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

Friedrich Marks, Ursula Klingmüller, Karin Müller-Decker
April 07, 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...

Finn's Thermal Physics, Third Edition

Andrew Rex
April 07, 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...

Characterization of Nanocomposites: Technology and Industrial Applications

Frank Abdi, Mohit Garg
April 03, 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....

The Chemical Century: Molecular Manipulation and Its Impact on the 20th Century

Richard J. Sundberg
April 03, 2017

This fascinating new volume provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of the chemical aspects of some of the major innovations and changes that occurred during the 20th century, relating chemical structures and properties to real-life applications. Developed for a course taught by the author...

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...

Graphene-Based Materials: Science and Technology

Subbiah Alwarappan, Ashok Kumar
March 31, 2017

Continuously studied since its discovery, graphene offers truly unique opportunities, because unlike most semiconductor systems, its 2D electronic states are not buried deep under the surface and it can be easily accessed directly by tunneling or by other local probes. An in-depth analysis of...

Handbook for Critical Cleaning: Cleaning Agents and Systems, Second Edition

Barbara Kanegsberg, Edward Kanegsberg
March 31, 2017

Cleaning Agents and Systems is the first volume in the Handbook for Critical Cleaning, Second Edition. Should you clean your product during manufacturing? If so, when and how? Cleaning is essential for proper performance, optimal quality, and increased sales. Inadequate cleaning of product...

Advanced Oxidation Technologies: Sustainable Solutions for Environmental Treatments

Marta I. Litter, Roberto J. Candal, J. Martin Meichtry
March 31, 2017

Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOTs) or Processes (AOPs) are relatively new and innovative technologies to remove harmful and toxic pollutants. The most important processes among them are those using light, such as UVC/H2O2, photo-Fenton and heterogeneous photocatalysis with TiO2. These...

Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide

Janusz Nowotny
March 30, 2017

Oxide semiconductors, including titanium dioxide (TiO2), are increasingly being considered as replacements for silicon in the development of the next generation of solar cells. Oxide Semiconductors for Solar Energy Conversion: Titanium Dioxide presents the basic properties of binary metal oxide...

Mesoporous Materials for Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies

San Ping Jiang, Jian Liu
March 29, 2017

Innovation through specific and rational design and functionalization has led to the development of a wide range of mesoporous materials with varying morphologies (hexagonal, cubic, rod-like), structures (silicates, carbons, metal oxides), and unique functionalities (doping, acid functionalization)...

Kinetics in Materials Science and Engineering

Dennis W. Readey
March 29, 2017

"A pedagogical gem…. Professor Readey replaces ‘black-box’ explanations with detailed, insightful derivations. A wealth of practical application examples and exercise problems complement the exhaustive coverage of kinetics for all material classes." –Prof. Rainer Hebert, University of Connecticut...

Air Pollution Control Equipment Selection Guide, Second Edition

Kenneth C. Schifftner
March 29, 2017

This book is a good discussion of various air pollution control equipment. It covers a wide range of equipment and gives a good overview of the principles and applications. Very valuable is the practical experiences that are not commonly available in a typical textbook. The language is easy to...