Synthesis, Structure, and Properties of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Authors

  • Weiya Zhou,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Xuedong Bai,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Enge Wang,

    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
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  • Sishen Xie

    Corresponding author
    1. Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China)
    • Beijing National Laboratory for Condensed Matter Physics Institute of Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing, 100190 (P.R. China).
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Abstract

Great interest in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) derives from their remarkable electrical, thermal, optical, and mechanical properties together with their lower density, which promise extensive and unique applications. Much progress has been achieved in the fundamental and applied investigations of SWCNTs over the past decade. At the same time, many obstacles still remain, hampering further development in this field. To clarify the emerging problems and to provide a comprehensive understanding of the field, we review the recent progress of research on the synthesis, structure, and properties of SWCNTs, in particular the SWCNT non-woven film, SWCNT rings, boron–nitrogen (B–N) co-doped SWCNTs (BCN-SWNTs), and individual SWCNTs. Some long-standing problems and topics warranting further investigations in the near future are addressed.

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