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Carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications

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2 Author(s)
N. Sinha ; Dept. of Syst. Design Eng., Univ. of Waterloo, Ont., Canada ; J. T. -W. Yeow

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have many unique physical, mechanical, and electronic properties. These distinct properties may be exploited such that they can be used for numerous applications ranging from sensors and actuators to composites. As a result, in a very short duration, CNTs appear to have drawn the attention of both the industry and the academia. However, there are certain challenges that need proper attention before the CNT-based devices can be realized on a large scale in the commercial market. In this paper, we report the use of CNTs for biomedical applications. The paper describes the distinct physical, electronic, and mechanical properties of nanotubes. The basics of synthesis and purification of CNTs are also reviewed. The challenges associated with CNTs, which remain to be fully addressed for their maximum utilization for biomedical applications, are discussed.

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IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience  (Volume:4 ,  Issue: 2 )