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Non-Destructive Evaluation of Corrosion and Corrosion-assisted Cracking (Hardcover): Raman Singh, Baldev. Raj, U. Kamachi... Non-Destructive Evaluation of Corrosion and Corrosion-assisted Cracking (Hardcover)
Raman Singh, Baldev. Raj, U. Kamachi Mudali, Prabhakar Singh
R2,997 R2,105 Discovery Miles 21 050 Save R892 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Edited by leading researchers and technologists, Non-Destructive Evaluation of Corrosion is the only book to discuss the interdisciplinary topic of non-destructive evaluation of degradation of materials due to environment. Covering a topic of great industrial significance, the text discusses techniques for non-destructive evaluation and various types of corrosion, as well as the applications of each technique and specific case studies. Chapters applicable to industries such as aerospace, energy, and processing make this timely text suitable for life assessment and maintenance personnel, R&D, students, and educators.

Principles of Continuum Mechanics - Conservation and Balance Laws with Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): J.N. Reddy Principles of Continuum Mechanics - Conservation and Balance Laws with Applications (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
J.N. Reddy
R1,091 Discovery Miles 10 910 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Continuum mechanics deals with the stress, deformation, and mechanical behaviour of matter as a continuum rather than a collection of discrete particles. The subject is interdisciplinary in nature, and has gained increased attention in recent times primarily because of a need to understand a variety of phenomena at different spatial scales. The second edition of Principles of Continuum Mechanics provides a concise yet rigorous treatment of the subject of continuum mechanics and elasticity at the senior undergraduate and first-year graduate levels. It prepares engineer-scientists for advanced courses in traditional as well as emerging fields such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy systems, and computational mechanics. The large number of examples and exercise problems contained in the book systematically advance the understanding of vector and tensor analysis, basic kinematics, balance laws, field equations, constitutive equations, and applications. A solutions manual is available for the book.

Thermoset Nanocomposites (Hardcover): Vikas Mittal Thermoset Nanocomposites (Hardcover)
Vikas Mittal
R2,569 R1,808 Discovery Miles 18 080 Save R761 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The book series "Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites" provides complete and comprehensive information on all important aspects of polymer composite research and development, including, but not limited to synthesis, filler modification, modeling, characterization as well as application and commercialization issues. Each book focuses on a particular topic and gives a balanced in-depth overview of the respective subfield of polymer composite science and its relation to industrial applications. With the books the readers obtain dedicated resources with information relevant to their research, thereby helping to save time and money. Thermoset polymers are a class of materials with many superior properties than thermoplastic materials. Nanocomposites with a large variety of thermoset polymers have been explored and vast knowledge on the synthesis methodologies as well as properties has been generated. The goal of the book is to assimilate these research findings on the many thermoset polymer based nanocomposites systems comprehensively so as to generate better insights into the design, performance and optimization of thermoset nanocomposites.

Microstructural Design of Advanced Engineering Materials (Hardcover): Dmitri A. Molodov Microstructural Design of Advanced Engineering Materials (Hardcover)
Dmitri A. Molodov
R3,694 R2,592 Discovery Miles 25 920 Save R1,102 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The choice of a material for a certain application is made taking into account its properties. If, for example one would like to produce a table, a hard material is needed to guarantee the stability of the product, but the material should not be too hard so that manufacturing is still as easy as possible - in this simple example wood might be the material of choice. When coming to more advanced applications the required properties are becoming more complex and the manufacturers desire is to tailor the properties of the material to fit the needs. To let this dream come true, insights into the microstructure of materials is crucial to finally control the properties of the materials because the microstructure determines its properties.
Written by leading scientists in the field of microstructural design of engineering materials, this book focuses on the evolution and behavior of granular microstructures of various advanced materials during plastic deformation and treatment at elevated temperatures. These topics provide essential background and practical information for materials scientists, metallurgists and solid state physicists.

Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites (Hardcover): Vikas Mittal Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites (Hardcover)
Vikas Mittal
R3,504 R2,455 Discovery Miles 24 550 Save R1,049 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The book series 'Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites' provides complete and comprehensive information on all important aspects of polymer composite research and development, including, but not limited to synthesis, filler modification, modeling, characterization as well as application and commercialization issues. Each book focuses on a particular topic and gives a balanced in-depth overview of the respective subfield of polymer composite science and its relation to industrial applications. With the books the readers obtain dedicated resources with information relevant to their research, thereby helping to save time and money. Summarizing all the most important synthesis techniques used in the lab as well as in industry, this book is comprehensive in its coverage from chemical, physical and mechanical viewpoints. This book helps readers to choose the correct synthesis route, such as suspension and miniemulsion polymerization, living polymerization, sonication, mechanical methods or the use of radiation, and so achieve the desired composite properties.

