Thisbookiswrittenforthosescientistsandengineerswhowishtounderstand the synthesis, physical and chemical properties, and applications of irganic and metallic natubular materials. The original version of this book, written inJapanese,coveredthoseoforganic,irganic,andmetallicnatubular- terials or almost all the other natubular materials than carbon natubes. This English version is concerned with only the chapters of irganic and metallic natubular materials. In most industries worldwide, recent attention is unexceptionally focused on the research and development of highly functional new materials or te- logies leading to energetically highly e?cient activities. Natubular - terials are one of the materials with such techlogical potentials because of their na-sized unique structures available, for example, functionalization at their internal and external surfaces. In 1991, Dr. S. Iijima discovered a tu- lar material of carbon and named it carbon natubes. Since then, worldwide attention has been focused on the basic and functional properties of the vel materials and in more recent times the research phase has developed into an advanced stage based on strategic researches toward various applications. Carbon natubes have thus become synymous with natubular materials and still more a symbol of natechlogy because of their unique, valuable, and versatile properties.
Tsuyoshi Kijima is professor at the Department of Applied Chemistry of the Miyazaki University, Japan. He studied applied chemistry at the Kyushu University and gained his PhD in 1975 on physical properties of polymers under high pressure. After working as a research associate at the Kumamoto University, he joined National Institute for Inorganic Materials in 1975 and worked in the field of inorganic layered materials synthesis as well as intercalation chemistry. In 1990 he moved to the Miyazaki University where he has since worked in the field of the template synthesis of nano- and mesoporous materials. Especially In 2002-2007 he devoted as a CREST project leader on the development and applications of nanotubular and related platinum, polymer and carbon nanomaterials.
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