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Mechanics of Liquid Nano- and Microdispersed Magnetic Media

V. M. Polunin, A. M. Storozhenko, P.A. Ryapolov
August 04, 2017

This book offers unique coverage of the mechanical properties of nano- and micro-dispersed magnetic fluids. Magnetic fluids are artificially created materials that do not exist in the nature. Researchers developing materials and devices are keenly interested in their "mutually exclusive" properties...

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...

Phosphate in Soils: Interaction with Micronutrients, Radionuclides and Heavy Metals

H. Magdi Selim
August 01, 2017

Edited by One of the Best Specialists in Soil Science Recent studies reveal that Phosphorus (P) in the form of phosphate, a macronutrient essential for plant growth, and crop yields can influence the bioavailability, retention, and mobility of trace elements, metal(loid)s, and radio nuclides in...

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...

Biocatalysis and Nanotechnology

Peter Grunwald
July 31, 2017

This book provides an actual overview of the various relations between nanotechnology and biocatalysis. Recently, nanobiocatalysis has rapidly developed to a subarea of enzyme biotechnology. It combines the advances in nanotechnology that have generated nanoscale materials of different sizes,...

Multiresidue Methods for the Analysis of Pesticide Residues in Food

Horacio Heinzen, Leo M.L. Nollet, Amadeo R. Fernandez-Alba
July 28, 2017

Pesticide residues can persist for some time and can be harmful to human health, wildlife and the global environment. Determination of such residues helps to keep the production sustainability and to design policies to protect endangered ecosystems. This book presents the key features of pesticide...

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...

Micro & Nano-Engineering of Fuel Cells

Dennis Y.C. Leung, Jin Xuan
July 27, 2017

Fuel cells are clean and efficient energy conversion devices expected to be the next generation power source. During more than 17 decades of research and development, various types of fuel cells have been developed with a view to meet the different energy demands and application requirements....

Real-Time Environmental Monitoring: Sensors and Systems

Miguel F. Acevedo
July 26, 2017

The natural environment is complex and changes continuously at varying paces. Many, like the weather, we notice from day to day. However, patterns and rhythms examined over time give us the bigger picture. These weather statistics become climate and help us build an understanding of the patterns of...

Basics of Ecotoxicology

Donald W. Sparling
July 26, 2017

The material presented in this textbook will not require the need for prior knowledge of chemistry, biology, or statistics to be understood, rather, it will provide sufficient related background information leading to a competency to clearly understand ecotoxicology concepts and topics....

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...

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)...