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Quantum Theory of Materials (Hardcover): Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos Quantum Theory of Materials (Hardcover)
Efthimios Kaxiras, John D. Joannopoulos
R1,516 R1,438 Discovery Miles 14 380 Save R78 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This accessible new text introduces the theoretical concepts and tools essential for graduate-level courses on the physics of materials in condensed matter physics, physical chemistry, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering. Topics covered range from fundamentals such as crystal periodicity and symmetry, and derivation of single-particle equations, to modern additions including graphene, two-dimensional solids, carbon nanotubes, topological states, and Hall physics. Advanced topics such as phonon interactions with phonons, photons and electrons, and magnetism, are presented in an accessible way, and a set of appendices reviewing crucial fundamental physics and mathematical tools makes this text suitable for students from a range of backgrounds. Students will benefit from the emphasis on translating theory into practice, with worked examples explaining experimental observations, applications illustrating how theoretical concepts can be applied to real research problems, and 242 informative full color illustrations. End-of chapter exercises are included for homework and self-study, with solutions and lecture slides for instructors available online.

Modern Condensed Matter Physics (Hardcover): Steven M Girvin, Kun Yang Modern Condensed Matter Physics (Hardcover)
Steven M Girvin, Kun Yang 1
R1,341 Discovery Miles 13 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Modern Condensed Matter Physics brings together the most important advances in the field of recent decades. It provides instructors teaching graduate-level condensed matter courses with a comprehensive and in-depth textbook that will prepare graduate students for research or further study as well as reading more advanced and specialized books and research literature in the field. This textbook covers the basics of crystalline solids as well as analogous optical lattices and photonic crystals, while discussing cutting-edge topics such as disordered systems, mesoscopic systems, many-body systems, quantum magnetism, Bose-Einstein condensates, quantum entanglement, and superconducting quantum bits. Students are provided with the appropriate mathematical background to understand the topological concepts that have been permeating the field, together with numerous physical examples ranging from the fractional quantum Hall effect to topological insulators, the toric code, and majorana fermions. Exercises, commentary boxes, and appendices afford guidance and feedback for beginners and experts alike.

Solid State Physics (Hardcover, New Ed): Neil W. Ashcroft, N. Mermin Solid State Physics (Hardcover, New Ed)
Neil W. Ashcroft, N. Mermin
R847 R723 Discovery Miles 7 230 Save R124 (15%) Shipped within 8 - 13 working days

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of solid state physics for undergraduate students in physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science.

Graphene Photonics (Hardcover): Jia-ming Liu, I-Tan Lin Graphene Photonics (Hardcover)
Jia-ming Liu, I-Tan Lin
R1,570 R1,463 Discovery Miles 14 630 Save R107 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Understand the fundamental concepts, theoretical background, major experimental observations, and device applications of graphene photonics with this self-contained text. Systematically and rigorously developing each concept and theoretical model from the ground up, it guides readers through the major topics, from basic properties and band structure to electronic, optical, optoelectronic, and nonlinear optical properties, and plasmonics and photonic devices. The connections between theory, modeling, experiment, and device concepts are demonstrated throughout, and every optical process is analyzed through formal electromagnetic analysis. Suitable for both self-study and a one-semester or one-quarter course, this is the ideal text for graduate students and researchers in photonics, optoelectronics, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and optical and solid-state physics, who are working in this rapidly developing field.

Classical Kinetic Theory of Weakly Turbulent Nonlinear Plasma Processes (Hardcover): Peter H. Yoon Classical Kinetic Theory of Weakly Turbulent Nonlinear Plasma Processes (Hardcover)
Peter H. Yoon
R2,673 R2,432 Discovery Miles 24 320 Save R241 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Kinetic theory of weakly turbulent nonlinear processes in plasma helped form the foundation of modern plasma physics. This book provides a systematic overview of the kinetic theory of weak plasma turbulence from a modern perspective. It covers the fundamentals of weak turbulence theory, including the foundational concepts and the mathematical and technical details. Some key obstacles to space plasma applications are also covered, including the origin of non-thermal charged particle population, and radio burst phenomena from the sun. Treating both collective and discrete particle effects, it provides a valuable reference for researchers looking to familiarize themselves with plasma weak turbulence theory.

