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Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications


Rakesh Behari Mathur, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Shailaja Pande
January 10, 2017

The study of nanostructures has become, in recent years, a theme common to many disciplines, in which scientists and engineers manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level in order to obtain materials and systems with significantly improved properties. Carbon nanomaterials have a unique place...

An Introduction to Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes


John E. Proctor, Daniel Melendrez Armada, Aravind Vijayaraghavan
February 6, 2017

Carbon nanotubes and graphene have been the subject of intense scientific research since their relatively recent discoveries. This book introduces the reader to the science behind these rapidly developing fields, and covers both the fundamentals and latest advances. Uniquely, this book covers the to...

Bulk Metallic Glasses, Second Edition

C. Suryanarayana, A. Inoue
November 20, 2017

Reflecting the fast pace of research in the field, the Second Edition of Bulk Metallic Glasses has been thoroughly updated and remains essential reading on the subject. It incorporates major advances in glass forming ability, corrosion behavior, and mechanical properties. Several of the newly...

Geometric and Electronic Properties of Graphene-Related Systems: Chemical Bonding Schemes

Ngoc Thanh Thuy Tran, Shih-Yang Lin, Chiun-Yan Lin, Ming-Fa Lin
November 16, 2017

Due to its physical, chemical, and material properties, graphene has been widely studied both theoretically and experimentally since it was first synthesized in 2004. This book explores in detail the most up-to-date research in graphene-related systems, including few-layer graphene, sliding bilayer...

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...

The Physics of Composite and Porous Media

T. J. T. (Tim) Spanos, Norman Udey
November 01, 2017

Building on the success of T.J.T. Spanos's previous book The Thermophysics of Porous Media, The Physics of Composite and Porous Media explains non-linear field theory that describes how physical processes occur in the earth. It describes physical processes associated with the interaction of the...

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...

Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers

Arkadii Arinstein
October 06, 2017

Discussing the electrospinning process, the book covers in great depth the current research interest in nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially electrospinning of polymer nanofibers. The main distinction of the proposed book from others devoted to the electrospinning process is in 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...

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....

Nanostructured Semiconductors: Amorphization and Thermal Properties

Konstantinos Termentzidis
September 20, 2017

The book is devoted to nanostructures and nanostructured materials containing both amorphous and crystalline phases with a particular focus on their thermal properties. It is the first time that theoreticians and experimentalists from different domains gathered to treat this subject. It contains...

Exchange Bias: From Thin Film to Nanogranular and Bulk Systems

Surender Kumar Sharma
September 19, 2017

  This timely book covers basic mechanisms, characterization, theoretical simulations, and applications for exchange bias in granular nanosystems, thin films, and bulk systems. After an overview of the field and key principles, the next section covers nanogranular (core-shell) systems,...

Geometry of Crystals, Polycrystals, and Phase Transformations

Harshad K. D. H. Bhadeshia
September 15, 2017

Organized into a two-part structure aimed at readers of differing experience levels, Geometry of Crystals, Polycrystals, and Phase Transformations is accessible to both newcomers and advanced researchers within the field of crystallography. The first part of the text covers what any reader in the...

Fundamentals of Charged Particle Transport in Gases and Condensed Matter

Robert Robson, Ronald White, Malte Hildebrandt
September 12, 2017

This book offers a comprehensive and cohesive overview of transport processes associated with all kinds of charged particles, including electrons, ions, positrons, and muons, in both gases and condensed matter. The emphasis is on fundamental physics, linking experiment, theory and applications. In...