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Ultrasonic Transducers

Ultrasonic Transducers

By: K Nakamura

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 23-AUG-2012

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Ultrasonic transducers are key components in sensors for distance, flow and level measurement as well as in power, biomedical and other applications of ultrasound. Ultrasonic transducers reviews recent research in the design and application of this important technology. Part one provides an overview of materials and design of ultrasonic transducers. Piezoelectricity and basic configurations are explored in depth, along with electromagnetic acoustic transducers, and the use of ceramics, thin film and single crystals in ultrasonic transducers. Part two goes on to investigate modelling and...

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Printed Films

Printed Films

By: M. Prudenziati; J Hormadaly

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-AUG-2012

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Whilst printed films are currently used in varied devices across a wide range of fields, research into their development and properties is increasingly uncovering even greater potential. Printed films provides comprehensive coverage of the most significant recent developments in printed films and their applications. Materials and properties of printed films are the focus of part one, beginning with a review of the concepts, technologies and materials involved in their production and use. Printed films as electrical components and silicon metallization for solar cells are discussed, as...

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Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

Advanced Power Plant Materials, Design and Technology

By: D. Roddy

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2010

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Fossil-fuel power plants account for the majority of worldwide power generation. Increasing global energy demands, coupled with issues of ageing and inefficient power plants, have led to new power plant construction programmes. As cheaper fossil fuel resources are exhausted and emissions criteria are tightened, utilities are turning to power plants designed with performance in mind to satisfy requirements for improved capacity, efficiency, and environmental characteristics. Advanced power plant materials, design and technology provides a comprehensive reference on the state of the art of...

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High-Temperature Superconductors

High-Temperature Superconductors

By: X Qiu

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2011

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High temperature superconductors have received a great deal of attention in recent years, due to their potential in device and power applications. This book summarises the materials science and physics of all the most important high temperature superconductors as well as discussing material growth, properties and applications. Part one covers fundamental characteristics of high temperature superconductors and high TC films such as deposition technologies, growth, transport properties and optical conductivity. Part two is concerned with growth techniques and properties of high temperature...

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Advanced Adhesives in Electronics

Advanced Adhesives in Electronics

By: M Alam; C Bailey

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAY-2011

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Adhesives for electronic applications serve important functional and structural purposes in electronic components and packaging, and have developed significantly over the last few decades. Advanced adhesives in electronics reviews recent developments in adhesive joining technology, processing and properties. The book opens with an introduction to adhesive joining technology for electronics. Part one goes on to cover different types of adhesive used in electronic systems, including thermally conductive adhesives, isotropic and anisotropic conductive adhesives and underfill adhesives for...

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Electromigration in Thin Films and Electronic Devices

Electromigration in Thin Films and Electronic Devices

By: C-U Kim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-AUG-2011

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Understanding and limiting electromigration in thin films is essential to the continued development of advanced copper interconnects for integrated circuits. Electromigration in thin films and electronic devices provides an up-to-date review of key topics in this commercially important area. Part one consists of three introductory chapters, covering modelling of electromigration phenomena, modelling electromigration using the peridynamics approach and simulation and x-ray microbeam studies of electromigration. Part two deals with electromigration issues in copper interconnects, including...

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Laser Growth and Processing of Photonic Devices

Laser Growth and Processing of Photonic Devices

By: N Vainos

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JUL-2012

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The use of lasers in the processing of electronic and photonic material is becoming increasingly widespread, with technological advances reducing costs and increasing both the quality and range of novel devices which can be produced. Laser growth and processing of photonic devices is the first book to review this increasingly important field. Part one investigates laser-induced growth of materials and surface structures, with pulsed laser deposition techniques, the formation of nanocones and the fabrication of periodic photonic microstructures explored in detail. Laser-induced...

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In Situ Characterization of Thin Film Growth

In Situ Characterization of Thin Film Growth

By: G Koster; G Rijnders

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-OCT-2011

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Advanced techniques for characterizing thin film growth in situ help to develop improved understanding and faster diagnosis of issues with the process. In situ characterization of thin film growth reviews current and developing techniques for characterizing the growth of thin films, covering an important gap in research. Part one covers electron diffraction techniques for in situ study of thin film growth, including chapters on topics such as reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED) and inelastic scattering techniques. Part two focuses on photoemission techniques, with...

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Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

Small and Micro Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

By: R Beith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-APR-2011

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Small and micro combined heat and power (CHP) systems are a form of cogeneration technology suitable for domestic and community buildings, commercial establishments and industrial facilities, as well as local heat networks. One of the benefits of using cogeneration plant is a vastly improved energy efficiency: in some cases achieving up to 80-90% systems efficiency, whereas small-scale electricity production is typically at well below 40% efficiency, using the same amount of fuel. This higher efficiency affords users greater energy security and increased long-term sustainability of energy...

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Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

Electricity Transmission, Distribution and Storage Systems

By: Z Melhem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Electricity transmission and distribution systems carry electricity from suppliers to demand sites. During transmission materials ageing and performance issues can lead to losses amounting to about 10% of the total generated electricity. Advanced grid technologies are therefore in development to sustain higher network efficiency, while also maintaining power quality and security. Electricity transmission, distribution and storage systems presents a comprehensive review of the materials, architecture and performance of electricity transmission and distribution networks, and the...

