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Micro- and Nanoelectronics: Emerging Device Challenges and Solutions

Micro- and Nanoelectronics: Emerging Device Challenges and Solutions

Tomasz Brozek

October 29, 2014

Micro- and Nanoelectronics: Emerging Device Challenges and Solutions presents a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art of micro- and nanoelectronics, covering the field from fundamental science and material properties to novel ways of making nanodevices. Containing contributions...

Horizons in Clinical Nanomedicine

Horizons in Clinical Nanomedicine

Varvara Karagkiozaki, Stergios Logothetidis

October 28, 2014

Nanomedicine—the application of nanotechnology to health sciences—has the potential to address many important medical problems by exploiting the advanced physicochemical characteristics of nanostructured materials and devices. It can revolutionize conventional medicine by offering cutting-edge...

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application

Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial Application

Wirasak Smitthipong, Rungsima Chollakup, Michel Nardin

October 24, 2014

Since synthetic plastics derived from fossil resources are mostly non-biodegradable, many academic and industrial researchers have shifted their attention toward bio-based materials, which are more eco-friendly. Bio-Based Composites for High-Performance Materials: From Strategy to Industrial...

Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications

Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications

P.M. Dixit, U.S. Dixit

October 23, 2014

Explores the Principles of Plasticity Most undergraduate programs lack an undergraduate plasticity theory course, and many graduate programs in design and manufacturing lack a course on plasticity—leaving a number of engineering students without adequate information on the subject. Emphasizing...

High Performance Elastomer Materials: An Engineering Approach

High Performance Elastomer Materials: An Engineering Approach

Dariusz M. Bielinski, Ryszard Kozlowski, Gennady E. Zaikov

October 23, 2014

This book presents selected papers on various aspects of rubber engineering, technology, and exploitation. The contributions range from new methods of the modification of filler surface and crosslinks structure of rubber vulcanizates, through modern functional elastomer composites, to aspects of...

Quaternary Alloys Based on II - VI Semiconductors

Quaternary Alloys Based on II - VI Semiconductors

Vasyl Tomashyk

October 20, 2014

Doped by isovalent or heterovalent foreign impurities, II–VI semiconductor compounds enable control of optical and electronic properties, making them ideal in detectors, solar cells, and other precise device applications. Quaternary alloys allow a simultaneous adjustment of band gap and lattice...

Materials Science and Engineering: Volumes 1 and 2 (two volume set)

Materials Science and Engineering: Volumes 1 and 2 (two volume set)

Abbas Hamrang, Gennady E. Zaikov, A. K. Haghi, E. Klodzinska

September 30, 2014

This book has an important role in advancing non-classical materials on the macro and nanoscale. The book provides original, theoretical, and important experimental results. Some research uses non-routine methodologies often unfamiliar to some readers. Furthermore, papers on novel applications of...

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: Physical Principles of Materials and Operation

Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cells: Physical Principles of Materials and Operation

Michael Eikerling, Andrei Kulikovsky

September 23, 2014

The book provides a systematic and profound account of scientific challenges in fuel cell research. The introductory chapters bring readers up to date on the urgency and implications of the global energy challenge, the prospects of electrochemical energy conversion technologies, and the...

Process Management in Spinning

Process Management in Spinning

R. Senthil Kumar

September 23, 2014

A Straightforward Text Summarizing All Aspects of Process Control Textile manufacturing is one of the largest industries in the world, second only to agriculture. Spinning covers a prominent segment in textile manufacturing, and this budding industry continues to thrive and grow. Process...

Nanoplasmonics

Nanoplasmonics

Vasily Klimov

September 22, 2014

Nanoplasmonics is one of the most important growth areas of this century. It is part of nano-optics and nanophotonics and deals with oscillations of electrons in metallic nanoparticles and nanostructures. Also, it is a multidisciplinary subject covering atomic, molecular, and solid-state physics,...

Magnetic Nanoparticle Assemblies

Magnetic Nanoparticle Assemblies

Kalliopi N. Trohidou

September 19, 2014

Magnetic nanoparticles with diameters in the range of a few nanometers are today at the cutting edge of modern technology and innovation because of their use in numerous applications ranging from engineering to biomedicine. A great deal of scientific interest has been focused on the...

Light-Induced Defects in Semiconductors

Light-Induced Defects in Semiconductors

Kazuo Morigaki, Harumi Hikita, Chisato Ogihara

September 13, 2014

This book covers electronic and structural properties of light-induced defects, light-induced defect creation processes, and related phenomena in crystalline, amorphous, and microcrystalline semiconductors. It provides a theoretical treatment of recombination-enhanced defect reaction in crystalline...