Materials Nanoarchitectonics (Hardcover): Katsuhiko Ariga, Mitsuhiro Ebara Materials Nanoarchitectonics (Hardcover)
Katsuhiko Ariga, Mitsuhiro Ebara
R3,504 R2,454 Discovery Miles 24 540 Save R1,050 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A unique overview of the manufacture of and applications for materials nanoarchitectonics, placing otherwise hard-to-find information in context. Edited by highly respected researchers from the most renowned materials science institute in Japan, the first part of this volume focuses on the fabrication and characterization of zero to three-dimensional nanomaterials, while the second part presents already existing as well as emerging applications in physics, chemistry, biology, and biomedicine.

Polymer Composites - Biocomposites (Hardcover, Volume 3): Sabu Thomas, Kuruvilla Joseph, S. K Malhotra, Koichi Goda, M. S.... Polymer Composites - Biocomposites (Hardcover, Volume 3)
Sabu Thomas, Kuruvilla Joseph, S. K Malhotra, Koichi Goda, M. S. Sreekala
R4,369 R3,058 Discovery Miles 30 580 Save R1,311 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Polymer composites are materials in which the matrix polymer is reinforced with organic/inorganic fillers of a definite size and shape, leading to enhanced performance of the resultant composite. These materials find a wide number of applications in such diverse fields as geotextiles, building, electronics, medical, packaging, and automobiles.

This first systematic reference on the topic emphasizes the characteristics and dimension of this reinforcement. The authors are leading researchers in the field from academia, government, industry, as well as private research institutions across the globe, and adopt a practical approach here, covering such aspects as the preparation, characterization, properties and theory of polymer composites.

The book begins by discussing the state of the art, new challenges, and opportunities of various polymer composite systems. Interfacial characterization of the composites is discussed in detail, as is the macro- and micromechanics of the composites. Structure-property relationships in various composite systems are explained with the help of theoretical models, while processing techniques for various macro- to nanocomposite systems and the influence of processing parameters on the properties of the composite are reviewed in detail. The characterization of microstructure, elastic, viscoelastic, static and dynamic mechanical, thermal, tribological, rheological, optical, electrical and barrier properties are highlighted, as well as their myriad applications.

Divided into three volumes: Vol. 1. Macro- and Microcomposites; Vol. 2. Nanocomposites; and Vol. 3. Biocomposites.

Electrically Conductive Polymers and Polymer Composites - From Synthesis to Biomedical Applications (Hardcover): Anish Khan,... Electrically Conductive Polymers and Polymer Composites - From Synthesis to Biomedical Applications (Hardcover)
Anish Khan, Mohammad Jawaid, Aftab Aslam Parwaz Khan, Abdullah M. Asiri
R2,820 R1,980 Discovery Miles 19 800 Save R840 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

A comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the latest research trends in conductive polymers and polymer hybrids, summarizing recent achievements. The book begins by introducing conductive polymer materials and their classification, while subsequent chapters discuss the various syntheses, resulting properties and up-scaling as well as the important applications in biomedical and biotechnological fields, including biosensors and biodevices. The whole is rounded off by a look at future technological advances. The result is a well-structured, essential reference for beginners as well as experienced researchers.

MRS Proceedings Advanced Structural Materials - 2015, Volume 1812 (Hardcover): Jose M. Herrera Ramirez, Francisco C Robles... MRS Proceedings Advanced Structural Materials - 2015, Volume 1812 (Hardcover)
Jose M. Herrera Ramirez, Francisco C Robles Hernandez, Jorge Lopez-Cuevas
R1,703 R1,573 Discovery Miles 15 730 Save R130 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This volume is a compilation of papers that were presented at Symposium 6B, 'Advanced Structural Materials', of the XXIV International Materials Research Congress, organized in collaboration with Materials Research Society, which was held from August 16-20, 2015 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The symposium was devoted to fundamental and technological applications of structural materials, and continued the tradition of providing a forum for scientists from various backgrounds with a common interest in the development and use of structural materials to come together and share their findings and expertise. The 'Advanced Structural Materials' symposium has been held for the last twenty years, with the objective of presenting overviews and recent investigations related to advanced structural metallic, ceramic, composite, and concrete materials along with their industrial applications. The topics include innovative processing, phase transformations, mechanical properties, oxidation resistance, modeling and the relationship between processing, microstructure and mechanical behavior.

