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Handbook of Visual Optics, Two-Volume Set

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Pablo Artal
May 15, 2017

Handbook of Visual Optics offers an authoritative overview of encyclopedic knowledge in the field of physiological optics. It builds from fundamental concepts to the science and technology of instruments and practical procedures of vision correction, integrating expert knowledge from physics, medici...

Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications

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Rakesh Behari Mathur, Bhanu Pratap Singh, Shailaja Pande
January 10, 2017

The study of nanostructures has become, in recent years, a theme common to many disciplines, in which scientists and engineers manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular level in order to obtain materials and systems with significantly improved properties. Carbon nanomaterials have a unique place...

Finn's Thermal Physics, Third Edition

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Andrew Rex, C.B.P. Finn
March 27, 2017

This fully updated and expanded new edition continues to provide the most readable, concise, and easy-to-follow introduction to thermal physics. While maintaining the style of the original work, the book now covers statistical mechanics and incorporates worked examples systematically throughout the ...

Solar Fuel Generation

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Yatendra S. Chaudhary
January 17, 2017

As the search for renewable sources of energy grows more urgent, more and more attention is focusing on the blueprint offered by biological photosynthesis for translating the energy of our Sun into energy rich molecules like H2 and carbohydrates, commonly known as "solar fuels." These solar fuels ha...

Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy

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William Y. Song, Kari Tanderup, Bradley Pieters
May 23, 2017

Brachytherapy is continuously advancing. Years of accumulated experience have led to clinical evidence of its benefit in numerous clinical sites such as gynecological, prostate, breast, rectum, ocular, and many other cancers. Brachytherapy continues to expand in its scope of practice and complexity,...

An Introduction to Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

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John E. Proctor, Daniel Melendrez Armada, Aravind Vijayaraghavan
February 6, 2017

Carbon nanotubes and graphene have been the subject of intense scientific research since their relatively recent discoveries. This book introduces the reader to the science behind these rapidly developing fields, and covers both the fundamentals and latest advances. Uniquely, this book covers the to...

Plasma and Fusion Science: From Fundamental Research to Technological Applications

B. Raneesh, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Jemy James, Anju K. Nair
January 08, 2018

In this new book, an interdisciplinary and international team of experts provides an exploration of the emerging plasma science that is poised to make the plasma technology a reality in the manufacturing sector. The research presented here will stimulate new ideas, methods, and applications in the...

Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology

Paolo Russo
January 05, 2018

Containing chapter contributions from over 130 experts, this unique publication is the first handbook dedicated to the physics and technology of X-ray imaging, offering extensive coverage of the field. This highly comprehensive work is edited by one of the world’s leading experts in X-ray imaging ...

An Introduction to Quantum Transport in Semiconductors

David K. Ferry
January 04, 2018

Throughout their college career, most engineering students have done problems and studies that are basically situated in the classical world. Some may have taken quantum mechanics as their chosen field of study. This book moves beyond the basics to highlight the full quantum mechanical nature of...

Pulsed Laser Ablation: Advances and Applications in Nanoparticles and Nanostructuring Thin Films

Ion N. Mihailescu, Anna Paola Caricato
January 04, 2018

Pulsed laser–based techniques for depositing and processing materials are an important area of modern experimental and theoretical scientific research and development, with promising, challenging opportunities in the fields of nanofabrication and nanostructuring. Understanding the interplay between...

Silicon-Based Photonics

Erich Kasper, Jingzhong Yu
December 31, 2017

This book covers the basics of band structure of silicon and germanium and their influence on photonic properties and discusses system layout and key device components with the application background in mind. Special focus is given to SOI-based interconnects and passive waveguide devices and to...

Handbook of Optical Engineering, Second Edition, Two Volume Set

Daniel Malacara Hernández
December 28, 2017

This handbook explains principles, processes, methods, and procedures of optical engineering in a concise and practical way. The second edition contains new chapters on paraxial ray tracing, aberrations and optical design, polarization and polarizing optical devices, microscopes, biomedical...

Advanced MR Neuroimaging: From Theory to Clinical Practice

Ioannis Tsougos
December 22, 2017

Over the last decade, some of the greatest achievements in the field of neuroimaging have been related to remarkable advances in magnetic resonance techniques, including diffusion, perfusion, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and functional MRI. Such techniques have provided valuable insights into...

Observer Performance Methods for Diagnostic Imaging: Foundations, Modeling, and Applications with R-Based Examples

Dev P. Chakraborty
December 21, 2017

"This book presents the technology evaluation methodology from the point of view of radiological physics and contrasts the purely physical evaluation of image quality with the determination of diagnostic outcome through the study of observer performance. The reader is taken through the arguments...

Gravitation

A R Prasanna
December 21, 2017

This book suitable for post graduates in Physics and Astrophysics aims at introducing the theory of general relativity as an important background for doing astrophysics. Starting from a detailed discussion of the various mathematical concepts for doing general relativity, the book introduces the...

Optics Manufacturing: Components and Systems

Christoph Gerhard
December 21, 2017

Optical components are essential key elements in modern engineering and everyday life. The education of skilled personnel and specialists in the fields of theoretical and practical optics manufacturing is of essential importance for next-generation technologies. Against this background, this book...

Thin-Film Optical Filters, Fifth Edition

H. Angus Macleod
December 21, 2017

Praise for prior editions "an excellent treatise of thin film coatings, explaining how to produce all sorts of different filters selected according to the function they are required to play… an indispensable text for every filter manufacturer and user and an excellent guide for students." ―...

Actions and Invariants of Algebraic Groups, Second Edition

Walter Ricardo Ferrer Santos, Alvaro Rittatore
December 20, 2017

Actions and Invariants of Algebraic Groups, Second Edition presents a self-contained introduction to geometric invariant theory starting from the basic theory of affine algebraic groups and proceeding towards more sophisticated dimensions." Building on the first edition, this book provides an...

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