Advances in Materials Science and Applications          
Advances in Materials Science and Applications(AMSA)

Book Introduction

Research and Innovation in
Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites

Release date: 30, December 2015 | ISBN: 978-0-9889190-1-3 | Editor: Brahim Attaf | Publisher: The World Academic Publishing Co., Ltd

Advances in nanotechnology have led to the development of a new class of composite materials based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). As a result, single and multi-walled CNTs (SWNTs and MWNTs) will play an important role in the design and manufacture of future products provided for use in a variety of high performance applications ranging from engineering to medicine. The main choice criteria of these materials are related to the spectacular characteristics in terms of mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical and optical properties.

As this miraculous and smart material will renovate in the coming years the worldwide market of polymer nanocomposites, so it is obviously important that this book of nanoscience and nanotechnology provides an overview of recent research activities on the application of CNTs for the development of new and innovative materials, products and devices.

Also, this book makes available valuable data/information for scientists, researchers and industrialists who are active in the field and highlights the R&D programmes and the latest development achieved. In addition, the variety of selected chapters will offer readers open access to worldwide research studies/projects, technology transfer and dissemination of results and will help boost the level of competitiveness and innovation in the field of CNT-based composites with the idea to achieve an environmentally friendly and sustainable new products.