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Computational Materials Science: An Introduction, Second Edition

June Gunn Lee
December 01, 2016

This book covers the essentials of Computational Science and gives tools and techniques to solve materials science problems using molecular dynamics (MD) and first-principles methods. The new edition expands upon the density functional theory (DFT) and how the original DFT has advanced to a more...

Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry: Bridging the Gap from General Chemistry

Patrick E. McMahon, Bohdan B. Khomtchouk, Claes Wahlestedt
December 01, 2016

The Survival Guide to Organic Chemistry: Bridging the Gap from General Chemistry enables organic chemistry students to bridge the gap between general chemistry and organic chemistry. It makes sense of the myriad of in-depth concepts of organic chemistry, without overwhelming them in the...

Cancer Inhibitors from Chinese Natural Medicines

Jun-Ping Xu
December 01, 2016

Nature is an attractive source of therapeutic and preventive compounds, and with such chemical diversity found in millions of species of plants, over 60% of currently used anticancer agents are derived from natural sources. Cancer Inhibitors from Chinese Natural Medicines summarizes new...

Carbon Nanomaterials Based on Graphene Nanosheets

Ling Bing Kong
November 28, 2016

Since the discovery of graphene, it has become one of the most widely and extensively studied materials. This book aims to summarize the progress in synthesis, processing, characterization and applications of a special group of nanocarbon materials derived from graphene or graphene related...

The Pharmaceutical Index: 2013 Worldwide NCEs

Pharmacodia (Beijing) Co.,Ltd.
November 28, 2016

An ideal drug candidate should possess good pharmacological activity, absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and toxicity properties. Historically, there are around 6,000 drugs being used in humans and approximately 3,000 still in clinical use, not including herbal medicines. This...

Nanomaterials for Direct Alcohol Fuel Cell

Yixuan Wang
November 23, 2016

Direct alcohol fuel cells (DAFCs), such as methanol and ethanol ones, are very promising advanced power systems that may considerably reduce dependence on fossil fuels and are, therefore, attracting increased attention worldwide. Nanostructured materials can improve the performance of the cathodes,...

Classical Thermodynamics of Fluid Systems: Principles and Applications

Juan H. Vera, Grazyna Wilczek-Vera
November 18, 2016

This text explores the connections between different thermodynamic subjects related to fluid systems. Emphasis is placed on the clarification of concepts by returning to the conceptual foundation of thermodynamics and special effort is directed to the use of a simple nomenclature and algebra. The...

Cannabis: A Complete Guide

Ernest Small
November 17, 2016

Cannabis sativa is best known as the source of marijuana, the world’s most widely consumed illicit recreational drug. However, the plant is also extremely useful as a source of stem fiber, edible seed oil, and medicinal compounds, all of which are undergoing extremely promising research,...

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health

Gokare A. Ravishankar, Akula Ramakrishna
November 10, 2016

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health highlights the significance of the plant sources of serotonin and melatonin in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and food science. Over the last few decades, an enormous amount of research data has...

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...

Advances in Chromatography, Volume 53

Eli Grushka, Nelu Grinberg
November 09, 2016

For more than four decades, scientists and researchers have relied on the Advances in Chromatography series for the most up-to-date information on a wide range of developments in chromatographic methods and applications. For Volume 53, the series editors have invited established, well-known...

Enantioselection in Asymmetric Catalysis

Ilya D. Gridnev, Pavel A. Dub
November 07, 2016

The field of asymmetric catalysis is currently one of the hottest areas in chemistry. This unique book focuses on the mechanism of enantioselectivity in asymmetric catalysis, rather than asymmetric catalysis from the synthetic view. It describes reliable, experimentally and computationally...