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Composite Structures: Design, Mechanics, Analysis, Manufacturing, and Testing

Manoj Kumar Buragohain
August 22, 2017

The primary objective of this book is to bridge this gap by presenting the concepts in composites in an integrated and balanced manner and expose the reader to the total gamut of activities involved in composite product development. It includes the complete know-how for development of a composite...

Functional Hydrogels in Drug Delivery: Key Features and Future Perspectives

Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri, Giuseppe Cirillo
August 16, 2017

The book deals with the synthesis and characterization of hydrogels specifically used as drug delivery systems. Each chapter includes the most recent updates about the different starting materials employed and the improvement of their physicochemical and biological properties to synthetize high...

Metal-Catalyzed Polymerization: Fundamentals to Applications

Samir Chikkali, Ashootosh V. Ambade, Bas de Bruin, Michael Shaver
August 15, 2017

The proposed book focusses on metal mediated/catalyzed “controlled/living radical polymerization” (CRP/LRP) methods. It surveys a wide variety of catalyzed polymerization reactions, making it essentially a “one stop” review in the field. A significant contribution to polymer science is “metathesis...

Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials

Munmaya Mishra
August 14, 2017

The Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials presents new and selected content from the 11-volume Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials Encyclopedia. The carefully culled content includes groundbreaking work from the earlier published work as well as exclusive...

Green Nanotechnology

Oleg Figovsky, Dmitry Beilin
August 10, 2017

Green nanotechnology has two goals: producing nanomaterials and products without harming the environment or human health, and producing nanoproducts that provide solutions to environmental problems. It uses existing principles of green chemistry and green engineering to make nanomaterials and...

Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications

Vaibhav Jain, Akshay Kokil
August 01, 2017

Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications provides a basic introduction to the optical properties of polymers, as well as a systematic overview of the latest developments in their nano engineering applications. Covering an increasingly important class of materials...

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

Jianhua Fang, Jinli Qiao, David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang
July 26, 2017

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes covers PEMs from fundamentals to applications, describing their structure, properties, characterization, synthesis, and use in electrochemical energy storage and solar energy conversion technologies. Featuring chapters authored by leading experts from...

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering

Magdi El Messiry
June 23, 2017

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering sheds light on the area of the natural fiber textile composites with new research on their applications, the material used, the methods of preparation, the different types of polymers, the selection of raw materials, the elements of design the natural...

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization

Kal Renganathan Sharma
June 14, 2017

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization describes the thermodynamic basis for miscibility as well as the mathematical models used to predict the compositional window of miscibility and construct temperature versus volume-fraction phase diagrams. The book covers the...

Iontronics: Ionic Carriers in Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Janelle Leger, Magnus Berggren, Sue Carter
June 14, 2017

The field of organic electronics promises exciting new technologies based on inexpensive and mechanically flexible electronic devices, and is now seeing the beginning of commercial success. On the sidelines of this increasingly well-established field are several emerging technologies with...

Functional Polymers: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Raja Shunmugam
June 13, 2017

This new book covers the synthetic as well application aspects of functional polymers. It highlights modern trends in the field and showcases the recent characterization techniques that are being employed in the field of polymer science. The chapters are written by top-notch scientists who are...

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

Jinsong Leng, Alan Kin-tak Lau
May 22, 2017

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites,...