Nonlinear Elasticity and Hysteresis - Fluid-Solid Coupling in Porous Media (Hardcover): Alicia H. Kim, Robert A. Guyer Nonlinear Elasticity and Hysteresis - Fluid-Solid Coupling in Porous Media (Hardcover)
Alicia H. Kim, Robert A. Guyer
R2,988 R2,096 Discovery Miles 20 960 Save R892 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The book provides the reader with the knowledge, tools, and methods to understand the phenomenon of hysteresis in porous materials.

As many challenges have been met only recently, the book summarizes the research results usually found only scattered in the literature, connecting knowledge from traditionally separated research fields to provide a better understanding of the physical phenomena of coupled elastic-fluid systems. The result is an invaluable self-contained reference book for materials scientists, civil, mechanical and construction engineers concerned with development and maintenance of structures made of porous materials.

Quantum Monte-Carlo Programming - For Atoms, Molecules, Clusters, and Solids (Paperback): Wolfgang Schattke, Ricardo Diez Muino Quantum Monte-Carlo Programming - For Atoms, Molecules, Clusters, and Solids (Paperback)
Wolfgang Schattke, Ricardo Diez Muino
R1,466 R1,046 Discovery Miles 10 460 Save R420 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Quantum Monte Carlo is a large class of computer algorithms that simulate quantum systems to solve many body systems in order to investigate the electronic structure of many-body systems. This book presents a numeric approach to determine the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids.
Because of the simplicity of its theoretical concept, the authors focus on the variational Quantum-Monte-Carlo (VQMC) scheme. The reader is enabled to proceed from simple examples as the hydrogen atom to advanced ones as the Lithium solid. Several intermediate steps cover the Hydrogen molecule, how to deal with a two electron systems, going over to three electrons, and expanding to an arbitrary number of electrons to finally treat the three-dimensional periodic array of Lithium atoms in a crystal.
The exmples in the field of VQMC are followed by the subject of diffusion Monte-Calro (DMC) which covers a common example, the harmonic ascillator.
The book is unique as it provides both theory and numerical programs. It includes rather practical advices to do what is usually described in a theoretical textbook, and presents in more detail the physical understanding of what the manual of a code usually promises as result. Detailed derivations can be found at the appendix, and the references are chosen with respect to their use for specifying details or getting an deeper understanding .
The authors address an introductory readership in condensed matter physics, computational phyiscs, chemistry and materials science. As the text is intended to open the reader's view towards various possibilities of choices of computing schemes connected with the method of QMC, it might also become a welcome literature for researchers who would like to know more about QMC methods.
The book is accompanied with a collection of programs, routines, and data.

Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials (Hardcover): Qiang Zhang, Fei Wei Advanced Hierarchical Nanostructured Materials (Hardcover)
Qiang Zhang, Fei Wei
R3,692 R2,590 Discovery Miles 25 900 Save R1,102 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

An overview of the recent developments and prospects in this highly topical area, covering the synthesis, characterization, properties and applications of hierarchical nanostructured materials. The book concentrates on those materials relevant for research and development in the fields of energy, biomedicine and environmental protection, with a strong focus on 3D materials based on nanocarbons, mesoporous silicates, hydroxides, core-shell particles and helical nanostructures.
Thanks to its clear concept and application-oriented approach, this is an essential reference for experienced researchers and newcomers to the field alike.

Vibrations (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Balakumar Balachandran, Edward B. Magrab Vibrations (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Balakumar Balachandran, Edward B. Magrab
R1,926 Discovery Miles 19 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This new edition explains how vibrations can be used in a broad spectrum of applications and how to meet the challenges faced by engineers and system designers. The text integrates linear and nonlinear systems, and covers the time domain and the frequency domain, responses to harmonic and transient excitations, and discrete and continuous system models. It focuses on modeling, analysis, prediction, and measurement to provide a complete understanding of the underlying physical vibratory phenomena and their relevance for engineering design. Knowledge is put into practice through numerous examples with real-world applications in a range of disciplines, detailed design guidelines applicable to various vibratory systems, and over forty online interactive graphics which provide a visual summary of system behaviors and enable students to carry out their own parametric studies. Some thirteen new tables act as a quick reference for self-study, detailing key characteristics of physical systems and summarizing important results. This is an essential text for undergraduate and graduate courses in vibration analysis, and a valuable reference for practicing engineers.

