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Solid State Composites and Hybrid Systems: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition

Rada Savkina, Larysa Khomenkova
September 04, 2018

Solid state composites and hybrid systems offer multifunctional applications in various fields of human life, demonstrating solutions to the key problems of the environment, human health, biology, medicine, electronics, energy harvesting and storage. Exploring this innovative field of research,...

Geometry and Topology of Soft Materials

1st Edition

Christian Santangelo
September 01, 2018

This book provides an introduction to the geometrical and topological methods that have become essential tools for soft condensed matter physicists. The emphasis is on providing mathematical tools in clear but precise language, focusing on fundamental concepts using real examples to illustrate for...

Solution and Surface Polymerization

1st Edition

Eli Ruckenstein, Hangquan Li, Chong Cheng
September 01, 2018

Comprised of curated chapters published by Prof. Ruckenstein and colleagues, this book presents functional and modified polymer materials prepared mainly through solution polymerization and surface polymerization. It shows significant approaches to special classes of polymer materials...

Nanotechnology-Driven Engineered Materials: New Insights

1st Edition

Sabu Thomas, Yves Grohens, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, Praveen K.M.
August 28, 2018

Nanostructured materials are emerging as a new class of materials that exhibit unique microstructures and enhanced mechanical performance. As an outcome of this, these materials have attracted considerable attention in scientific communities all over the world. There is continuous research to...

Plasticity: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition

P.M. Dixit, U.S. Dixit
August 23, 2018

Explores the Principles of Plasticity Most undergraduate programs lack an undergraduate plasticity theory course, and many graduate programs in design and manufacturing lack a course on plasticity—leaving a number of engineering students without adequate information on the subject. Emphasizing...

Noise in Spintronics: From Understanding to Manipulation

1st Edition

Farkhad Aliev, Juan Pedro Cascales
August 23, 2018

This book covers the main physical mechanisms and the different contributions (1/f noise, shot noise, etc.) behind electronic fluctuations in various spintronic devices. It presents the first comprehensive summary of fundamental noise mechanisms in both electronic and spintronic devices and is...

Additive Manufacturing: Applications and Innovations

1st Edition

Rupinder Singh, J. Paulo Davim
August 22, 2018

There has been a lot of development in the past two decades regarding Additive Manufacturing (AM). Recent developments have been highlighted by many researchers. However, until now, there has been a limit to what is available for beginners in a step-by-step format, showcasing the different...

Modern Physical Chemistry: Engineering Models, Materials, and Methods with Applications

1st Edition

Reza K. Haghi, Emili Besalu, Maciej Jaroszewski, Sabu Thomas, Praveen K.M.
August 22, 2018

This volume brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of new tools for chemical engineers. It presents significant research, reporting on new methodologies and important applications in the field of chemical engineering. Highlighting theoretical...

Machining of Light Alloys: Aluminum, Titanium, and Magnesium

1st Edition

Diego Carou, J. Paulo Davim
August 14, 2018

Light alloys, including aluminum, magnesium, and titanium are used due to their low density which makes them well suited in the manufacturing process when reduction of weight is necessary. Aircrafts, cars, consumable goods, sports equipment, and motorsports applications to name just a few, are what...

Smart Materials: Integrated Design, Engineering Approaches, and Potential Applications

1st Edition

Anca Filimon
August 13, 2018

Polymer-based smart materials have become attractive in recent years due to the fact that polymers are flexible and provide many advantages compared to inorganic smart materials: they are low cost, they are easy to process, and they exhibit good performance at nano- and microscale levels. This...

Nanomaterials for Thermoelectric Devices

1st Edition

Yong X. Gan
August 08, 2018

With the increaseing global demand for energy, we are facing a huge challenge of energy sustainability. Renewable energy has attracted an immense amount of interest with regard to solving the sustainbility issue. Among the various renewable energy sources, solar&...

Physical Properties of Materials For Engineers: Volume 1

1st Edition

Daniel D. Pollock
August 02, 2018

Practicing engineers will find this text helpful in getting up to date. Readers with some familiarity with this field will be able to follow the presentations with ease. Engineering students and those taking physics courses will find this book to be a useful source of examples of applications of...