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Nanoscience: Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects

Victor M. Starov
November 30, 2017

The common perception is that nanoscience is something entirely new, that it sprung forth whole and fully formed like some mythological deity. But the truth is that like all things scientific, nanoscience is the natural result of the long evolution of scientific inquiry. Following a historical...

Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials

Emad Omrani, Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Pradeep L. Menezes
November 06, 2017

Tribology and Applications of Self-Lubricating Materials provides insight into the complex mechanisms behind the development of self-lubricating materials, which due to their ability to transfer embedded solid lubricants to the contact surface to decrease wear rate and friction in the absence of an...

The Molecular Theory of Adsorption in Porous Solids

Yu. K. Tovbin
October 13, 2017

In the adsorption phenomenon the substances from the external environment the gas or liquid are absorbed by a solid surface (adsorbent). Adsorption is used to separate gaseous and liquid mixtures, for drying and purification of gases and liquids. This reference broadly explores the calculation of...

Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Advances and Applications with Metallic and Inorganic Materials

Frédéric Guittard, Thierry Darmanin
October 06, 2017

Materials with superhydrophobic or related properties are one of the most studied subjects from a theoretical point of view and also for the large range of possible applications, for example, anticorrosion, antibacteria, optical devices, and sensors. The study of natural species with special...

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 5

Girma Biresaw, K.L. Mittal
September 20, 2017

Surfactants play a critical role in Tribology controlling friction, wear, and lubricant properties such as emulsification, demulsification, bioresistance, oxidation resistance, rust prevention and corrosion resistance. This is a critical topic for new materials and devices particularly those built...

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics

Takaji Kokusho
July 27, 2017

Innovative Earthquake Soil Dynamics deals with soil dynamics in earthquake engineering and includes almost all aspects of soil behavior. Both generally accepted basic knowledge as well as advanced and innovative views are accommodated. Major topics are (i) seismic site amplification, (ii)...

Concrete Surface Engineering

Benoit Bissonnette, Luc Courard, Andrzej Garbacz
July 26, 2017

Applying any material to an existing concrete surface intrinsically entails the development of a bond. Considering the ever increasing importance of concrete repair and protection, which imply the creation of an interface between two materials, an improved knowledge of concrete surface...

Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems

Roque Hidalgo-Alvarez
June 16, 2017

Integrating fundamental research with the technical applications of this rapidly evolving field, Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems clearly presents the connections between structure and functional aspects in colloid and interface science. It explores the physical fundamentals...

Immunoassays: Development, Applications and Future Trends

Richard O'Kennedy, Caroline Murphy
June 15, 2017

The concept behind this book is to provide a detailed and practical overview of the development and use of immunoassays in many different areas. Immunoassays are analytical tests that utilise antibodies to measure the amount, activity or identity of an analyte. This book is designed to provide a...

Lubricant Additives: Chemistry and Applications, Third Edition

Leslie R. Rudnick
June 14, 2017

This indispensable book describes lubricant additives, their synthesis, chemistry, and mode of action. All important areas of application are covered, detailing which lubricants are needed for a particular application. Laboratory and field performance data for each application is provided and the...

Handbook of Surface and Interface Analysis: Methods for Problem-Solving, Second Edition

John C. Riviere, Sverre Myhra
June 14, 2017

The original Handbook of Surface and Interface Analysis: Methods for Problem-Solving was based on the authors’ firm belief that characterization and analysis of surfaces should be conducted in the context of problem solving and not be based on the capabilities of any individual technique. Now, a...

Friction, Wear, and Erosion Atlas

Kenneth G. Budinski
April 06, 2017

Friction, wear, and erosion are major issues in mechanical engineering and materials science, resulting in major costs to businesses operating in the automotive, biomedical, petroleum/oil/gas, and structural engineering industries. The good news is, by understanding what friction, wear, or erosion...

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