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Science of Engineering Materials and Carbon Nanotubes

 
C.M. Srivastava (Author) C. Srinivasan (Author)
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The book in Part I, provides the essential classical and quantum laws on which the correlation between properties and structures of materials is explained currently. It covers the traditional engineering materials, metals and alloys, semiconductors, polymers, dielectrics, amorphous, superconductors and materials for magnetic, nuclear, space and laser applications. The recent discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNT) has led to nanotechnology and exciting applications in biology, medicine, textile, energy, transportation and electronic devices. We have added in this edition as Part II, the physical description of CNT, the method of their production, the classical and quantum aspects of their properties and the way these differ from the three-dimensional materials discussed in Part I. This book is probably the first of its kind that accounts for the difference in properties like electrical and thermal conduction in copper and carbon nanotubes on models that differ due to dimensionality of the material.

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About the authors

C.M. Srivastava

C.M. Srivastava received his M.Sc. Degree in Physics from Banaras Hindu University and Ph.D. Degree from Imperial College, London. He is Emeritus Professor, Department of Physics and retired Head of Materials Science Center and Advanced Center for Research in Electronics at IIT Bombay. He is Fellow of Indian National Science Academy, Indian National Academy of Sciences, Maharashtra Academy of Sciences and Life Member of IEEE.

C. Srinivasan

C. Srinivasan received his M.Sc. Degree in Physics with a Gold Medal from Mysore University and Ph.D. Degree from Moscow State University. He has served as Professor of Physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay for several years. He was associated with the Materials Science Centre and Advanced Center for Research in Electronics as also with Materials Science courses for M.Tech students for several years before his retirement in 1986.

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Bibliographic information

Title Science of Engineering Materials and Carbon Nanotubes
Format Softcover
Date published: 26.12.2012
Edition 3rd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788122427271
length 540p.,