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Benjamin Lax - Interviews on a Life in Physics at MIT: Understanding and Exploiting the Effects of Magnetic Fields on Matter

1st Edition

Donald Stevenson, Marion Reine, Roshan L. Aggarwal
December 02, 2019

This book covers the life and 60-year career of Prof. Benjamin Lax (1915-2015), a preeminent physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who played major roles in the development and applications of solid state and plasma physics. In an extensive series of autobiographical...

Understanding Radiation Biology: From DNA Damage to Cancer and Radiation Risk

1st Edition

Kenneth Chadwick
December 02, 2019

This book provides a qualitative and quantitative exploration of the action of radiation on living matter which leads to a complete and coherent interpretation of radiation biology. It takes readers from radiation-induced molecular damage in the nucleus of the cell and links this damage to cellular...

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging: From Theory to Clinical Practice

1st Edition

Lia Morra, Silvia Delsanto, Loredana Correale
November 27, 2019

This book, written by authors with more than a decade of experience in the design and development of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in medical imaging, will guide readers in the understanding of one of the most exciting fields today. After an introductory description of classical machine...

Handbook of Flexible and Stretchable Electronics

1st Edition

Muhammad M. Hussain, Nazek El-Atab
November 25, 2019

Flexibility and stretchability of electronics are crucial for next generation electronic devices that involve skin contact sensing and therapeutic actuation. This handbook provides a complete entrée to the field, from solid-state physics to materials chemistry, processing, devices, performance, and...

Handbook of Lasers

1st Edition

Marvin J. Weber
November 25, 2019

Lasers continue to be an amazingly robust field of activity. Anyone seeking a photon source is now confronted with an enormous number of possible lasers and laser wavelengths to choose from, but no single, comprehensive source to help them make that choice.The Handbook of Lasers provides an...

Real Scientists Don’t Wear Ties: When Science Meets Culture

1st Edition

Sidney Perkowitz
November 21, 2019

Real Scientists Don’t Wear Ties links science to general and popular culture and everyday life in an easy-to-understand style. When a gifted writer of science selects his best pieces published in the world’s most reputable periodicals such as Nature, Discover, and MIT Technology Review, we get an...

Origin of Temporal (t > 0) Universe: Connecting with Relativity, Entropy, Communication and Quantum Mechanics

1st Edition

Francis T.S. Yu
November 21, 2019

The essence of temporal universe creation is that any analytical solution has to comply with the boundary condition of our universe; dimensionality and causality constraints. The essence of this book is to show that everything has a price within our temporal (t > 0) universe; energy and time....

Beam-based Correction and Optimization for Accelerators

1st Edition

Xiaobiao Huang
November 20, 2019

This book provides systematic coverage of the beam-based techniques that accelerator physicists use to improve the performance of large particle accelerators, including synchrotrons and linacs. It begins by discussing the basic principles of accelerators, before exploring the various error sources...

Two-Dimensional Materials in Nanophotonics: Developments, Devices, and Applications

1st Edition

Yuerui Lu
November 18, 2019

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...

Advances in Computerized Analysis in Clinical and Medical Imaging

1st Edition

J Dinesh Peter, Steven Lawrence Fernandes, Carlos Eduardo Thomaz
November 14, 2019

Advances in Computerized Analysis in Clinical and Medical Imaging book is devoted for spreading of knowledge through the publication of scholarly research, primarily in the fields of clinical & medical imaging. The types of chapters consented include those that cover the development and...

Sharp Focusing of Laser Light

1st Edition

Victor V. Kotlyar, Sergey S. Stafeev, Anton Nalimov
November 14, 2019

Readers will learn in which ways light can be "confined" within a subwavelength region smaller than half a wavelength. Strictly within the focal spot, all degrees of freedom of light interact and manifest themselves in a dramatic way. The size and shape of the focal spot and the magnitude of...

Physics and Chemistry of Graphene (Second Edition): Graphene to Nanographene

2nd Edition

Toshiaki Enoki, Tsuneya Ando
November 11, 2019

Graphene has been attracting growing attentions in physics, chemistry, and device applications after the discovery of micromechanically cleaved graphene sheet by A. Geim and K. Novoselov, who were awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physics. The electronic structure of graphene, which is described in...