Book Chapter

Recent Trends of Recycled Carbon-Based Nanomaterials and Their Applications

Abd Elkodous M.
El-Sayyad G.S.
Gobara M.
El-Batal A.I.

“There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom: An Invitation to Enter a New Field of Physics” said Richard Feynman in 1959, this lecture opened the way to the new field of science which we know today as nanotechnology. Materials’ manipulation at a very small size, ranges from 1 to 100 nm (nanoworld or the nano-edge) is well-known as nanotechnology. Since then, a lot of investigations and research were devoted by many researchers around the globe to keep an eye on the different properties and behavior of nanomaterials. Materials with at least one nanoscale dimension are called nanomaterials that have outstanding features compared to their bulk counterparts. These exceptional characteristics are due to the relatively-high surface area and the relatively-large surface atoms compared to those in the inner mass. Thus, nanomaterials have attractive chemical, physical, electronic, physiological, and optical properties. In this chapter, we are covering the historical overview and origin of nanomaterials to their recent applications. In addition, types and applications of recycled carbon-based nanomaterials as an example have also been discussed. © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.