Engineering Mechanics - Statics (Paperback, 2nd New edition of Revised edition): Andrew Pytel, Jaan Kiusalaas, Peter Gosling Engineering Mechanics - Statics (Paperback, 2nd New edition of Revised edition)
Andrew Pytel, Jaan Kiusalaas, Peter Gosling
R1,135 R951 Discovery Miles 9 510 Save R184 (16%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

Now fully incorporated with SI units, these books teach students the basic mechanical behaviour of materials at rest (statics) and in motion (dynamics) while developing their mastery of engineering methods of analysing and solving problems. Traditionally, books for the statics and dynamics courses require students simply to plug problem data into standardised mathematical formulas and then compute an answer without thinking through the problem beforehand. Pytel and Kiusalaas reject this 'plug-and-chug' approach. In sample problems throughout the book, the authors direct students to identify the number of unknowns and independent equations in the problem before they attempt to calculate an answer. In this way, Pytel and Kiusalaas continually train students to think about how and why problems can be solved, by recognising up front whether a problem is statically determinate, or statically indeterminate. Pytel and Kiusalaas is the only textbook that continually reinforces students' ability to recognise determinacy and indeterminacy. Developing this ability in students is a priority for all instructors, especially in the statics course.

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design (Paperback, New): Nam-Ho Kim, Bhavani V. Sankar Introduction to Finite Element Analysis and Design (Paperback, New)
Nam-Ho Kim, Bhavani V. Sankar
R5,172 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R4,523 (87%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Finite Element Method (FEM) is one of the numerical methods of solving differential equations that describe many engineering problems. This new book covers the basic theory of FEM and includes appendices on each of the main FEA programs as reference. It introduces the concepts so that engineers can use the method efficiently and interpret the results properly. They'll learn about one-dimensional finite elements, including truss and beam elements, as well as two and three dimensional finite elements. Numerous examples are also included using ANSYS, ABAQUS, NASTRAN, Pro/Engineer, and I-DEAS. This approach will help engineers develop a thorough understanding of the theory behind FEM as well as its application.

Discovering the Future of Molecular Sciences (Hardcover): Bruno Pignataro Discovering the Future of Molecular Sciences (Hardcover)
Bruno Pignataro
R3,345 R2,348 Discovery Miles 23 480 Save R997 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The European Young Chemist Award has now been awarded four times (2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012). The authors of the previous books based on the competition have become some of the leading scientists in Europe. These books truly provide a glimpse into the future research landscape of European chemistry. Fifteen top contributions have been selected for this single volume covering areas of chemistry and materials science. The broad range of themes is presented in an approachable and readable manner equally appropriate for non-specialists on the topic. The overview of intriguing topics includes chemical synthesis and advanced methodologies as well as materials, nanoscience and nanotechnologies.

Advances in Microscopy and Microanalysis - Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy (Hardcover): Frances M. Ross Advances in Microscopy and Microanalysis - Liquid Cell Electron Microscopy (Hardcover)
Frances M. Ross
R3,327 R3,053 Discovery Miles 30 530 Save R274 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The first book on the topic, with each chapter written by pioneers in the field, this essential resource details the fundamental theory, applications, and future developments of liquid cell electron microscopy. This book describes the techniques that have been developed to image liquids in both transmission and scanning electron microscopes, including general strategies for examining liquids, closed and open cell electron microscopy, experimental design, resolution, and electron beam effects. A wealth of practical guidance is provided, and applications are described in areas such as electrochemistry, corrosion and batteries, nanocrystal growth, biomineralization, biomaterials and biological processes, beam-induced processing, and fluid physics. The book also looks ahead to the future development of the technique, discussing technical advances that will enable higher resolution, analytical microscopy, and even holography of liquid samples. This is essential reading for researchers and practitioners alike.

