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Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties

1st Edition

Hideo Takezoe, Alexey Eremin
May 07, 2019

Bent-Shaped Liquid Crystals: Structures and Physical Properties provides insight into the latest developments in the research on liquid crystals formed by bent-shaped mesogens. After a historical introduction, the expert authors discuss different kinds of mesophase structures formed by bent-shaped...

Nonequilibrium Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets: Fundamentals, Diagnostics, and Medical Applications

1st Edition

XinPei Lu, Stephan Reuter, Mounir Laroussi, DaWei Liu
May 03, 2019

Nonequilibrium atmospheric pressure plasma jets (N-APPJs) generate plasma in open space rather than in a confined chamber and can be utilized for applications in medicine. This book provides a complete introduction to this fast-emerging field, from the fundamental physics, to experimental...

Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB®, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Z. Ghassemlooy, W. Popoola, S. Rajbhandari
May 02, 2019

The 2nd Edition of Optical Wireless Communications: System and Channel Modelling with MATLAB® with additional new materials, is a self-contained volume that provides a concise and comprehensive coverage of the theory and technology of optical wireless communication systems (OWC). The delivery...

On-Treatment Verification Imaging: A Study Guide for IGRT

1st Edition

Mike Kirby, Kerrie-Anne Calder
May 01, 2019

On-treatment verification imaging has developed rapidly in recent years and is now at the heart of image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and all aspects of radiotherapy planning and treatment delivery. This is the first book dedicated to just this important topic, which is written in an accessible...

Hands-On Accelerator Physics Using MATLAB®

1st Edition

Volker Ziemann
May 01, 2019

Hands-On Accelerator Physics Using MATLAB® provides an introduction into the design and operational issues of a wide range of particle accelerators, from ion-implanters to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. Many aspects from the design of beam optical systems and magnets, to the subsystems for...

Quantitative Understanding of Biosystems: An Introduction to Biophysics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Thomas M. Nordlund, Peter M. Hoffmann
April 30, 2019

Praise for the prior edition "The author has done a magnificent job… this book is highly recommended for introducing biophysics to the motivated and curious undergraduate student."―Contemporary Physics "a terrific text … will enable students to understand the significance of biological parameters...

Physical Properties of Diamond and Sapphire

1st Edition

Roshan L. Aggarwal, Anant K. Ramdas
April 29, 2019

Focusing on the physical properties of diamond and sapphire, this monograph provides readers with essential details on crystal structure and growth, mechanical properties, thermal properties, optical properties, light scattering of diamond and sapphire crystals, and sapphire lasers. Various...

Low-Energy Electrons: Fundamentals and Applications

1st Edition

Oddur Ingólfsson
April 23, 2019

Low-energy electrons are ubiquitous in nature and play an important role in natural phenomena as well as many potential and current industrial processes. Authored by 16 active researchers, this book describes the fundamental characteristics of low-energy electron–molecule interactions and their...

Shock Waves in Solid State Physics

1st Edition

G.I. Kanel'
April 23, 2019

Methods and the latest results of experimental studies of the strength properties, polymorphism and metastable states of materials and substances with extremely short durations of shock-wave action are presented. The author provides a comprehensive and theoretical description of specific features...

Advanced Radiation Protection Dosimetry

1st Edition

Shaheen Dewji, Nolan E. Hertel
April 15, 2019

Although many radiation protection scientists and engineers use dose coefficients, few know the origin of those dose coefficients. This is the first book in over 40 years to address the topic of radiation protection dosimetry in intimate detail. Advanced Radiation Protection Dosimetry covers all...

Fundamentals of Fluorescence Imaging

1st Edition

Guy Cox
April 09, 2019

Fluorescence imaging, at macro, micro, and submicro scales, has revolutionized biological science in the past 30 years. Immunolabelling has provided precise targeting of molecules in fixed tissue, while fluorescent proteins have enabled localization in living tissues. Fluorescent indicators enable...

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Overview, Simulation, and Diagnostics

1st Edition

Yoshiaki Kato, Zempachi Ogumi, José Manuel Perlado Martín
April 08, 2019

High-performance secondary batteries, also called rechargeable or storage batteries, are a key component of electric automobiles, power storage for renewable energies, load levellers of electric power lines, base stations for mobile phones, and emergency power supply in hospitals, in addition to...