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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!

Composite Materials

Composite Materials

Author: Amit (Lovely Professional University, Punjab) Sachdeva Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2021

Composite Materials: Properties, Characterisation, and Applications provides an in-depth description of the synthesis, properties, and various characterisation techniques used for the study of composite materials. Covers applications and simulation tests of these advanced materials Presents real-world examples for demonstration Discusses surface, thermal, and electrical characterisation techniques Covers composites for use as sensors Aimed at industry professionals and researchers, this book offers readers thorough knowledge of the fundamentals as well as advanced level techniques involved in composite material characterisation, development, and applications.

Materials Kinetics

Materials Kinetics

Materials Kinetics: Transport and Rate Phenomena provides readers with a clear understanding of how physical-chemical principles are applied to fundamental kinetic processes, covering the full spectrum of materials science and engineering. It integrates advanced concepts with foundational knowledge and cutting-edge computational approaches, demonstrating how diffusion, morphological evolution, viscosity, relaxation, and other kinetic phenomena can be applied to practical materials design problems across all classes of materials. The book starts with an overview of thermodynamics, discussing equilibrium, entropy, and irreversible processes. The subsequent chapters focus on analytical and numerical solutions of the diffusion equation, covering Fick's laws, multicomponent diffusion, numerical solutions, atomic models, and diffusion in crystals, polymers, glasses, and polycrystalline materials. Dislocation and interfacial motion, kinetics of phase separation, viscosity, and advanced nucleation theories are examined next, followed by detailed analyses of glass transition and relaxation behavior. The book concludes with a series of chapters covering molecular dynamics, energy landscapes, broken ergodicity, chemical reaction kinetics, thermal and electrical conductivities, and Monte Carlo simulation techniques, and master equations. Real-world applications are provided throughout, and each chapter ends with a set of practical exercises to reinforce the lessons and concepts previously covered.

Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, Hazards and Safety

Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, Hazards and Safety

Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, Hazards and Safety explains the fundamental properties of nanomaterials, explaining their types and classifications. The book includes methods of preparation and characterization of nanostructured materials. It explains the principles and fundamentals of nanomaterials and information on both pure and composite-based materials with e nanostructures, outlines the latest developments and advances in nanomaterials, and highlights the toxic effects and protection. This book is designed to appeal to a wide readership of academic and industrial researchers, focusing on nanotechnology and nanomaterials, sustainable chemistry, energy conversion and storage, nanotechnology, chemical engineering, environmental protection, optoelectronics, sensors, and surface and interface science. It will also appeal to researchers wishing to know how to design new types of materials with controlled nanostructures.

Biopolymer-Based Nano Films

Biopolymer-Based Nano Films

The possibility of associating nanotechnology with biotechnology helps with the creation of innovative new products and the development of processes at the molecular level, this being promising for the development of clean processes with less toxic waste, high selectivity, high value, and having great market interest. Within this context, nanobiotechnology advances and revolutionizes several scientific fields having an interdisciplinary character. In the development of new technologies and products it is also necessary to develop platforms that allow the specific application and delivery of compounds/actives in a controlled, specific, and non-toxic way, being therefore, both a challenge and a scientific possibility. This book covers a variety of biofilms, including active biofilm, nisin-silver nano-film, silk fibroin-based composite film, lignocellulose/cellulose-based biofilm, carboxymethyl cellulose-coated polypropylene, hybrid film-loaded antimicrobials, chitosan hybrid systems, pullulan, and biopolymers films. The applications of these nano-biofilms in different fields, particularly in food packaging, wound healing, and as potential antimicrobials against new, emerging, and multidrug resistant microbes, are also discussed. This is an important resource for researchers in the fields of pharmacology, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology, and clinicians.

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion

Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Theories and Mechanisms, Materials, Devices, and Applications provides readers with foundational knowledge on key aspects of thermoelectric conversion and reviews future prospects. Sections cover the basic theories and mechanisms of thermoelectric physics, the chemical and physical aspects of classical to brand-new materials, measurement techniques of thermoelectric conversion properties from the materials to modules and current research, including the physics, crystallography and chemistry aspects of processing to produce thermoelectric devices. Finally, the book discusses thermoelectric conversion applications, including cooling, generation, energy harvesting, space, sensor and other emerging areas of applications.

Functional Tactile Sensors

Functional Tactile Sensors

Author: Ye (Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, China) Zhou Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Functional Tactile Sensors: Materials, Devices and Integrations focuses on the subject of novel materials design and device integration of tactile sensors for functional applications. The book addresses the design, materials characteristics, device operation principles, specialized device application and mechanisms of the latest reported tactile sensors. The emphasis of the book lies in the materials science aspects of tactile sensors-understanding the relationship between material properties and device performance. It will be an ideal resource for researchers working in materials science, engineering and physics.

