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Emerging Photovoltaic Technologies: Photophysics and Devices

1st Edition

Carl S. Ponseca
October 31, 2019

The need to address the energy problem and formulating lasting solution to tame climate change have never been so urgent since the last few years. The rise of different renewable energy sources, e.g. solar cell technologies, have given humanity a glimpse of hope that can, at the very least, delay...

Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties Illustrated by Experiments

1st Edition

Patrick Oswald, Pawel Pieranski
October 18, 2019

Liquid crystals allow us to perform experiments that provide insight into fundamental problems of modern physics, such as phase transitions, frustration, elasticity, hydrodynamics, defects, growth phenomena, and optics. Smectic and Columnar Liquid Crystals: Concepts and Physical Properties...

Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter J. Collings, John W. Goodby
October 10, 2019

Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition relies on only introductory level chemistry and physics as the foundation for understanding liquid crystal science. Liquid crystals combine the material properties of solids with the flow properties of fluids. As such they have...

Molecular Chemistry and Biomolecular Engineering: Integrating Theory and Research with Practice

1st Edition

Lionello Pogliani, Francisco Torrens, A. K. Haghi
September 23, 2019

This new volume is devoted to molecular chemistry and its applications to the fields of biology. It looks at the integration of molecular chemistry with biomolecular engineering, with the goal of creating new biological or physical properties to address scientific or societal challenges. It takes a...

Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Solutions: Intermolecular Forces, Structure and Surface Interactions Volume I

1st Edition

Roland Kjellander
September 17, 2019

The statistical mechanical theory of liquids and solutions is a fundamental area of physical sciences with important implications in other fields of science and for many industrial applications. This book introduces equilibrium statistical mechanics in general, and statistical mechanics of liquids...

How Enzymes Work: From Structure to Function

2nd Edition

Haruo Suzuki
September 10, 2019

The first edition of this book covered the basic treatment of the enzyme reaction using the overall reaction kinetics and stopped-flow method, the general properties of protein and cofactors, the control of enzyme reaction, and the preparation of enzyme protein. These topics are the basis of enzyme...

Introductory Organic Chemistry and Hydrocarbons: A Physical Chemistry Approach

1st Edition

Caio Lima Firme
September 05, 2019

A novel proposal for teaching organic chemistry based on a broader and simplified use of quantum chemistry theories and notions of some statistical thermodynamic concepts aiming to enrich the learning process of the organic molecular properties and organic reactions. A detailed physical chemistry...

Statistical Thermodynamics: Understanding the Properties of Macroscopic Systems

1st Edition

Lukong Cornelius Fai, Gary Matthew Wysin
September 05, 2019

Statistical thermodynamics and the related domains of statistical physics and quantum mechanics are very important in many fields of research, including plasmas, rarefied gas dynamics, nuclear systems, lasers, semiconductors, superconductivity, ortho- and para-hydrogen, liquid helium, and so on....

Interfacial Physical Chemistry of High-Temperature Melts

1st Edition

Kusuhiro Mukai, Taishi Matsushita
August 07, 2019

This English translation of a well-known Japanese book covers interfacial physicochemistry in materials science, especially for iron- and steelmaking processes. Interfacial Physical Chemistry of High-Temperature Melts bridges the gap between the basics and applications of physicochemistry. The...

Low-Dimensional Magnetism

1st Edition

A.N. Vasiliev, O.S. Volkova, E.A. Zvereva, M.M. Markina
July 08, 2019

Low-dimensional magnetism physics involves the search for new magnetic compounds and improving their characteristics to meet the needs of innovative technologies. A comprehensive overview of key materials, their formulation data and characteristics are detailed by the author. Key selling features:...

Ion Exchange and Solvent Extraction: Volume 23, Changing the Landscape in Solvent Extraction

1st Edition

Bruce A Moyer
July 03, 2019

This volume will capture transformational changes in both the chemistry and engineering side of solvent extraction, creating new directions and deepening our understanding of the structure and dynamics of liquid-liquid systems from the molecular- to nano- to meso- to bulk-scale. Reviews will cover...

Accelerating and Vortex Laser Beams

1st Edition

V. V. Kotlyar, A.A. Kovalev
May 23, 2019

This book gives insight into the theoretical backgrounds of optical vortices and their propagation in free space and simple optical systems. The author’s theoretical analysis allows full comprehension of recent results and allows a bridge between the mentioned topics. For example, there is a...