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Geometry of Crystals, Polycrystals, and Phase Transformations

Harshad K. D. H. Bhadeshia
September 15, 2017

Organized into a two-part structure aimed at readers of differing experience levels, Geometry of Crystals, Polycrystals, and Phase Transformations is accessible to both newcomers and advanced researchers within the field of crystallography. The first part of the text covers what any reader in the...

Liquid Crystal Sensors

Albert Schenning, Gregory P. Crawford, Dirk J. Broer
August 28, 2017

Liquid Crystal Sensors discusses novel applications of liquid crystals that lie beyond electrically driven optical switches and displays. The main focus is on recent progress in the area of sensors based on low molar mass and polymer liquid crystals. This area of research became "hot" in recent...

Thermal and Time Stability of Amorphous Alloys

A. M. Glezer, A. I. Potekaev, A. O. Cheretaeva
August 14, 2017

This reference is dedicated to the problem of time-temperature stability of amorphous (non-crystalline) metal alloys with strongly nonequilibrium structure and unique physical and mechanical properties that are obtained by quenching from the melt at a rate that exceeds one millions of degrees c.o.s...

Plastic Deformation of Nanostructured Materials

A.M. Glezer, E.V. Kozlov, N.A. Koneva, N. A. Popova, I. A. Kurzina
August 10, 2017

Plastic Deformation of Nanostructured Materials offers comprehensive analysis on the most important data and results in the field of materials strength and mechanics. This reference systematically examines the special features of the mechanical behavior and corresponding structural mechanisms of...

Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties

Hideo Takezoe, Alexey Eremin
August 01, 2017

Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties provides insight into the latest developments in the research on liquid crystals formed by bent-shaped mesogens. After a historical introduction, the expert authors discuss different kinds of mesophase structures formed by bent-shaped...

Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications

Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur
August 01, 2017

Carbon-based nanomaterials are rapidly emerging as one of the most fascinating materials in the twenty-first century. Chemical Functionalization of Carbon Nanomaterials: Chemistry and Applications provides a thorough examination of carbon nanomaterials, including their variants and how they can be...

Theoretical Modeling of Organohalide Perovskites for Photovoltaic Applications

Giacomo Giorgi, Koichi Yamashita
July 27, 2017

Perovskites are a class of recently discovered crystals with a multitude of innovative applications. In particular, a lead role is played by organic-inorganic halide perovskites (OIHPs) in solar devices. In 2013 Science and Nature selected perovskite solar cells as one of the biggest scientific...

A Practical Guide to Microstructural Analysis of Cementitious Materials

Karen Scrivener, Ruben Snellings, Barbara Lothenbach
July 26, 2017

A Practical Guide from Top-Level Industry Scientists As advanced teaching and training in the development of cementitious materials increase, the need has emerged for an up-to-date practical guide to the field suitable for graduate students and junior and general practitioners. Get the Best Use...

Alkali-Aggregate Reaction in Concrete: A World Review

Ian Sims, Alan B. Poole
July 13, 2017

This book is unique in providing authoritative up to date expert information on the causes and effects of alkali-aggregate reaction (AAR) in concrete structures. It has been compiled using expert contributions by acknowledged senior engineers and scientists from round the world. It has been divided...

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization

Kal Renganathan Sharma
June 14, 2017

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization describes the thermodynamic basis for miscibility as well as the mathematical models used to predict the compositional window of miscibility and construct temperature versus volume-fraction phase diagrams. The book covers the...

Iontronics: Ionic Carriers in Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Janelle Leger, Magnus Berggren, Sue Carter
June 14, 2017

The field of organic electronics promises exciting new technologies based on inexpensive and mechanically flexible electronic devices, and is now seeing the beginning of commercial success. On the sidelines of this increasingly well-established field are several emerging technologies with...

Adhesion Aspects in Dentistry

Matinlinna, Kash L. Mittal
June 14, 2017

Modern adhesive dentistry has numerous applications in cariology, as well as in aesthetic and pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, implantology, and orthodontics—in essence, in comprehensive dental care. This unique book addresses various ramifications of adhesion and adhesives in the broad domain...