Optical Properties of Phosphate and Pyrophosphate Compounds

Optical Properties of Phosphate and Pyrophosphate Compounds

An in-depth look at the luminescence of phosphor materials for applications in optical devices, sensors, and medical technologies. Optical Properties of Phosphate and Pyrophosphate Compounds gives a broad introduction to pyrophosphates and phosphate-based phosphors, including their fundamental properties, material composition, synthesis methods, characterization techniques, and applications in optical devices and technologies. The text describes the development of the materials' shape and size, as well as crucial characterization techniques for key applications. Additionally, it includes essential information about recently used single and mixed cations pyrophosphate and phosphate compounds. This book is suitable for researchers working in materials science, engineering, materials chemistry, and physics. It may also be helpful to engineers and chemists working in R&D for solid state lighting.

Statistical and Multivariate Analysis in Material Science

Statistical and Multivariate Analysis in Material Science

Author: Giorgio Luciano Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

This book introduces univariate and multivariate statistics applied to material science using an easy-to-follow, non-mathematical approach. Case studies and tutorials are provided to assist readers with the application of the techniques described utilizing their own data. The book will be a valuable tool for scientists and advanced students specializing in material science, corrosion science, and chemometrics.

Lithium-Ion Batteries and Solar Cells

Lithium-Ion Batteries and Solar Cells

Lithium-Ion Batteries and Solar Cells: Physical, Chemical, and Materials Properties presents a thorough investigation of diverse physical, chemical, and materials properties and special functionalities of lithium-ion batteries and solar cells. It covers theoretical simulations and high-resolution experimental measurements that promote a full understanding of the basic science to develop excellent device performance. Employs first-principles and the machine learning method to fully explore the rich and unique phenomena of cathode, anode, and electrolyte (solid and liquid states) in lithium-ion batteries Develops distinct experimental methods and techniques to enhance the performance of lithium-ion batteries and solar cells Reviews syntheses, fabrication, and measurements Discusses open issues, challenges, and potential commercial applications This book is aimed at materials scientists, chemical engineers, and electrical engineers developing enhanced batteries and solar cells for peak performance.

Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design

Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design

Author: Mahmoud M. (The American University in Cairo, Egypt) Farag Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2021

Introducing a new engineering product or changing an existing model involves developing designs, reaching economic decisions, selecting materials, choosing manufacturing processes, and assessing environmental impact. These activities are interdependent and should not be performed in isolation from each other. This is because the materials and processes used in making a product can have a major influence on its design, cost, and performance in service. This Fourth Edition of the best-selling Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design takes all of this into account and has been comprehensively revised to reflect the many advances in the fields of materials and manufacturing, including: Increasing use of additive manufacturing technology, especially in biomedical, aerospace and automotive applications Emphasizing the environmental impact of engineering products, recycling, and increasing use of biodegradable polymers and composites Analyzing further into weight reduction of products through design changes as well as material and process selection, especially in the manufacture of electric cars Discussing new methods of for solving multi-criteria decision-making problems, including multi-component material selection as well as concurrent and geometry-dependent selection of materials and joining technology Increasing use of MATLAB by engineering students in solving problems This textbook features the following pedagogical tools: New and updated practical case studies from industry A variety of suggested topics and background information for in-class group work Ideas and background information for reflection papers so readers can think critically about the material they have read, give their interpretation of the issues under discussion and the lessons learned, and then propose a way forward Open-book exercises and questions at the end of each chapter where readers are evaluated on how they use the material, rather than how well they recall it, in addition to the traditional review questions Includes a solutions manual and PowerPoint lecture materials for adopting professors Aimed at students in mechanical, manufacturing, and materials engineering, as well as professionals in these fields, this book provides the practical know-how in order to choose the right materials and processes for development of new or enhanced products.

Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design

Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design

Author: Mahmoud M. (The American University in Cairo, Egypt) Farag Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

Introducing a new engineering product or changing an existing model involves developing designs, reaching economic decisions, selecting materials, choosing manufacturing processes, and assessing environmental impact. These activities are interdependent and should not be performed in isolation from each other. This is because the materials and processes used in making a product can have a major influence on its design, cost, and performance in service. This Fourth Edition of the best-selling Materials and Process Selection for Engineering Design takes all of this into account and has been comprehensively revised to reflect the many advances in the fields of materials and manufacturing, including: Increasing use of additive manufacturing technology, especially in biomedical, aerospace and automotive applications Emphasizing the environmental impact of engineering products, recycling, and increasing use of biodegradable polymers and composites Analyzing further into weight reduction of products through design changes as well as material and process selection, especially in the manufacture of electric cars Discussing new methods of for solving multi-criteria decision-making problems, including multi-component material selection as well as concurrent and geometry-dependent selection of materials and joining technology Increasing use of MATLAB by engineering students in solving problems This textbook features the following pedagogical tools: New and updated practical case studies from industry A variety of suggested topics and background information for in-class group work Ideas and background information for reflection papers so readers can think critically about the material they have read, give their interpretation of the issues under discussion and the lessons learned, and then propose a way forward Open-book exercises and questions at the end of each chapter where readers are evaluated on how they use the material, rather than how well they recall it, in addition to the traditional review questions Includes a solutions manual and PowerPoint lecture materials for adopting professors Aimed at students in mechanical, manufacturing, and materials engineering, as well as professionals in these fields, this book provides the practical know-how in order to choose the right materials and processes for development of new or enhanced products.

Physics of Magnetic Thin Films

Physics of Magnetic Thin Films

Author: Hung T. Diep Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/01/2021