TY - CHAP A1 - Kiyoshi Itatani A2 - Jumpei Kita A3 - Ian J. Davies A4 - Hiroki Moriyasu A5 - Seiichiro Koda ED1 - Stefano Bianco Y1 - 2011-07-20 PY - 2011 T1 - Formation of silicon carbide layer on the vapor-grown carbon nanofiber® by sol-gel and carbothermal reduction techniques N2 - Since their discovery in 1991, carbon nanotubes have been considered as one of the most promising materials for a wide range of applications, in virtue of their outstanding properties. During the last two decades, both single-walled and multi-walled CNTs probably represented the hottest research topic concerning materials science, equally from a fundamental and from an applicative point of view. There is a prevailing opinion among the research community that CNTs are now ready for application in everyday world. This book provides an (obviously not exhaustive) overview on some of the amazing possible applications of CNT-based materials in the near future. BT - Carbon Nanotubes SP - Ch. 8 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/20558 DO - 10.5772/20558 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-18 ER -