Fusion Plasma Physics (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Weston M. Stacey Fusion Plasma Physics (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Weston M. Stacey
R2,513 R2,014 Discovery Miles 20 140 Save R499 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This revised and enlarged second edition of the popular textbook and reference contains comprehensive treatments of both the established foundations of magnetic fusion plasma physics and of the newly developing areas of active research. It concludes with a look ahead to fusion power reactors of the future. The well-established topics of fusion plasma physics -- basic plasma phenomena, Coulomb scattering, drifts of charged particles in magnetic and electric fields, plasma confinement by magnetic fields, kinetic and fluid collective plasma theories, plasma equilibria and flux surface geometry, plasma waves and instabilities, classical and neoclassical transport, plasma-materials interactions, radiation, etc. -- are fully developed from first principles through to the computational models employed in modern plasma physics.
The new and emerging topics of fusion plasma physics research -- fluctuation-driven plasma transport and gyrokinetic/gyrofluid computational methodology, the physics of the divertor, neutral atom recycling and transport, impurity ion transport, the physics of the plasma edge (diffusive and non-diffusive transport, MARFEs, ELMs, the L-H transition, thermal-radiative instabilities, shear suppression of transport, velocity spin-up), etc. -- are comprehensively developed and related to the experimental evidence. Operational limits on the performance of future fusion reactors are developed from plasma physics and engineering constraints, and conceptual designs of future fusion power reactors are discussed.

Surfactants - In Solution, at Interfaces and in Colloidal Dispersions (Hardcover): Bob Aveyard Surfactants - In Solution, at Interfaces and in Colloidal Dispersions (Hardcover)
Bob Aveyard
R1,272 Discovery Miles 12 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Springer Handbook of Glass (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): J. David Musgraves, Juejun Hu, Laurent Calvez Springer Handbook of Glass (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
J. David Musgraves, Juejun Hu, Laurent Calvez
R7,239 R5,460 Discovery Miles 54 600 Save R1,779 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This handbook provides comprehensive treatment of the current state of glass science from the leading experts in the field. Opening with an enlightening contribution on the history of glass, the volume is then divided into eight parts. The first part covers fundamental properties, from the current understanding of the thermodynamics of the amorphous state, kinetics, and linear and nonlinear optical properties through colors, photosensitivity, and chemical durability. The second part provides dedicated chapters on each individual glass type, covering traditional systems like silicates and other oxide systems, as well as novel hybrid amorphous materials and spin glasses. The third part features detailed descriptions of modern characterization techniques for understanding this complex state of matter. The fourth part covers modeling, from first-principles calculations through molecular dynamics simulations, and statistical modeling. The fifth part presents a range of laboratory and industrial glass processing methods. The remaining parts cover a wide and representative range of applications areas from optics and photonics through environment, energy, architecture, and sensing. Written by the leading international experts in the field, the Springer Handbook of Glass represents an invaluable resource for graduate students through academic and industry researchers working in photonics, optoelectronics, materials science, energy, architecture, and more.

Solid State Physics - Problems and Solutions (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Laszlo Mihaly, Michael C. Martin Solid State Physics - Problems and Solutions (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Laszlo Mihaly, Michael C. Martin
R1,365 R1,114 Discovery Miles 11 140 Save R251 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The ideal companion in condensed matter physics - now in new and revised edition.
Solving homework problems is the single most effective way for students to familiarize themselves with the language and details of solid state physics. Testing problem-solving ability is the best means at the professor's disposal for measuring student progress at critical points in the learning process. This book enables any instructor to supplement end-of-chapter textbook assignments with a large number of challenging and engaging practice problems and discover a host of new ideas for creating exam questions.
Designed to be used in tandem with any of the excellent textbooks on this subject, Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions provides a self-study approach through which advanced undergraduate and first-year graduate students can develop and test their skills while acclimating themselves to the demands of the discipline. Each problem has been chosen for its ability to illustrate key concepts, properties, and systems, knowledge of which is crucial in developing a complete understanding of the subject, including:
* Crystals, diffraction, and reciprocal lattices.
* Phonon dispersion and electronic band structure.
* Density of states.
* Transport, magnetic, and optical properties.
* Interacting electron systems.
* Magnetism.
* Nanoscale Physics.

