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Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials, Sixth Edition

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David R. Gaskell, David E. Laughlin
August 18, 2017

Maintaining the substance that made Introduction to the Thermodynamic of Materials a perennial best seller for decades, this Sixth Edition is updated to reflect the broadening field of materials science and engineering. The new edition is reorganized into three major sections to align the book for p...

Phosphors: Synthesis and Applications

Sanjay J. Dhoble, B. Deva Prasad Raju, Vijay Singh
April 30, 2018

Rare earth–doped luminescent materials play an integral role in modern life because of their tremendous applications ranging from scintillators, color displays, fluorescent lamps, and intensifying screens to dosimetry of ionizing radiations. Written and edited by prominent luminescence researchers,...

Asbestos The Hazardous Fiber

Melvin A. Benarde
April 16, 2018

With the passage of the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, AHERA, Public Law 99-519, it was clear that great quantities of asbestos would be disturbed and would require proper management and disposal. If these were poorly done, many people would be placed at risk unnecessarily.Into such an...

Transformation Toughening Of Ceramics

David J. Green
April 16, 2018

The aim of this book is to provide a coherent and up-to-date discussion of the scientific work concerning the transformation toughening of ceramics. We hope the book is useful to scientists, engineers and students who are new to these materials. It is intended both as a source of learning and...

Physical Properties of Materials For Engineers: Volume 2

Daniel D. Pollock
March 14, 2018

Practicing engineers will find this text helpful in getting up to date. Readers with some familiarity with this field will be able to follow the presentations with ease. Engineering students and those taking physics courses will find this book to be a useful source of examples of applications of...

Physical Properties of Materials For Engineers: Volume 3

Pollock
March 14, 2018

Practicing engineers will find this text helpful in getting up to date. Readers with some familiarity with this field will be able to follow the presentations with ease. Engineering students and those taking physics courses will find this book to be a useful source of examples of applications of...

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...

Miniature Sorption Coolers: Theory and Applications

Lucio Piccirillo, Gabriele Coppi, Andrew May
February 27, 2018

In recent years, there have been significant developments in detector technologies in the field of astrophysics, requiring lower temperatures with simple self-contained refrigerators. Temperatures in the range of 1K to 50mK are now achieved by using dedicated closed-cycle miniature sorption coolers...

The Nanotechnology Revolution: A Global Bibliographic Perspective

Dale A. Stirling
January 26, 2018

Nanotechnology is changing the world in a very big way, but at the atomic and sub-atomic level. Although the roots of nanotechnology can be traced back to more than a century ago, the last three decades have witnessed an explosion of nano-based technologies and products. This reference work...

Silicon-Molecular Beam Epitaxy: Volume I

E. Kasper
December 13, 2017

This subject is divided into two volumes. Volume I is on homoepitaxy with the necessary systems, techniques, and models for growth and dopant incorporation. Three chapters on homoepitaxy are followed by two chapters describing the different ways in which MBE may be applied to create insulator/Si...

Plasma Deposited Thin Films

Mort
December 13, 2017

In Summary, the objective of this book is to present in one volume a review of the plasma deposition process and the present understanding of the most important and widely used plasma deposited thin film materials, devices and their applications....

Carbon Fibers: Formation, Structure, and Properties

Leighton H. Peebles
November 29, 2017

Carbon Fibers presents an up-to-date review of the progress pertaining to the formation of carbon fibers from rayon, acrylic, and pitch precursors. The book emphasizes the preparation, characterization, and properties of commercial materials. It also considers the compressive properties of carbon...

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