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Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials

  • Gaseous and Electrochemical Hydrogen Storage Properties of Mg-Based Thin Filmsby Gongbiao Xin

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 129.00

    This thesis introduces the preparation of a series of Mg-based thin films with different structures using magnetron sputtering, as well as the systematical investigation of their gaseous and electrochemical hydrogen storage properties under mild conditions. It reviews promising applications of Mg-based thin films in smart windows, hydrogen sensors... more...

  • Synergetics and Fractals in Tribologyby Ahad Kh Janahmadov; Maksim Y Javadov

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book examines the theoretical and practical aspects of tribological process using synergy, fractal and multifractal methods, and the fractal and multifractal models of self-similar tribosystems developed on their basis. It provides a comprehensive analysis of their effectiveness, and also considers the method of flicker noise spectroscopy with... more...

  • Strain Mechanisms in Lead-Free Ferroelectrics for Actuatorsby Matias Acosta

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book addresses and analyzes the mechanisms responsible for functionality of two technologically relevant materials, giving emphasis on the relationship between structural transitions and electromechanical properties. The author investigates the atomic crystal structure and microstructure by means of thermal analysis, as well as diffraction and... more...

  • Hard X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (HAXPES)by Joseph C. Woicik

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 229.00

    This book provides the first complete and up-to-date summary of the state of the art in HAXPES and motivates readers to harness its powerful capabilities in their own research. The chapters are written by experts. They include historical work, modern instrumentation, theory and applications. This book spans from physics to chemistry and materials science... more...

  • Site Control of Materialsby John E Johnston

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 31.95

    Site Control of Materials: Handling, Storage and Protection deals with improving control in construction sites to limit waste resulting from improper storage and handling of valuable or fragile materials. According to the Building Research Establishment in the United Kingdom, 10-20% of all materials delivered to the construction site either end up... more...

  • Non-Circular Journal Bearingsby Amit Chauhan

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 54.99

    This brief details non-circular journal bearing configurations. The author describes the mathematical and experimental studies that pertain to non-circular journal bearing profiles and how they can be applied to other types of bearing profiles with some modifications. He also examines non-circular journal bearing classifications, the methodology needed... more...

  • Introduction to Biosensorsby Jeong-Yeol Yoon

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book equips students with a thorough understanding of various types of sensors and biosensors that can be used for chemical, biological, and biomedical applications, including but not limited to temperature sensors, strain sensor, light sensors, spectrophotometric sensors, pulse oximeter, optical fiber probes, fluorescence sensors, pH sensor,... more...

  • Polyolefin Compounds and Materialsby Mariam Al-Ali AlMa'adeed; Igor Krupa

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 179.00

    This book describes industrial applications of polyolefins from the researchers' perspective. Polyolefins constitute today arguably the most important class of polymers and polymeric materials for widespread industrial applications. This book summarizes the present state of the art. Starting from fundamental aspects, such as the polymerization techniques... more...

  • Novel (Trans)dermal Drug Delivery Strategiesby Hazel Garvie-Cook

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This work represents an inventive attempt to apply recent advances in nanotechnology to identify and characterise novel polymer systems for drug delivery through the skin. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) measurements of the nanoscale mechanical properties of topical, drug-containing polymeric films enabled the author to identify optimal compositions,... more...

  • Concise Encyclopedia of Materials Characterizationby R.W. Cahn; E.M. Lifshitz

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 93.95

    To use materials effectively, their composition, degree of perfection, physical and mechanical characteristics, and microstructure must be accurately determined. This concise encyclopledia covers the wide range of characterization techniques necessary to achieve this. Articles included are not only concerned with the characterization techniques of... more...