Cambridge Aerospace Series, Series Number 43 - Plasma Dynamics for Aerospace Engineering (Hardcover): Joseph J. S. Shang,... Cambridge Aerospace Series, Series Number 43 - Plasma Dynamics for Aerospace Engineering (Hardcover)
Joseph J. S. Shang, Sergey T Surzhikov
R2,026 R1,880 Discovery Miles 18 800 Save R146 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This valuable resource summarizes the past fifty years' basic research accomplishments in plasma dynamics for aerospace engineering, presenting these results in a comprehensive volume that will be an asset to any professional in the field. It offers a comprehensive review of the foundation of plasma dynamics while integrating the most recently developed modeling and simulation techniques with the theoretic physics, including the state-of-the-art numerical algorithms. Several first-ever demonstrations for innovations and incisive explanations for previously unexplained observations are included. All the necessary formulations for technical evaluation to engineering applications are derived from the first principle by statistic and quantum mechanics, and led to physics-based computational simulations for practical applications. The computer-aided procedures directly engage the reader to duplicate findings that are nearly impossible by using ground-based experimental facilities. Plasma Dynamics for Aerospace Engineering will allow readers to reach an incisive understanding of plasma physics.

Ionic Transport Processes - in Electrochemistry and Membrane Science (Paperback): Kyosti Kontturi, Lasse Murtomaki, Jose A.... Ionic Transport Processes - in Electrochemistry and Membrane Science (Paperback)
Kyosti Kontturi, Lasse Murtomaki, Jose A. Manzanares
R1,035 Discovery Miles 10 350 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Modelling of heterogeneous processes, such as electrochemical reactions, extraction, or ion-exchange, usually requires solving the transport problem associated to the process. Since the processes at the phase boundary are described by scalar quantities and transport quantities are vectors or tensors, coupling them can take place only via conservation of mass, charge, or momentum. In this book, the transport of ionic species is addressed in a versatile manner, emphasizing the mutual coupling of fluxes in particular. Treatment is based on the formalism of irreversible thermodynamics, i.e. on linear (ionic) phenomenological equations, from which the most frequently used Nernst-Planck equation is derived. Limitations and assumptions made are thoroughly discussed. The Nernst-Planck equation is applied to selected problems at the electrodes and in membranes. Mathematical derivations are presented in detail so that the reader can learn the methodology of solving transport problems. Each chapter contains a large number of exercises, some of them more demanding than others.

The Stability of Matter in Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover): Elliott H. Lieb, Robert Seiringer The Stability of Matter in Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover)
Elliott H. Lieb, Robert Seiringer
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Research into the stability of matter has been one of the most successful chapters in mathematical physics, and is a prime example of how modern mathematics can be applied to problems in physics. A unique account of the subject, this book provides a complete, self-contained description of research on the stability of matter problem. It introduces the necessary quantum mechanics to mathematicians, and aspects of functional analysis to physicists. The topics covered include electrodynamics of classical and quantized fields, Lieb-Thirring and other inequalities in spectral theory, inequalities in electrostatics, stability of large Coulomb systems, gravitational stability of stars, basics of equilibrium statistical mechanics, and the existence of the thermodynamic limit. The book is an up-to-date account for researchers, and its pedagogical style makes it suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematical physics.

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia - Long-term Datasets for the Understanding of Solar... Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union Symposia and Colloquia - Long-term Datasets for the Understanding of Solar and Stellar Magnetic Cycles (IAU S340) (Hardcover)
Dipankar Banerjee, Jie Jiang, Kanya Kusano, Sami Solanki
R2,184 R1,992 Discovery Miles 19 920 Save R192 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Sun is our nearest star; it is a dynamic star, which changes with time. Solar variations have significant influence on Earth's space environment and climate through the Sun's magnetic field, irradiation and energetic particles. Long-term and reliable historical datasets of solar and stellar activity indices are crucial for understanding the variations and predicting the future solar cycle. IAU Symposium 340 brings together scientists from diverse, interdisciplinary areas to address the latest discoveries from these long-term datasets for the understanding of solar and stellar magnetic cycles. They make comparisons between different datasets and discuss how to make uniform databases. The proceedings of IAU S340 contain a selection of presentations and reviews from internationally renowned experts. They provide an up-to-date account of this field of importance to researchers and advanced students in solar, stellar, space and heliospheric physics.

