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  • Practical Aspects of Computational Chemistry Iby Jerzy Leszczynski; Manoj K. Shukla

    Springer 2012; US$ 229.00

    Practical Aspects of Computational Chemistry describes the progress made during the last two decades by researchers in theoretical methodologies. The huge variety of applications to problems of chemical interest is presented. Since progress in nanomaterials and associated fields have also been made within the last two decades, this volume provides... more...

  • Microwave-Induced Synthesis of Aromatic Heterocyclesby Abdul Rauf; Nida Nayyar Farshori

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    For more than a century, heterocycles have played a crucial role in the biological and industrial development of society, becoming one of the most researched areas within organic chemistry. The first chapter of Microwave-Induced Synthesis of Aromatic Heterocycles is based on microwave theory, the latest developments in instrumentation technology, and... more...

  • Biomimetics in Materials Scienceby Michael Nosonovsky; Pradeep K. Rohatgi

    Springer 2011; US$ 179.00

    Biomimetics in Materials Science provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical review of biomimetic materials with self-healing, self-lubricating and self-cleaning properties. These three topics are closely related and constitute rapidly developing areas of study. The field of self-healing materials requires a new conceptual understanding of this... more...

  • The Rudolf Mössbauer Storyby Michael Kalvius; Paul Kienle

    Springer 2012; US$ 89.95

    The "Rudolf Mossbauer Story" recounts the history of the discovery of the "Mossbauer Effect" in 1958 by Rudolf Mossbauer as a graduate student of Heinz Maier-Leibnitz for which he received the Nobel Prize in 1961 when he was 32 years old. The development of numerous applications of the Mossbauer Effect in many fields of sciences... more...

  • Smart Membrane Materials and Systemsby Liang-Yin Chu

    Springer 2011; US$ 209.00

    "Smart Membrane Materials and Systems: From Flat Membranes to Microcapsule Membranes" comprehensively and systematically treats modern understanding of smart or intelligent membranes with environmental stimuli-responsive functions. The contents range from flat membranes to microcapsule membranes with various response properties, such as thermo-response,... more...

  • Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopyby Reinhard Noll

    Springer 2012; US$ 199.00

    This book is a comprehensive source of the fundamentals, process parameters, instrumental components and applications of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS). The effect of multiple pulses on material ablation, plasma dynamics and plasma emission is presented. A heuristic plasma modeling allows to simulate complex experimental plasma spectra.... more...

  • Enzymatic polymerization of phenolic compounds by oxidoreductasesby Mohamed Ghoul; Latifa Chebil

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    The enzymatic polymerization of phenolic compounds continues to generate interest in several diverse fields such as food, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. The use of these compounds for their antioxidant properties is limited by their low solubility and thermal stability. Polymerization can improve their solubility and their thermal stability thus creating... more...

  • Dissipative Ordered Fluidsby Andre M. Sonnet; Epifanio G. Virga

    Springer 2012; US$ 124.00

    This is a book on the dissipative dynamics of ordered fluids, with a particular focus on liquid crystals. It covers a whole range of different theories, mainly concerned with nematic liquid crystals in both their chiral and nonchiral variants. The authors begin by giving a detailed account of the molecular origins of orientational order in fluids.... more...

  • Vibrational Spectroscopy in Diagnosis and Screeningby F. Severcan; P.I. Haris

    IOS Press 2012; US$ 218.00

    In recent years there has been a tremendous growth in the use of vibrational spectroscopic methods for diagnosis and screening. These applications range from diagnosis of disease states in humans, such as cancer, to rapid identification and screening of microorganisms. The growth in such types of studies has been possible thanks to advances in instrumentation... more...