Special Topic: Carbon Nanotube

The special topic calls for papers on Carbon Nanotube and such papers will appear in Advances in Natural Science as a special column.


Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a cylindrical nanostructure. Nanotubes have been constructed with length-to-diameter ratio of up to 132,000,000:1, significantly larger than for any other material. These cylindrical carbon molecules have unusual properties, which are valuable for nanotechnology, electronics, optics and other fields of materials science and technology. In particular, owing to their extraordinary thermal conductivity and mechanical and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes find applications as additives to various structural materials. As a special category of nanoparticles, CNT have demonstrated unparalleled performances. Since the turn of the century, the outstanding properties of carbon nanotubes have gained significant recognition. Research progress in CNT is accelerating at an unprecedented speed. In this special topic, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring Carbon Nanotube.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Carbon Nanotube for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Carbon Nanotube” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Carbon Nanotube.


Related Conferences:

24- 29 June 2012, Australia. Thirteenth International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes

28 – 29 August 2013, San Diego, California United States. Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene, and Associated Devices VI

10 – 16 July 2011 Cambridge, UK. NT11 International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes

Related Journals (Special issue):

Material (Special Issue: Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube)

Polymers (Special Issue: Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications)

Chemical Vapor Deposition (Special Issue: Carbon Nanotubes)

Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Special Issue: Carbon Nanotubes)

Journal of Electronic Packaging (Special Issue: Carbon Nanotubes)

Active and Passive Electronic Components (Special Issue: Carbon Nanotube and Graphene VLSI Devices and Interconnect)


Related Articles:

Aliev, A. E., Oh, J., Kozlov, M. E., Kuznetsov, A. A., Fang, S., Fonseca, A. F., ... & Baughman, R. H. (2009). Giant-stroke, superelastic carbon nanotube aerogel muscles. Science, 323(5921), 1575-1578.

Avouris, P., Freitag, M., & Perebeinos, V. (2008). Carbon-nanotube photonics and optoelectronics. Nature photonics, 2(6), 341-350.

Bauhofer, W., & Kovacs, J. Z. (2009). A review and analysis of electrical percolation in carbon nanotube polymer composites. Composites Science and Technology, 69(10), 1486-1498.

Eder, D. (2010). Carbon nanotube− inorganic hybrids. Chemical reviews, 110(3), 1348-1385.

Gong, K., Du, F., Xia, Z., Durstock, M., & Dai, L. (2009). Nitrogen-doped carbon nanotube arrays with high electrocatalytic activity for oxygen reduction. Science, 323(5915), 760-764.

Hu, L., Hecht, D. S., & Gruner, G. (2010). Carbon nanotube thin films: fabrication, properties, and applications. Chemical Reviews, 110(10), 5790-5844.

Jacobs, C. B., Peairs, M. J., & Venton, B. J. (2010). Review: Carbon nanotube based electrochemical sensors for biomolecules. Analytica Chimica Acta, 662(2), 105-127.

Qian, H., Greenhalgh, E. S., Shaffer, M. S., & Bismarck, A. (2010). Carbon nanotube-based hierarchical composites: a review. Journal of Materials Chemistry, 20(23), 4751-4762.

Qu, L., Dai, L., Stone, M., Xia, Z., & Wang, Z. L. (2008). Carbon nanotube arrays with strong shear binding-on and easy normal lifting-off. Science, 322(5899), 238-242.

Spitalsky, Z., Tasis, D., Papagelis, K., & Galiotis, C. (2010). Carbon nanotube–polymer composites: chemistry, processing, mechanical and electrical properties. Progress in Polymer Science, 35(3), 357-401.

Tung, V. C., Chen, L. M., Allen, M. J., Wassei, J. K., Nelson, K., Kaner, R. B., & Yang, Y. (2009). Low-temperature solution processing of graphene− carbon nanotube hybrid materials for high-performance transparent conductors. Nano letters, 9(5), 1949-1955.

Woan, K., Pyrgiotakis, G., & Sigmund, W. (2009). Photocatalytic Carbon‐Nanotube–TiO2 Composites. Advanced Materials, 21(21), 2233-2239.

Yamada, T., Hayamizu, Y., Yamamoto, Y., Yomogida, Y., Izadi-Najafabadi, A., Futaba, D. N., & Hata, K. (2011). A stretchable carbon nanotube strain sensor for human-motion detection. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(5), 296-301.

Yang, H., Itkis, M. E., Moriya, R., Rettner, C., Jeong, J. S., Pickard, D. S. ... & Parkin, S. S. (2012). Nonlocal spin transport in single-walled carbon nanotube networks. Physical Review B, 85(5), 052401.


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