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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. Elsevier's Materials Science portfolio places special attention on areas of current and emerging interest such as additive manufacturing / 3D printing, graphene and 2D materials, smart materials, biomimetics... The content in Elsevier's Materials Science titles program addresses core challenges facing science and society: sustainable energy technologies, the circular economy, health and human welfare.

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Lens Design Fundamentals

  • 3rd Edition
  • December 31, 2099
  • R. Barry Johnson + 1 more
  • English
Rudolf Kingslake is regarded as the American father of lens design; his book, originally published in 1978, is viewed as a classic in the field. Dr. R. Barry Johnson, a past SPIE President, revised the book in 2010 providing key updates to address the availability of powerful lens design software packages, theoretical advances, new and improved optical materials, and new surface fabrication technologies. The second edition received the SPIE/OSA 2012 Joseph Goodman Book Writing Award—a biennial award that recognizes outstanding books in the field of optics & photonics that has contributed significantly to research, teaching or industry. The third edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect the substantial changes in the field. Aberration theory has been expanded to include wave aberrations, Zernike polynomials, and nodal aberration theory. Design methods for zoom lenses has been added, along with additional material for design of microscope objectives and eyepieces, with relevant examples. New chapters have been added that cover the fundamentals of anamorphic lenses, miniature lenses used in devices such as smartphones, infrared lenses, freeform optics, and athermalization. Optical engineers working in lens design will find this book an invaluable guide to lens design in traditional and emerging areas of application; it is also suited to advanced undergraduate or graduate course in lens design principles and as a self-learning tutorial and reference for the practitioner.

Stem Cells - A Nano Approach

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Murugan Ramalingam + 2 more
  • English
Stem cells are immature or undifferentiated cells that are able to renew by themselves and differentiate into more specialized, tissue-/organ-specific cells. Stem cells are known for their potential to repair damaged tissues and organs of the human body. Stem cell research and therapy opens a new avenue in regenerative medicine to address clinical challenges. There has been a dramatic increase in the utilization of stem cells in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as a consequence of the revolution in nanotechnology or the use of materials with fundamental size scales in the nanometer regime. For example, nanoengineered scaffolds can be utilized for stem cell culture and transplantation, and magnetic nanomaterials can be utilized for stem cell tracking and imaging. The goal of Stem Cells - A Nano Approach, is to present a comprehensive overview of all the key aspects from fundamentals to current advancements of nanotechnology in stem cell research and therapy. The book brings all the current information and breakthroughs of various biomedical elements such as nanobiomaterials, nanodevices, stem cell nanotechnology, stem cell biology, stem cell delivery, stem cell therapy, tissue engineering, biosafety, and various clinical translational aspects into a self-contained course module. The book also addresses ethical and regulatory issues of using stem cells for basic research as well as clinical treatments from an international perspective. The book aims to stimulate a discussion of the future research directions in these multi-disciplinary fields from the scientific, engineering, ethical, and clinical point of view. This will assist multi-disciplinary communities to address and investigate stem cell fields of shared interest.

Mechanical Metallurgy of Nuclear Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Korukonda L. Murty + 2 more
  • English
Mechanical Metallurgy of Nuclear Materials reviews the mechanical metallurgy of metallic materials primarily in thermal and irradiation conditions and discusses the latest developments on this frontier. The book draws heavily upon the author’s own research conducted over the past four decades on various metallic materials, and also includes the current research in the field. This comprehensive reference details the mechanical aspects of nuclear materials, including materials processing, mechanical and fracture properties, modeling and simulation of mechanical properties, as well as plant life management and extension.

Palladium Oxides: Materials Properties, Synthesis and Processing Methods, and Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Alexander M. Samoylov + 2 more
  • Ghenadii Korotcenkov
  • English
The main focus of Palladium Oxides is the analysis and systematization of the most relevant experimental and theoretical data concerned with the investigation of palladium oxides formation processes and physicochemical properties. Another key focus is the emerging applications of palladium oxide materials. A vast volume of experimental data has accumulated on palladium oxides. However, many experimental facts in a certain degree contradict each other. Besides, many aspects of palladium oxides physical and chemical properties were previously not established. In the book the authors review the materials properties and key applications of palladium oxides including applications in catalysis, sensing, and energy storage. Semiconductor properties of palladium (II) oxide and palladium (IV) oxide are also presented with both experimental and theoretical data. In addition, materials synthesis methods of palladium oxides with different morphologies are discussed. Palladium Oxides is suitable for researchers in materials science of semiconductors and solid-state chemistry.

