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Handbook of Granular Materials

Scott V. Franklin, Mark D. Shattuck
April 30, 2018

Granular systems arise in a variety of geological and industrial settings, from landslides, avalanches, and erosion to agricultural grains and pharmaceutical powders. Understanding the underlying physics that governs their behavior is the key to developing effective handling and transport...

Phosphors: Synthesis and Applications

Sanjay J. Dhoble, B. Deva Prasad Raju, Vijay Singh
April 30, 2018

Rare earth–doped luminescent materials play an integral role in modern life because of their tremendous applications ranging from scintillators, color displays, fluorescent lamps, and intensifying screens to dosimetry of ionizing radiations. Written and edited by prominent luminescence researchers,...

Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy

Aaron Fenster, James C. Lacefield
April 25, 2018

Up-to-Date Details on Using Ultrasound Imaging to Help Diagnose Various Diseases Due to improvements in image quality and the reduced cost of advanced features, ultrasound imaging is playing a greater role in the diagnosis and image-guided intervention of a wide range of diseases. Ultrasound...

Quaternary Alloys Based on III-V Semiconductors

Vasyl Tomashyk
April 24, 2018

III-V semiconductors have attracted considerable attention due to their applications in the fabrication of electronic and optoelectronic devices as light emitting diodes and solar cells. The electrical properties of these semiconductors can also be tuned by adding impurity atoms. Because of their...

Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging

Sarhan M. Musa
April 18, 2018

Computational Optical Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging covers recent discoveries and research in the field by some of the best inventors and researchers in the world. It also presents useful computational methods and applications used in optical biomedical spectroscopy and imaging. Topics...

Tellurite Glasses Handbook: Physical Properties and Data, Second Edition

Raouf A.H. El-Mallawany
April 18, 2018

Tellurite Glasses Handbook: Physical Properties and Data, Second Edition covers the current dominant physical properties of this prototype glass system. Focusing on thermal, elastic, acoustic, electrical, and optical properties, this second edition incorporates the latest scientific data and...

Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics: From Quantum to Coarse-Grained Methods

Monika Fuxreiter
April 16, 2018

The Latest Developments on the Role of Dynamics in Protein Functions Computational Approaches to Protein Dynamics: From Quantum to Coarse-Grained Methods presents modern biomolecular computational techniques that address protein flexibility/dynamics at all levels of theory. An international...

Natural Biomarkers for Cellular Metabolism: Biology, Techniques, and Applications

Vladimir V. Ghukasyan, Ahmed A. Heikal
April 16, 2018

From the Lab to Clinical Settings—Advances in Quantitative, Noninvasive Optical Diagnostics Noninvasive fluorescence imaging techniques, novel fluorescent labels, and natural biomarkers are revolutionizing our knowledge of cellular processes, signaling and metabolic pathways, the underlying...

Optical Probes in Biology

Jin Zhang, Sohum Mehta, Carsten Schultz
April 16, 2018

Optical probes, particularly the fluorescent varieties, enable researchers to observe cellular events in real time and with great spatial resolution. Optical Probes in Biology explores the diverse capabilities of these powerful and versatile tools and presents various approaches used to design,...

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now

Jonathan Allday
April 16, 2018

Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight and...

Fiber Optics

James C. Daly
April 16, 2018

Experts in the field present the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for understanding and designing fiber optic communica-tion systems. This book bridges the gap between classical commu-nication practice and the new techniques required to design fiber optic communication systems....

Beyond Belief: Randomness, Prediction and Explanation in Science

John L. Casti
April 16, 2018

How can we predict and explain the phenomena of nature? What are the limits to this knowledge process? The central issues of prediction, explanation, and mathematical modeling, which underlie all scientific activity, were the focus of a conference organized by the Swedish Council for the Planning...