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Cluster Beam Deposition of Functional Nanomaterials and Devices, Volume 15, provides up-to-date information on the CBD of novel nanomaterials and devices. The book offers an overview of gas phase synthesis in a range of nanoparticles, along with discussions on the development of several devices and applications. Applications include, but are not limited to catalysis, smart nanocomposites, nanoprobes, electronic devices, gas sensors and biosensors. This is an important reference source for materials scientists and engineers who want to learn more about this sustainable, innovative manufacturing technology.
This volume focuses on the development and application of fundamental concepts in mechanics and physics of solids as they pertain to the solution of challenging new problems in diverse areas, such as materials science and micro- and nanotechnology. In this volume, emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental concepts of mechanics and novel applications of these concepts based on theoretical, experimental, or computational approaches, drawing upon the various branches of engineering science and the allied areas within applied mathematics, materials science, and applied physics. Materials Physics and Chemistry: Applied Mathematics and Chemo-Mechanical Analysis emphasizes the basics, such as design, equilibrium, material behavior, and geometry of deformation in simple structures or machines. Readers will find a thorough treatment of stress, strain, and the stress-strain relationships. Meanwhile it provides a solid foundation upon which readers can begin work in composite materials science and engineering. Many chapters include theory components with the equations students need to calculate different properties.
This book is a condensed summary of conjugated polymer-based corrosion resistant composite systems. It includes introduction of corrosion, their classification and measurement, theory of conjugated polymers and their composites, synthesis/designing of polymer composites, investigation and assessment of their corrosion resistance and elaborate discussion on the various corrosion testing techniques. It also covers the preparation of smart coatings of conjugated polymers which can be used for preventing iron corrosion in hostile environmental conditions.
Relating theory with practice to provide a holistic understanding of the subject and enable critical thinking, this book covers fundamentals of physical metallurgy, materials science, microstructural development, ferrous and nonferrous alloys, mechanical metallurgy, fracture mechanics, thermal processing, surface engineering, and applications. This textbook covers principles, applications, and 200 Worked Examples/calculations along with 70 MCQs with answers. These attractive features render this volume suitable for recommendation as a textbook of physical metallurgy for undergraduate as well as Master level programs in Metallurgy, Physics, Materials Science, and Mechanical Engineering. The text offers in-depth treatment of design against failure to help readers develop the skill of designing materials and components against failure. The book also includes design problems on corrosion prevention and optical and magnetic materials. Important materials properties data are provided, wherever applicable. Aimed at engineering students and practicing engineers, this text provides readers with a deep understanding of the basics and a practical view of the discipline of metallurgy/materials technology.
An excellent overview of industrial carbon and graphite materials, especially their manufacture, use and applications in industry. Following a short introduction, the main part of this reference deals with industrial forms, their raw materials manufacturing, properties and manifold applications. New are the chapters on carbon and graphite materials in energy application and as catalysts. It covers all important classes of carbon and graphite, from polygranular materials to fullerenes, and from nanotubes to activated carbon. Most of the chapters are based on articles from Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, with each contribution updated and enlarged. Indispensable for chemists working in such fields as electrochemistry, mechanical engineering, nuclear technology, nanotechnology, catalysis, ceramics, fibers, and polymers.
Microbial Technology in Mineral Processing & Metal Extraction is a critical analysis of microbial technologies and presents comprehensive information on microbial mineral processing techniques. The book explains vital phenomena such as bioleaching, bio-beneficiation, bio-flotation, bio-oxidation, bio-film and bio-corrosion caused by microbes. It provides important information on the genomics, proteomics and biogeochemistry of microbial processes involved in metal extraction and mineral beneficiation.
Nanomaterials in Clinical Medicine: Case Studies in Nanomedicines focuses on the nanomaterials that can be formulated as drug delivery vehicles, such as liposomes, micelles, nanoemulsions and nanogels. Their physicochemical, morphological, thermo-dynamical and nanotoxicological properties are analyzed with respect to the design and development of drug delivery nanosystems for the encapsulation of an active pharmaceutical ingredient and its controlled release. Each chapter covers basic properties, the nanosystem (e.g., liposomes), the added value in drug delivery and targeting, and future perspectives. Case studies and examples of how nanomaterials are being used in clinical medicine, including marketed liposomal medicines and medical utility and regimens are also included. Particular attention is given to new nanocarriers, such as elastic liposomes, lipid polymeric hybrid nanoparticles, organogel, nanofibers carbon nanomaterials, quantum dots and inorganic nanoparticles. This book is an important information source for those wanting to increase their understanding of what major nanomaterials are being used to create more effective drug delivery systems.
InGaAs Avalanche Photodiodes for Ranging and Lidar discusses the materials, physics and design considerations necessary for the 3D image sensing applications that will enable self-driving cars and autonomously-navigating drones. The book's author provides an overview of the fundamentals of APDs, the remaining challenges that researchers and engineers are working to solve, and how to apply them in the real-world. Key features of the book include its emphasis on design considerations, how they may impact device performance, and detector characteristics that cover both the theoretical definition of common figures of merit and their practical impact on sensor system performance. Finally, the author reviews desired performance characteristics and practical manufacturing constraints, including how APD figures of merit would impact photoreceiver performance. In particular, crystal growth, material selection and application issues that impact design considerations are addressed.
Explaining the corrosion behavior of metallic biomaterials in a physiological environment, this book also describes different testing methods used in assessing the corrosion of the metallic implants, coupled with a detailed explanation of mechanisms and corrosion management strategies. In addition, a comprehensive summary of the state of the art development of degradable metallic implants based on biocorrosion, including challenges and perspectives, makes the book a unique source of information useful for the students, researchers and scientists who belong to the biomaterials, corrosion, and materials science fields.
This book is intended to provide a bottom-up and fundamental understanding of the use of probabilistic methods and reliability analysis techniques in engineering applications. Divided into two parts, the book covers fundamental topics about uncertainty quantification in engineering and particular engineering research applications, providing a comprehensive look at Bayesian damage assessment and prognostics in engineering.
Magnetism and Spintronics in Carbon and Carbon Nanostructured Materials offers coverage of electronic structure, magnetic properties and their spin injection, and the transport properties of DLC, graphene, graphene oxide, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, and their different composite materials. This book is a valuable resource for those doing research or working with carbon and carbon-related nanostructured materials for electronic and magnetic devices. Carbon-based nanomaterials are promising for spintronic applications because their weak spin-orbit (SO) coupling and hyperfine interaction in carbon atoms entail exceptionally long spin diffusion lengths (~100 m) in carbon nanotubes and graphene. The exceptional electronic and transport features of carbon nanomaterials could be exploited to build multifunctional spintronic devices. However, a large spin diffusion length comes at the price of small SO coupling, which limits the possibility of manipulating electrons via an external applied field.
Chitin is one of the most important biopolymers, synthesized by an enormous number of living organisms and is a promising bioactive polymer for food packaging applications due to its functional properties. This book focuses on composition, properties, characterization, and theoretical approach of chitin and chitosan bio-composites. It describes the most recent studies concerning chitin and chitosan-based films and gives an overview about future trends regarding the industrial applications of chitin and chitosan for food packaging purposes. This book is especially useful for researchers in the fields of bionanocomposites, especially those with an interest in packaging applications.