Elemental carbon materials take numerous forms, including graphite, graphene, carbon black, activated carbon, nanofibers and nanotubes. In spite of the basic similarity in the chemical bonding, these forms differ greatly in the structure, carbon layer orientation, morphology, porosity, surface chemistry, and properties. Moreover, they are used in polymer and other matrices to form structural and functional composite materials. Carbon materials are thus used in a large range of applications, including structural, electronic, electromagnetic, electrochemical, electromechanical, thermal, electrothermal, environmental, energy and biomedical applications, hence they are a subject of intense research, with strong relevance to both science and technology.
This book provides tutorial-style and up-to-date coverage of the carbon forms, with emphasis on the relationships among processing, structure, properties and applications. It is suitable for use as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference book for professionals.
○ Comprehensive treatment of various forms of carbon materials that are rich in both science and applications
○ The tutorial style makes the book suitable as a textbook
○ The up-to-date content and references make the book suitable as a reference book