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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!

Graphene for Flexible Lighting and Displays

Graphene for Flexible Lighting and Displays

Graphene for Next Generation Lighting and Displays provides readers with a comprehensive overview of graphene, flexible graphene electrodes, and graphene-based next-generation display and lighting. The book covers a wide range of information, including the basic physics of graphene and recent trends in technical developments for graphene-based flexible and stretchable light-emitting devices. In addition, it discusses future prospects and suggests further directions for research on graphene-based next-generation displays and lightings. In addition, the book includes sections on the fundamental properties of graphene, synthetic methods of graphene, preparation of graphene electrodes and composite electrodes, and doping methods for graphene electrodes. Potential applications are also addressed including graphene-based flexible electrodes, buffer layer, emitters, and graphene-based stretchable electrodes.

Material Properties of Steel in Fire Conditions

Material Properties of Steel in Fire Conditions

Material Properties of Steel Fire Conditions is a major new contribution on how to understand the material properties of steel in fires. The application of new types of steel and development of sophisticated codes of practice has grown dramatically in recent years, making this a timely resource on the topic. Under fire conditions, knowing the material properties of steel is essential in the fire resistance design of steel structures, such as in Eurocode3. This book shows that the reduction factors of mechanical properties of different steels are quite different. In recent years, the authors of this book have carried out significant testing on the material properties of several types of steels, such as Q460 steel, Q690 steel and A992 steel, etc. Users will find this new test data on the material properties of steel with temperature useful in evaluating the fire resistance of steel structures in their own projects.

New Horizons of Nano Fillers and Their Enhanced Nanocomposites Applications, Health and Safety and Future Prospects

New Horizons of Nano Fillers and Their Enhanced Nanocomposites Applications, Health and Safety and Future Prospects

Author: Fengge (Nottingham Trent University, UK) Gao Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

New Horizons of Nano Fillers and Their Enhanced Nanocomposites: Applications, Health and Safety and Future Prospects not only covers innovative applications on the topic, it also addresses issues concerning nanocomposite materials in both industry and the academic community, mainly health and safety concerns in the application of these materials, along with future prospects for these materials in comparison with traditional fibers and filler enhancement materials. There is also an entire section dedicated to characterization techniques which have not been traditionally applied in nanocomposite research to date. Nanocomposites are now progressing into a new era of research. Over the past two decades, the field has created new opportunities and applications in areas such as mechanical and barrier properties, anti-solvent resistance, heat distortion behavior, electrical conductivity and fire retardancy. Other newly emerging applications include clay nanoparticles in foam stability.

Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications Fundamental Concepts, Biological Interactions and Clinical Applications

Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications Fundamental Concepts, Biological Interactions and Clinical Applications

Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications: Fundamental Concepts, Biological Interactions and Clinical Applications brings into one place information on the design and biomedical applications of different classes of nanoparticles. While aspects are dealt with in individual journal articles, there is not one source that covers this area comprehensively. This book fills this gap in the literature.

Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications

Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications

Self-Compacting Concrete: Materials, Properties and Applications presents the latest research on various aspects of self-compacting concrete, including test methods, rheology, strength and durability properties, SCC properties at elevated temperature, SC manufacturing with the use of SCMs, recycled aggregates and industrial by-products. Written by an international group of contributors who are closely associated with the development of self-compacting concrete, the book explores the main differences between SCC and normal concrete in terms of raw materials, fresh properties and hardened properties. Other topics discussed include the structure and practical applications of fiber reinforced SCC. Researchers and experienced engineers will find this reference to be a systematic source to SCC with its accounting of the latest breakthroughs in the field and discussions of SCC constructability, structural integrity, improved flows into complex forms, and superior strength and durability.

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites From Macro to Nano Scales

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites From Macro to Nano Scales

Author: Kheng Lim (Newcastle University, Singapore) Goh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre-Reinforced Composites: From Macro to Nano Scales addresses recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales. The book's main focus is on the reinforcement of materials by particles that can result in a composite material of high stiffness and strength, but it also focuses on how the particle interacts with the (matrix) material, which may be a polymer, biological-based material, ceramic or conventional metal. The different types of particle reinforced composites are discussed, as is load transfer at the particle-matrix interface. Readers will learn how to select materials and about particle structure. Significant progress has been made in applying these approaches, thus making this book a timely piece on recent research findings on the particle-matrix interface at different length scales.

Advanced Nanostructures for Environmental Health

Advanced Nanostructures for Environmental Health

Advanced Nanostructures for Environmental Health shows how advanced nanostructures are used to meet the most important challenges of our age. The book presents examples of how advanced nanostructures can detect and remove pollutants and other contaminant harmful to people's health and provides examples of diagnosis tools based on advanced nanostructures. Treatment possibilities with the use of nanostructures, such as phototherapeutic applications, radiation based treatment methods, and drug delivery systems are also explored.

