Advanced Nanotube and Nanofiber Materials by A. K. Haghi, G. E. Zaikov

By A. K. Haghi, G. E. Zaikov

This booklet provides the instruments of nanotechnology that may construct, picture, and manage nanostructures to construct fabrics and units. It bridges the distance among unique technical guides which are past the grab of non-specialists and well known technology books, that could be extra technology fiction than truth. It offers a desirable, scientifically sound remedy, obtainable to engineers and scientists outdoors the sphere or even to scholars on the undergraduate point. This e-book concludes with a glance at a few state-of-the-art functions and prophecies for the longer term. It builds an outstanding history in characterisation and fabrication equipment whereas integrating the physics, chemistry, and biology points. It makes a speciality of purposes and reading engineering points of nanotube and nanofibre fabrics.

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A) L. Lu, B. H. Chang, L. F. Sun, W. Y. Zhou, G. Wang, and D. L. Zhang, Tensile tests of ropes of very long aligned multi-wall carbon nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 1999. 74(21): p. 3152-54. Recent Progress on Carbon Nanotube/Nanofiber Composites 45 [49] Forro, L. , Electronic and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes. Science and Application of Nanotubes, 2000: p. 297-320. , Z. L. Wang, Walt A. de Heer*, Carbon Nanotube Quantum Resistors. Science, 1998. 280: p. 1744-46. , Noncovalent interactions of molecules with single walled carbon nanotubes.

They demonstrated increasing mechanical properties of wet spun fibers by improving dispersion [159]. 11. Electrospinning In our recent work, the chitosan(CHT)/multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) composite nanofiber were fabricated by using electrospinning. In our experimental researches, different solvents including acetic acid 1-90%, formic acid, and TFA/DCM were tested for the electrospinning of 40 A. K. Haghi chitosan/carbon nanotube. No jet was seen upon applying the high voltage even above 25 kV by using of acetic acid 1-30% and formic acid as the solvent for chitosan/carbon nanotube.

However, Jian et al. (2002) created a technique for the non-covalent functionalization of SWNTs most similar to π-π stacking by PPE without polymer wrapping [75]. Figure 3. non-covalent functionalization of CNTs by (a) surfactants, (b) wrapping, (c) endohedral. These functionalization methods can provide many applications of CNTs. In this context, one of the most important applications of CNTs is biomedical science such as biosensors [76], drug delivery [77], and tissue engineering [78]. 1. Nanotube Composites According to low physical properties of biopolymers, researchers would use some filler for the reinforcement of their electrical, mechanical, and thermal properties.

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