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Constitutive Models for Rubber X: Proceedings of the European Conference on Constitutive Models for Rubbers X (Munich, Germany, 28-31 August 2017)

Alexander Lion, Michael Johlitz
August 02, 2017

In order to develop innovative products, to reduce development costs and the number of prototypes and to accelerate development processes, numerical simulations become more and more attractive. As such, numerical simulations are instrumental in understanding complicated material properties like...

Molecular Materials: Preparation, Characterization, and Applications

Sanjay Malhotra, B. L. V. Prasad, Jordi Fraxedas
May 02, 2017

The field of molecular materials research looks at the preparation and characterization of potentially useful materials with enhanced physical, chemical, and biomedical properties. Molecular Materials: Preparation, Characterization, and Applications discusses the cutting-edge interdisciplinary...

Bio-based Wood Adhesives: Preparation, Characterization, and Testing

Zhongqi He
February 14, 2017

Adhesive bonding plays an increasing role in the forest product industry and is a key factor for efficiently utilizing timber and other lignocellulosic resources. As synthetic wood adhesives are mostly derived from depleting petrochemical resources and have caused increasing environmental concern,...

Kinetic Theory of Nucleation

Eli Ruckenstein, Gersh Berim
June 22, 2016

Explore a Kinetic Approach to the Description of Nucleation – An Alternative to the Classical Nucleation Theory Kinetic Theory of Nucleation presents an alternative to the classical theory of nucleation in gases and liquids—the kinetic nucleation theory of Ruckenstein–Narsimhan–Nowakowski (RNNT)....

Chemical and Structure Modification of Polymers

Kajetan Pyrzynski, Grzegorz Nyszko, Gennady E. Zaikov
October 26, 2015

This timely volume provides an overview of polymer characterization test methods and presents experimental research in polymers using modern methods. Each chapter describes the principle of the respective method, as well as the detailed procedures of experiments with examples of actual applications...

An Introduction to High-Pressure Science and Technology

Jose Manuel Recio, Jose Manuel Menendez, Alberto Otero de la Roza
October 22, 2015

An Introduction to High-Pressure Science and Technology provides you with an understanding of the connections between the different areas involved in the multidisciplinary science of high pressure. The book reflects the deep interdisciplinary nature of the field and its close relationship with...

Mechanical and Physico-Chemical Characteristics of Modified Materials: Performance Evaluation and Selection

Seghir Maamir, A. K. Haghi
September 04, 2015

Understanding chemical and solid materials and their properties and behavior is fundamental to chemical and engineering design. With some of the world’s leading experts describing their most recent research, this book describes the procedures for material selection and design to ensure that the...

Bioinspired Photonics: Optical Structures and Systems Inspired by Nature

Viktoria Greanya
June 08, 2015

Harness the Wonders of the Natural World As our in-depth knowledge of biological systems increases, the number of devices and applications built from these principles is rapidly growing. Bioinspired Photonics: Optical Structures and Systems Inspired by Nature provides an interdisciplinary...

Bainite in Steels: Theory and Practice, Third Edition

H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia
March 06, 2015

This is the third edition of the book, much expanded to include and incorporate important developments in the subject over the last fifteen years. The book represents a comprehensive treatise on all aspects of the bainite transformation, from the choreography of atoms during the phase change to...

Functional Materials: Properties, Performance and Evaluation

Ewa Klodzinska
March 02, 2015

Through advanced characterization and new fabrication techniques, the physics, chemistry, and structure of functional materials have become a central focus of investigation in materials science, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This book presents a detailed overview of recent research...

Carbon Nanotubes: Theoretical Concepts and Research Strategies for Engineers

A. K. Haghi, Sabu Thomas
February 03, 2015

This book presents the diversity of recent advances in carbon nanotubes from a broad perspective that will be useful for scientists as well as for graduate students and engineers. Presenting leading-edge research in this dynamic field, this volume is an introduction to the physical concepts needed...

Combustion for Material Synthesis

Alexander S. Rogachev, Alexander S. Mukasyan
December 15, 2014

Exposes a Powerful Material-Making Tool Dedicated to the physical, chemical, and structural transformations that take place during combustion synthesis (CS) of advanced materials, Combustion for Material Synthesis analyzes the nature of solid flame phenomenon and provides readers with undisputed...