Materials and Physics of Emerging Nonvolatile Memories, v. 1430 (Hardcover): Yoshihisa Fujisaki, Panagiotis Dimitrakis, Eisuke... Materials and Physics of Emerging Nonvolatile Memories, v. 1430 (Hardcover)
Yoshihisa Fujisaki, Panagiotis Dimitrakis, Eisuke Tokumitsu, Michael N. Kozikci
R1,575 Discovery Miles 15 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Symposium E, 'Materials and Physics of Emerging Nonvolatile Memories', was held 9-13 April at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California, which was a follow up of previous symposia on nonvolatile memories. In this year's symposium, 127 papers were presented in 11 sessions, including 17 invited talks, 53 oral and 57 poster contributions. Such a large number of paper submissions and high attendance in the symposium indicate continuous strong interest and world wide research efforts in the field of nonvolatile memories. Main research areas featured in Symposium E were advanced flash and nanofloating gate memories, ferroelectric and magnetoresistive memories, organic and molecular memories, memristors and resistive switching memories, and phase-change memories. In particular, a large number of contributions were presented on resistive switching memories. The selected papers in the proceedings volume have been categorised in these areas.

High Temperature Performance of Polymer Composites (Hardcover): Yu Bai, Thomas Keller High Temperature Performance of Polymer Composites (Hardcover)
Yu Bai, Thomas Keller
R2,568 R1,807 Discovery Miles 18 070 Save R761 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The authors explain the changes in the thermophysical and thermomechanical properties of polymer composites under elevated temperatures and fire conditions. Using microscale physical and chemical concepts they allow researchers to find reliable solutions to their engineering needs on the macroscale. In a unique combination of experimental results and quantitative models, a framework is developed to realistically predict the behavior of a variety of polymer composite materials over a wide range of thermal and mechanical loads. In addition, the authors treat extreme fire scenarios up to more than 1000?C for two hours, presenting heat-protection methods to improve the fire resistance of composite materials and full-scale structural members, and discuss their performance after fire exposure.Thanks to the microscopic approach, the developed models are valid for a variety of polymer composites and structural members, making this work applicable to a wide audience, including materials scientists, polymer chemists, engineering scientists in industry, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, and those working in the industry of civil infrastructure.

Reliability and Materials Issues of III-V and II-VI Semiconductor Optical and Electron Devices and Materials II: Volume 1432... Reliability and Materials Issues of III-V and II-VI Semiconductor Optical and Electron Devices and Materials II: Volume 1432 (Hardcover)
Osamu Ueda, Mitsuo Fukuda, Kenji Shiojima, Edwin Piner
R1,575 Discovery Miles 15 750 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Symposium G, 'Reliability and Materials Issues of III-V and II-VI Semiconductor Optical and Electron Devices and Materials II', was held April 9-13 at the 2012 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California. Achieving high reliability is a key issue for semiconductor optical and electrical devices and is as important as device performance for commercial application. Degradation of both optical and electrical devices is strongly related to the materials issues. A variety of material defects can occur during the device fabrication processes, i.e., crystal growth, impurity diffusion, ion-implantation, wet/dry etching, metallisation, bonding, packaging, etc. This symposium presented state-of-the-art results on reliability and degradation of various semiconductor optical and electrical devices as well as their materials issues in thin-film growth, wafer processing and device fabrication processes.

Multifunctional Polymer-Based Materials: Volume 1403 (Hardcover): Andreas Lendlein, Marc Behl, Yakai Feng, Zhibin Guan, Tao Xie Multifunctional Polymer-Based Materials: Volume 1403 (Hardcover)
Andreas Lendlein, Marc Behl, Yakai Feng, Zhibin Guan, Tao Xie
R1,581 Discovery Miles 15 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Rapid progress has occurred in the field of responsive polymers that can provide, receive, and respond to signals from their environment including interactions with synthetic molecules, biological species, and physical stimuli. Research in functional materials has been driven by the increasing demand for intelligent materials. Furthermore, driven by the motivation that system complexity could be reduced by the integration of multiple functions in one material, multifunctional materials are being developed. Symposium V Multifunctional Polymer-Based Materials held in Boston, Massachusetts, November 28 December 2, 2011 at the 2011 MRS Fall Meeting gave a highly interdisciplinary scientific community the opportunity to gather and discuss topics such as, multifunctional surfaces and interfaces, stimuli-sensitive and shape-memory polymers, cell-biomaterials interactions, multifunctional biomaterials, liquid crystalline polymers, multifunctional polymer-based materials, micro-/ nanostructured systems, multimaterial systems, encapsulation and drug release, stimuli-responsive hydrogels, photosensitive materials, and dielectric and eectronic systems.

Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer (Hardcover): Leon R. Glicksman, John H. Lienhard V. Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer (Hardcover)
Leon R. Glicksman, John H. Lienhard V.
R1,654 Discovery Miles 16 540 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Engineers face many challenges in systems design and research. Modeling and Approximation in Heat Transfer describes the approach to engineering solutions through simplified modeling of the most important physical features and approximating their behavior. Systematic discussion of how modeling and associated synthesis can be carried out is included - in engineering practice, these steps very often precede mathematical analysis or the need for precise results.

Cellulose Based Composites - New Green Nanomaterials (Hardcover): Juan Hinestroza, Anil Narayan Netravali Cellulose Based Composites - New Green Nanomaterials (Hardcover)
Juan Hinestroza, Anil Narayan Netravali
R3,336 R2,339 Discovery Miles 23 390 Save R997 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

Aimed at researchers involved in this emerging field in both academia and industry, this book is unique in its focus on cellulose nanofibers, especially nano-composites, nanomoities and other plant based-resins and their composites. Despite its concise presentation, this handbook and ready reference provides a complete overview, containing such important topics as electrospinning, isolation, characterization and deposition of metallic nanoparticles.

Statistical Physics of Fracture, Breakdown, and Earthquake - Effects of Disorder and Heterogeneity (Hardcover): Purusattam Ray,... Statistical Physics of Fracture, Breakdown, and Earthquake - Effects of Disorder and Heterogeneity (Hardcover)
Purusattam Ray, Soumyajyoti Biswas, Bikas K. Chakrabarti
R3,000 R2,107 Discovery Miles 21 070 Save R893 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

In this book, the authors bring together basic ideas from fracture mechanics and statistical physics, classical theories, simulation and experimental results to make the statistical physics aspects of fracture more accessible. They explain fracture-like phenomena, highlighting the role of disorder and heterogeneity from a statistical physical viewpoint. The role of defects is discussed in brittle and ductile fracture, ductile to brittle transition, fracture dynamics, failure processes with tension as well as compression: experiments, failure of electrical networks, self-organized critical models of earthquake and their extensions to capture the physics of earthquake dynamics. The text also includes a discussion of dynamical transitions in fracture propagation in theory and experiments, as well as an outline of analytical results in fiber bundle model dynamics With its wide scope, in addition to the statistical physics community, the material here is equally accessible to engineers, earth scientists, mechanical engineers, and material scientists. It also serves as a textbook for graduate students and researchers in physics.

Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition - Technology and Applications of Cat-CVD (Hardcover): Hideki Matsumura, Hironobu Umemoto,... Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition - Technology and Applications of Cat-CVD (Hardcover)
Hideki Matsumura, Hironobu Umemoto, Karen K. Gleason, Ruud Schropp
R3,680 R2,579 Discovery Miles 25 790 Save R1,101 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 13 working days

The authoritative reference on catalytic chemical vapor deposition, written by the inventor of the technology. This comprehensive book covers a wide scope of Cat-CVD and related technologies from the fundamentals to the many applications, including the design of a Cat-CVD apparatus. Featuring contributions from four senior leaders in the field, including the father of catalytic chemical vapor deposition, it also introduces some of the techniques used in the observation of Cat-CVD related phenomena so that readers can understand the concepts of such techniques. Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition: Technology and Applications of Cat-CVD begins by reviewing the analytical tools for elucidating the chemical reactions in Cat-CVD, such as laser-induced fluorescence and deep ultra-violet absorption, and explains in detail the underlying physics and chemistry of the Cat-CVD technology. Subsequently it provides an overview of the synthesis and properties of Cat-CVD-prepared inorganic and organic thin films. The last parts of this unique book are devoted to the design and operation of Cat-CVD apparatuses and the applications. Provides coherent coverage of the fundamentals and applications of catalytic chemical vapor deposition (Cat-CVD) Assembles in one place the state of the art of this rapidly growing field, allowing new researchers to get an overview that is difficult to obtain solely from journal articles Presents comparisons of different Cat-CVD methods which are usually not found in research papers Bridges academic and industrial research, showing how CVD can be scaled up from the lab to large-scale industrial utilization in the high-tech industry. Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition: Technology and Applications is an excellent one-stop resource for researchers and engineers working on or entering the field of Cat-CVD, Hot-Wire CVD, iCVD, and related technologies.

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