This book will give a detailed description of different carbon based materials synthesis methods, characterization, and applications. It serves as a fundamental information source on the actual techniques and methodologies involved in carbon materials synthesis, such as CVD, plasma in liquids, fusion reactors, or frequency-doubled yttrium-aluminum- garnet (YAG) lasers. This book includes coverage of several categories of carbon materials, such as graphene, carbon fiber composites, functionalized carbons, and polyimides used for various applications, from microelectronic industry to slotted waveguide antennas.
Camelia Miron is currently an Associate Professor at Center for Low-temperature Plasma Sciences, Nagoya University, Japan. She received her MEng. degree in 2006, at Saga University, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Japan. In 2011 she received the PhD degree in engineering at Department of Materials, Physics and Energy Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan, in the field of plasma physics and materials processing. She continued her postdoctoral studies from 2012 at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry "Petru Poni" of Iasi, Romania, and from 2013 to 2018 at the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology, INP Greifswald, Germany. She worked as Associate Professor at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan before reaching her current position. Her research interests are in structural modification and synthesis of new materials by plasmas formed in liquids, plasma activated medium and its application to cancer therapy.
Paolo Mele is currently Associate Professor at Research Center for Environmentally Friendly Materials Engineering, Muroran Institute of Technology (Muroran, Hokkaido, Japan). He obtained a Master degree in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemical Sciences at Genova University (Italy). In 2003 he moved to ISTEC-SRL in Tokyo to study melt-textured ceramic superconductors. Then he worked as postdoc at Kyoto University (JSPS fellowship) from 2004 to 2007, at Kyushu Institute of Technology (JST fellowship) from 2007 to 2011 and at Hiroshima University (as lecturer) from 2011 to 2014 before reaching his current position. His research interests include materials for energy and sustainable development (superconductors and thermoelectrics); fabrication and characterization of thin films of oxides, ceramics and metals; study of the effect of nanostructuration on the physical properties; thermal transport; and vortex matter. He is the author of more than 100 papers in international scientific journals and four book chapters, and has two patents and has contributed to hundreds of communications at international conferences. He edited three books for Springer.
Satoru Kaneko Satoru Kaneko is a group leader at KISTEC (Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Technology and Science), and a visiting researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He received B.S. at Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., M.S.at Univ. of Arizona, and ph.D. at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His study focuses on synthesis of functional materials of oxides, superconductor, and graphite related materials, and also interested in fabrication of nano structure, for example, self-organisation of periodic nanostructure by laser scanning. He published more than a hundred of paper, and spends weekend with road bike and joking, and enjoys making bacon and beer in back yard.
Tamio Endo holds Ph.D. (Kyoto University, Japan) and MsD (Gifu University, Japan) degrees. He is Emeritus Professor at Mie University (Japan), Gifu University Special Researcher (Japan), Honorary Professor of Southwest Jiaotong University (China), Visiting Researcher at University C.- San Diego 1995 (USA). He is currently Project Principal Researcher at Sagamihara Surface Treatment Laboratory in Sagamihara (Japan). His research interests include oxide thin films, heterostructures, plasma effects and bonding of polymer films. He has been part of many international academic projects such as Japan-India Cooperative Science Program. He has been organizer and plenary speaker of many of international conferences and has given many foreign university guest talks and a Representative of Team Harmonized Oxides.
1. Introduction to Raman spectroscopy of chemically functionalized CVD graphene2. Applications of Graphite Materials in the Field of Electromagnetic Compatibility3. Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer Materials for Antennas and Microwave Technologies4. Structural Design and Optimization of Slotted Waveguide Antenna Stiffened Structures Under Compressive Load5. The Influence of Azobenzene Content on Azopolyimides Capacity to Form Laser-Induced Surface Relief Gratings6. Structural Modifications of Polymers and Nanocomposites Synthesis by Pulsed Electrical Discharges in LiquidsIndex