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Functional Molecular Materials: An Introductory Textbook

Matteo Atzori, Flavia Artizzu
April 09, 2018

The field of molecular materials represents an exciting playground for the design, tailoring, and combination of chemical building blocks as carriers of physical properties and aims at the understanding and development of novel functional molecular devices. Within this extraordinarily widespread...

Forensic Science Handbook, Volume I

Richard Saferstein, Adam B. Hall
April 06, 2018

Originally published in 1982 by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbooks, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and...

Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis

Jacinto Sa
April 06, 2018

Fuel Production with Heterogeneous Catalysis presents the groundbreaking discoveries, recent developments, and future perspectives of one of the most important areas of renewable energy research—the heterogeneous catalytic production of fuels. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in...

Medicinal Plants: Promising Future for Health and New Drugs

Parimelazhagan Thangaraj
April 05, 2018

This book highlights the importance of traditional medicines, focuses on the standardization of herbal medicine and evaluates opportunities for advancing drug research. It addresses issues in utilization of medicinal plants and shares the importance of herbs in neutraceutics. It provides most...

Mastering Academic Writing in the Sciences: A Step-by-Step Guide

Marialuisa Aliotta
April 03, 2018

This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students...

Hydrophobic and Superhydrophobic Organic‐Inorganic Nano‐Hybrids

Chang-Sik Ha, Saravanan Nagappan
April 02, 2018

In materials chemistry, hybrid systems have become popular because of their enhanced properties compared to their individual components. Organic-inorganic hybrid materials have dual, enhanced chemical, thermal, and mechanical properties of both organic and inorganic materials in a single material...

Handbook of Humidity Measurement, Volume 1: Spectroscopic Methods of Humidity Measurement

Ghenadii Korotcenkov
March 26, 2018

The first volume of The Handbook of Humidity Measurement focuses on the review of devices based on optical principles of measurement such as optical UV, fluorescence hygrometers, optical and fiber-optic sensors of various types. Numerous methods for monitoring the atmosphere have been developed in...

CRC Handbook of Chromatography: Volume I: Peptides

Ram N. Gupta
March 21, 2018

These volumes provide a reference source of different gas chromatographic, liquid chromatographic, or thin-layer chromatographic techniques for the qualitative determination of various therapeutic agents, including antibiotics, vitamins and hormones, drugs of abuse in body fluids, dosage forms, or...

Annotations to Quantum Statistical Mechanics

In-Gee Kim
March 20, 2018

This book is a rewritten and annotated version of Leo P. Kadanoff and Gordon Baym’s lectures that were presented in the book Quantum Statistical Mechanics: Green’s Function Methods in Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium Problems. The lectures were devoted to a discussion on the use of thermodynamic...

High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry

Francisco Torrens, Devrim Balköse, Sabu Thomas
March 13, 2018

This volume brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of new tools for chemical and materials engineers. It contains significant research, reporting new methodologies and important applications in the fields of chemical engineering as well as the...


James Luscombe
March 12, 2018

This book provides an accessible yet thorough introduction to thermodynamics, crafted and class-tested over many years of teaching. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, this book delivers clear descriptions of how to think about the mathematics and physics involved. The...

Smart Ceramics: Preparation, Properties, and Applications

Ajay Kumar Mishra
March 09, 2018

Recent advances in nanotechnology have paved the way for the development of new smart materials. The term "smart ceramics" refers to ceramic materials fabricated from ultrafine particles. They have attracted the attention of researchers and scientists thanks to their potential to manipulate the...