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Ruthenium Chemistry

Ajay Kumar Mishra, Lallan Mishra
January 17, 2018

This book will describe Ruthenium complexes as chemotherapeutic agent specifically at tumor site. It has been the most challenging task in the area of cancer therapy. Nanoparticles are now emerging as the most effective alternative to traditional chemotherapeutic approach. Nanoparticles have been...

Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications

B. Raneesh, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jemy James, Anju K. Nair
January 08, 2018

In this new book, an interdisciplinary and international team of experts provides an exploration of the emerging plasma science that is poised to make the plasma technology a reality in the manufacturing sector. The research presented here will stimulate new ideas, methods, and applications in the...

Nanomagnetic Actuation in Biomedicine: Basic Principles and Applications

Jon Dobson, Carlos Rinaldi
January 05, 2018

The manipulation and control of cells and sub-cellular structures through magnetic nanoparticle-based actuation is a relatively new technique that has led to novel and exciting biomedical applications. Nanomagnetic actuation is being used in laboratory studies of stem cells to determine how these...

An Introduction to Quantum Transport in Semiconductors

David K. Ferry
January 04, 2018

Throughout their college career, most engineering students have done problems and studies that are basically situated in the classical world. Some may have taken quantum mechanics as their chosen field of study. This book moves beyond the basics to highlight the full quantum mechanical nature of...

Pulsed Laser Ablation: Advances and Applications in Nanoparticles and Nanostructuring Thin Films

Ion N. Mihailescu, Anna Paola Caricato
January 04, 2018

Pulsed laser–based techniques for depositing and processing materials are an important area of modern experimental and theoretical scientific research and development, with promising, challenging opportunities in the fields of nanofabrication and nanostructuring. Understanding the interplay between...

Tuning Innovation with Biotechnology

Dong Hwa Kim
December 20, 2017

This book deals with evolving intelligence systems and their use in immune algorithm (IM), particle swarm optimization (PSO), bacterial foraging (BF), and hybrid intelligent system to improve plants, robots, etc. It discusses the motivation behind research on and background of evolving intelligence...

Sparks from the Spirit: From Science to Innovation, Development, and Sustainability

Yongyuth Yuthavong
December 20, 2017

The sparks from the spirit of science include not only new knowledge but also innovations, the major ingredients of development and sustainability. This book creates an understanding of science and its role in innovation and sustainable development and points out unfilled gaps in human development....

Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Two-Volume Set

Raj K. Keservani, Anil K. Sharma, Rajesh K. Kesharwani
December 19, 2017

This new two-volume set, Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Volume 1: Novel Drug Carriers and Volume 2: Drug Targeting Aspects of Nanotechnology presents a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-art research and developments in drug delivery systems using nanotechnology and its applications....

Nanobiomaterials: Applications in Drug Delivery

Anil K. Sharma, Raj K. Keservani, Rajesh K. Kesharwani
December 19, 2017

This new volume focuses on the ever-growing and ever-sophisticated use of nanobiomaterials in drug delivery. There have been significant developments in the delivery of the active pharmaceutical ingredients to target sites, thereby sparing the normal functioning biological systems from damage, and...

Optical MEMS, Nanophotonics, and Their Applications

Guangya Zhou, Chengkuo Lee
December 15, 2017

This book covers device design fundamentals and system applications in optical MEMS and nanophotonics. Expert authors showcase examples of how fusion of nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) with nanophotonic elements is creating powerful new photonic devices and systems including MEMS micromirrors, MEMS...

Nanoscience: Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects

Victor M. Starov
December 14, 2017

The common perception is that nanoscience is something entirely new, that it sprung forth whole and fully formed like some mythological deity. But the truth is that like all things scientific, nanoscience is the natural result of the long evolution of scientific inquiry. Following a historical...

Gold Nanoparticles in Biomedical Applications

Lev Dykman, Nikolai Khlebtsov
December 11, 2017

This book discusses fabrication of functionalized gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and multifunctional nanocomposites, their optical properties, and applications in biological studies. This is the very first book of its kind to comprehensively discuss published data on in vitro and in vivo biodistribution...