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Introduction to Composite Materials Design, Third Edition


Ever J. Barbero
October 16, 2017

The Third Edition of Introduction to Composite Materials Design is a practical, design-oriented textbook aimed at students and practicing engineers learning analysis and design of composite materials and structures. Readers will find the Third Edition to be both highly streamlined for teaching, with...

Graphene Science Handbook, Six-Volume Set


Mahmood Aliofkhazraei, Nasar Ali, William I. Milne, Cengiz S. Ozkan, Stanislaw Mitura, Juana L. Gervasoni
April 26, 2016

Graphene is the strongest material ever studied and can be an efficient substitute for silicon. This six-volume handbook focuses on fabrication methods, nanostructure and atomic arrangement, electrical and optical properties, mechanical and chemical properties, size-dependent p...

Introduction to the Thermodynamics of Materials, Sixth Edition


David R. Gaskell, David E. Laughlin
August 18, 2017

Maintaining the substance that made Introduction to the Thermodynamic of Materials a perennial best seller for decades, this Sixth Edition is updated to reflect the broadening field of materials science and engineering. The new edition is reorganized into three major sections to align the book for p...

Manufacturing Techniques for Materials: Engineering and Engineered

T.S. Srivatsan, T.S. Sudarshan, K. Manigandan
March 15, 2018

Manufacturing Techniques for Materials: Engineering and Engineered provides a cohesive and comprehensive overview of the following: (i) prevailing and emerging trends, (ii) emerging developments and related technology, and (iii) potential for the commercialization of techniques specific to...

Care and Maintenance of Textile Products Including Apparel and Protective Clothing

Rajkishore Nayak, Saminathan Ratnapandian
March 15, 2018

Proper care and maintenance of textile materials is essential in prolonging their durability and appearance. This books describes methods of care and maintenance for textile products, focusing on types of laundering and dry-cleaning processes, chemicals, and equipment, while considering the...

High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry

Francisco Torrens, Devrim Balköse, Sabu Thomas
March 13, 2018

This volume brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of new tools for chemical and materials engineers. It contains significant research, reporting new methodologies and important applications in the fields of chemical engineering as well as the...

Smart Ceramics: Preparation, Properties, and Applications

Ajay Kumar Mishra
March 09, 2018

Recent advances in nanotechnology have paved the way for the development of new smart materials. The term "smart ceramics" refers to ceramic materials fabricated from ultrafine particles. They have attracted the attention of researchers and scientists thanks to their potential to manipulate the...

Hydroxyapatite Coatings for Biomedical Applications

Sam Zhang
March 09, 2018

Hydroxyapatite coatings are of great importance in the biological and biomedical coatings fields, especially in the current era of nanotechnology and bioapplications. With a bonelike structure that promotes osseointegration, hydroxyapatite coating can be applied to otherwise bioinactive implants to...

Quality of Life Technology Handbook

Richard Schulz
March 09, 2018

A collaboration between leading scientists, practitioners, and researchers at Carnegie-Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, this book is a comprehensive resource describing Quality of Life technologies and their development, evaluation, adoption, and commercialization. It takes an...

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Polymer Brushes: Substrates, Technologies, and Properties covers various aspects of polymer brush technology, including synthesis, properties, performance, and applications. It presents both experimental details and theoretical insights to enable a better understanding of the brush system. After...

Polymer Nanocomposite Coatings

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

This work explores the use of composite nanotechnology for thin coatings on various substrates. It compiles recent advances in nanocomposite coatings for experienced researchers and provides background information for those new to the field. The book not only explains the synthesis of bulk...

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams

Vikas Mittal
March 09, 2018

Advancements in polymer nanocomposite foams have led to their application in a variety of fields, such as automotive, packaging, and insulation. Employing nanocomposites in foam formation enhances their property profiles, enabling a broader range of uses, from conventional to advanced applications....

Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice, Second Edition

Kevin L. Ong, Scott Lovald, Jonathan Black
March 09, 2018

Revised, expanded, and updated, Orthopaedic Biomaterials in Research and Practice, Second Edition introduces materials science and applies it to medical research and treatment. This book incorporates math and engineering, which makes it accessible to trainees and others working in the industry who...

Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells

San Ping Jiang, Pei Kang Shen
March 09, 2018

Boasting chapters written by leading international experts, Nanostructured and Advanced Materials for Fuel Cells provides an overview of the progress that has been made so far in the material and catalyst development for fuel cells. The book covers the most recent developments detailing all aspects...

Friction-Induced Vibrations and Self-Organization: Mechanics and Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics of Sliding Contact

Michael Nosonovsky, Vahid Mortazavi
March 09, 2018

Many scientists and engineers do not realize that, under certain conditions, friction can lead to the formation of new structures at the interface, including in situ tribofilms and various patterns. In turn, these structures—usually formed by destabilization of the stationary sliding regime—can...