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Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Peter J. Collings, John W. Goodby
October 10, 2019

Introduction to Liquid Crystals: Chemistry and Physics, Second Edition relies on only introductory level chemistry and physics as the foundation for understanding liquid crystal science. Liquid crystals combine the material properties of solids with the flow properties of fluids. As such they have...

Photonics and Fiber Optics: Foundations and Applications

1st Edition

Tarun Kumar Gangopadhyay, Pathik Kumbhakar, Mrinal Kanti Mandal
October 09, 2019

The combination of laser and optoelectronics with optical fiber technology can enhance the seamless activities of fiber-optic communications and fiber-sensor arena. This book discusses foundations of laser technology, non-linear optics, laser and fiber-optic applications in telecommunication and...

Advances in Optoelectronic Technology and Industry Development: Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (SOPO 2019), August 17-19, 2019, Xi'an, China

1st Edition

Gin Jose, Mário Ferreira
October 08, 2019

This book presents recent and important developments in the field of Photonics and Optoelectronics, with a particular focus on Laser Technology, Optical Communications, Optoelectronic Devices and Image Processing. At present, Photonics and Optoelectronics Technologies are pivotal to the future of...

The Giant Vesicle Book

1st Edition

Rumiana Dimova, Carlos Marques
October 07, 2019

Giant vesicles are widely used as a model membrane system, both for basic biological systems and for their promising applications in the development of smart materials and cell mimetics, as well as in driving new technologies in synthetic biology and for the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry....

Introductory Solid State Physics with MATLAB Applications

1st Edition

Javier E. Hasbun, Trinanjan Datta
October 02, 2019

Solid state physics, the study and prediction of the fundamental physical properties of materials, forms the backbone of modern materials science and has many technological applications. The unique feature of this text is the MATLAB®-based computational approach with several numerical techniques...

Nanocomposite Sorbents for Multiple Applications

1st Edition

Yu I. Aristov
September 30, 2019

Looking back at the past few years, it is safe to say that the interest in developing novel materials is booming, and this process has resulted in a reliable base for the technological progress of society. This book presents the concept of the nanotailoring of sorption properties and introduces a...

Weak Neutral Currents: The Discovery Of The Electro-weak Force

1st Edition

David Cline
September 28, 2019

This book attempts to trace the key experimental developments that led to the discovery of weak neutral currents in 1973 and the W, Z bosons in 1983, all of the results of which culminated in the identification of the unified-electroweak force....

Computational Hydrodynamics of Capsules and Biological Cells

1st Edition

Constantine Pozrikidis
September 27, 2019

Spanning biological, mathematical, computational, and engineering sciences, computational biofluiddynamics addresses a diverse family of problems involving fluid flow inside and around living organisms, organs, tissue, biological cells, and other biological materials. Computational Hydrodynamics of...

Mathematics of Quantum Computation and Quantum Technology

1st Edition

Louis Kauffman, Samuel J. Lomonaco
September 23, 2019

Research and development in the pioneering field of quantum computing involve just about every facet of science and engineering, including the significant areas of mathematics and physics. Based on the firm understanding that mathematics and physics are equal partners in the continuing study of...

Phosphorene: Physical Properties, Synthesis, and Fabrication

1st Edition

Yongqing Cai, Gang Zhang, Yong-Wei Zhang
September 20, 2019

This book is the first attempt to systematically present the knowledge and research progress of phosphorene, another elemental 2D material that can be exfoliated by mechanical or liquid methods as the intensively studied graphene. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the synthesis, growth,...

Optical Communication Systems: Limits and Possibilities

1st Edition

Andrew Ellis, Mariia Sorokina
September 20, 2019

Telecommunications have underpinned social interaction and economic activity since the 19th century and have been increasingly reliant on optical fibers since their initial commercial deployment by BT in 1983. Today, mobile phone networks, data centers, and broadband services that facilitate our...

Statistical Mechanics of Liquids and Solutions: Intermolecular Forces, Structure and Surface Interactions Volume I

1st Edition

Roland Kjellander
September 17, 2019

The statistical mechanical theory of liquids and solutions is a fundamental area of physical sciences with important implications in other fields of science and for many industrial applications. This book introduces equilibrium statistical mechanics in general, and statistical mechanics of liquids...