Materials Science

Materials Characterization & Testing

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Advanced Textile Testing Techniques

Sheraz Ahmad, Abher Rasheed, Ali Afzal, Faheem Ahmad
August 11, 2017

Textile testing is an important field of textile sciences involving experimental evaluation of conventional as well as technical textile products. This book aims to provide technical details, required protocols and procedures for conducting any specific evaluation test along with key parameters....


Michael V. Mirkin, Shigeru Amemiya
July 01, 2017

Nanoscale electrochemistry has revolutionized electrochemical research and technologies and has made broad impacts in other fields, including nanotechnology and nanoscience, biology, and materials chemistry. Nanoelectrochemistry examines well-established concepts and principles and provides an...

Food Packaging Materials: Testing & Quality Assurance

Preeti Singh, Ali Abas Wani, Horst-Christian Langowski
June 14, 2017

This book is arguably the first one focusing on packaging material testing and quality assurance. It provides information to help food scientists, polymer chemists, and packaging technologists find practical solutions to packaging defects and to develop innovative packaging materials for food...

Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry

John P. Fackler, Jr., Larry R. Falvello
June 07, 2017

Inorganic chemistry continues to generate much current interest due to its array of applications, ranging from materials to biology and medicine. Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry assembles a collection of articles from international experts who describe modern methods used by research students and...

Molecular Spectroscopy, Second Edition

Jeanne L. McHale
May 25, 2017

This textbook offers an introduction to the foundations of spectroscopic methods and provides a bridge between basic concepts and experimental applications in fields as diverse as materials science, biology, solar energy conversion, and environmental science. The author emphasizes the use of...

Structure Property Correlations for Nanoporous Materials

Abhijit Chatterjee
May 22, 2017

Nanoporous materials are critical to various fields of research, including ion exchange, separation, catalysis, sensor applications, biological molecular isolation, and purification. In addition, they offer new opportunities in such areas as inclusion chemistry, guest-host synthesis, and molecular...

High-Resolution XAS/XES: Analyzing Electronic Structures of Catalysts

Jacinto Sa
April 13, 2017

Photon-in-photon-out core level spectroscopy is an emerging approach to characterize the electronic structure of catalysts and enzymes, and it is either installed or planned for intense synchrotron beam lines and X-ray free electron lasers. This type of spectroscopy requires high-energy resolution...

Characterization of Nanocomposites: Technology and Industrial Applications

Frank Abdi, Mohit Garg
April 03, 2017

These days, advanced multiscale hybrid materials are being produced in the industry, studied by universities, and used in several applications. Unlike for macromaterials, it is difficult to obtain the physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials because of the scale....

Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing of Materials: Theoretical Foundations

Karl-Jörg Langenberg, René Marklein, Klaus Mayer
March 29, 2017

Ultrasonic Nondestructive Testing of Materials: Theoretical Foundations explores the mathematical foundations and emerging applications of this testing process, which is based on elastic wave propagation in isotropic and anisotropic solids. In covering ultrasonic nondestructive testing methods, the...

Defects and Damage in Composite Materials and Structures

Rikard Benton Heslehurst
March 29, 2017

The advantages of composite materials include a high specific strength and stiffness, formability, and a comparative resistance to fatigue cracking and corrosion. However, not forsaking these advantages, composite materials are prone to a wide range of defects and damage that can significantly...

Micro- and Macromechanical Properties of Materials

Yichun Zhou, Li Yang, Yongli Huang
March 29, 2017

This is an English translation of a Chinese textbook that has been designated a national planned university textbook, the highest award given to scientific textbooks in China. The book provides a complete overview of mechanical properties and fracture mechanics in materials science, mechanics, and...

High Temperature Materials and Mechanisms

Yoseph Bar-Cohen
March 29, 2017

The use of high-temperature materials in current and future applications, including silicone materials for handling hot foods and metal alloys for developing high-speed aircraft and spacecraft systems, has generated a growing interest in high-temperature technologies. High Temperature Materials and...