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Materials science

See below for a selection of the latest books from Materials science category. Presented with a red border are the Materials science books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Materials science books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices

Author: Poulomo Roy, S. K. Srivastava Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/01/2020

Energy storage devices are considered to be an important field of interest for researchers worldwide. Batteries and supercapacitors are therefore extensively studied and progressively evolving. The book not only emphasizes the fundamental theories, electrochemical mechanism and its computational view point, but also discusses recent developments in electrode designing based on nanomaterials, separators, fabrication of advanced devices and their performances.

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials

Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials provides a comprehensive overview, covering research and development on all aspects of renewable, recyclable and sustainable materials. The use of renewable and sustainable materials in building construction, the automotive sector, energy, textiles and others can create markets for agricultural products and additional revenue streams for farmers, as well as significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, manufacturing energy requirements, manufacturing costs and waste. This book provides researchers, students and professionals in materials science and engineering with tactics and information as they face increasingly complex challenges around the development, selection and use of construction and manufacturing materials.

High-Tc Superconductivity The Excitonic Coulomb Perspective

High-Tc Superconductivity The Excitonic Coulomb Perspective

Author: Nie Luo Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

The exciton mechanism of high critical temperature superconductivity in copper oxides was initially proposed by Prof. J. Bardeen. His insight is largely shared by another luminary in superconductivity, Prof. V. L. Ginzburg. The Chief Editor of the book, was motivated by their insights to give a geometrical explanation to the excitonic Coulomb interaction and has developed a unique formalism to understand and predict physical properties of high Tc superconductors. This work is supported by increasingly strong evidences for electron-hole interactions in p-type cuprates. The presence of electrons in hole-doped cuprates are revealed by the works of the Editors and many others, including the late Prof. L. P. Gor'kov. The book also tries to understand the interlayer Coulomb (ILC) pairing model by the excitonic Coulomb interaction.

Local Gradient Theory for Dielectrics Fundamentals and Applications

Local Gradient Theory for Dielectrics Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Olha Hrytsyna, Vasyl Kondrat Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/12/2019

This book is devoted to the development of the local gradient theory of dielectrics. It presents a brief description of the known approaches to the construction of generalized (integral- and gradient-type) continuous theories of dielectrics. It describes a new continuum-thermodynamic approach to the construction of nonlinear high-order gradient theory of thermoelastic non-ferromagnetic polarized media. This approach is based on accounting for non-diffusive and non-convective mass fluxes associated with the changes in the material microstructure. Within the linear approximation, the theory has been applied to study transition modes of the formation of near-surface inhomogeneity of coupled fields in solids, disjoining pressure in thin films, etc. The theory describes a number of observable phenomena (including the surface, size, flexoelectric, pyroelectric, and thermopolarization effects in centrosymmetric crystals, the Meads anomaly, the high frequency dispersion of elastic waves, etc.) that cannot be explained within the framework of the classical theory of dielectrics.

Nanotechnology Used in the Defense Sector

Nanotechnology Used in the Defense Sector

Author: Madhuri Sharon, Angelica S. L. Rodriguez, Pio Sifuentes Gallardo Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/12/2019

This book will be about various aspects related to applications and use of knowledge of nanotechnology in promoting defense activities. The area in which scientists are focusing includes (i) nano-devices such as sensors, GPS & computers, chemical & biological weapons, nano-fabrics, bulletproof materials, nano-stealth coating, use of nanotechnology in various areas of aerospace. It is intended to cover available methodologies and understanding of technologies for these applications. Not only for destructive but also to improve medical and casualty, safety care for soldiers, and to produce lightweight, strong and multi-functional materials for use in body armour, both for protection and to provide enhanced connectivity will be covered.

Nanomaterials-Based Composites for Energy Applications Emerging Technology and Trends

Nanomaterials-Based Composites for Energy Applications Emerging Technology and Trends

Author: Keka Talukdar Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2019

This volume, Nanomaterials-Based Composites for Energy Applications: Emerging Technology and Trends, covers the importance of nanomaterials-based composites for renewable and alternative energy applications. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, it looks at using composites without losing the extraordinary strength of the nanomaterials, preparing new composites with high dielectric permittivity, improving load-carrying capacity, and more. Simulation and experimental work is included, providing a current view of the research that is going on in laboratories all over the world. The book will be a rich reference for professors and instructors, professionals, researchers, and engineering students interested in applying the emerging field of nanoscience and nanotechnology to energy applications.

