Peter J. F. Harris is manager of the Centre for Advanced Microscopy at the University of Reading, where he is involved in a wide range of projects in both the physical and biological sciences. His personal research interests mainly involve the application of high-resolution TEM to carbon materials. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for both Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter and Carbon.
1. Introduction; 2. Synthesis I: arc- and laser-vaporisation, heat treatment methods and electrolysis; 3. Synthesis II: catalytic chemical vapour deposition and related methods; 4. Purification and processing; 5. Structure; 6. Physical properties I: Electronic; 7. Physical properties II: Mechanical, optical and thermal; 8. Chemistry and biology of nanotubes; 9. Carbon nanotube composites; 10. Filled and heterogeneous nanotubes; 11. Probes and sensors; 12. Conclusions.