Micromanufacturing and nanotechnology possess the same basic goal of promise to change the present and future of manufacturing from the conventional top down to a new bottom up, atom-by-atom technique to achieve precise and specific objects and processes. Carbon nanotube or cylinder of carbon atoms is one of such materials produced atom by atom whose mechanism is yet to be clearly understood. Carbon nanotubes have diameters ranging from less than 1 to 100 nm, and exhibit unique mechanical, electronic and magnetic properties, which perhaps have made their research the most active and interesting field in carbon related science in the recent years. This chapter therefore discusses carbon nanotube technology, production and applications since there is presently tremendous interest in their commercialisation for both near and future applications.
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