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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.

Current Advancements in Nanomaterials for Wastewater Remediation

  • 1st Edition
  • 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

  • 1st Edition
  • 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

  • 1st Edition
  • 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.

Advances in Sustainable Materials

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  • December 1, 2024
  • Ajay Kumar + 3 more
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Advances in Sustainable Materials: Fundamentals, Modelling, and Characterization provides a comprehensive review of recent technological developments and research accomplishments in this important field.The chapters cover characterization techniques, modeling of sustainable materials, the role of artificial intelligence, industry 4.0, nature-inspired algorithms and optimization possibilities. Various computational and simulation approaches for maintaining the sustainability of materials are also covered in detail. In addition to the above various case studies are also included on the application of sustainable materials in medical, environmental, production, mechanical and civil engineering.This collection of state-of-the-art techniques, with an emphasis on using various analytical strategies, and computational and simulation approaches, as well as artificial intelligence will encourage researchers, as well as manufacturers to develop more innovative sustainable materials.

Copper Oxides and Related Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • December 1, 2024
  • Suresh Sagadevan + 2 more
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Copper Oxides and Related Materials: Properties, Synthesis, and Applications provides a thorough description of the physical, structural, electrophysical, chemical, electronic, and biological properties of copper oxides in one convenient volume. The book focuses on human and environmental aspects, paying particular attention to health, environmental remediation, electronic applications, energy storage, and solar energy conversion.Copper oxides are widely used in many applications such as antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anticancer treatments; as biocide agents against phytopathogens or hospital-acquired diseases; and, they are also a standard material used for superconductivity. This volume thoroughly explores the most exciting and relevant applications of copper oxides, a class of material with a sometimes bewilderingly wide array of potential uses.