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Quality of Life Technology Handbook

Richard Schulz
March 09, 2018

A collaboration between leading scientists, practitioners, and researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, this book is a comprehensive resource describing Quality of Life technologies and their development, evaluation, adoption, and commercialization. It takes an...

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties covers various aspects of polymer brush technology, including synthesis, properties, performance, and applications. It presents both experimental details and theoretical insights to enable a better understanding of the brush system. After...

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

This work explores the use of composite nanotechnology for thin coatings on various substrates. It compiles recent advances in nanocomposite coatings for experienced researchers and provides background information for those new to the field. The book not only explains the synthesis of bulk...

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Advancements in polymer nanocomposite foams have led to their application in a variety of fields, such as automotive, packaging, and insulation. Employing nanocomposites in foam formation enhances their property profiles, enabling a broader range of uses, from conventional to advanced applications....

Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice, Second Edition

Kevin L. Ong, Scott Lovald, Jonathan Black
March 09, 2018

Revised, expanded, and updated, Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice, Second Edition introduces materials science and applies it to medical research and treatment. This book incorporates math and engineering, which makes it accessible to trainees and others working in the industry who...

Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells

San Ping Jiang, Pei Kang Shen
March 09, 2018

Boasting chapters written by leading international experts, Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells provides an overview of the progress that has been made so far in the material and catalyst development for fuel cells. The book covers the most recent developments detailing all aspects...

Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact

Michael Nosonovsky, Vahid Mortazavi
March 09, 2018

Many scientists and engineers do not realize that, under certain conditions, friction can lead to the formation of new structures at the interface, including in situ tribofilms and various patterns. In turn, these structures—usually formed by destabilization of the stationary sliding regime—can...

Biomechanics of Soft Tissues: Principles and Applications

Adil Al Mayah
March 05, 2018

This book addresses the need of practitioners and researchers in the biomedical sciences to better understand the principles of biomechanics of soft tissue. This book will thoroughly incorporate a number of applications and examples of biomechanics both from an engineering and clinical standpoint....

Gold Metallurgy and the Environment

Sadia Ilyas, Jae-chun Lee
March 02, 2018

This book gives an overview of all the gold extraction processes along with their mechanistic study and environmental impact. Different approaches in gold extraction are discussed including traditional pyrometallurgy, amalgamation, leaching by cyanide or non-cyanide lixiviants and emerging...

Hydrogels: Design, Synthesis and Application in Drug Delivery and Regenerative Medicine

Thakur Raghu Raj Singh, Garry Laverty, Ryan Donnelly
February 28, 2018

Hydrogels are crosslinked, macromolecular polymeric materials arranged in a three-dimensional network, which can absorb and retain large amounts of water. Hydrogels are commonly used in clinical practice and experimental medicine for a wide range of applications, including drug delivery, tissue...

Dopants and Defects in Semiconductors, Second Edition

Matthew D. McCluskey, Matthew D. McCluskey, Eugene E. Haller, Eugene E. Haller
February 28, 2018

Praise for the First Edition "The book goes beyond the usual textbook in that it provides more specific examples of real-world defect physics … an easy reading, broad introductory overview of the field" ―Materials Today "… well written, with clear, lucid explanations …"―Chemistry World This...

High Performance Self-Consolidating Cementitious Composites

Ganesh Babu Kodeboyina
February 28, 2018

This book attempts to bring together some of the basic intricacies in the production of the complete range of self-consolidating cementitious composites, with a proper understanding of the contributions of different materials and their combinations, including performance and limitations....

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