Applications in mechanics and sensors

Carbon Nanotubes: Angels or Demons?, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2007 Catalogue, Ed. S. Fiorito, Pan Stanford Publishing Vol. 2, p. 19 - 33 (2008)

Applications in mechanics and sensors

A. Rubio

Since the discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) by Sumio Iijima we witness an explosive development of the nanotube science and technology. Considering the rapid progress made in the fabrication, manipulation, characterization and modeling of nanostructures based on nanotubes, it is reasonable to expect that CNTs will pervade in the following years key application areas such as energy, materials, devices, and several others. There is a great variety of applications for which nanotubes represent a disruptive potential, ranging from energy storage, composites, nanoelectronics and other solid-state devices, to sensors and actuators (see for example the reviews by Baughman et al.5 ; Loiseau et al.42 ).

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