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Characterization of Nanocomposites: Technology and Industrial Applications

Frank Abdi, Mohit Garg
March 27, 2017

These days, advanced multiscale hybrid materials are being produced in the industry, studied by universities, and used in several applications. Unlike for macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale....

Silicone Dispersions

Yihan Liu
December 16, 2016

Silicone is an important class of materials used in applications that range from industrial assembly to everyday consumer products. Silicones are often delivered and synthesized in dispersion forms, the most common being liquid-in-liquid (emulsion), solid-in-liquid (suspension), air-in-liquid (foam...

Modeling of Magnetic Particle Suspensions for Simulations

Akira Satoh
November 10, 2016

The main objective of the book is to highlight the modeling of magnetic particles with different shapes and magnetic properties, to provide graduate students and young researchers information on the theoretical aspects and actual techniques for the treatment of magnetic particles in particle-based...

Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing

K. S. Birdi
October 26, 2016

Unique in focus, Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing examines the surface chemistry and phenomena in the hydrofracking process. Under great scrutiny as of late, the physico-chemical properties of hydrofracking are fully detailed and explained. Topics include the...

Self-Assembled Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures: Optics and Dynamics

Christian von Borczyskowski, Eduard Zenkevich
October 21, 2016

The current state and perspectives in natural and life sciences are strongly linked to the development of novel complex organic-inorganic materials at various levels of organization, including semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and QD-based nanostructures with unique optical and physico-chemical...

Tuning Semiconducting and Metallic Quantum Dots: Spectroscopy and Dynamics

Christian von Borczyskowski, Eduard Zenkevich
October 13, 2016

Nanotechnology is one of the growing areas of this century, also opening new horizons for tuning optical properties. This book introduces basic tuning schemes, including those on a single quantum object level, with an emphasis on surface and interface manipulation of semiconducting and metallic...

Kinetic Theory of Nucleation

Eli Ruckenstein, Gersh Berim
June 22, 2016

Explore a Kinetic Approach to the Description of Nucleation – An Alternative to the Classical Nucleation Theory Kinetic Theory of Nucleation presents an alternative to the classical theory of nucleation in gases and liquids—the kinetic nucleation theory of Ruckenstein–Narsimhan–Nowakowski (RNNT)....

Nanofibers of Conjugated Polymers

A. Sezai Sarac
June 09, 2016

Conjugated polymer composites with high dielectric constants are being developed by the electronics industry in response to the need for power-grounded decoupling to secure the integrity of high-speed signals and to reduce electromagnetic interference. Electrically conducting polymers are materials...

Microwave Engineering of Nanomaterials: From Mesoscale to Nanoscale

Erwann Guenin
March 22, 2016

The use of microwaves has gradually democratized itself in several scientific areas and is now a common methodology in domains as different as chemistry, protein digestion, mining, and metallurgy. Materials chemistry is one field where microwave irradiation technologies are being studied. In recent...

Surface Phenomena in the Structural and Mechanical Behaviour of Solid Polymers

L. Volynskii, N. F. Bakeev
February 03, 2016

Surface Phenomena in the Structural and Mechanical Behaviour of Solid Polymers explores the role of various surface phenomena in the structural and mechanical behaviour of amorphous and semicrystalline polymers. This book: Discusses the development of the interfacial surface in the deformation of...

Computational Methods for Complex Liquid-Fluid Interfaces

Mohammad Taeibi Rahni, Mohsen Karbaschi, Reinhard Miller
December 02, 2015

Computational Methods for Complex Liquid-Fluid Interfaces highlights key computational challenges involved in the two-way coupling of complex liquid-fluid interfaces. The book covers a variety of cutting-edge experimental and computational techniques ranging from macro- to meso- and microscale...

Physical-Chemical Mechanics of Disperse Systems and Materials

Eugene D. Shchukin, Andrei S. Zelenev
November 24, 2015

Physical–Chemical Mechanics of Disperse Systems and Materials is a novel interdisciplinary area in the science of the disperse state of matter. It covers the broad spectrum of objects and systems with dimensions ranging from nanometers to millimeters and establishes a fundamental basis for...