This book will discuss the synthesis, properties, characterization and applications of various different nanocarbons including nanodiamonds, nanotubes, graphene, fullerenes, and carbon dots. It will also introduce new types of nanocarbon hybrids, promising next-generation functional materials for environmental and sustainable energy applications, for example nanodiamond-metal, nanodiamond-inorganic and nanodiamond-graphene hybrids.The book provides a transversal view of assets and applications of the different carbon nanomaterials and their hybrids, helping to share knowledge between each community of carbon materials.
Topics covered include:
• Properties of carbon bulk materials
• Recent progresses on the synthesis of nanocarbons; nanodiamonds, onion-like carbons, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, carbon dots, graphene, nanocarbon fibres and aerogels, anostructured carbon nitrides
• Hybrids built with nanocarbons
• Properties and applications of nanocarbons and hybrids; Functionalisation of nanocarbons, tribological properties, optical/optoelectronic properties, applications in photovoltaics, batteries and supercapacitors.
The book will provide the necessary background knowledge on carbon nanostructures, composites/hybrids, and the plethora of environmental and energy applications, whilst also presenting state-of-the-art research and future perspectives for this evolving field.