TY - CHAP A1 - Takashi Yumura ED1 - Jose Mauricio Marulanda Y1 - 2011-07-27 PY - 2011 T1 - A Density Functional Theory Study of Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes; Toward Site Selective Functionalization N2 - Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), discovered in 1991, have been a subject of intensive research for a wide range of applications. These one-dimensional (1D) graphene sheets rolled into a tubular form have been the target of many researchers around the world. This book concentrates on the semiconductor physics of carbon nanotubes, it brings unique insight into the phenomena encountered in the electronic structure when operating with carbon nanotubes. This book also presents to reader useful information on the fabrication and applications of these outstanding materials. The main objective of this book is to give in-depth understanding of the physics and electronic structure of carbon nanotubes. Readers of this book should have a strong background on physical electronics and semiconductor device physics. This book first discusses fabrication techniques followed by an analysis on the physical properties of carbon nanotubes, including density of states and electronic structures. Ultimately, the book pursues a significant amount of work in the industry applications of carbon nanotubes. BT - Electronic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes SP - Ch. 14 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/16618 DO - 10.5772/16618 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-08-14 ER -