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The Materials Science portfolio includes titles covering core knowledge and new research and applications across the field: nanotechnology and nanomaterials; polymers and plastics; textiles; composites and ceramics; electronic, magnetic, and optical materials; metals and alloys; biomaterials; surface and film science and coating technologies; materials chemistry, and more. In-depth coverage, innovative state-of-the-art approaches, and real-world application examples provide valuable, actionable insights for researchers, students, and the corporate sector.

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Nanostructured Carbon Materials from Plant Extracts

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Sreeraj Gopi + 4 more
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Nanostructured Carbon Materials from Plant Extracts: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications guides the reader through the preparation and utilization of carbon nanomaterials based on various biomass sources, including fruits, vegetables, leaves, pulp and other plant extracts. The book covers the fundamentals of nanostructured carbon materials and synthesis methods from a range of plant sources. Other chapters focus on characterization, analysis, simulation and modeling in order to prepare plant extract based carbon nanomaterials with the required properties. Final sections highlight key application areas, presenting methods and approaches to prepare these materials for specific uses. This book will be of interest to researchers and advanced students across nanomaterials, polymer science, composite science, sustainable materials, chemistry, chemical engineering, and materials science, as well as industrial scientists, engineers, and R&D professionals with an interest in sustainable carbon nanomaterials.

Nanobiomaterials for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Alberto Tagliaferro + 3 more
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Nanobiomaterials for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications explores the unique properties of nanoscale materials and how they are utilized in diagnostics and therapeutics. This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of nanobiomaterials before comprehensively covering three core focus areas: nanobiomaterials for diagnostics, for therapeutics, and for theragnostics. A range of nanobiomaterials are covered - including organic and inorganic types – as well as a selection of biomedical applications aligned with diagnostics and therapeutics, such as regenerative medicine and antimicrobial treatments. This is a great interdisciplinary resource for researchers and academics working in materials science, biomedical engineering, medicinal and materials chemistry, and biomedical sciences.

Nanophotonics with Diamond and Silicon Carbide for Quantum Technologies

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Mario Agio + 1 more
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Diamond and silicon carbide are prominent semiconductors with exceptional optical properties such as large optical transparency from the UV to the far infrared and possess optical nonlinear coefficients. Due to their large bandgap, they can host paramagnetic atomic size point defects associated to vacancies in their crystal lattice, exhibiting exceptional quantum optical and electronic properties at room temperature. Further both materials have acquired a high control of purity from other defects during their growth, which makes them ideal platforms for future quantum technologies.Nanophotonics with Diamond and Silicon Carbide for Quantum Technologies provides an in-depth overview of the key developments on diamond and silicon carbide photonics to enable spin-photon interfaces, quantum computing, quantum imaging and quantum sensing. Written by world experts, chapters discuss nanophotonics effects (atomic size point center properties in the materials), fabrication of photonic components and integrated photonics circuits, photonics and nanophotonics enabling quantum sensing, and quantum information and networks via spin-photon interface.This book is a valuable resource to researchers and professionals interested on the fundamentals, trends, and diamond and silicon carbide applications in the quantum technology industry.

Current Advancements in Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Igor Krupa + 2 more
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Current Advancements in Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation: Challenges and Mitigation Strategies provides a comprehensive overview of recent developments in wastewater treatment supported mainly by nanotechnology-assisted techniques. It brings together the latest advances in nanomaterials and technologies and their diverse applications for wastewater remediation.The book begins by discussing water quality standards, monitoring strategies and different sources of water pollution, including various organic and inorganic contaminants like oil spills, dyes, metal pollutants, food waste and pharmaceutical wastes. Subsequent chapters provide the latest developments on the science, engineering and application of advanced nanomaterials for a wide range of technologies used for wastewater treatment and produced water treatment, such as physical, chemical, nanomaterial assisted, and membrane supported methods and techniques.Scientists and researchers in academia and industry will benefit from this comprehensive resource on the nanomaterials behind the technologies at which wastewater sources can be purified from contaminants.

Pervious Concrete Pavements

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Hilal El-Hassan + 1 more
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This book provides both a comprehensive theoretical background and practical experiences on the performance of pervious concrete. It explores the effects of various materials and process parameters on the mechanical, durability, and hydraulic properties of pervious concrete while examining their hydrological design and water quality. The ability to upscale the use of pervious concrete in construction applications is investigated through field evaluation, lifecycle assessment, and performance prediction using artificial intelligence. The volume presents the latest findings in pervious concrete research, filling a gap in previous relevant publications. The book comprises three parts:- Materials used in pervious concrete: Various materials are investigated to produce pervious concrete with adequate properties. Such materials include recycled aggregates from construction and demolition waste, geopolymers and alkali-activated materials, glass powder waste, municipal solid waste incineration ash, biochar waste biomass, and waste tire rubber aggregate, among others.- Hydrologic design and water quality: This part focuses on the main application of pervious concrete in pavements for stormwater control and management. It starts with a framework for the effective investigation of hydrologic and water quality performance of pervious concrete pavements. It also outlines techniques used for allocating pervious concrete pavements in urban planning. Modeling and predicting the hydrological performance of pervious concrete is also addressed.- Upscaling the use of pervious concrete: This part investigates the ability to predict the performance of pervious concrete using artificial intelligence. It also presents a lifecycle assessment of pervious concrete and evaluation of the field performance of pervious concrete. The clogging and maintenance processes of pervious concrete is also described.

