Carbon-based Solids and Materials

Carbon-based Solids and Materials

Author(s): Pierre Delhaes

Published Online: 6 MAR 2013 03:18AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781848212008

Online ISBN: 9781118557617

DOI: 10.1002/9781118557617

About this Book

It is well known that solid carbons can be found in various guises with different forms of bulk phases (graphites, diamonds and carbynes) as well as more molecular forms (fullerenes,nanotubes and graphenes) resulting from recent discoveries.


The cause of this rich polymorphism is analyzed in the first part of this book (chapters 1-5) with the propensity of carbon atoms for forming different types of homopolar chemical bonds associated with variable coordination numbers. Precursor organic molecules and parent compounds are also described to establish specific links with this rich polymorphism.

Then in a second part (chapters 6-10) a comparative review of the main classes of bulk physical properties is presented. This approach emphasizes in particular the electronic behavior of (pi) polyaromatic systems organized in plane and curved atomic sheets.  Finally in a third part (chapters 11-15) the surface and interface characteristics are introduced together with the texture and morphology of these multiscale carbon materials. An overview of the main field of applications is related showing the large use and interest for these solids.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Carbon Phases, Precursors and Parent Compounds

  2. Part 2: Physical Properties of Solid Carbons

  3. Part 3: Carbon Materials and Uses

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