"Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes"

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Authors: Riichiro Saito, Gene Dresslhaus, and M. S. Dresselhaus
Publisher: Imperial College Press (London) , ISBN 1-86094-093-5
Price: $39(hard Cover)/$27(soft cover) U.S. 258pages.
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A carbon nanotube is a honeycomb lattice rolled into a cylinder. The nanotube diameter about 1 nm is much smaller in size than the most advanced semiconductor devices and thus carbon nanotube brings us the challenge for new solid state physics. One of the most significant physical properties of carbon nanotubes is their electronic structure which depends only on their geometry, and is unique to solid state physics. Specifically, the electronic structure of a single-wall carbon nanotube is either metallic or semiconducting, depending on its diameter and chirality, and does not requiring any doping. Further, the energy gap of semiconducting carbon nanotubes can be varied continuously from 1~eV to 0~eV, by varying the nanotube diameter. Thus we can imagine that the smallest possible semiconductor devices are likely to be based on carbon nanotubes.

Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes is an introductory textbook for the graduate students and researchers who start to learn carbon nanotubes from many fields of science. Although progress in the field is still at an early stage, the book focuses on the basic principles behind the physical properties. Some computational source codes which generate coordinates of carbon nanotube are included in the textbook which will be useful to start the research.

Riichiro Saito studied physics at the University of Tokyo and got his Dr. Sc. in 1985. Since 1990 he has been an associate professor of the University of Electro-Communications, in Tokyo. He was a visiting scientist of MIT in 1992 where he did pioneering work on carbon nanotubes with Professor Gene Dresselhaus and Professor Mildred S. Dresselhaus. He was visiting associate professor at the University of Tokyo, three times, in 1991, 1994, and 1997. His major subjects are solid state theory and the materials science of carbon.
Gene Dresselhaus studied physics at the University of California at Berkeley where he worked with Kittel and Kip on the early cyclotron resonance experiments on semiconductors and semimetals. His early postdoctoral work was at the University of Chicago and then a junior faculty position at Cornell University for 4 years. The major part of his professional career has been at MIT, first at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and later at The Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Mildred S. Dresselhaus completed her Ph. D. degree at the University of Chicago. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University, she joined the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and subsequently joined the MIT Faculty in 1968. She is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the AAAS and served as president of both these organizations. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Engineering. She coauthored a book on the Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes with G. Dresselhaus and P. C. Eklund

Any other important information on nanotube is avairable in The Nanotube Site by Professor David Tomanek.