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Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials, Sixth Edition


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...

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 28, 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

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...

Degradable Materials: Perspectives, Issues, and Opportunities

Sumner A. Barenberg
November 29, 2017

This book addresses the fields of biodegradation, environmental degradation, and photochemical degradation. The purpose of the book is to establish guidelines for terminology, nomenclature, characterization techniques and methodology, mechanisms of degradation, standard reference materials, and...

Physical Cleaning of Coal: Present Developing Methods

Y. A. Liu
November 29, 2017

This book provides a detailed account of recent developments in physical coal cleaning methods including: Relative density, Electrical conductivity, Magnetic susceptibility surface chemistry characteristics....

First Order Phase Transitions of Magnetic Materials: Broad and Interrupted Transitions

Praveen Chaddah
November 27, 2017

This book introduces new concepts in the phenomenon of 1st order phase transitions. It discusses the concept of kinetic arrest at a certain temperature, with this temperature being dependent on the second control variable (magnetic field, or pressure). It discusses interesting manifestations of...

Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods

Klaus D. Sattler
November 23, 2017

Covering the key theories, tools, and techniques of this dynamic field, Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods elucidates the general theoretical principles and measurements of nanoscale systems. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of...

Nanophononics: Thermal Generation, Transport, and Conversion at the Nanoscale

Zlatan Aksamija
November 16, 2017

Heat in most semiconductor materials, including the traditional group IV elements (Si, Ge, diamond), III–V compounds (GaAs, wide-bandgap GaN), and carbon allotropes (graphene, CNTs), as well as emerging new materials like transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), is stored and transported by...