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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
From the Foreword, written by legendary nano pioneer M. Meyyappan, Chief
Scientist for Exploration Technology NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field,
"…there is critical need for a book to summarize the status of the field but
more importantly to lay out the principles behind the technology. This is what
Professor Arvind Agarwal and his co-workers … have done here."
Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites reflects the authors’
desire to share the benefits of nanotechnology with the masses by developing
metal matrix carbon nanotube (MM-CNT) composites for large-scale applications.
Multiwall carbon nanotubes can now be produced on a large scale and at a
significantly reduced cost. The book explores potential applications and
applies the author’s own research to highlight critical developmental issues
for different MM-CNT composites—and then outline novel solutions.
With this problem-solving approach, the book explores:
Advantages, limitations, and the evolution of processing techniques used for
Characterization techniques unique to the study of MM-CNT composites—and the
limitations of these methods
Existing research on different MM-CNT composites, presented in useful tables
that include composition, processing method, quality of CNT dispersion, and
The micro-mechanical strengthening that results from adding CNT
The applicability of micro-mechanics models in MM-CNT composites
Significance of chemical stability for carbon nanotubes in the metal matrix
as a function of processing, and its impact on CNT/metal interface and
Computational studies that have not been sufficiently covered although they
are essential to research and development
The critical issue of CNT dispersion in the metal matrix, as well as a unique
way to quantify CNT distribution and subsequently improve control of the
processing parameters for obtaining improved properties
Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites paints a vivid picture
of scientific and application achievements in this field. Exploring the
mechanisms through which CNTs are enhancing the properties of different
metal-based composites, the authors provide a roadmap to help researchers
develop MM-CNT composites and choose potential materials for use in emerging
areas of technology.