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Novel Compound Semiconductor Nanowires: Materials, Devices, and Applications

Fumitaro Ishikawa, Irina Buyanova
November 14, 2017

One dimensional electronic materials are expected to be key components owing to their potential applications in nanoscale electronics, optics, energy storage, and biology. Besides, compound semiconductors have been greatly developed as epitaxial growth crystal materials. Molecular beam 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, Fifth Edition

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...

Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices, Second Edition

Zhigang Rick Li
November 01, 2017

Organic Light-Emitting Materials and Devices provides a single source of information covering all aspects of OLEDs, including the systematic investigation of organic light-emitting materials, device physics and engineering, and manufacturing and performance measurement techniques. This Second...

Compact Models for Integrated Circuit Design: Conventional Transistors and Beyond

Samar K. Saha
November 01, 2017

Compact Models for Integrated Circuit Design: Conventional Transistors and Beyond provides a modern treatise on compact models for circuit computer-aided design (CAD). Written by an author with more than 25 years of industry experience in semiconductor processes, devices, and circuit CAD, and more...

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry

Vijay Kumar Thakur
October 31, 2017

Cellulose-Based Graft Copolymers: Structure and Chemistry discusses the synthesis, characterization, and properties of multifunctional cellulose-based graft copolymers. Presenting the contributions of accomplished experts in the field of natural cellulosic polymers, this authoritative text:...

Computational Bioengineering

Guigen Zhang
October 31, 2017

Arguably the first book of its kind, Computational Bioengineering explores the power of multidisciplinary computer modeling in bioengineering. Written by experts, the book examines the interplay of multiple governing principles underlying common biomedical devices and problems, bolstered by case...

Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Properties, Characterization Techniques, and Applications

Rajendra Kumar Goyal
October 30, 2017

The main aims of this book are to summarize the fundamentals, synthesis methods, properties and applications of nanomaterials, so as to provide readers with a systematic knowledge on nanomaterials. In addition, the book covers most commonly used characterization tools pertaining to nanomaterials....