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The Mystery of Carbon

An introduction to carbon materials
Manijeh Razeghi


Designed specifically for students of solid-state physics or engineering, this book introduces recent discoveries in carbon materials and demonstrates how these breakthroughs are useful to students' studies. The abundance of carbon coupled with its remarkable chemistry make the element unique and essential to life and the universe. This book offers a succinct introduction to the synthesis of carbon materials, their allotropes and the impact these have had on developmental science. By providing a uniquely encompassing and interlinked overview of carbon science, this text aids the reader in understanding the importance of carbon and how little we know about this mysterious but prevalent atom.

About Editors

Manijeh Razeghi is the Walter P Murphy Professor of electrical and computer engineering, and the Director of the Center for Quantum Devices at Northwestern University. She is a Fellow of the MRS, IOP, IEEE, APS, SPIE, OSA, and IEC; a Fellow and Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE); an elected Life Fellow of SWE, IEEE, and MRS; and a member of the Electrochemical Society, ACS and AAAS. Razeghi's current research interests are nanoscale optoelectronic quantum devices and systems from deep UV (100 nm) to Thz. (300 microns).

Table of Contents

1 The Carbon Atom
2 Bonding Energy and Energy Bands in Solids
3 Carbon Fullerenes
4 Graphene
5 Graphene and Nanotubes
6 Conjugated Polymers Introduction
7 Two Dimensional Electronic Structures
8 Conclusions. Thoughts for the future.


Hardback ISBN: 9780750311830

Ebook ISBN: 9780750311823

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2563/ab35d1

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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