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Handbook of Carbon, Graphite, Diamonds and Fullerenes : Processing, Properties and Applications - Hugh O. Pierson

Handbook of Carbon, Graphite, Diamonds and Fullerenes

Processing, Properties and Applications

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Published: 14th January 1995
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This book is a review of the science and technology of the element carbon and its allotropes: graphite, diamond and the fullerenes. This field has expanded greatly in the last three decades stimulated by many major discoveries such as carbon fibers, low-pressure diamond, and the fullerenes. The need for such a book has been felt for some time. These carbon materials are very different in structure and properties. Some are very old (charcoal), others brand new (the fullerenes). They have different applications and markets and are produced by different segments of the industry.

Few studies are available that attempt to review the entire field of carbon as a whole discipline. Moreover these studies were written several decades ago and a generally outdated since the development of the technology is moving very rapidly and scope of applications is constantly expanding and reaching into new fields such as aerospace, automotive, semiconductors, optics, and electronics. In this book the author provides a valuable, up-to-date account of both the newer and traditional forms of carbon, both naturally occurring and man-made. This volume will be a valuable resource for both specialists in, and occasional users of carbon materials.

"aa valuable addition to the literature in the field of carbon." - Journal of Materials

Introduction and General Considerations
The Element Carbon
Graphite Structure and Properties
Synthetic Carbon and Graphite: Carbonization and Graphitization
Molded Graphite: Processing, Properties, and Applications
Vitreous Carbon
Pyrolytic Graphite
Carbon Fibers
Applications of Carbon Fibers
Natural Graphite, Graphite Powders, Particles, and Compounds
Structure and Properties of Diamond and Diamond Polytypes
Natural and High-Pressure Synthetic Diamond
CVD Diamond
Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC)
The Fullerene Molecules
References
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780815513391
ISBN-10: 0815513399
Series: Materials Science and Process Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 419
Published: 14th January 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.91