Handbook of Carbon, Graphite, Diamonds and Fullerenes: Processing, Properties and Applications

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William Andrew, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 419 pages
This book is a review of the science and technology of the element carbon and its allotropes: graphite, diamond and the fullerenes. This field has expanded greatly in the last three decades stimulated by many major discoveries such as carbon fibers, low-pressure diamond, and the fullerenes. The need for such a book has been felt for some time. These carbon materials are very different in structure and properties. Some are very old (charcoal), others brand new (the fullerenes). They have different applications and markets and are produced by different segments of the industry.

Few studies are available that attempt to review the entire field of carbon as a whole discipline. Moreover these studies were written several decades ago and a generally outdated since the development of the technology is moving very rapidly and scope of applications is constantly expanding and reaching into new fields such as aerospace, automotive, semiconductors, optics, and electronics. In this book the author provides a valuable, up-to-date account of both the newer and traditional forms of carbon, both naturally occurring and man-made. This volume will be a valuable resource for both specialists in, and occasional users of carbon materials.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and General Considerations
1
Chapter 2 The Element Carbon
11
Chapter 3 Graphite Structure and Properties
43
Carbonization and Graphitization
70
ProcessingProperties and Applications
87
Chapter 6 Vitreous Carbon
122
Chapter 7 Pyrolytic Graphite
141
Chapter 8 Carbon Fibers
166
Chapter 10 Natural Graphite Graphite PowdersParticles and Compounds
226
Chapter 11 Structure and Properties of Diamondand Diamond Polytypes10 INTRODUCTION
244
Chapter 12 Natural and HighPressure SyntheticDiamond
278
Chapter 13 CVD Diamond
302
Chapter 14 DiamondLike Carbon DLC
337
Chapter 15 The Fullerene Molecules
356
Glossary
374
Index
384

Chapter 9 Applications of Carbon Fibers
198

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Hugh Pierson is a private consultant in Chemical Vapor Deposition. He was the head of the Deposition

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