Thermoplasmonics - Heating Metal Nanoparticles Using Light (Hardcover): Guillaume Baffou Thermoplasmonics - Heating Metal Nanoparticles Using Light (Hardcover)
Guillaume Baffou
R1,408 R1,234 Discovery Miles 12 340 Save R174 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Plasmonics is an important branch of optics concerned with the interaction of metals with light. Under appropriate illumination, metal nanoparticles can exhibit enhanced light absorption, becoming nanosources of heat that can be precisely controlled. This book provides an overview of the exciting new field of thermoplasmonics and a detailed discussion of its theoretical underpinning in nanophotonics. This topic has developed rapidly in the last decade, and is now a highly-active area of research due to countless applications in nanoengineering and nanomedicine. These important applications include photothermal cancer therapy, drug and gene delivery, nanochemistry and photothermal imaging. This timely and self-contained text is suited to all researchers and graduate students working in plasmonics, nano-optics and thermal-induced processes at the nanoscale.

Fundamentals of Thermoelectricity (Paperback): Kamran Behnia Fundamentals of Thermoelectricity (Paperback)
Kamran Behnia
R806 Discovery Miles 8 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Surface and Interface Science, Volume 3 and 4 - Volume 3 - Properties of Composite Surfaces; Volume 4 - Solid-Solid Interfaces... Surface and Interface Science, Volume 3 and 4 - Volume 3 - Properties of Composite Surfaces; Volume 4 - Solid-Solid Interfaces and Thin Films (Hardcover)
Klaus Wandelt
R6,902 R6,046 Discovery Miles 60 460 Save R856 (12%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Covering interface science from a novel surface science perspective, this seven-volume handbook offers a comprehensive overview of both these and numerous other topics. The initial chapters treat basic fundamentals on such topics as vacuum technology, while general chapters -- where appropriate -- describe theoretical methods and provide models to help explain the respective phenomena, such as band structure calculations, chemisorption and segregation. Additionally, short references to more specialized methodology accompany the descriptions of the most important techniques. Ideal as a reference for scientists in the field, as well as an introduction to current methods for newcomers.

Optical Effects in Solids (Hardcover): David B. Tanner Optical Effects in Solids (Hardcover)
David B. Tanner
R1,480 R1,383 Discovery Miles 13 830 Save R97 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An overview of the optical effects in solids, addressing the physics of various materials and their response to electromagnetic radiation. The discussion includes metals, semiconductors, superconductors, and insulators. The book begins by introducing the dielectric function into Maxwell's macroscopic equations and finding their plane-wave solution. The physics governing the dielectric function of various materials is then covered, both classically and using basic quantum mechanics. Advanced topics covered include interacting electrons, the anomalous skin effect, anisotropy, magneto-optics, and inhomogeneous materials. Each subject begins with a connection to the basic physics of the particular solid, after which the measurable optical quantities are derived. It allows the reader to connect measurements (reflectance, optical conductivity and dielectric function) with the underlying physics of solids. Methods of analysing experimental data are addressed, making this an ideal resource for students and researchers interested in solid state physics, optics, and materials science.

Berry Phases in Electronic Structure Theory - Electric Polarization, Orbital Magnetization and Topological Insulators... Berry Phases in Electronic Structure Theory - Electric Polarization, Orbital Magnetization and Topological Insulators (Hardcover)
David Vanderbilt
R1,367 R1,280 Discovery Miles 12 800 Save R87 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Over the past twenty-five years, mathematical concepts associated with geometric phases have come to occupy a central place in our modern understanding of the physics of electrons in solids. These 'Berry phases' describe the global phase acquired by a quantum state as the Hamiltonian is changed. Beginning at an elementary level, this book provides a pedagogical introduction to the important role of Berry phases and curvatures, and outlines their great influence upon many key properties of electrons in solids, including electric polarization, anomalous Hall conductivity, and the nature of the topological insulating state. It focuses on drawing connections between physical concepts and provides a solid framework for their integration, enabling researchers and students to explore and develop links to related fields. Computational examples and exercises throughout provide an added dimension to the book, giving readers the opportunity to explore the central concepts in a practical and engaging way.

Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition): Jean Zinn-Justin Quantum Field Theory and Critical Phenomena (Hardcover, 4th Revised edition)
Jean Zinn-Justin
R1,953 Discovery Miles 19 530 In stock

This is the first book on Quantum Field Theory which emphasizes the common aspects of particle physics and the theory of critical phenomena. This new fourth edition is completely revised, with more than 50% new material added to the OUP classic.

Introduction to Solid State Physics and Crystalline Nanostructures (Hardcover, 2014): Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele,... Introduction to Solid State Physics and Crystalline Nanostructures (Hardcover, 2014)
Giuseppe Iadonisi, Giovanni Cantele, Maria Luisa Chiofalo
R1,827 R1,630 Discovery Miles 16 300 Save R197 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This textbook provides conceptual, procedural, and factual knowledge on solid state and nanostructure physics. It is designed to acquaint readers with key concepts and their connections, to stimulate intuition and curiosity, and to enable the acquisition of competences in general strategies and specific procedures for problem solving and their use in specific applications. To these ends, a multidisciplinary approach is adopted, integrating physics, chemistry, and engineering and reflecting how these disciplines are converging towards common tools and languages in the field. Each chapter discusses essential ideas before the introduction of formalisms and the stepwise addition of complications. Questions on everyday manifestations of the concepts are included, with reasoned linking of ideas from different chapters and sections and further detail in the appendices. The final section of each chapter describes experimental methods and strategies that can be used to probe the phenomena under discussion. Solid state and nanostructure physics is constantly growing as a field of study where the fascinating quantum world emerges and otherwise imaginary things can become real, engineered with increasing creativity and control: from tinier and faster technologies realizing quantum information concepts, to understanding of the fundamental laws of Physics. Elements of Solid State Physics and of Crystalline Nanostructures will offer the reader an enjoyable insight into the complex concepts of solid state physics.

Coronal Seismology - Waves and Oscillations in Stellar Coronae (Hardcover): Alexander Stepanov, Valery V. Zaitsev, Valery M.... Coronal Seismology - Waves and Oscillations in Stellar Coronae (Hardcover)
Alexander Stepanov, Valery V. Zaitsev, Valery M. Nakariakov
R2,465 R1,966 Discovery Miles 19 660 Save R499 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This concise and systematic account of the current state of this new branch of astrophysics presents the theoretical foundations of plasma astrophysics, magneto-hydrodynamics and coronal magnetic structures, taking into account the full range of available observation techniques -- from radio to gamma. The book discusses stellar loops during flare energy releases, MHD waves and oscillations, plasma instabilities and heating and charged particle acceleration. Current trends and developments in MHD seismology of solar and stellar coronal plasma systems are also covered, while recent progress is presented in the observational study of quasi-periodic pulsations in solar and stellar flares with radio, optical, X and gamma rays. In addition, the authors investigate the origin of coherent radio emission from stellar loops, paying special attention to their fine structure. For advanced students and specialists in astronomy, as well as theoretical and plasma physics.

Magnetohydrodynamic Stability of Tokamaks (Paperback): Hartmut Zohm Magnetohydrodynamic Stability of Tokamaks (Paperback)
Hartmut Zohm
R2,464 R1,964 Discovery Miles 19 640 Save R500 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book bridges the gap between general plasma physics lectures and the real world problems in MHD stability. In order to support the understanding of concepts and their implication, it refers to real world problems such as toroidal mode coupling or nonlinear evolution in a conceptual and phenomenological approach. Detailed mathematical treatment will involve classical linear stability analysis and an outline of more recent concepts such as the ballooning formalism. Accompanying Maple files (see Wiley?s homepage) show approaches to mathematical problem that are analytically not treatable. The book is based on lectures that the author has given to Master and PhD students in Fusion Plasma Physics. Due its strong link to experimental results in MHD instabilities, the book is also of use to senior researchers in the field, i.e. experimental physicists and engineers in fusion reactor science. The volume is organized in three parts. It starts with an introduction to the MHD equations, a section on toroidal equilibrium (tokamak and stellarator), and on linear stability analysis. Starting from there, the ideal MHD stability of the tokamak configuration will be treated in the second part which is subdivided into current driven and pressure driven MHD. This includes many examples with reference to experimental results for important MHD instabilities such as kinks and their transformation to RWMs, infernal modes, peeling modes, ballooning modes and their relation to ELMs. Finally the coverage is completed by a chapter on resistive stability explaining reconnection and island formation. Again, examples from recent tokamak MHD such as sawteeth, CTMs, NTMs and their relation to disruptions are extensively discussed.

