Nanotubes and Nanowires: Edition 3 Authors: C N R Rao, A Govindaraj, Leela Srinivas Panchakarla

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Nanotubes (both of carbon and inorganic materials) can be made in a variety of ways, demonstrating a wide range of fascinating properties. Many of these, such as high mechanical strength and interesting electronic properties relate directly to potential applications. Nanowires have been made from a vast array of inorganic materials and provide great scope for further research into their properties and possible applications.

Chapters in this book systematically describe the fundamentals and applications of nanotubes and nanowires, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the research area, including synthesis, characterisation, properties and applications.

This new edition of Nanotubes and Nanowires includes an extensive list of references and is ideal both for graduates needing an introduction to the field of nanomaterials as well as for professionals and researchers in academia and industry.

Review of Nanotubes and Nanowires 1st Edition:

“This book does a truly admirable job of summarizing the literature in this rapidly changing field.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2006, 128, 4163-4164

Review of Nanotubes and Nanowires 2nd Edition:

“Rao and Govindaraj do a superb job of distilling the huge literature on inorganic nanotubes and nanowires.” Chemistry & Industry, 2011, 24, 27

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C.N.R. Rao obtained his PhD degree from Purdue University and DSc degree from the University of Mysore. He is the Linus Pauling Research Professor and Honorary President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research and Honorary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science (both at Bangalore). His research interests are mainly in the chemistry of materials (e.g. transition-metal oxides, open-framework structures, and nanomaterials). He has authored nearly 1700 research papers and edited or written 30 books in materials chemistry. A member of several academies including the Royal Society (London), US National Academy of Sciences, Japan Academy, French Academy of Sciences, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of the Einstein Gold Medal by UNESCO, the Hughes Medal and the Royal Medal of the Royal Society, London and the Somiya Award of the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS). He received the Dan David Prize of materials research from Israel and is the first recipient of the India Science Prize. In 2010, he was awarded the August Wilhelm von Hoffmann medal by the German Chemical Society. He has received the Von Hippel Award of MRS (USA) and the highest civilian honour (Bharat Ratna) from the President of India.

A. Govindaraj obtained his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Mysore. His main research interests are in fullerenes, nanowires and nanotubes in which areas he has published extensively. He is a Principal Research Scientist at the Indian Institute of Science.

L.S. Panchakarla obtained his MSc from University of Hyderabad and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research. His main research interests are in novel nanotubes and other nanomaterials. He carried out post-doctoral work in Virginia Commonwealth University and Weizmann Institute of Science. He is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.