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Optical Inspection of Microsystems, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Wolfgang Osten
June 25, 2019

Where conventional testing and inspection techniques fail at the microscale, optical techniques provide a fast, robust, noninvasive, and relatively inexpensive alternative for investigating the properties and quality of microsystems. Speed, reliability, and cost are critical factors in the...

Quantum Mechanics: A Fundamental Approach

1st Edition

K. Kong Wan
June 25, 2019

The mathematical formalism of quantum theory in terms of vectors and operators in infinite-dimensional complex vector spaces is very abstract. The definitions of many mathematical quantities used do not seem to have an intuitive meaning, which makes it difficult to appreciate the mathematical...

Corona Discharge Micromachining for the Synthesis of Nanoparticles: Characterization and Applications

1st Edition

Ranjeet Kumar Sahu, Somashekhar S Hiremath
June 25, 2019

This book summarizes the fundamental and established methods for the synthesis of nanoparticles, providing readers with an organized and comprehensive insight into the field of nanoparticle technology. In addition to exploring the characterization and applications of nanoparticles, it also focuses...

Quantum Field Theory: Feynman Path Integrals and Diagrammatic Techniques in Condensed Matter

1st Edition

Lukong Cornelius Fai
June 24, 2019

This book explores quantum field theory using the Feynman functional and diagrammatic techniques as foundations to apply Quantum Field Theory to a broad range of topics in physics. This book will be of interest not only to condensed matter physicists but physicists in a range of disciplines as the...

Biomembrane Simulations: Computational Studies of Biological Membranes

1st Edition

Max L. Berkowitz
June 18, 2019

Due to recent advancements in the development of numerical algorithms and computational hardware, computer simulations of biological membranes, often requiring use of substantial computational resources, are now reaching a mature stage. Since molecular processes in membranes occur on a multitude of...

Coulomb Excitations and Decays in Graphene-Related Systems

1st Edition

Chiun-Yan Lin, Jhao-Ying Wu, Chih-Wei Chiu, Ming-Fa Lin
June 18, 2019

Coulomb Excitations and Decays in Graphene-Related Systems provides an overview of the subject under the effects of lattice symmetries, layer numbers, dimensions, stacking configurations, orbital hybridizations, intralayer and interlayer hopping integrals, spin-orbital couplings, temperatures,...

Water at Interfaces: A Molecular Approach

1st Edition

Jordi Fraxedas
June 12, 2019

Water, with its simple molecular structure, reveals a complex nature upon interaction with other molecules and surfaces. Water at Interfaces: A Molecular Approach provides a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to water at interfaces, focusing on its molecular characteristics. The book considers...

Space-time: An Introduction to Einstein's Theory of Gravity

1st Edition

Jonathan Allday
June 11, 2019

Read an exlusive interview with Dr. Allday where he discusses the importance of the monumental first image of the black hole, here. This book, suitable for interested post-16 school pupils or undergraduates looking for a supplement to their course text, develops our modern view of space-time and...

Semiconductor Radiation Detectors

1st Edition

Alan Owens
June 11, 2019

Bringing together material scattered across many disciplines, Semiconductor Radiation Detectors provides readers with a consolidated source of information on the properties of a wide range of semiconductors; their growth, characterization and the fabrication of radiation sensors with emphasis on...

Spintronics Handbook, Second Edition: Spin Transport and Magnetism: Volume Two: Semiconductor Spintronics

2nd Edition

Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Igor Žutić
June 10, 2019

The second edition offers an update on the single most comprehensive survey of the two intertwined fields of spintronics and magnetism, covering the diverse array of materials and structures, including silicon, organic semiconductors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and engineered nanostructures. It...

Modelling Radiotherapy Side Effects: Practical Applications for Planning Optimisation

1st Edition

Tiziana Rancati, Claudio Fiorino
June 10, 2019

The treatment of a patient with radiation therapy is planned to find the optimal way to treat a tumour while minimizing the dose received by the surrounding normal tissues. In order to better exploit the possibilities of this process, the availability of accurate and quantitative...

Thermodynamics of Magnetizing Materials and Superconductors

1st Edition

Vladimir Kozhevnikov
June 10, 2019

This book will help readers understand thermodynamic properties caused by magnetic fields. Providing a concise review of time independent magnetic fields, it goes on to discuss the thermodynamic properties of magnetizing materials of different shapes, and finally, the equilibrium properties of...

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