Chapter 2. Synthetic Approaches for Carbon Nanotubes

  1. Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar4,
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Hormes4 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Carola Leuschner5
  1. Bingqing Wei1,
  2. Robert Vajtai2 and
  3. Pulickel M. Ajayan3

Published Online: 12 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603476.ch2

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

How to Cite

Wei, B., Vajtai, R. and Ajayan, P. M. (2005) Synthetic Approaches for Carbon Nanotubes, in Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact (eds C. S. S. R. Kumar, J. Hormes and C. Leuschner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603476.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA

  2. 5

    Reproductive Biotechnology Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Louisiana State University, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Louisiana State University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Center for Computation and Technology, EE Building, South Campus Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA

  2. 2

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rensselaer Nanotechnology Center, Troy, NY 12180, USA

  3. 3

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Troy, NY 12180, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311156

Online ISBN: 9783527603473

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Keywords:

  • nanofabrication;
  • biomedical applications;
  • synthetic approaches for carbon nanotubes;
  • family of carbon nanomaterials;
  • synthesis of carbon nanotubes;
  • perspective on biomedical applications

Summary

  • Introduction

    • Structure of Carbon Nanomaterials

    • Wide Range of Properties

  • Family of Carbon Nanomaterials

    • Fullerenes

    • Carbon Onions (Nested Fullerenes)

    • Carbon Nanofibers

    • Carbon Nanotubes

    • Nanoscale Diamonds and Diamond-Like Carbon

    • Nanoporous Activated Carbon

  • Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes

    • Nanotube Growth via the Arc-Discharge Method

    • Carbon Nanotubes Produced by Laser Ablation

    • Chemical Vapor Deposition as a Tool for Carbon Nanotube Production

  • Controllable Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube Architectures

    • Substrate-Site-Selective Growth

    • Three-Dimensional Nanotube Architectures

    • Super-Long SWNT Strands

  • Perspective on Biomedical Applications

    • Imaging and Diagnostics

    • Biosensors

  • Conclusion