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Exchange Bias: From Thin Film to Nanogranular and Bulk Systems

Surender Kumar Sharma
September 19, 2017

  This timely book covers basic mechanisms, characterization, theoretical simulations, and applications for exchange bias in granular nanosystems, thin films, and bulk systems. After an overview of the field and key principles, the next section covers nanogranular (core-shell) systems,...

Primary and Secondary Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites

Kishore Debnath, Inderdeep Singh
September 18, 2017

This book offers an insight into the primary and secondary manufacturing of different class of polymer matrix composites (PMCs). The major focus is on the fabrication of a variety of PMCs with substantial coverage of various processing techniques and related advantages and limitations. The book...

Graphene Photonics, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics

Qiaoliang Bao, Huiying Hoh, Yupeng Zhang
September 18, 2017

Graphene has been hailed as a rising star in photonics and optoelectronics. The wonderful optical properties of graphene make possible the multiple functions of signal emission, transmission, modulation, and detection to be realized in one material. This book compiles and details cutting-edge...

Fundamentals of Charged Particle Transport in Gases and Condensed Matter

Robert Robson, Ronald White, Malte Hildebrandt
September 12, 2017

This book offers a comprehensive and cohesive overview of transport processes associated with all kinds of charged particles, including electrons, ions, positrons, and muons, in both gases and condensed matter. The emphasis is on fundamental physics, linking experiment, theory and applications. In...

Handbook of Induction Heating, Second Edition

Valery Rudnev, Don Loveless, Raymond L. Cook
September 12, 2017

The second edition of the Handbook of Induction Heating reflects the number of substantial advances that have taken place over the last decade in theory, computer modeling, semi-conductor power supplies, and process technology of induction heating and induction heat treating. This edition continues...

Dynamical Tunneling: Theory and Experiment

Srihari Keshavamurthy, Peter Schlagheck
September 12, 2017

A prominent aspect of quantum theory, tunneling arises in a variety of contexts across several fields of study, including nuclear, atomic, molecular, and optical physics and has led to technologically relevant applications in mesoscopic science. Exploring mechanisms and consequences, Dynamical...

Macroporous Polymers: Production Properties and Biotechnological/Biomedical Applications

Bo Mattiasson, Ashok Kumar, Igor Yu. Galeaev
September 12, 2017

Macroporous polymers are rapidly becoming the material of choice for many tissue engineering, bioseparation, and bioprocessing applications. However, while important information is scattered about in many different publications, none, to date, have drawn this information together in user-friendly...

Biohydrometallurgical Recycling of Metals from Industrial Wastes

Hong Hocheng, Mital Chakankar, Umesh Jadhav
September 11, 2017

Although many available metal recycling methods are simple and fast, they are also expensive and cause environmental pollution. Biohydrometallurgical processing of metals offers an alternative to overcome these issues, as the use of biological means not only helps to conserve dwindling ore...

Energetic Materials: Advanced Processing Technologies for Next-Generation Materials

Mark J. Mezger, Kay J. Tindle, Michelle Pantoya, Lori J. Groven, Dilhan Kalyon
September 08, 2017

This book will take an in-depth look at the technologies, processes, and capabilities to develop and produce "next generation" energetic materials for both commercial and defense applications, including military, mining operations, oil production and well perforation, and construction demolition....

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications

David M. Gardiner
September 01, 2017

Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications examines cutting-edge developments in the field of regenerative engineering. Specific attention is given to activities that embrace the importance of integrating developmental biology and tissue engineering, and how...

Handbook of Nanophysics: Clusters and Fullerenes

Klaus D. Sattler
August 30, 2017

The field of nanoscience was pioneered in the 1980s with the groundbreaking research on clusters, which later led to the discovery of fullerenes. Handbook of Nanophysics: Clusters and Fullerenes focuses on the fundamental physics of these nanoscale materials and structures. Each peer-reviewed...

Growing Graphene on Semiconductors

Nunzio Motta, Francesca Iacopi, Camilla Coletti
August 30, 2017

Graphene, the wonder material of the 21st century, is expected to play an important role in future nanoelectronic applications, but the only way to achieve this goal is to grow graphene directly on a semiconductor, integrating it in the chain for the production of electronic circuits and devices....