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Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices: Light Energy Harvesting with Group IV Nanostructures

Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices: Light Energy Harvesting with Group IV Nanostructures

Jan Valenta, Salvo Mirabella

October 31, 2014

Silicon is an abundant element and is produced in large quantities for the electronic industry. The falling price of this commodity also feeds the growth of solar photovoltaics (PV). However, solar cells (SCs) based on bulk semiconductors have quite limited maximum attainable performance. Therefore...

Handbook of Optical Sensors

Handbook of Optical Sensors

Jose Luis Santos, Faramarz Farahi

October 29, 2014

Handbook of Optical Sensors provides a comprehensive and integrated view of optical sensors, addressing the fundamentals, structures, technologies, applications, and future perspectives. Featuring chapters authored by recognized experts and major contributors to the field, this essential reference:...

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy

Alessandra Cambi, Diane S. Lidke

October 27, 2014

Cell Membrane Nanodomains: From Biochemistry to Nanoscopy describes recent advances in our understanding of membrane organization, with a particular focus on the cutting-edge imaging techniques that are making these new discoveries possible. With contributions from pioneers in the field, the book...

Einstein Was Right!

Einstein Was Right!

Karl Hess

October 27, 2014

All modern books on Einstein emphasize the genius of his relativity theory and the corresponding corrections and extensions of the ancient space–time concept. However, Einstein’s opposition to the use of probability in the laws of nature and particularly in the laws of quantum mechanics is...

Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics

Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics

Svetlana Boriskina, Nikolay I. Zheludev

October 27, 2014

Plasmonics has already revolutionized molecular imaging, cancer research, optical communications, sensing, spectroscopy, and metamaterials development. This book is a collective effort by several research groups to push the frontiers of plasmonics research into the emerging area of harnessing and...

Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practice

Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practice

H.L. Bhat

October 24, 2014

Introduction to Crystal Growth: Principles and Practice teaches readers about crystals and their origins. It offers a historical perspective of the subject and includes background information whenever possible. The first section of this introductory book takes readers through the historical...

Nanotechnology in Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources

Nanotechnology in Advanced Electrochemical Power Sources

S. R. S. Prabaharan, M. Siluvai Michael

October 24, 2014

The challenge of providing adequate power on an indefinite basis without causing long-term damage to the environment requires a versatile means of energy conversion and storage. As such, electrical energy storage is becoming more vital today than at any time in human history. Electrochemical...

Handbook of Imaging in Biological Mechanics

Handbook of Imaging in Biological Mechanics

Corey P. Neu, Guy M. Genin

October 24, 2014

Emerging imaging techniques have opened new fronts to investigate tissues, cells, and proteins. Transformative technologies such as microCT scans, super-resolution microscopy, fluorescence-based tools, and other methods now allow us to study the mechanics of cancer, dissect the origins of cellular...

Methods of Experimental Physics

Methods of Experimental Physics

M. I. Pergament

October 23, 2014

Based on the modern approach of information theory, this book presents novel experimental techniques, tools, and data processing methods for physics applications. It shows readers how to plan and conduct experiments, design and certify measuring equipment, and process and interpret the experimental...

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity

Tevian Dray

October 20, 2014

Differential Forms and the Geometry of General Relativity provides readers with a coherent path to understanding relativity. Requiring little more than calculus and some linear algebra, it helps readers learn just enough differential geometry to grasp the basics of general relativity. The book...

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...

Handbook of Optical Microcavities

Handbook of Optical Microcavities

Anthony H. W. Choi

October 06, 2014

An optical cavity confines light within its structure and constitutes an integral part of a laser device. Unlike traditional gas lasers, semiconductor lasers are invariably much smaller in dimensions, making optical confinement more critical than ever. In this book, modern methods that control and...