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Femtosecond Laser Shaping: From Laboratory to Industry

Marcos Dantus
August 14, 2017

Expensive, delicate, and difficult to operate, femtosecond lasers have already won two Nobel Prizes and created multi-billion dollar industries. As these lasers break out of laboratories for use in real-world large-scale applications, the number of people using them increases. This book provides a...

Hydrogenation with Low-Cost Transition Metals

Jacinto Sa, Anna Srebowata
July 26, 2017

Hydrogenation with Low-Cost Transition Metals describes recent developments in the preparation of catalysts and their catalytic abilities in chemoselective hydrogenation for the production of fine chemicals and pharmaceutical compounds. Emphasizing the use of low-cost metals (Cu, Ni, Fe, and Ag)...

Nanostructured Energy Devices: Foundations of Carrier Transport

Juan Bisquert
July 13, 2017

This is the second book in a series that analyzes the fundamental concepts, properties, and key applications of energy devices made using organic and inorganic solution-processed thin film and nanostructured materials, including hybrid and organic solar cells, electrochemical batteries, diodes,...

Applied Surface Thermodynamics, Second Edition

A.W. Neumann, Robert David, Yi Zuo
May 22, 2017

Surface thermodynamics forms the foundation of any meaningful study of capillarity and wetting phenomena. The second edition of Applied Surface Thermodynamics offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of this critical topic. It provides students and researchers with fundamental knowledge...

Electroanalytical Chemistry: A Series of Advances, Volume 27

Allen J. Bard, Cynthia G. Zoski
April 24, 2017

This volume is part of a continuing series that provides authoritative reviews on recent developments and applications of well-established techniques in the field of electroanalytical chemistry. Each volume provides the necessary background and starting point for graduate students undertaking...

Plasma Discharge in Liquid: Water Treatment and Applications

Yong Yang, Young I. Cho, Alexander Fridman
March 31, 2017

Plasma methods that effectively combine ultraviolet radiation, active chemicals, and high electric fields offer an alternative to conventional water treatment methods. However, knowledge of the electric breakdown of liquids has not kept pace with this increasing interest, mostly due to the...

Finn's Thermal Physics, Third Edition

Andrew Rex
March 27, 2017

This fully updated and expanded new edition continues to provide the most readable, concise, and easy-to-follow introduction to thermal physics. While maintaining the style of the original work, the book now covers statistical mechanics and incorporates worked examples systematically throughout the...

NMR of Liquid Crystal Dendrimers

Carlos Rodrigues da Cruz, João L. Figueirinhas, Pedro J. Sebastião
December 05, 2016

Dendrimers are hyperbranched molecules with well-defined nanometer-scale dimensions. Important technological applications of these systems, both in biomedicine and materials science, have been recently proposed. Liquid crystal dendrimers are fascinating materials that combine the characteristics of...

Applications of Supramolecular Chemistry

Hans-Jörg Schneider
November 22, 2016

Applications of Supramolecular Chemistry introduces the use of non-covalent interactions and molecular recognition for many fields. Applications include the analysis of technically, medically, and environmentally important chemical compounds, their separation, purification and removal, and the...

Classical Thermodynamics of Fluid Systems: Principles and Applications

Juan H. Vera, Grazyna Wilczek-Vera
November 18, 2016

This text explores the connections between different thermodynamic subjects related to fluid systems. Emphasis is placed on the clarification of concepts by returning to the conceptual foundation of thermodynamics and special effort is directed to the use of a simple nomenclature and algebra. The...

Many-Body Methods for Atoms and Molecules

Rajat Kumar Chaudhuri, Sudip Kumar Chattopadhyay
October 26, 2016

Brings Readers from the Threshold to the Frontier of Modern Research Many-Body Methods for Atoms and Molecules addresses two major classes of theories of electron correlation: the many-body perturbation theory and coupled cluster methods. It discusses the issues related to the formal development...

Tailoring of Nanocomposite Dielectrics: From Fundamentals to Devices and Applications

Toshikatsu Tanaka, Alun S. Vaughan
October 06, 2016

This book illustrates interfacial properties, preparation, characterization, devices, and applications from the standpoint of nano-interfacial tailoring. Since the primary focus of the book is on the use of nanocomposite dielectrics in electrical applications, chapters are devoted to directly...

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