Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Structure, Properties, and Applications

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Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Gene Dresselhaus, Phaedon Avouris
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 13, 2001 - Technology & Engineering - 448 pages
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This book gives a comprehensive review of the present status of research in this fast moving field by researchers actively contributing to the advances. After a short introduction and a brief review of the relation between carbon nanotubes, graphite and other forms of carbon, the synthesis techniques and growth mechanisms for carbon nanotubes are described. This is followed by reviews on nanotube electronic structure, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties, nanotube imaging and spectroscopy, and nanotube applications.

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Mildred Dresselhaus was born Mildred Spiewak in Brooklyn, New York on November 11, 1930. She received a bachelor's degree from Hunter College, a master's degree from Radcliffe College, and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. In 1960, she ended up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She worked at Lincoln Laboratory, a defense research center, where she was one of two women on a scientific staff of 1,000. Her research into the fundamental properties of carbon helped transform it into the superstar of modern materials science and the nanotechnology industry. In 1968, she was the first woman to secure a full professorship at M.I.T. and worked to promote the cause of women in science. She published more than 1,700 scientific papers and co-wrote eight books. She received the National Medal of Science, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, and the Enrico Fermi Prize. She died on February 20, 2017 at the age of 86.

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