Nanotubes have been pursued aggressively over the last two decades. Significant progress has been made in the selective growth and post-synthetic sorting of highly monodisperse carbon nanotubes, in understanding their physics, and in assembling and integrating them into high-performance devices. These discoveries have led to promising applications in areas such as high-performance CMOS, high-speed RF, thin film transistors, flexible electronics, thermoelectrics, sensors, and optoelectronics. The rapid development of modern information technology depends on the exploitation of new and novel materials, and nanotubes have emerged as promising candidates for the post-Moore’s Law era. This Special Topic on Physics and Applications of Nanotubes provides a valuable forum where researchers studying the fundamentals of nanotubes can share their most recent and novel findings.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Controlled chemical vapor deposition growth of carbon nanotubes
- Mass production and purification of carbon nanotube
- Synthesis, characterization, and physics of inorganic nanotubes
- Electronic and optoelectronic devices and applications
- Flexible electronics, sensors, and systems
- Defects in carbon nanotubes and functionalized and filled nanotubes
- Nanotube photophysics
- Double-walled carbon nanotubes and nanotube heterostructures
- Advanced characterization of nanotubes
- Theory and computational methods
Shigeo Maruyama – The University of Tokyo, Japan
Michael Arnold – University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA
Ralph Krupke – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Lian-Mao Peng – Peking University, China
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication as Articles in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of contemporary applied physics: material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
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