Plasmon-Enhanced Spectroscopy and Imaging

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Mengtao Sun + 1 more
  • English
Plasmon-Enhanced Spectroscopy and Imaging: Principles and Applications provides a comprehensive discussion of linear/nonlinear plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy and imaging applications. Sections cover the application of nonlinear optical spectroscopy in materials science and biomedicine, the surface plasmon enhanced nonlinear optical spectrum, and the interaction of nonlinear surface plasmons and nonlinear optics. This is the first book to fully cover plasmon-enhanced non-linear and linear phenomena, including discussions on plasmon-enhanced fluorescence, plasmon-enhanced coherence, Anti Stokes Raman spectroscopy, two-photon excitation spectroscopy, and second harmonic generation.

Recycled Carbon Fiber for Composite Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Omar Faruk + 3 more
  • English
Recycled Carbon Fiber for Composite Materials provides a critical review and the latest research results and applications of recycled carbon fiber composites materials in various sectors. The book discusses the different recycling processes of carbon fibers and their surface modifications. In recent years, there has been enormous research and commercialization with recycled carbon fiber composites materials, which has been published in several journal review papers and publications on industrial applications, but to date, there have been no books published focusing on recycled carbon fiber for composite materials in a systematic way. This book's chapters focus on the recycling processes, surface modification, composite types with different polymers, and various manufacturing processes and evaluates their properties.

Biomaterials in Immune Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Lance Kam
  • English
Biomaterials in Immune Engineering covers biomaterial design as applied to immune-based applications, from reactive responses associated with cancer therapy to suppressive functions involved in autoimmunity. The role of the innate immune system in modulating host responses to biomaterials has been long recognized. In recent years, it has greatly expanded, leading to a dynamic community of investigators, adoption of engineering principles in immune-related fields, and establishment of formal immunoengineering programs across a range of academic and industrial environments. However, the wide range of disciplines from which immunoengineering emerged, as well as the large body of knowledge contained in each area, sets a daunting landscape for engaging new investigators.This book focuses on the intersection of these disciplines, providing a snapshot of the breadth, possibilities, and unifying principles of contemporary biomaterial design in immune engineering, particularly the adaptive immune response. Chapters collectively span biomaterial design as applied to immune-based applications, from reactive responses associated with cancer therapy to suppressive functions involved in autoimmunity. Material parameters such as chemistry, structure, and mechanics are covered. In addition, chapters that involve applications to specific diseases will include a perspective on how biomaterials approaches could improve the current standard of care. Biomaterials in Immune Engineering offers an comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to immune engineering materials, for researchers in materials science and biomedical engineering, as well as clinicians and those in health markets with an interest in immunology and cancer therapeutics.

Handbook of Biomaterials Biodegradability

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Masoud Mozafari
  • English
Handbook of Biomaterials Biodegradability comprehensively covers the properties and factors which affect degradation of a range of biomaterials. Long-term biocompatibility issues with existing permanent implants, combined with the emergence of novel biomedical technologies such as tissue engineering, controlled drug delivery and bionanotechnology, has resulted in an increased demand for biodegradable platform materials. Depending on the application, an implanted material may need to remain stable in the body for a long time, or conversely, be degraded and removed after a short period; therefore, control of degradation rate is essential. This book covers the various physical, mechanical and chemical properties which affect biodegradation, for a range of biomaterials, including bioactive glasses, nanoengineered biomaterials and biodegradable metals. The information provided allows readers to consider all factors and possibilities which may affect degradation rate of biomaterials, as well as the overall success of the implanted device or system. Applications covered include drug delivery, controlled release mechanisms, tissue engineering and more. Handbook of Biomaterials Biodegradability provides a single, comprehensive reference on understanding and development of controlled, biodegradable biomaterials for academics, researchers and industry R&D groups in the fields of biomaterials, biomedical engineering, regenerative medicine, pharmacology and related disciplines.

Ceramics for Nuclear Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Peng Xu + 3 more
  • English
Ceramics for New Nuclear Applications provides a comprehensive review on the most up-to-date technologies for advanced ceramics and composites for nuclear applications. The book's chapters cover nuclear fuel and structural materials, materials for the next generation of reactors and fusion reactors, and materials for nuclear medicine. Cutting-edge topics such as accident tolerant fuels, space applications and nuclear medicine are covered in detail. Academic and industrial researchers working in the field of materials for nuclear energy systems, nuclear propulsion systems, and nuclear medicine will find the book a valuable reference resource.

Dictionary of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2099
  • Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
  • English
Dictionary of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles is an authoritative reference for the full range of topics, terms, materials, standards, and processes related to sustainable fashion and textiles. Sustainability is a core concern for the entire textile and fashion supply chain, and is now considered as part of all important decisions. Over the past decade, many more people in a wider range of industrial roles have needed to relate their work to environmental sustainability, increasing the need for an easy to use reference.In this practical guide, all of the essential elements under the scope of sustainability in the textiles and clothing sector are included concisely and approachably. As well as definitions of important terms, it provides technical information about sustainable materials, and synopses of important industry initiatives like the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals. For any reader with an interest in the textile industry, this is an invaluable resource that will help you keep across the crucial and multifaceted subject of sustainability.