Nanocarbon: Preparation, properties, and applications

Naheed Saba, Mohammad Jawaid, Hasan Fouad, Othman Y. Alothman

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11 Citations (Scopus)


Nanomaterials are currently on the cutting edge of material science research and are gradually finding applications in our daily life, including life science, energy, and environmental applications. Among many nanomaterials, carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphite, diamonds, fullerenes, and graphene, with their high specific surface areas and large pore volumes, have remained at the forefront of nanotechnology. Interestingly, carbon nanomaterials, especially CNTs and graphene, have drawn wide attention in recent years as novel materials for diverse and interesting industrial applications. CNTs ultimately evolved as one of the most intensively studied nanomaterials. CNTs are one of the simplest chemical compositions and atomic bonding configurations obtained when graphene sheet structures are rolled in the shape of a cylinder. Graphene, consisting of an isolated single atomic layer of graphite, represents an ideal realization of a two-dimensional (2D) system. Graphene and CNTs offer multiple advanced applications in the field of energy storage and biomedical and electrochemical sensing, owing to their unique and remarkable mechanical, electric, electronic, and thermal properties bringing a revolution into the field of nanotechnology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanocarbon and its Composites
Subtitle of host publicationPreparation, Properties and Applications
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780081025093
ISBN (Print)9780081025109
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomedical applications
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Energy storage
  • Graphene
  • Nanocarbon
  • Nanomaterial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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