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Second-order Nonlinear Optical Characterization Techniques: An Introduction

Thierry Verbiest, Koen Clays, Vincent Rodriguez
June 14, 2017

Although chemists, biochemists, biologists, and material scientists are often interested in using nonlinear optical techniques for characterizing their samples, they seldom have the necessary background to exploit these methods. Designed for nonspecialists, Second-Order Nonlinear Optical...

Numerical Techniques for Direct and Large-Eddy Simulations

Xi Jiang, Choi-Hong Lai
June 14, 2017

Compared to the traditional modeling of computational fluid dynamics, direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large-eddy simulation (LES) provide a very detailed solution of the flow field by offering enhanced capability in predicting the unsteady features of the flow field. In many cases, DNS can...

Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research

Yaming Zou, Roger Hutton, Fred Currell, Indrek Martinson, Siegbert Hagmann
June 14, 2017

The spectroscopy of highly charged ions plays a key role in numerous areas of physics, from quantum electrodynamics (QED) and parity nonconservation (PNC) testing to fusion and plasma physics to x-ray astronomy. Handbook for Highly Charged Ion Spectroscopic Research brings together many of the...

Cancer Systems Biology

Edwin Wang
June 14, 2017

The unprecedented amount of data produced with high-throughput experimentation forces biologists to employ mathematical representation and computation methods to glean meaningful information in systems-level biology. Applying this approach to the underlying molecular mechanisms of tumorigenesis,...

Iontronics: Ionic Carriers in Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Janelle Leger, Magnus Berggren, Sue Carter
June 14, 2017

The field of organic electronics promises exciting new technologies based on inexpensive and mechanically flexible electronic devices, and is now seeing the beginning of commercial success. On the sidelines of this increasingly well-established field are several emerging technologies with...

Biochemical Applications of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy

Vladislav V. Yakovlev
June 14, 2017

For a host of reasons, nonlinear optical spectroscopy is a valuable tool for biochemical applications where minimally invasive diagnostics is desired. Biochemical Applications of Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy presents the latest technological advances and offers a perspective on future directions...

Lunar Settlements

Haym Benaroya
June 14, 2017

Bringing together some of the most recognized and influential researchers and scientists in various space-related disciplines, Lunar Settlements addresses the many issues that surround the permanent human return to the Moon. Numerous international contributors offer their insights into how certain...

Handbook of Optomechanical Engineering

Anees Ahmad
June 13, 2017

This comprehensive handbook covers all major aspects of optomechanical engineering - from conceptual design to fabrication and integration of complex optical systems. The practical information within is ideal for optical and optomechanical engineers and scientists involved in the design,...

Stochastic Simulations of Clusters: Quantum Methods in Flat and Curved Spaces

Emanuele Curotto
June 13, 2017

Unravels Complex Problems through Quantum Monte Carlo Methods Clusters hold the key to our understanding of intermolecular forces and how these affect the physical properties of bulk condensed matter. They can be found in a multitude of important applications, including novel fuel materials,...

Organic Spintronics

Zeev Valy Vardeny
June 13, 2017

Present worldwide funding in organic electronics is poised to stimulate major research and development efforts in organic materials research for lighting, photovoltaic, and other optoelectronic applications. The field of organic spintronics, in particular, has flourished in the area of organic...

Quantum Continuous Variables: A Primer of Theoretical Methods

Alessio Serafini
June 07, 2017

Quantum Continuous Variables introduces the theory of continuous variable quantum systems, from its foundations based on the framework of Gaussian states to modern developments, including its applications to quantum information and forthcoming quantum technologies. This new book addresses the...

Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry

John P. Fackler, Jr., Larry R. Falvello
June 07, 2017

Inorganic chemistry continues to generate much current interest due to its array of applications, ranging from materials to biology and medicine. Techniques in Inorganic Chemistry assembles a collection of articles from international experts who describe modern methods used by research students and...