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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...

Landau Fermi Liquids and Beyond

V. Tripathi
February 22, 2018

This book consolidates the older and more recent concepts on weakly-interacting fermions where traditional many-body techniques are adequate. Targeting primarily the advanced undergraduates and graduates, the author has included plenty of examples and problems from contemporary topics of research....

Epitaxial Graphene on Silicon Carbide: Modeling, Characterization, and Applications

Gemma Rius, Philippe Godignon
February 07, 2018

This is the first book dedicated exclusively to epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide (EG-SiC). It comprehensively addresses all fundamental aspects relevant for the study and technology development of EG materials and their applications, using quantum Hall effect studies and probe techniques such...

The Nanotechnology Revolution: A Global Bibliographic Perspective

Dale A. Stirling
January 26, 2018

Nanotechnology is changing the world in a very big way, but at the atomic and sub-atomic level. Although the roots of nanotechnology can be traced back to more than a century ago, the last three decades have witnessed an explosion of nano-based technologies and products. This reference work...

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...

Amorphous-Nanocrystalline Alloys

A.M. Glezer, N.A. Shurygina
December 20, 2017

Amorphous-nanocrystalline alloys are a relatively new class of materials born from the rapid development of new technologies and different methods of producing amorphous and nanocrystalline powders and films, compacting, melt quenching, megaplastic deformation, implantation, laser, plasma, and...

Nuclear Spin Relaxation in Liquids: Theory, Experiments, and Applications, Second Edition

Jozef Kowalewski, Lena Maler
December 19, 2017

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) is widely used across many fields of science because of the rich data it produces, and some of the most valuable data come from studies of nuclear spin relaxation in solution. The first edition of this book, published more than a decade ago, provided an accessible...

Sensors and Their Applications XI

K. T. V. Grattan
December 13, 2017

With research continuing to expand and develop, the marketplace for sensors and instrumentation remains one of the most significant for the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the economies of major developed nations. Sensors and Their Applications XI discusses novel research in the field of...

Electronic and Optical Properties of Graphite-Related Systems

Chiun-Yan Lin, Rong-Bin Chen, Yen-Hung Ho, Ming-Fa Lin
December 07, 2017

This book provides an overview of electronic and optical properties of graphite-related systems. It presents a well-developed and up-to-date theoretical model and addresses important advances in essential properties and diverse quantization phenomena. Key features include various Hamiltonian models...

First Order Phase Transitions of Magnetic Materials: Broad and Interrupted Transitions

Praveen Chaddah
November 27, 2017

This book introduces new concepts in the phenomenon of 1st order phase transitions. It discusses the concept of kinetic arrest at a certain temperature, with this temperature being dependent on the second control variable (magnetic field, or pressure). It discusses interesting manifestations of...

Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods

Klaus D. Sattler
November 23, 2017

Covering the key theories, tools, and techniques of this dynamic field, Handbook of Nanophysics: Principles and Methods elucidates the general theoretical principles and measurements of nanoscale systems. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of...

Ultrasonic Treatment of Light Alloy Melts, Second Edition

Georgy I. Eskin, Dmitry G. Eskin
November 22, 2017

Spawned by growing interest in ultrasonic technology and new developments in ultrasonic melt processing, the Second Edition of Ultrasonic Treatment of Light Alloy Melts discusses use of ultrasonic melt treatment in direct-chill casting, shape casting, rapid solidification, zone refining, and more,...

Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications

Weiping Cai, Guotao Duan, Yue Li
November 22, 2017

Hierarchical Micro/Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication, Properties, and Applications presents the latest fabrication, properties, and applications of hierarchical micro/nanostructured materials in two sections—powders and arrays. After a general introduction to hierarchical micro/nanostructured...