Modeling, Analysis, Design, and Tests for Electronics Packaging beyond Moore

Modeling, Analysis, Design, and Tests for Electronics Packaging beyond Moore

Author: Zhang, Author, Jin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Modeling, Analysis, Design and Testing for Electronics Packaging Beyond Moore provides an overview of electrical, thermal and thermomechanical modeling, analysis, design and testing for 2.5D/3D. The book addresses important topics, including electrically and thermally induced issues, such as EMI and thermal issues, which are crucial to package signal and thermal integrity. It also covers modeling methods to address thermomechanical stress related to the package structural integrity. In addition, practical design and test techniques for packages and systems are included.

High-Tc Superconductivity The Excitonic Coulomb Perspective

High-Tc Superconductivity The Excitonic Coulomb Perspective

Author: Nie Luo Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

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.

Stainless Steel Surfaces A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Stainless Steel Surfaces A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art

Author: L. William Zahner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/10/2019

A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of stainless steel Stainless Steel Surfaces offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the application of stainless steel to create surfaces for building exteriors, interiors, and art finishes. The first volume in Zahner's Architectural Metals Series, the book is a visual, full-color book filled with the information needed to ensure proper maintenance of stainless steel and suggestions for fabrication techniques. The author--a noted expert in the field--covers a range of topics including the history of the metal, choosing the right alloy, information on a variety of surface and chemical finishes, and facts on corrosion resistance. Stainless Steel Surfaces is filled with illustrative case studies that offer strategies for designing and executing successful projects using stainless steel. All the books in the Zahner's Architectural Metals Series offer in-depth coverage of today's most commonly used metals in architecture and art. This important book: - Contains a comprehensive guide to the use and maintenance of stainless steel surfaces in architecture and art - Features full-color images of a range of stainless steel finishes, colors, textures, and forms - Presents case studies with performance data that feature strategies on how to design and execute successful projects using stainless steel - Offers methods to address corrosion, before and after it occurs - Discusses the environmental impact of stainless steel from the creation process through application - Explains the significance of the different alloys and the forms available to the designer - Discusses what to expect when using stainless steel in various exposures Architecture professionals, metal fabricators, developers, architecture students and instructors, designers, and artists working with metals, Stainless Steel Surfaces offers a logical framework for the selection and application of stainless steel in all aspects of architecture.

Introductory Solid State Physics with MATLAB Applications

Introductory Solid State Physics with MATLAB Applications

Author: Javier E. Hasbun, Trinanjan Datta Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/10/2019

Solid state physics, the study and prediction of the fundamental physical properties of materials, forms the backbone of modern materials science and has many technological applications. The unique feature of this text is the MATLAB (R)-based computational approach with several numerical techniques and simulation methods included. This is highly effective in addressing the need for visualization and a direct hands-on approach in learning the theoretical concepts of solid state physics. The code is freely available to all textbook users. Additional Features: Uses the pedagogical tools of computational physics that have become important in enhancing physics teaching of advanced subjects such as solid state physics Adds visualization and simulation to the subject in a way that enables students to participate actively in a hand-on approach Covers the basic concepts of solid state physics and provides students with a deeper understanding of the subject matter Provides unique example exercises throughout the text Obtains mathematical analytical solutions Carries out illustrations of important formulae results using programming scripts that students can run on their own and reproduce graphs and/or simulations Helps students visualize solid state processes and apply certain numerical techniques using MATLAB (R), making the process of learning solid state physics much more effective Reinforces the examples discussed within the chapters through the use of end-of-chapter exercises Includes simple analytical and numerical examples to more challenging ones, as well as computational problems with the opportunity to run codes, create new ones, or modify existing ones to solve problems or reproduce certain results

Study on Microextrusion-based 3D Bioprinting and Bioink Crosslinking Mechanisms

Study on Microextrusion-based 3D Bioprinting and Bioink Crosslinking Mechanisms

Author: Liliang Ouyang Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/10/2019

This book presents a comprehensive study on microextrusion-based 3D bioprinting technologies for bioinks with various crosslinking mechanisms, chiefly focusing on the bioprinting process and bioink properties to provide readers with a better understanding of this state-of-the-art technology. Further, it summarizes a number of general criteria and research routes for microextrusion-based 3D bioprinting using three experimental studies based on shear-thinning, thermo-sensitive and non-viscous hydrogel bioinks. The book also presents sample applications in the areas of stem cells and cell matrix interaction. The book highlights pioneering results in the development of bioprinting technologies and bioinks, which were published in high-quality journals such as Advanced Materials, Biofabrication and ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering. These include an in-situ crosslinking strategy that overcomes the viscosity limits for bioinks, which is virtually impossible using conventional strategies, and can be generalized for other bioink formulations.