properties in carbon nanotubes, encompassing a description of the electronic structure from graphene to single-wall nanotubes, as well as a discussion of experimental evidence of superconductivity in carbon nanotubes and the corresponding theoretical interpretation. In the first contribution by Pugno, new ideas on how to design futuristic self-cleaning, super-adhesive and releasable hierarchical smart materials are presented. He also reviews the mechanical strength of such nanotubes and megacables, with an eye to the visionary project of a carbon nanotube-based ‘space elevator megacable’. In his second contribution, Pugno outlines in detail the role on the fracture strength of thermodynamically unavoidable atomistic defects with different size and shape, both numerically and theoretically, for nanotubes and nanotube bundles. Focusing on graphitic allotropes, the chapter by Bellucci and Malesevic aims to give a taste of the widespread implications carbon nanostructures have on research and applications, starting from an historical overview, followed by a discussion of the structure and physical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene, in particular in the context of the several different synthesis techniques presently available.

About the authors

Dr. Stefano Bellucci Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Laboratori Nazionale die Frascati Frascati Italy stefano.bellucci@lnf.infn.it

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Formation and Characterization of Carbon and Ceramic Nanostructures

    Huczko, Andrzej (et al.)

    Pages 1-43

  • Transport Properties in Carbon Nanotubes

    Bellucci, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 45-109

  • Nanotribology of Spiderman

    Pugno, Nicola M.

    Pages 111-136

  • Strength of Nanotubes and Megacables

    Pugno, Nicola M.

    Pages 137-154

  • Physics of Carbon Nanostructures

    Bellucci, Stefano (et al.)

    Pages 155-194

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Properties of Ceramic and Carbon Nanoscale Structures
Book Subtitle
The INFN Lectures, Vol. II
Editors
  • Stefano Bellucci
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-15778-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-15778-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-15777-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26729-1
Series ISSN
2195-2159
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
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