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Foamability of Thermoplastic Polymeric Materials

  • 1st Edition
  • September 24, 2021
  • Suprakas Sinha Ray + 1 more
  • English
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Foamability of Thermoplastic Polymeric Materials presents a cutting-edge approach to thermoplastic polymeric foams, drawing on the latest research and guiding the reader through the fundamental science, foamability, structure-property-processing relationship, multi-phase polymeric materials, degradation characteristics of biodegradable foams and advanced applications. Sections provide detailed information on foam manufacturing technologies and the fundamental science behind foaming, present insights on the factors affecting foamability, cover ways of enhancing the foamability of various polymeric materials, with special focus on multi-phase systems, discuss the degradation of biodegradable foams and special morphology development for scaffolds, packaging, acoustic and super-insulation applications, as well as cell seeding studies in scaffolds. Each application has specific requirements in terms of desired properties. This in-depth coverage and analysis helps those looking to move forward with microcellular processing and polymer foaming. This is an ideal resource for researchers, advanced students and professionals interested in the microcellular processing of polymeric materials in the areas of polymer foaming, polymer processing, plastics engineering and materials science.

Topological Insulator and Related Topics

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 108
  • September 24, 2021
  • Lu Li + 1 more
  • English
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Topological Insulator and Related Topics, Volume 108 in the Semiconductors and Semimental series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on topics such as Majorana modes at the ends of one dimensional topological superconductors, Optical/electronic properties of Weyl semimetals, High magnetic fields to unveil the electronic structure, magnetic field-induced transitions, and unconventional transport properties of topological semimetals, New aspects of strongly correlated superconductivity in the nearly flat-band regime, Anomalous transport properties in topological semimetals, Pseudo-gauge field and piezo-electromagnetic response in topological materials, Topological Gapped States Protected by Spatial Symmetries, and more.

Introductory Biomaterials

  • 1st Edition
  • September 23, 2021
  • Lia Stanciu + 1 more
  • English
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Introductory Biomaterials enables undergraduate students in Biomedical, Chemical, Materials and other relevant Engineering disciplines to become familiar with the key concepts of Biomaterials principles: biocompatibility, structure-property-applications relationships, mechanical response of natural tissues, and cellular pathways for tissue-material ingrowth. Written in a clear, concise manner that weds theory with applications, this book helps students to understand the often intricate relationships between materials the implant devices that are made from them, and how the human body reacts to them. The book includes such concepts as requirements for metals, alloys, and ceramic materials to be used in load bearing implants (corrosion concepts, stress shielding, mechanical properties, composition), what properties of polymers impact their use in medicine (leaching and swelling, creep and stress relaxation); the tissue response to biomaterials, concepts related to drug delivery applications (polymer degradation, encapsulation), and tissue engineering (scaffold porosity, diffusion of nutrients, mechanical properties).

Materials Experience 2

  • 1st Edition
  • September 23, 2021
  • Owain Pedgley + 2 more
  • English
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Materials Experience 2: Expanding Territories of Materials and Design is the follow-up companion to Materials Experience published in 2014. Materials experience as a concept has evolved substantially and is now mobilized to incorporate new ways of thinking and designing. Through all-new peer-reviewed chapters and project write-ups, the book presents critical perspectives on new and emerging relationships between designers, materials, and artifacts. Subtitled Expanding Territories of Materials and Design, the book examines in depth the increased prevalence of material-driven design practices, as well as the changing role of materials themselves, toward active and influential agents within and outside design processes. The book is essential reading for anyone involved in materials and design, containing 11 authoritative chapters and 18 illustrated accounts of contemporary research projects and practices.

Black Seeds (Nigella sativa)

  • 1st Edition
  • September 23, 2021
  • Andleeb Khan + 1 more
  • English
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Black Seeds (Nigella sativa) is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of this medicinal plant, well-known for its positive effects in many human ailments. It has been used to promote health and fight diseases, and has been found to have antioxidant, antihypertensive, anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic effects. It has also been known to have antimicrobial, anticancer, neuro-protectant, cardio protectant, immunomodulator, hepatic protectant characteristics. Thymoquinone, the active compound of the plant, also exhibits these protective qualities against many disorders. This book summarizes the effect of this plant on all the organ systems of the body. Black Seeds (Nigella sativa) is a comprehensive resource for researchers working in pharmacology, food chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry, both in industry and academia.

Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 104
  • September 23, 2021
  • Graham A. Webb
  • English
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Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, Volume 104 has established itself as a premier resource for both specialists and non-specialists who are looking to become familiar with new techniques and applications pertaining to NMR spectroscopy.

Applied Gaseous Fluid Drilling Engineering

  • 1st Edition
  • September 23, 2021
  • Boyun Guo + 2 more
  • English
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Applied Gaseous Fluid Drilling Engineering: Design and Field Case Studies provides an introduction on the benefits of using gaseous fluid drilling engineering. In addition, the book describes the multi-phase systems needed, along with discussions on stability control. Safety and economic considerations are also included, as well as key components of surface equipment needed and how to properly select equipment depending on the type of fluid system. Rounding out with proven case studies that demonstrate good practices and lessons from failures, this book delivers a practical tool for understanding the guidelines and mitigations needed to utilize this valuable process and technology.

Graphene to Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposites

  • 1st Edition
  • September 23, 2021
  • Ayesha Kausar
  • English
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Graphene to Polymer/Graphene Nanocomposites: Emerging Research and Opportunities brings together the latest advances and cutting-edge methods in polymer/graphene nanocomposites that offer attractive properties and features, leading to a broad range of valuable applications. The initial chapters of this book explain preparation, properties, modification, and applications of graphene and graphene-based multifunctional polymeric nanocomposites. Later, the state-of-the-art potential of polymer/graphene nanocomposites for hierarchical nanofoams, graphene quantum dots, graphene nanoplatelets, graphene nanoribbons, etc., has been elucidated. The subsequent chapters focus on specific innovations and applications including stimuli-responsive graphene-based materials, anticorrosive coatings, applications in electronics and energy devices, gas separation and filtration membrane applications, aerospace applications, and biomedical applications. Throughout the book, challenges, and future opportunities in the field of polymer/graphene nanocomposites are discussed and analyzed. This is an important resource for researchers, scientists, and students/academics working with graphene and across the fields of polymer composites, nanomaterials, polymer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, materials science, and engineering, as well those in an industrial setting who are interested in graphene or innovative materials.

Polygeneration Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • September 22, 2021
  • Francesco Calise + 3 more
  • English
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The support for polygeneration lies in the possibility of integrating different technologies into a single energy system, to maximize the utilization of both fossil and renewable fuels. A system that delivers multiple forms of energy to users, maximizing the overall efficiency makes polygeneration an emerging and viable option for energy consuming industries. Polygeneration Systems: Design, Processes and Technologies provides simple and advanced calculation techniques to evaluate energy, environmental and economic performance of polygeneration systems under analysis. With specific design guidelines for each type of polygeneration system and experimental performance data, referred both to single components and overall systems, this title covers all aspects of polygeneration from design to operation, optimization and practical implementation. Giving different aspects of both fossil and non-fossil fuel based polygeneration and the wider area of polygeneration processes, this book helps readers learn general principles to specific system design and development through analysis of case studies, examples, simulation characteristics and thermodynamic and economic data.

Iberia, Land of Glaciers

  • 1st Edition
  • September 22, 2021
  • Marc Oliva + 2 more
  • English
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Iberia, Land of Glaciers: How The Mountains Were Shaped By Glaciers discusses the impact of past glaciers in the current landscape of Iberia. Currently, there are only small glaciers in the highest peaks of the Pyrenees that are the legacy of the last cold period that ended at the end of the 19th century: The Little Ice Age. However, an accurate observation of the landscape of the highest peaks and adjacent valleys of the Iberian Peninsula reveals a past shaped by the successive passage of glaciers with hundreds of meters of ice, similar to what happens today in the Alps or Patagonia.Iberian glaciation has resulted in ice expansion through valleys that are now used by the road network and where important populations settle; in addition, large accumulations of sediments deposited by those glaciers are still unstable today and can trigger risks for mountain populations. Iberia, Land of Glaciers presents the impact of the glaciers in the landscape of mountains following a more educational perspective with examples of 21 Iberian massifs written by specialists from each of the areas.