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High-Resolution XAS/XES: Analyzing Electronic Structures of Catalysts

Jacinto Sa
April 13, 2017

Photon-in-photon-out core level spectroscopy is an emerging approach to characterize the electronic structure of catalysts and enzymes, and it is either installed or planned for intense synchrotron beam lines and X-ray free electron lasers. This type of spectroscopy requires high-energy resolution...

Finn's Thermal Physics, Third Edition

Andrew Rex, C.B.P. Finn
April 07, 2017

This fully updated and expanded new edition continues to provide the most readable, concise, and easy-to-follow introduction to thermal physics. While maintaining the style of the original work, the book now covers statistical mechanics and incorporates worked examples systematically throughout the...

Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

Fan Ren, Stephen J Pearton
April 06, 2017

Sales of U.S. chemical sensors represent the largest segment of the multi-billion-dollar global sensor market, which includes instruments for chemical detection in gases and liquids, biosensors, and medical sensors. Although silicon-based devices have dominated the field, they are limited by their...

Research Methodologies for Beginners

Kitsakorn Locharoenrat
April 03, 2017

This textbook introduces the general points of view of research methodology in the scientific and engineering fields of studies and presents an overview of the technical and professional communication needed for article publication in journals. It comprises several practice exercises that will give...

Deep Imaging in Tissue and Biomedical Materials: Using Linear and Nonlinear Optical Methods

Lingyan Shi, Robert R. Alfano
April 03, 2017

The use of light for probing and imaging biomedical media is promising for the development of safe, noninvasive, and inexpensive clinical imaging modalities with diagnostic ability. The advent of ultrafast lasers has enabled applications of nonlinear optical processes, which allow deeper imaging in...

Plasma Processing of Nanomaterials

R. Mohan Sankaran
March 31, 2017

We are at a critical evolutionary juncture in the research and development of low-temperature plasmas, which have become essential to synthesizing and processing vital nanoscale materials. More and more industries are increasingly dependent on plasma technology to develop integrated small-scale...

Plasma Discharge in Liquid: Water Treatment and Applications

Yong Yang, Young I. Cho, Alexander Fridman
March 31, 2017

Plasma methods that effectively combine ultraviolet radiation, active chemicals, and high electric fields offer an alternative to conventional water treatment methods. However, knowledge of the electric breakdown of liquids has not kept pace with this increasing interest, mostly due to the...

Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications

Pranab Kumar Karmakar
March 31, 2017

The ability to effectively monitor the atmosphere on a continuous basis requires remote sensing in microwave. Written for physicists and engineers working in the area of microwave sensing of the atmosphere, Ground-Based Microwave Radiometry and Remote Sensing: Methods and Applications is completely...

Physics of Coal and Mining Processes

Anatoly D. Alexeev
March 30, 2017

Around the world, on average, four coal miners die for each million tons of coal recovered. Improving the safety of mining work while responding to the need for increased coal production, however, is impossible without further development of the physics of mining processes. A relatively new branch...

Fourier Modal Method and Its Applications in Computational Nanophotonics

Hwi Kim, Junghyun Park, Byoungho Lee
March 30, 2017

Most available books on computational electrodynamics are focused on FDTD, FEM, or other specific technique developed in microwave engineering. In contrast, Fourier Modal Method and Its Applications in Computational Nanophotonics is a complete guide to the principles and detailed mathematics of the...

Kinetics in Materials Science and Engineering

Dennis W. Readey
March 29, 2017

"A pedagogical gem…. Professor Readey replaces ‘black-box’ explanations with detailed, insightful derivations. A wealth of practical application examples and exercise problems complement the exhaustive coverage of kinetics for all material classes." –Prof. Rainer Hebert, University of Connecticut...

Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media

Glen D. Gillen, Katharina Gillen, Shekhar Guha
March 29, 2017

Light Propagation in Linear Optical Media describes light propagation in linear media by expanding on diffraction theories beyond what is available in classic optics books. In one volume, this book combines the treatment of light propagation through various media, interfaces, and apertures using...

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