Hydrogels in Drug Delivery

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Alejandro J. Paredes + 3 more
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Hydrogels in Drug Delivery: Advances in the Manufacture, Characterization, and Application of Hydrogels to Address Current Global Healthcare Challenges covers a number of topics ranging from the basic chemistry of hydrogels to specific application of existent and novel hydrogels in controlled drug delivery and biomedicine. Hydrogels have been increasingly used in the development of novel formulations with application in a wide variety of therapeutic and monitoring purposes. Multidisciplinary work carried out by researchers working in synthetic chemistry, drug delivery, biomedicine and other fields led to the development of novel polymers enabling the preparation of hydrogels with adjustable physicochemical properties.Accordingly, these materials offer multiple advantages over other drug delivery systems, including an increased patient compliance by reducing the required number of medication doses, reducing the healing time in injuries, or simplifying patient monitoring by reducing the invasiveness of currently available methods.

Extracellular Vesicles for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Krishnan Anand + 4 more
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Extracellular Vesicles for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications provides an introduction to exosomes and extracellular vesicles, including their unique properties and characterization, before detailing the most-utilized isolation, purification, and surface engineering techniques for their preparation as therapeutic and diagnostic agents. This book reviews recent developments in interdisciplinary research on exosome structure, properties, and engineering approaches as well as their use in diagnosis and treatment of a variety of illnesses such as cancer, tuberculosis, Alzheimer's disease, ophthalmic diseases, and others. Extracellular Vesicles for Therapeutic and Diagnostic Applications is an important reference for those interested in the development and application of exosomes and extracellular vesicles as biomaterials for us in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Carbon Quantum Dots in Biomedical Applications

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  • January 1, 2025
  • Jayeeta Chattopadhyay + 4 more
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Role of Carbon Quantum Dots in Biomedical Applications discusses carbon quantum dots (CQDs) and their beneficial properties for applications in biomedicine, sensing, and imaging. CDQs have enhanced solubility, low toxicity, environmental friendliness, easy manufacturing, and desired optical properties, which offer an advantageous alternative to more traditional materials.Role of Carbon Quantum Dots in Biomedical Applications is an interdisciplinary reference which details the various synthetic routes of CDQs, outlining their physical, chemical, and optical properties, and discussing their potential biomedical applications. This book is of interest to researchers and postgraduate students working in a wide range of fields, including materials science, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical science, medicinal chemistry and more.

Modern Luminescence from Fundamental Concepts to Materials and Applications, Volume 2

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  • December 2, 2024
  • Surender Kumar Sharma + 3 more
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Modern Luminescence from Fundamental Concepts to Materials and Applications: Volume Two: Luminescence in Materials is part of a multivolume work that reviews the fundamental principles, properties and applications of luminescent materials. Topics addressed include 1) The key concepts of luminescence with a focus on important characterization techniques to understand a wide category of luminescent materials, 2) The most relevant luminescent materials categories, including both current and emerging materials, and 3) The applications of luminescent materials in biomedicine, solid state devices, and the development of hybrid materials.This updated volume reviews the most relevant luminescent materials, including transition metals, rare-earth materials, actinide-based materials, and organic materials. In addition, the book reviews luminescence mechanisms in relevant, emerging materials and the optical techniques used to characterize these materials.

Luminescent Ceramics

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  • December 1, 2024
  • Morteza Sasani Ghamsari + 1 more
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Luminescent Ceramics: Fundamentals, Properties, Processing and Applications provides a detailed review of luminescent ceramic materials for lighting, dosimetry and security. The book's chapters cover oxide, nitride and fluoride phosphors, garnet transparent ceramics, oxynitride and BeO ceramics, doped MgO nanophosphors and doped MgAl2O4 ceramics for dosimetry and novel thermo-luminescent ceramics for light emitting devices and security applications. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the unique possibilities offered by ceramic materials in the field of light emission and applications. It will be an essential reference resource for any ceramist working in the area of luminescent materials. Luminescent ceramics have become attractive candidates for the development of modern light sources. These ceramics can be used in LEDs, displays and scintillators. Luminescent ceramics can be classified depending on their functionalities. Phosphors are used in a variety of display applications, such as electroluminescent, photoluminescent, plasma and field emission displays, LCDs, cathode ray tubes (CRTs), X-ray detectors, and LEDs.