Surface Chemistry of Carbon Capture Climate Change Aspects

Surface Chemistry of Carbon Capture Climate Change Aspects

Author: K. S. (KSB Consultant, Holte, Denmark) Birdi Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

Surface Chemistry of Carbon Capture: Climate Change Aspects provides comprehensive and up-to-date literature on carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology and delineates the surface chemistry of this process. Mankind is dependent on energy from gas, oil, coal, atomic energy, and various other sources. In all fossil fuel combustion processes, carbon dioxide (CO2) is produced (ca. 25 Gt/year). In the past few decades, we have observed a constant increase in CO2 content in the air (currently ca.400 ppm(0.04 %). This book discusses the technology related to carbon (i.e. CO2) capture and sequestration (CCS) from fossil fuel energy plants, which is considered an important means of CO2 control. It also covers the adsorption/absorption processes of CO2 on solids and similar procedures, to help address the growing climate change concerns. Key Features: Highlights the surface chemistry aspects of carbon capture technology Contributes to attaining the 2-degree Celsius consensus of the 2015 Paris climate summit Considers solid surfaces from a solid thermodynamic basis, using the surface energy theory Connects surface chemistry to CO2 capture, as the future will rely on surface chemical processes Describes the importance of carbon dioxide capture and sequestration in the future to enable utilization of fossil fuels without contributing to atmospheric greenhouse gas levels

Advances in Material Sciences and Engineering

Advances in Material Sciences and Engineering

Author: Mokhtar Awang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

This book presents selected papers from the 4th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering (ICMMPE 2018), which was held in Melaka, Malaysia from the 14th to the 15th of November 2018. The proceedings discuss genuine problems concerning joining technologies that are at the heart of various manufacturing sectors. In addition, they present the outcomes of experimental and numerical works addressing current problems in soldering, arc welding and solid-state joining technologies.

Surfaces Roughness and Functional Impact

Surfaces Roughness and Functional Impact

Author: Maxence Bigerelle Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2019

This book covers everything readers need to know about surface roughness and its functional impact. It discusses everything from metrology to tribology and offers important information on a surface s performance and manufacturing costs. It is a very useful text for both industry professionals as well students learning numerical methods applied to multiphysics problems encountered in manufacturing processes.

Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites

Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites

Author: Sabu (Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India) Thomas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2019

Nanocomposites based on layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have recently become a formidable research area due to their amendable properties and potential applications. The distinct properties of LDH polymer nanocomposites include a wide range of chemical compositions, structural homogeneity, unique anion exchanging ability, easy synthesis, high bound water content, memory effect, non-toxicity and biocompatibility. This means that LDH polymer nanocomposites have the potential for new and innovative applications. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites presents a comprehensive overview of the recent innovative advances in the fabrication, characterization and applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites. As well as covering fundamental structural and chemical knowledge, this book also explores various properties and characterization techniques including microscopic, spectroscopic and mechanical behaviors. There is also a strong focus on the potential applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites, such as energy, electrical and electronic, electromagnetic shielding, biomedical, agricultural, food packaging and water purification functions. This book provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research in the field of LDH polymer nanocomposites and their future applications. This book will be an essential read for all academics, researchers, engineers and students working in this area.

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles

Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practices to shed light on a wide range of activities that influence how the textiles industry affects the natural environment. Pressure from regulators, customers and other stakeholders has pressed companies to translate general sustainability concepts and ideas into business practices. This is leading to improvements in how the industry consumes water, electricity and chemicals, and to a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes. This book groups approaches to these topics under four themes, fiber, yarn and fabric production, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and recycling.

Spintronic 2D Materials Fundamentals and Applications

Spintronic 2D Materials Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Wenqing (University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK) Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Spintronic 2D Materials: Fundamentals and Applications provides an overview of the fundamental theory of 2D electronic systems that includes a selection of the most intensively investigated 2D materials. The book tells the story of 2D spintronics in a systematic and comprehensive way, providing the growing community of spintronics researchers with a key reference. Part One addresses the fundamental theoretical aspects of 2D materials and spin transport, while Parts Two through Four explore 2D material systems, including graphene, topological insulators, and transition metal dichalcogenides. Each section discusses properties, key issues and recent developments. In addition, the material growth method (from lab to mass production), device fabrication and characterization techniques are included throughout the book.