Industrial Applications of Carbon Nanotubes covers the current applications of carbon nanotubes in various industry sectors, from the military to visual display products, and energy harvesting and storage. It also assesses the opportunities and challenges for increased commercialization and manufacturing of carbon nanotubes in the years ahead.
Real-life case studies illustrate how carbon nanotubes are used in each industry sector covered, providing a valuable resource for scientists and engineers who are involved and/or interested in carbon nanotubes in both academia and industry. The book serves as a comprehensive guide to the varied uses of carbon nanotubes for specialists in many related fields, including chemistry, physics, biology, and textiles.
Huisheng Peng received his BEng in Polymer Materials from Donghua University in China in 1999, MSc in Polymer Science from Fudan University in China in 2003 and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Tulane University in USA in 2006. He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Peng has been appointed as a Professor at Department of Macromolecular Science at Fudan University since October 2008. He is a pioneer of the fiber-shaped energy harvesting and storage device. Qingwen Li received her PhD from Tsinghua University in China in 2001. She worked at Peking University as a postdoctoral fellow from 2001 to 2003. Then, she moved to University of Cambridge as a Research Associate from 2003 to 2005. After that, she worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory from 2005 to 2007. She joined Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics in 2007. Her expertise is controlled growth of aligned carbon nanotubes and their applications in the fields of structural materials and electronics. Tao Chen is a professor in Department of Chemistry at Tongji University since December 2014. He received his BS and MS from Zhengzhou University in 2006 and 2009, respectively, and received a PhD from Fudan University in 2012. Then, he moved to Case Western Reserve University as a research associate from 2012 to 2014. His research interests focus on the design and fabrication of carbon nanomaterials for flexible, wearable and stretchable energy conversion, storage and their integrated devices.
Chapter 1. Controllable Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 2. Structure and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 3. Carbon Nanotubes for Defect Monitoring in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites Chapter 4. Carbon Nanotubes for Displaying Chapter 5. Carbon Nanotubes for Sensing Applications Chapter 6. Stimuli-Responsive Materials From Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 7. Wearable Carbon Nanotube Devices for Sensing Chapter 8. Use of Carbon Nanotubes in Third-Generation Solar Cells Chapter 9. Application of Carbon Nanotubes in Lithium-Ion Batteries Chapter 10. Carbon Nanotubes for Electrochemical Capacitors Chapter 11. Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications Chapter 12. Carbon Nanotube Fibers for Wearable Devices Chapter 13. Growth of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes and Their Applications Chapter 14. Safety of Carbon Nanotubes Chapter 15. Challenge and Opportunities of Carbon Nanotubes