Carbon Nanotubes - Production and Application: A Review
The discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNT) opened up a new era in materials science. These incredible structures
have an array of fascinating electronic, magnetic and mechanical properties. They exhibit extraordinary strength and unique
electrical properties, and are efficient conductors of heat.The diameter of these tubes are down to 0.4nm but while their
growth in length can be upto more than thousand times of their diameters. Carbon nanotubes offer massive opportunities in
the material world. In particular, the exceptional mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, combined with their low
density, offer scope for the development of nanotube reinforced composite materials. This paper provides the concise review
of the synthesis, the properties and the current and potential application of carbon nanotubes with their extra ordinary
properties in the field of engineering.
Keywords - Nano composite materials; carbon nanotubes; single wall nanotubes.