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Plasmonics in Chemistry and Biology

1st Edition

Marc Lamy de la Chapelle, Nordin Felidj
October 31, 2018

Over the past decade, plasmonic nanoparticles have been the subject of extensive research, owing to their remarkable optical properties. These properties arise from a collective oscillation of the conductive electrons at the nanoparticle surface under light irradiation, known as localized surface...

2D Materials for Nanophotonic Devices

1st Edition

Yuerui Lu
October 31, 2018

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have attracted tremendous interest since the study of graphene in the early 21st century. With their thickness in the angstrom-to-nanometer range, 2D materials, including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, phosphorene, silicene, and other inorganic and...

Dose, Benefit, and Risk in Medical Imaging

1st Edition

Lawrence T. Dauer, Bae P. Chu, Pat B. Zanzonico
October 29, 2018

This timely overview of dose, benefit, and risk in medical imaging explains to readers how to apply this information for informed decision-making that improves patient outcomes. The chapters cover patient and physician perspectives, referral guidelines, appropriateness criteria, and quantifying...

Quantum Mechanics: A Simplified Approach

1st Edition

Shabnam Siddiqui
October 24, 2018

Readers are introduced to the early ideas and experiments that lead to the theory of quantum mechanics in the first two chapters. Every chapter presents quantum ideas in a structured way, with a comparison between quantum and classical concepts. Simulations are provided to aid in the visualization...

Liquid Marbles: Formation, Characterization, and Applications

1st Edition

Andrew T. Tyowua
October 24, 2018

Certain small solid particles are surface-active at fluid interfaces and thus are able to stabilize materials previously considered impossible to stabilize in their absence. Liquid marbles, particle-coated non-sticking liquid droplets, represent one of these materials. Preparation of liquid marbles...

Efficiency and Power in Energy Conversion and Storage: Basic Physical Concepts

1st Edition

Thomas Christen
October 23, 2018

This textbook provides fundamental theoretical concepts for the understanding, modelling, and optimisation of energy conversion and storage devices. The discussion is based on the general footing of efficiency-power relations and energy-power relations (Ragone plots). The book is written for...

Modern Atomic Physics

1st Edition

Vasant Natarajan
October 18, 2018


The Whys of a Scientific Life

1st Edition

John R. Helliwell
October 11, 2018

The first in the Focus Series on Global Science Education, The Whys of a Scientific Life examines why scientists do what they do. Working from a diverse background in scientific research, including academic departments of physics and chemistry, as well as the scientific civil service, the author...

Lessons in Scientific Computing: Numerical Mathematics, Computer Technology, and Scientific Discovery

1st Edition

Norbert Schorghofer
October 10, 2018

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this new book provides a modern introduction to scientific computing, exploring numerical methods, computer technology, and their interconnections, which are treated with the goal of facilitating scientific research across all disciplines. Each chapter provides...

Operational Procedures Describing Physical Systems

1st Edition

Marciel Agop, Ioan Merches
October 02, 2018

The authors examine topics in modern physics and offer a unitary and original treatment of the fundamental problems of the dynamics of physical systems, as well as a description of the nuclear matter within a framework of general relativity. They show that some physical phenomena studied at two...

Principles of Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Jean-Louis Coutaz, Frederic Garet, Vincent P. Wallace
September 30, 2018

Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) is a unique technique for characterizing the response of materials and devices in the far-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Based on the measurement of transmitted or reflected ultra-short electromagnetic pulses and on a Fourier-transform...

Biomedical Photoacoustics

1st Edition

Sihua Yang, Da Xing
September 30, 2018

As a fast-growing imaging technology, photoacoustic (PA) imaging synergistically combines electromagnetic and ultrasonic waves providing higher contrast and resolution than conventional ultrasound imaging. This book presents the latest developments in this field, especially the advances in the...