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Many-Body Methods for Atoms and Molecules

Rajat Kumar Chaudhuri, Sudip Kumar Chattopadhyay
October 26, 2016

Brings Readers from the Threshold to the Frontier of Modern Research Many-Body Methods for Atoms and Molecules addresses two major classes of theories of electron correlation: the many-body perturbation theory and coupled cluster methods. It discusses the issues related to the formal development...

Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing

K. S. Birdi
October 26, 2016

Unique in focus, Surface Chemistry and Geochemistry of Hydraulic Fracturing examines the surface chemistry and phenomena in the hydrofracking process. Under great scrutiny as of late, the physico-chemical properties of hydrofracking are fully detailed and explained. Topics include the...

Plant Specialized Metabolism: Genomics, Biochemistry, and Biological Functions

Gen-ichiro Arimura, Massimo Maffei
October 21, 2016

Recent advances in science have clarified the role of plant specialized metabolites (classically known as plant secondary metabolites), which cannot be considered only bioactive molecules used for human health but also pivotal factors for the global ecosystem. They play major roles in plant life,...

Self-Assembled Organic-Inorganic Nanostructures: Optics and Dynamics

Christian von Borczyskowski, Eduard Zenkevich
October 21, 2016

The current state and perspectives in natural and life sciences are strongly linked to the development of novel complex organic-inorganic materials at various levels of organization, including semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) and QD-based nanostructures with unique optical and physico-chemical...

Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Ulrich Flogel, Eric Ahrens
October 21, 2016

Over the past decade, fluorine (19F) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has garnered significant scientific interest in the biomedical research community owing to the unique properties of fluorinated materials and the 19F nucleus. Fluorine has an intrinsically sensitive nucleus for MRI. There is...

Applied Mathematical Models and Experimental Approaches in Chemical Science

Vladimir Ivanovitch Kodolov, Mikhail A. Korepanov
October 20, 2016

This new book focuses on nanomaterial development as well as investigations of combustion and explosion processes. It presents valuable information on the modeling of processes and on quantum chemical calculations and leading-edge research from around the world in this dynamic field, focusing on...

Occurrence, Toxicity & Analysis of Toxic Compounds in Oceanic Biota

Thomas Roy Crompton
October 14, 2016

The presence of concentrations of organic substances and cations in sea water is a matter of increasing concern to the water industry, environmentalists and the general public alike. There is a threat of possible health hazards to both human, fish and crustacea. Occurrence, Toxicity and Analysis of...

Carbocation Chemistry: Applications in Organic Synthesis

Jie Jack Li
October 13, 2016

Carbocation chemistry is not only fundamental to the advancement of organic chemistry, it also has found widespread applications in organic synthesis. It is not an exaggeration to say that carbocation chemistry is part of the foundation of organic chemistry. Carbocation Chemistry: Applications in...

Tuning Semiconducting and Metallic Quantum Dots: Spectroscopy and Dynamics

Christian von Borczyskowski, Eduard Zenkevich
October 13, 2016

Nanotechnology is one of the growing areas of this century, also opening new horizons for tuning optical properties. This book introduces basic tuning schemes, including those on a single quantum object level, with an emphasis on surface and interface manipulation of semiconducting and metallic...

Chemical Engineering Primer with Computer Applications

Hussein K. Abdel-Aal
October 11, 2016

Taking a highly pragmatic approach to presenting the principles and applications of chemical engineering, this companion text for students and working professionals offers an easily accessible guide to solving problems using computers. The primer covers the core concepts of chemical engineering,...

Upconverting Nanomaterials: Perspectives, Synthesis, and Applications

Claudia Altavilla
October 10, 2016

Upconverting Nanomaterials: Perspectives, Synthesis, and Applications serves as a powerful instrument that explores cutting-edge research knowledge on the topic of upconverting nanosystems, while simultaneously providing the necessary fundamental background for nonspecialist readers. The various...

Tailoring of Nanocomposite Dielectrics: From Fundamentals to Devices and Applications

Toshikatsu Tanaka, Alun S. Vaughan
October 06, 2016

This book illustrates interfacial properties, preparation, characterization, devices, and applications from the standpoint of nano-interfacial tailoring. Since the primary focus of the book is on the use of nanocomposite dielectrics in electrical applications, chapters are devoted to directly...