Magnetohydrodynamics of Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Hans Goedbloed, Rony Keppens,... Magnetohydrodynamics of Laboratory and Astrophysical Plasmas (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Hans Goedbloed, Rony Keppens, Stefaan Poedts
R2,521 R2,334 Discovery Miles 23 340 Save R187 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

With ninety per cent of visible matter in the universe existing in the plasma state, an understanding of magnetohydrodynamics is essential for anyone looking to understand solar and astrophysical processes, from stars to accretion discs and galaxies; as well as laboratory applications focused on harnessing controlled fusion energy. This introduction to magnetohydrodynamics brings together the theory of plasma behavior with advanced topics including the applications of plasma physics to thermonuclear fusion and plasma- astrophysics. Topics covered include streaming and toroidal plasmas, nonlinear dynamics, modern computational techniques, incompressible plasma turbulence and extreme transonic and relativistic plasma flows. The numerical techniques needed to apply magnetohydrodynamics are explained, allowing the reader to move from theory to application and exploit the latest algorithmic advances. Bringing together two previous volumes: Principles of Magnetohydrodynamics and Advanced Magnetohydrodynamics, and completely updated with new examples, insights and applications, this volume constitutes a comprehensive reference for students and researchers interested in plasma physics, astrophysics and thermonuclear fusion.

Molecular Plasmonics (Hardcover): Wolfgang Fritzsche, Marc Lamy de la Chapelle Molecular Plasmonics (Hardcover)
Wolfgang Fritzsche, Marc Lamy de la Chapelle
R1,892 R1,680 Discovery Miles 16 800 Save R212 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Adopting a novel approach, this book provides a unique "molecular perspective" on plasmonics, concisely presenting the fundamentals and applications in a way suitable for beginners entering this hot field as well as for experienced researchers and practitioners.
It begins by introducing readers to the optical effects that occur at the nanoscale and particularly their modification in the presence of biomolecules, followed by a concise yet thorough overview of the different methods for the actual fabrication of nano-optical materials. Further chapters address the relevant nano-optics, as well as the various approaches to combining nanostructures and biomolecules to achieve certain desired functionalities for applications in the fields of probing, sensing and particle manipulation.
For analytical biologists, physical chemists, materials scientists and medicinal chemists.

Theoretical Microfluidics (Paperback): Henrik Bruus Theoretical Microfluidics (Paperback)
Henrik Bruus
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Microfluidics is a young and rapidly expanding scientific discipline, which deals with fluids and solutions in miniaturized systems, the so-called lab-on-a-chip systems. It has applications in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, biotechnology and medicine. As the lab-on-a-chip systems grow in complexity, a proper theoretical understanding becomes increasingly important.
The basic idea of the book is to provide a self-contained formulation of the theoretical framework of microfluidics, and at the same time give physical motivation and example from lab-on-a-chip technology. After three chapters introducing microfluidics, the governing questions for mass, momentum and energy, and some basic flow solutions, the following 14 chapters treat hydraulic resistance/compliance, diffusion/dispersion, time-dependent flow, capillarity, electro-and magneto-hydydrodynamics, thermal transport, two-phase flow, complex flow patterns and acousto-fluidics, as well as the new fields of opto-and nano-fluidics. Throughout the book simple models with analytical solutions are presented to provide the student with a thorough physical understanding of order of magnitudes and various selected micorfluidic phenomena and devices.
The book grew out of a set of well-tested lecture notes. It is with its many pedagogical exercises designed as a textbook for an advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate course. IT is also well suited for self-study.

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