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Quantum Trajectories

Pratim Kumar Chattaraj
May 22, 2017

The application of quantum mechanics to many-particle systems has been an active area of research in recent years as researchers have looked for ways to tackle difficult problems in this area. The quantum trajectory method provides an efficient computational technique for solving both stationary...

Microwave Heating as a Tool for Sustainable Chemistry

Nicholas E. Leadbeater
May 22, 2017

Shorter reaction times, higher product yields, and enhanced selectivity are some of the advantages microwave heating has over conventional methods, causing its use to transition from a curiosity to mainstream, both in industrial and academic settings. Microwave Heating as a Tool for Sustainable...

Hydrophilic Interaction Liquid Chromatography (HILIC) and Advanced Applications

Perry G. Wang, Weixuan He
May 22, 2017

This is the first book that comprehensively and systematically describes the new technology of hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC). Hydrophilic interaction chromatography is a separation technique suitable for polar and hydrophilic compounds and orthogonal to reversed phase liquid...

Biopharmaceuticals in Plants: Toward the Next Century of Medicine

Kathleen Laura Hefferon
May 22, 2017

Transgenic plants present enormous potential to become one of the most cost-effective and safe systems for large-scale production of proteins for industrial, pharmaceutical, veterinary, and agricultural uses. Over the past decade, much progress has been made with respect to the development of...

Computational Protein-Protein Interactions

Ruth Nussinov, Gideon Schreiber
May 22, 2017

Often considered the workhorse of the cellular machinery, proteins are responsible for functions ranging from molecular motors to signaling. The broad recognition of their involvement in all cellular processes has led to focused efforts to predict their functions from sequences, and if available,...

Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy

Ruth Signorell, Jonathan P. Reid
May 22, 2017

Helping you better understand the processes, instruments, and methods of aerosol spectroscopy, Fundamentals and Applications in Aerosol Spectroscopy provides an overview of the state of the art in this rapidly developing field. It covers fundamental aspects of aerosol spectroscopy, applications to...

Metallic Systems: A Quantum Chemist's Perspective

Thomas C. Allison, Orkid Coskuner, Carlos A. Gonzalez
May 22, 2017

Metallic systems are ubiquitous in daily life. They play key roles, for example, in the chemistry of many biomolecules, ionic solutions, nanoparticles, and catalytic processes. They may be in solid, liquid, or gaseous form. The interactions of other molecules with metal surfaces are of considerable...

Advances in Food Biochemistry

Fatih Yildiz
May 22, 2017

Understanding the biochemistry of food is basic to all other research and development in the fields of food science, technology, and nutrition, and the past decade has seen accelerated progress in these areas. Advances in Food Biochemistry provides a unified exploration of foods from a biochemical...

Surface and Interfacial Aspects of Cell Adhesion

Alain Carré, Kash L. Mittal
May 22, 2017

Cell adhesion comes into play in almost all domains of life. The range of situations in which it occurs, involving organisms, living tissues, microorganisms or single cells, is endless. Cell adhesion is involved in the binding of a cell to a surface, extracellular matrix, or another cell using cell...

Cellular Signal Processing: An Introduction to the Molecular Mechanisms of Signal Transduction

Friedrich Marks, Ursula Klingmüller, Karin Müller-Decker
May 17, 2017

Cellular Signal Processing offers a unifying view of cell signaling based on the concept that protein interactions act as sophisticated data processing networks that govern intracellular and extracellular communication. It is intended for use in signal transduction courses for undergraduate and...

Environmental Problems in Marine Biology: Methodological Aspects and Applications

Tamara Garcia Barrera, Jose Luis Gomez Ariza
May 11, 2017

Marine environment can be affected by several pollutants such as the presence of elements and their chemical species, pharmaceuticals, nanoparticles and other emerging contaminants. Environmental monitoring can be assessed by genomics, proteomics (i.e. redox proteomics), chemical speciation...

Phosphoric Acid: Purification, Uses, Technology, and Economics

Rodney Gilmour
May 11, 2017

The rise and rationalization of the industrial phosphates industry have gone hand in hand with the development and maturation of technologies to purify phosphoric acid. In the 1960s and 70s, driven by the exponential sales growth of the detergent-builder sodium tripolyphosphate, chemical producers...