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Smart Microgrids: Lessons from Campus Microgrid Design and Implementation

Hassan Farhangi
August 26, 2016

The utility sector’s transition to renewable energy and the smart grid has already begun. The first step towards smart grid is microgrid, which is a smaller electricity grid with access to all the essential assets of a larger grid. This book provides a glimpse into an actual microgrid project. It...

Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal Nanoparticles: Physical Properties and Device Applications

Tupei Chen, Yang Liu
August 25, 2016

Semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles are the building blocks of the next generation of electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic devices. Covering this rapidly developing and interdisciplinary field, the book examines in detail the physical properties and device applications of...

Electrical Machines: Fundamentals of Electromechanical Energy Conversion

Jacek F. Gieras
August 25, 2016

This book endeavors to break the stereotype that basic electrical machine courses are limited only to transformers, DC brush machines, induction machines, and wound-field synchronous machines. It is intended to serve as a textbook for basic courses on Electrical Machines covering the fundamentals...

Information Theory Tools for Visualization

Min Chen, Miquel Feixas, Ivan Viola, Anton Bardera, Han-Wei Shen, Mateu Sbert
August 25, 2016

This book explores Information theory (IT) tools, which have become state of the art to solve and understand better many of the problems in visualization. This book covers all relevant literature up to date. It is the first book solely devoted to this subject, written by leading...

Metal–Air and Metal–Sulfur Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications

Vladimir Neburchilov, Jiujun Zhang
August 24, 2016

Metal–air and metal–sulfur batteries (MABs/MSBs) represent one of the most efficient-energy storage technologies, with high round trip efficiency, a long life cycle, fast response at peak demand/supply of electricity, and decreased weight due to the use of atmospheric oxygen as one of the main...

Solar Powered Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles: A Sustainable Development

Larry E. Erickson, Jessica Robinson, Gary Brase, Jackson Cutsor
August 24, 2016

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change adopted on December 12, 2015 is a voluntary effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reach the goals of this agreement, there is a need to generate electricity without greenhouse gas emissions and to electrify transportation. An infrastructure of...

Analog Electronics Applications: Fundamentals of Design and Analysis

Hernando Lautaro Fernandez-Canque
August 23, 2016

This comprehensive text discusses the fundamentals of analog electronics applications, design, and analysis. Unlike the physics approach in other analog electronics books, this text focuses on an engineering approach, from the main components of an analog circuit to general analog networks....

Intelligent Transportation Systems: From Good Practices to Standards

Paolo Pagano
August 23, 2016

Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are the way forward for sustainable growth of mobility at all levels (local, regional, national, transnational). The book reviews the current status of Research & Development. It includes connected (and autonomous) cars and buses, real-world large-scale field...

Fuel Cells: Dynamic Modeling and Control with Power Electronics Applications, Second Edition

Bei Gou, Woonki Na, Bill Diong
August 23, 2016

This book covers advanced research results on Modeling and Control designs for Fuel Cells and their hybrid energy systems. Filled with simulation examples and test results, it provides detailed discussions on Fuel Cell Modeling, Analysis, and Nonlinear control. The books begins with an introduction...

Introduction to Organic Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials and Devices, Second Edition

Sam-Shajing Sun, Larry R. Dalton
August 22, 2016

This book covers the combined subjects of organic electronic and optoelectronic materials/devices. It is designed for classroom instruction at the senior college level. Highlighting emerging organic and polymeric optoelectronic materials and devices, it presents the fundamentals, principle...

Organic Thin-Film Transistor Applications: Materials to Circuits

Brajesh Kumar Kaushik, Brijesh Kumar, Sanjay Prajapati, Poornima Mittal
August 22, 2016

Text provides information about advanced OTFT (Organic thin film transistor) structures, their modeling and extraction of performance parameters, materials of individual layers, their molecular structures, basics of pi-conjugated semiconducting materials and their properties, OTFT charge transport...

Network and Data Security for Non-Engineers

Frank M. Groom, Kevin Groom, Stephan S. Jones
August 22, 2016

Learn network and data security by analyzing the Anthem breach and step-by-step how hackers gain entry, place hidden software, download information, and hide the evidence of their entry. Understand the tools, establishing persistent presence, use of sites as testbeds to determine successful...