Preface.- Scientific Committee.- Part I. Synthesis and structural characterization.- Arc discharge and laser ablation synthesis of single-walled carbon nanotubes; B. Hornbostel et al.- Scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy of carbon nanotubes; L. P. Biró, Ph. Lambin.- Structural determination of individual singlewall carbon nanotube by nanoarea electron diffraction; E. Thune et al. - The structural effects on multi-walled carbon nanotubes by thermal annealing under vacuum; K D. Behier et al. - TEM sample preparation for studying the interface CNTs-catalyst-substrate; M -F. Fiawoo et al. -A method to synthesize and tailor carbon nanotubes by electron irradiation in the TEM; R. Caudillo et al.- Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of nanotube-like structures on the HOPG surface; I. N. Kholmanov et al.- Influence of catalyst and carbon source on the synthesis of carbon nanotubes in a semi-continuous injection chemical vapor deposition method; Z. E. Horvath et al. - PECVD growth of carbon nanotubes; A. Malesevic et al. - Carbon nanotubes growth and anchorage to carbon fibres; Th. Dikonimos Makris et al. - CVD synthesis of carbon nanotubes on different substrates; Th. Dikonimos Makris et al. - Influence of the substrate types and treatments on carbon nanotube growth by chemical vapor deposition with nickel catalyst; R. Rizzoli et al.- Non catalytic CVD growth of 2D-aligned carbon nanotubes; N. I. Maksimova et al.- Pyrolytic synthesis of carbon nanotubes on Ni, Co, Fe/MCM-41 catalysts; K. Katok et al. - A Grand Canonical Monte Carlo simulation study of carbon structural and adsorption properties of in-zeolite templated carbon nanostructures; Th. I Roussel et al.- Part II. Vibrational properties and optical spectroscopies.- Vibrational and related properties of carbon nanotubes; V. N Popov, Ph. Lambin.- Raman scattering ofcarbon nanotubes; H. Kuzmany et al.- Raman spectroscopy of isolated single-walled carbon nanotubes; Th. Michel et al.- Part III. Electronicand optical properties and electrical transport.- Electronic transport in nanotubes and through junctions of nanotubes; Ph. Lambin et al.- Electronic transport in carbon nanotubes at the mesoscopic scale; S. Latil et al.- - Wave packet dynamical investigation of STM imaging mechanism using an atomic pseudopotential model of a carbon nanotube; Géza I. Mark et al.- Carbon nanotube films for optical absorption; E. Kovats et al.- - Intersubband exciton relaxation dynamics in single-walled carbon nanotubes; C. Gadermaier et al.- - Peculiarities ofthe optical polarizability of single-walled zigzag carbon nanotube with capped and tapered ends; 0. V. Ogloblya, G. M Kuznetsova et al.- Third-order nonlinearity and plasmon properties in carbon nanotubes; A. M Nemilentsau et al.- - Hydrodynamic modeling of fast ion interactions with carbon nanotubes; D. .1. Mowbray et al. - Local resistance of single-walled carbon nanotubes as measured by scanning probe techniques; B. Goldsmith, Ph. G. Collins.- Band structure of carbon nanotubes embedded in a crystal matrix; P. N D'yachko, D. V. Makaev.- Magnetotransport in 2-D arrays of single-wall carbon nanotubes; V. K. Ksenevich.- Computer modeling ofthe differential conductance of symmetry connected armchair-zigzag heterojunctions; 0. V. Ogloblya, G. M Kuznetsova.- Part IV. Molecule adsorption, functionalization and chemical properties.- Molecular Dynamics simulation of gas adsorption and absorption in nanotubes; A. Proykova et al.- First-principles and molecular dynamics simulations of methane adsorption on grapheme; E. Daykova et al.- - Effect of solvent and dispersant on the bundle dissociation of single-walled carbon nanotubes; S. Giordani et al.- - Carbon nanotubes with vacancies under external mechanical stress and electric field; H. Iliev et al-. - Part V. Mechanical properties of nanotubes and composite materials.- Mechanical properties of three-terminal nanotube junction determined from computer simulations; E. Belova, L. A.
It is about 15 years that the carbon nanotubes have been discovered by Sumio Iijima in a transmission electron microscope. Since that time, these long hollow cylindrical carbon molecules have revealed being remarkable nanostructures for several aspects. They are composed of just one element, Carbon, and are easily produced by several techniques. A nanotube can bend easily but still is very robust. The nanotubes can be manipulated and contacted to external electrodes. Their diameter is in the nanometer range, whereas their length may exceed several micrometers, if not several millimeters. In diameter, the nanotubes behave like molecules with quantized energy levels, while in length, they behave like a crystal with a continuous distribution of momenta. Depending on its exact atomic structure, a single-wall nanotube -that is to say a nanotube composed of just one rolled-up graphene sheet- may be either a metal or a semiconductor. The nanotubes can carry a large electric current, they are also good thermal conductors. It is not surprising, then, that many applications have been proposed for the nanotubes. At the time of writing, one of their most promising applications is their ability to emit electrons when subjected to an external electric field. Carbon nanotubes can do so in normal vacuum conditions with a reasonable voltage threshold, which make them suitable for cold-cathode devices.
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