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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!

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.

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.

Cluster Beam Deposition of Functional Nanomaterials and Devices

Cluster Beam Deposition of Functional Nanomaterials and Devices

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.

Critical and Rare Earth Elements Recovery from Secondary Resources

Critical and Rare Earth Elements Recovery from Secondary Resources

Author: Abhilash (CSIR - National Metallurgical Lab, India) Pillai Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/11/2019

This book is aimed to compile the distribution of rare earth elements in various resources with their processing from secondary resources. It includes details of various processes developed for extraction of rare earth elements from varied raw materials ranging from e-wastes, tailings, process wastes and residues. It emphasizes importance of processing of the secondary resources to assist environmental remediation of such untreated wastes and get finished products. It covers all aspects of rare metals and rare earth metals in one volume covering extraction, separation and recycling of secondary resources for extraction of these metals along with relevant case studies.

Design of New Weave Patterns

Design of New Weave Patterns

Author: Radostina A. (Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria) Angelova Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2019

This book presents a systematic study on methods used for the creation of weave patterns for simple structures. Firstly, it explains known techniques for designing new weave patterns classified as patterns merge, motifs, patterns insertion and change of the displacement number. These are discussed as possibilities to create different textures and weaving effects supported by figures of patterns, colour view, and fabric appearance simulation. Secondly, it explains original methods for design of new weave patterns based on Boolean operations, musical scores, written texts and braille alphabet, including transformations performed, advantages/disadvantages, possible applications and designs.

Electroless Nickel Plating: Fundamentals to Applications

Electroless Nickel Plating: Fundamentals to Applications

Author: Fabienne Delaunois Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2019

Electroless Nickel Plating: Fundamentals to Applications provides a complete and actualized view of electroless nickel plating, thus greatly improving the accessibility of knowledge on the subject. It touches upon all aspects of electroless nickel, from the fundamentals (including thermodynamics of electroless plating, bath chemistry, and substrate preparation) to more applied areas of the field such as bath replenishment, composite coatings, post-treatments, polyalloys, graded and multilayer coatings, ultrasound assistance, applications, and properties. Contributed to by a variety of international authors to ensure different points of view and interests are addressed, this book stands as the first complete and updated state-of-the-art text on electroless nickel in the twenty-first century. It also serves as the first technical book with a strong emphasis on nickel-boron. It also focuses on environmental aspects. Including cutting-edge content presented sufficiently extensive to be directly useful to the practitioner, this book is aimed at materials scientists, metallurgists, and other professionals working with electroless nickel plating.

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: 05/11/2019

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

Characterization Techniques for Perovskite Solar Cell Materials

Characterization Techniques for Perovskite Solar Cell Materials

Author: Meysam (Researcher, Department of Chemistry, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden) Pazoki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2019

Characterization Techniques for Perovskite Solar Cell Materials: Characterization of Recently Emerged Perovskite Solar Cell Materials to Provide an Understanding of the Fundamental Physics on the Nano Scale and Optimize the Operation of the Device Towards Stable and Low-Cost Photovoltaic Technology explores the characterization of nanocrystals of the perovskite film, related interfaces, and the overall impacts of these properties on device efficiency. Included is a collection of both main and research techniques for perovskite solar cells. For the first time, readers will have a complete reference of different characterization techniques, all housed in a work written by highly experienced experts.

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.

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 nanoscale

Interfaces in Particle and Fibre Reinforced Composites From macro to nanoscale

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.