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Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

Power Plant Life Management and Performance Improvement

By: J Oakey

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

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Coal- and gas-based power plants currently supply the largest proportion of the world’s power generation capacity, and are required to operate to increasingly stringent environmental standards. Higher temperature combustion is therefore being adopted to improve plant efficiency and to maintain net power output given the energy penalty that integration of advanced emissions control systems cause. However, such operating regimes also serve to intensify degradation mechanisms within power plant systems, potentially affecting their reliability and lifespan. Power plant life management and...

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Computer Design of Diffractive Optics

Computer Design of Diffractive Optics

By: V Soifer

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2012

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Diffractive optics involves the manipulation of light using diffractive optical elements (DOEs). DOEs are being widely applied in such areas as telecommunications, electronics, laser technologies and biomedical engineering. Computer design of diffractive optics provides an authoritative guide to the principles and applications of computer-designed diffractive optics. The theoretical aspects underpinning diffractive optics are initially explored, including the main equations in diffraction theory and diffractive optical transformations. Application of electromagnetic field theory for...

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Optical Switches

Optical Switches

By: S Chua; B Li

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-OCT-2010

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Optical communication using optical fibres as the transmission medium is essential to handling the massive growth of both telecom and datacom traffic. To fully realize the potential bandwidth available on these optical fibres, other components of the optical network system have to be developed, ranging from detectors and multiplexers to buffers and switches. This book addresses the different technologies which can be applied to switching optical signals. An optical switch functions by selectively switching an optical signal delivered through an optical fibre or in an integrated optical...

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Handbook of Mems for Wireless and Mobile Applications

Handbook of Mems for Wireless and Mobile Applications

By: D Uttamchandani

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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The increasing demand for mobile and wireless sensing necessitates the use of highly integrated technology featuring small size, low weight, high performance and low cost: micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) can meet this need. The Handbook of MEMS for wireless and mobile applications provides a comprehensive overview of radio frequency (RF) MEMS technologies and explores the use of these technologies over a wide range of application areas. Part one provides an introduction to the use of RF MEMS as an enabling technology for wireless applications. Chapters review RF MEMS technology...

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Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies

Handbook of Laser Welding Technologies

By: S Katayama

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-JUN-2013

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Laser welding is a rapidly developing and versatile technology which has found increasing applications in industry and manufacturing. It allows the precision welding of small and hard-to-reach areas, and is particularly suitable for operation under computer or robotic control. The Handbook of laser welding technologies reviews the latest developments in the field and how they can be used across a variety of applications. Part one provides an introduction to the fundamentals of laser welding before moving on to explore developments in established technologies including CO2 laser welding,...

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Semiconductor Gas Sensors

Semiconductor Gas Sensors

By: R Jaaniso; O Tan

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Semiconductor gas sensors have a wide range of applications in safety, process control, environmental monitoring, indoor or cabin air quality and medical diagnosis. This important book summarises recent research on basic principles, new materials and emerging technologies in this essential field. The first part of the book reviews the underlying principles and sensing mechanisms for n- and p-type oxide semiconductors, introduces the theory for nanosize materials and describes the role of electrode-semiconductor interfaces. The second part of the book describes recent developments in...

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Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications

Handbook of Terahertz Technology for Imaging, Sensing and Communications

By: D Saeedkia

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 16-JAN-2013

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The recent development of easy-to-use sources and detectors of terahertz radiation has enabled growth in applications of terahertz (Thz) imaging and sensing. This vastly adaptable technology offers great potential across a wide range of areas, and the Handbook of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications explores the fundamental principles, important developments and key applications emerging in this exciting field. Part one provides an authoritative introduction to the fundamentals of terahertz technology for imaging, sensing and communications. The generation,...

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DC Power Supplies: Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

DC Power Supplies: Power Management and Surge Protection for Power Electronic Systems

By: Nihal Kularatna

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 20-DEC-2011

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Modern electronic systems, particularly portable consumer electronic systems and processor based systems, are power hungry, compact, and feature packed. This book presents the most essential summaries of the theory behind DC-DC converter topologies of both linear and switching types. The text discusses power supply characteristics and design specifications based on new developments in power management techniques and modern semiconductors entering into the portable electronics market. The author also addresses off-the-line power supplies, digital control of power supply, power supply...

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Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics

By: Zenghu Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2011

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This book’s coverage builds from basic underlying theory to more complex ideas related to attosecond optics. It shows how the generation of attosecond optical pulses requires knowledge of femtosecond laser technologies but is also quite distinct from femtosecond laser technologies. The author elaborates on this point using semi-classical models and quantum mechanics theories. He explains generation of attosecond pulse train and gating methods for extracting single isolated pulses and presents illustrative examples of attosecond applications. ...

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RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

RFID and Auto-ID in Planning and Logistics: A Practical Guide for Military UID Applications

By: Erick Jones; Christopher Chung

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 04-MAY-2011

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Now that RFID technology has come of age and there are numerous choices, the challenge has become how to select the right one for the job. A practical reference on the workings of RFID and Auto-ID technologies such as satellite tags and barcodes and their integration into logistics initiatives, this book covers background, history, and current applications. It delineates a decision model for choosing RFID and other Auto-ID technologies. It covers integrating and developing RFID and Auto-ID applications, traditional planning and logistics, military UID requirements, and future research. ...