Nanotube Superfiber Materials, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1455778648
  • ISBN-13: 9781455778645
  • DDC: 620.115
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 848 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Nanotube super fiber materials refer to different forms of macroscale materials with unique properties constructed from carbon nanotubes. These materials include nanotube arrays, ribbons, scrolls, yarn, braid, and sheets. Nanotube materials are in the early stage of development and this is the first dedicated book on the subject. Transitioning from molecules to materials is a breakthrough that will positively impact almost all industries and areas of society. Key properties of superfiber materials include flexibility and fatigue resistance, high energy absorption, good electrical and thermal conductivity, high maximum current density, and reduced skin and proximity effects. These properties enable dozens of applications including replacing copper wire in power conduction, EMI shielding, nerve scaffolding, and energy storage. Superfiber materials are used in coax cable, carbon biofiber, bullet-proof vests, impact resistant glass, wearable antennas, biomedical micro devices, biosensors, self-sensing composites, supercapacitors, superinductors, hybrid superconductors, and reinforced elastomers. This book covers processing, properties, and applications. Processing discusses nanotube synthesis and macro-scale material formation. Properties cover mechanical, electrical, chemical, and other properties of nanotubes and macroscale materials. Applications discusses a broad array of uses. Explores production and application of macro-scale materials made of nanoscale particles.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editor Biographies.
1: Introduction to Fiber Materials.
2: New Applications and Techniques for Nanotube Superfiber Development.
3: Tailoring the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Fibers.
4: Synthesis and Properties of Ultralong Carbon Nanotubes.
5: Alloy Hybrid Carbon Nanotube Yarn for Multifunctionality.
6: Wet Spinning of CNT-Based Fibers.
7: Dry Spinning Carbon Nanotubes into Continuous Yarn: Progress, Processing and Applications.
8: Synthesis and Properties of Boron Nitride Nanotubes.
9: Boron Nitride Nanotubes, Silicon Carbide Nanotubes, and Carbon Nanotubes–A Comparison of Properties and Applications.
10: Carbon Nanotube Fiber Doping.
11: Carbon Nanofiber Multifunctional Mat.
12: Direct Synthesis of Long Nanotube Yarns for Commercial Fiber Products.
13: Carbon Nanotube Sheet: Processing, Characterization and Applications.
14: Direct Dry Spinning of Millimeter-Long Carbon Nanotube Arrays for Aligned Sheet and Yarn.
15: Transport Mechanisms in Metallic and Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Cross-Over from Weak Localization to Hopping Conduction.
16: Thermal Conductivity of Nanotube Assemblies and Superfiber Materials.
17: Three-Dimensional Nanotube Networks and a New Horizon of Applications.
18: A Review on the Design of Superstrong Carbon Nanotube or Graphene Fibers and Composites.
19: Transition from Tubes to Sheets—A Comparison of the Properties and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene.
20: Multiscale Modeling of CNT Composites Using Molecular Dynamics and the Boundary Element Method.
21: Development of Lightweight Sustainable Electric Motors.
22: Multiscale Laminated Composite Materials.
23: Aligned Carbon Nanotube Composite Prepregs.
24: Embedded Carbon Nanotube Sensor Thread for Structural Health Monitoring and Strain Sensing of Composite Materials.
25: Tiny Medicine.
26: Carbon Nanotube Yarn and Sheet Antennas.
27: Energy Storage from Dispersion Forces in Nanotubes.