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Bioinspired Superhydrophobic Surfaces: Advances and Applications with Metallic and Inorganic Materials

Frédéric Guittard, Thierry Darmanin
October 06, 2017

Materials with superhydrophobic or related properties are one of the most studied subjects from a theoretical point of view and also for the large range of possible applications, for example, anticorrosion, antibacteria, optical devices, and sensors. The study of natural species with special...

Compound Semiconductors: Physics, Technology, and Device Concepts

Ferdinand Scholz
October 06, 2017

This book provides an overview of compound semiconductor materials and their technology. After presenting a theoretical background, it describes the relevant material preparation technologies for bulk and thin-layer epitaxial growth. It then briefly discusses the electrical, optical, and structural...

Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries

Jean-Luc Wertz, Magali Deleu, Séverine Coppée, Aurore Richel
October 06, 2017

Hemicelluloses and Lignin in Biorefineries provides an understanding of lignocellulosic biomass, which is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicelluloses, and lignin. It promotes the valorization of these molecules in the context of the bioeconomy and presents hemicelluloses and lignin, which are...

Nanotechnology and Energy

Kaufui V. Wong
October 06, 2017

Nanotechnology is a vibrant research area and a growing industry. The properties of nanoparticles and nanofluids are different from those of macroparticles and macrofluids because the physical and chemical properties are very dissimilar when dimensions are at the nanometer range. The first...

Processing of Polymer Matrix Composites

P.K. Mallick
October 04, 2017

Polymer matrix composites are finding increasing number of applications due to their high weight-saving potential as well as unique characteristics, such as high strength-to-density ratio, fatigue resistance, high damping factor, and freedom from corrosion. While many textbooks are available on the...

Ternary Alloys Based on III-V Semiconductors

Vasyl Tomashyk
October 04, 2017

III-V semiconductors have attracted considerable attention due to their applications in the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices as light-emitting diodes and solar cells. Because of their wide applications in a variety of devices, the search for new semiconductor materials and the...

Viscoelastic Solids (1998)

Roderic S. Lakes
October 02, 2017

Viscoelastic Solids covers the mathematical theory of viscoelasticity and physical insights, causal mechanisms, and practical applications. The book: presents a development of the theory, addressing both transient and dynamic aspects as well as emphasizing linear viscoelasticity synthesizes the...

Design of CMOS Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Integrated Circuits with Metamaterials

Hao Yu, Yang Shang
October 01, 2017

Along with numerous opportunities in communication and imaging applications, the design of emerging millimeter-wave (mm-wave) and terahertz (THz) electronic circuits and systems in CMOS technology faces new challenges and requires new devices. Design of CMOS Millimeter-Wave and Terahertz Integrated...

Graphene Photonics, Optoelectronics, and Plasmonics

Qiaoliang Bao, Huiying Hoh, Yupeng Zhang
September 25, 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...

An Introduction to Quantum Fluids

Phuong Mai Dinh, Jesus Navarro, Eric Suraud
September 22, 2017

What do atomic nuclei, neutron stars, a domestic power supply, and the stunning colors of stained glass in cathedrals all have in common? The answer lies in the unifying concept of quantum fluids, which allows us to understand the behavior and properties of these different systems in simple terms....

Metalworking Fluids, Third Edition

Jerry P. Byers
September 20, 2017

This revised and expanded Third Edition contains 21 chapters summarizing the latest thinking on various technologies relating to metalworking fluid development, laboratory evaluation, metallurgy, industrial application, fluid maintenance, recycling, waste treatment, health, government regulations,...

Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 5

Girma Biresaw, K.L. Mittal
September 20, 2017

Surfactants play a critical role in Tribology controlling friction, wear, and lubricant properties such as emulsification, demulsification, bioresistance, oxidation resistance, rust prevention and corrosion resistance. This is a critical topic for new materials and devices particularly those built...