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The Physics of Solar Cells: Perovskites, Organics, and Photovoltaic Fundamentals

Juan Bisquert
November 16, 2017

The book provides an explanation of the operation of photovoltaic devices from a broad perspective that embraces a variety of materials concepts, from nanostructured and highly disordered organic materials, to highly efficient devices such as the lead halide perovskite solar cells. The book...

Geometric and Electronic Properties of Graphene-Related Systems: Chemical Bonding Schemes

Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran, Shih-Yang Lin, Chiun-Yan Lin, Ming-Fa Lin
November 16, 2017

Due to its physical, chemical, and material properties, graphene has been widely studied both theoretically and experimentally since it was first synthesized in 2004. This book explores in detail the most up-to-date research in graphene-related systems, including few-layer graphene, sliding bilayer...

Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics

Klaus D. Sattler
November 15, 2017

Many bottom-up and top-down techniques for nanomaterial and nanostructure generation have enabled the development of applications in nanoelectronics and nanophotonics.  Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics explores important recent applications of nanophysics in the areas...

Materials Science of DNA

Jung-II Jin, James Grote
November 15, 2017

The field of materials science and technology has undergone revolutionary advances due to the development of novel analytical tools, functional materials, and multidisciplinary approaches to engineering. Additionally, theoretical predictions combined with increasingly improved models and...

Integrated Nanodevice and Nanosystem Fabrication: Breakthroughs and Alternatives

Simon Deleonibus
November 14, 2017

Since its invention, the integrated circuit has necessitated new process modules and numerous architectural changes to improve application performances, power consumption, and cost reduction. Silicon CMOS is now well established to offer the integration of several tens of billions of devices on a...

Redox Flow Batteries: Fundamentals and Applications

Huamin Zhang, Xianfeng Li, Jiujun Zhang
November 10, 2017

Flow batteries have received attention in large-scale energy storage due to their flexible design, high safety, high energy efficiency, and environmental friendliness. In recent years, they have been rapidly developed and tested in a variety of scales that prove their feasibility and advantages of...

Vacuum and Ultravacuum: Physics and Technology

Igor Bello
November 09, 2017

Vacuum technology has enormous impact on human life in many aspects and fields, such as metallurgy, material development and production, food and electronic industry, microelectronics, device fabrication, physics, materials science, space science, engineering, chemistry, technology of low...

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...

Advanced Thermoelectrics: Materials, Contacts, Devices, and Systems

Zhifeng Ren, Yucheng Lan, Qinyong Zhang
November 01, 2017

This book provides an overview on nanostructured thermoelectric materials and devices, covering fundamental concepts, synthesis techniques, device contacts and stability, and potential applications, especially in waste heat recovery and solar energy conversion. The contents focus on thermoelectric...

Plastics Technology Handbook

Manas Chanda
November 01, 2017

Updated throughout to reflect advances over the last decade, the Fifth Edition continues the handbook’s tradition of authoritative coverage of fundamentals, production methods, properties, and applications of plastics and polymer-based materials. It covers tooling for plastics fabrication processes...

Handbook of Optoelectronic Device Modeling and Simulation (Two-Volume Set)

Joachim Piprek
October 26, 2017

Optoelectronic devices are now ubiquitous in our daily lives, from light emitting diodes (LEDs) in many household appliances to solar cells for energy. This handbook shows how we can probe the underlying and highly complex physical processes using modern mathematical models and numerical simulation...

Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis

Robert B. Northrop
October 24, 2017

Non-Invasive Instrumentation and Measurement in Medical Diagnosis, Second Edition discusses NIMD as a rapidly growing, interdisciplinary field. The contents within this second edition text is derived from Professor Robert B. Northrop’s experience teaching for over 35 years in the Biomedical...

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