A Review on: Carbon Nanotubes Are Vital for Plant Growth
American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry
Volume 5, Issue 5-1, September 2017, Pages: 1-9
Received: Mar. 15, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 8, 2017; Published: May 13, 2017
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Tiwary Mukesh, Dr. D. Y. Patil ACS College, Akurdi, Pune, Maharashtra, India
Ashok Kumar Jha, Department of Botany, Jai Prakash University, Chapra (Saran), Bihar, India
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Abstract
Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are allotropes of carbon with a nanostructure that can have a length-to-diameter ratio greater than 1,000,000. These cylindrical carbon molecules have novel properties that make them potentially useful in many applications in nanotechnology. Formally derived from the grapheme sheet they exhibit unusual mechanical properties such as high toughness and high elastic moduli. Referring to their electronic structure, they exhibit semiconducting as well as metallic behavior and thus cover the full range of properties important for technology. Nanotubes are categorized as single-walled nanotubes and multiple walled nanotubes. Techniques have been developed to produce Nanotubes in sizeable quantities, including arc discharge, laser ablation, chemical vapor deposition, silane solution method and flame synthesis method. The properties and characteristics of CNTs are still being researched heavily and scientists have barely begun to tap the potential of these structures. Without doubt, carbon nanotubes represent a material that offers great potential, bringing with it the possibility of breakthroughs in a new generation of devices, electric equipment and bio fields. The main objective of this review article deals with the study of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the growth mechanism of plants. Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can affect plant phenotype and the composition of soil micro biota. Tomato plants grown in soil supplemented with CNTs produce two times more flowers and fruit compared to plants grown in control soil.
Keywords
Carbon Nanotube (CNT), Naohorns, Naobuds, CNT Growth Mechanism, CNT-Plant Interactions, Applications of CNT
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Tiwary Mukesh, Ashok Kumar Jha, A Review on: Carbon Nanotubes Are Vital for Plant Growth, American Journal of Agriculture and Forestry. Special Issue:Pest Science. Vol. 5, No. 5-1, 2017, pp. 1-9. doi: 10.11648/j.ajaf.s.2017050501.11
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