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Introduction to Megavoltage X-Ray Dose Computation Algorithms

1st Edition

Jerry Battista
January 02, 2019

Read an exclusive interview with Dr. Jerry Battista here. A critical element of radiation treatment planning for cancer is the accurate prediction and delivery of a tailored radiation dose distribution inside the patient. Megavoltage x-ray beams are aimed at the tumour, while collateral damage to...

The Copenhagen Conspiracy

1st Edition

David Ferry
January 02, 2019

At the close of the nineteenth century, we stood on the threshold of one of the greatest periods of science, in which the entire world and understanding of science would be shaken to the core and greatly modified. This explosion of knowledge led ultimately to that same information revolution that...

Molecular Solar Cells

1st Edition

Anders Hagfeldt
December 31, 2018

This textbook covers solar cells employing photoelectric dye molecules to harvest sunlight and convert the photons to charge carriers which produce electricity. It also examines dye-sensitized solar cells type molecular solar cells and includes sections on photochemistry, driving force,...

Engineering Columnar Crystals: A Novel Deposition Approach

1st Edition

Ho-Kei Chan
December 31, 2018

Dense packings of identical hard spheres inside a cylindrical tube mimic the periodic structures of a variety of columnar systems such as nanotube-confined fullerenes and colloidal crystal wires. A rich variety of corresponding densest possible structures, many of which are helical (including the...

Infrared and Terahertz Detectors, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Antoni Rogalski
December 26, 2018

This new edition of Infrared and Terahertz Detectors provides a comprehensive overview of infrared and terahertz detector technology, from fundamental science to materials and fabrication techniques. It contains a complete overhaul of the contents including several new chapters and a new section on...

Mobile Microspies: Particles for Sensing and Communication

1st Edition

Michael Köhler
December 19, 2018

On the one hand, particle-based sensing techniques are driven by new technologies for preparing and measuring micro- and nanoparticles and by a fascination of the possibilities for design and functionalization of all specificities in structure shapes and behavior of these tiny objects. On the other...

Physics for Technology, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Daniel H. Nichols
December 18, 2018

This text provides an introduction to the important physics underpinning current technologies, highlighting key concepts in areas that include linear and rotational motion, energy, work, power, heat, temperature, fluids, waves, and magnetism. This revision reflects the latest technology advances,...

Functional Materials: Advances and Applications in Energy Storage and Conversion

1st Edition

Toshio Naito
December 18, 2018

The world is currently facing the urgent and demanding challenges of saving and utilizing energy as efficiently as possible. Materials science, where chemistry meets physics, has garnered a great deal of attention because of its versatile techniques for designing and producing new, desired...

Statistical Physics of Dense Plasmas: Elementary Processes and Phase Transitions

1st Edition

Setsuo Ichimaru
December 17, 2018

This authoritative text offers a complete overview on the statistical mechanics and electrodynamics of physical processes in dense plasma systems. The author emphasizes laboratory-based experiments and astrophysical observations of plasma phenomena, elucidated through the fundamentals. The coverage...

Ethics in Science: Ethical Misconduct in Scientific Research, Second Edition

2nd Edition

John G D'Angelo
December 14, 2018

Providing the tools necessary for a robust debate, this fully revised and updated second edition of Ethics in Science: Ethical Misconduct in Scientific Research explains various forms of scientific misconduct. The first part describes a variety of ethical violations, why they occur, how they are...

Principles of Terahertz Time-Domain Spectroscopy

1st Edition

Jean-Louis Coutaz, Frederic Garet, Vincent P. Wallace
December 14, 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...

Acousto-Optical Laser Systems for the Formation of Television Images

1st Edition

Yu V. Gulyaev, M. A. Kazaryan, M. Mokrushnin, O.V. Shatkin
December 14, 2018

The book addresses various approaches to television projection imaging on large screens using lasers. Results of theoretical and experimental studies of an acousto-optic projection system operating on the principle of projecting an image of an entire amplitude-modulated television line in a single...

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