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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. ...

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Tutorials in Metamaterials

Tutorials in Metamaterials

By: Mikhail Noginov; Viktor Podolskiy

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

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Metamaterials—composite media with unusual optical properties—have revolutionized the landscape of optical science and engineering over the past decades. A comprehensive introduction to electromagnetism in metamaterials structures, this book begins with general reviews and then progresses to more specialized topics. Chapters offer self-contained tutorials on linear and nonlinear; optical; microwave; dialectric; anisotropic and hyperbolic; bianisotropic and chiral; and electromagnetic metamaterials, as well as optical gain and radiative decay engineering. Each tutorial provides a thorough...

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Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

Semiconductor Device-Based Sensors for Gas, Chemical, and Biomedical Applications

By: Fan Ren; Stephen Pearton

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2011

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This book provides a basic understanding of new developments on semiconductor-based sensors. Written for senior undergraduate and graduate students majoring in solid-state physics, electrical engineering, and materials science and engineering, this material is also relevant to researchers in the field of sensors for gas, chemical, bio, and medical applications. It presents original theory and experimental research, featuring numerous experts in the field who review progress in semiconductor and nano-material-based sensors and discuss the latest research regarding their applications. Fields...

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Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

Thin-Film Organic Photonics: Molecular Layer Deposition and Applications

By: Tetsuzo Yoshimura

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 02-MAR-2011

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This book is an invaluable resource for material scientists working to develop artificial materials that can be structurally tailored at the atomic/molecular-level. This capability will enable electron-wave function control, which would improve material performance and generate new photonic/electronic phenomena. Exploring the prospect of structural modification in artificial materials, field pioneer Yoshimura describes how we can enhance the photonic/electronic properties of thin films using such precise manipulation of atomic and molecular arrangement. He also addresses related topics and...

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Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

Indoor Air Quality: The Latest Sampling and Analytical Methods, Second Edition

By: Kathleen Hess-Kosa

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-MAY-2011

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The updated edition of this reader-friendly guide covers basic concepts and details various approaches to the identification and assessment of indoor air contaminants that contribute to building-related illness in commercial buildings, institutions, and residences. Included are newly added topics focusing on less common concerns in indoor air quality such as psychological and building comfort factors and approaches to assessing air movement within buildings. Expanded appendices and three new chapters provide the reader with 30 percent new material, including the most recent approaches to...

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Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

Applied Optics Fundamentals and Device Applications: Nano, MOEMS, and Biotechnology

By: Mark Mentzer

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Providing an interdisciplinary look at optics technology, this book investigates the connection between nanotechnology, MOEMS, and biotechnology. It covers fundamental relationships and system applications and includes design examples and numerous useful references. The author discusses emerging technologies augmented with MEMS, MOEMS, nanotechnology, biotechnology, fiber optic sensing, integrated optics, optical computing and signal processing, integrated optics, and electro-optics. He uses case studies to illustrate how emerging optics technologies are applied in the marketplace. ...

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Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture

Molded Optics: Design and Manufacture

By: Michael Schaub; Jim Schwiegerling; Eric Fest; R. Shepard; Alan Symmons

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 21-APR-2011

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While several available texts discuss molded plastic optics, none provide information on all classes of molded optics. Filling this gap, Molded Optics presents detailed descriptions of molded plastic, glass, and infrared optics. Since an understanding of the manufacturing process is necessary to develop cost-effective, producible designs, the book extensively covers various manufacturing methods, design guidelines, trade-offs, best practices, and testing of critical parameters. It also discusses topics that often arise when designing systems with molded optics, such as mitigating stray...

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Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

Handbook of Magnetic Measurements

By: Slawomir Tumanski

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 23-JUN-2011

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Collecting state-of-the-art knowledge from information scattered throughout the literature, this handbook describes magnetic materials and sensors, the testing of magnetic materials, and applications of magnetic measurements. It presents an up-to-date, accessible account of modern magnetic measurement techniques. The book discusses the fundamentals of magnetism and covers contemporary magnetic materials and sensors. It also explores applications of magnetic diagnostics in medicine, magnetoarcheology, and magnetic imaging. An extensive list of references is included at the end of each...

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Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

Distribution System Modeling and Analysis, Third Edition

By: William Kersting

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2012

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Thought to be the only dedicated textbook focused on computational modeling for electric power distribution systems, this third edition clearly explains the principles and mathematics behind these models and provides approximation methods that help students recognize when a result is not what it should be. Using the same authoritative yet accessible approach found in previous editions, this book has been updated to reflect the latest changes and advances in the field. Finding strength in detail, this text brings engineers worldwide up to speed on the modeling and analysis of a distribution...

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Measuring Shape

Measuring Shape

By: F. Neal; John Russ

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2012

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Clear, accessible, and well-organized, this book provides a one-stop resource on the various techniques of 2- and 3D shape description and measurement. It presents consistent and coherent summaries of the various methods so that engineers, researchers, and others can compare methods, select the one appropriate for their specific task, and gain enough detailed information about them to implement and test them. It includes practical application such as relating fractal dimension of nuclear membranes in cells to disease, or relating harmonic analysis to weathering of sediments, or classifying...

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Materials and Surface Engineering

Materials and Surface Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 17-FEB-2012

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This book, the second in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles, and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development materials and surface engineering and its applications. Surface engineering techniques are being used in the automotive, aircraft, aerospace, missile, electronic, biomedical, textile, petrochemical, chemical, moulds and dies, machine tools, and construction industries. Materials science is an interdisciplinary field involving the micro and...

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Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechatronics and Manufacturing Engineering

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 10-JAN-2012

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This book, the first in the Woodhead Publishing Reviews: Mechanical Engineering Series, is a collection of high quality articles (full research articles, review articles and cases studies) with a special emphasis on research and development in mechatronics and manufacturing engineering. Mechatronics is the blending of mechanical, electronic, and computer engineering into an integrated design. Today, mechatronics has a significant and increasing impact on engineering with emphasis on the design, development and operation of manufacturing engineering systems. The main objective of this...

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Tribology for Engineers

Tribology for Engineers

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JAN-2011

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Tribology for engineers discusses recent research and applications of principles of friction, wear and lubrication, and provides the fundamentals and advances in tribology for modern industry. The book examines tribology with special emphasis on surface topography, wear of materials and lubrication, and includes dedicated coverage on the fundamentals of micro and nanotribology. The book serves as a valuable reference for academics, tribology and materials researchers, mechanical, physics and materials engineers and professionals in related industries with tribology. Edited and written...

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Modern Machining Technology

Modern Machining Technology

By: J Paulo Davim

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2011

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This forward-thinking, practical book provides essential information on modern machining technology for industry with emphasis on the processes used regularly across several major industries. Machining technology presents great interest for many important industries including automotive, aeronautics, aerospace, renewable energy, moulds and dies, biomedical, and many others. Machining processes are manufacturing processes in which parts are shaped by the removal of unwanted material; these processes cover several stages and are usually divided into the following categories: cutting...

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Advanced Engineering Design

Advanced Engineering Design

By: E Benavides

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-NOV-2011

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This book provides engineers and students with a general framework focusing on the processes of designing new engineering products. The procedures covered by the framework lead the reader to the best trade-offs to ensure maximum satisfaction of the customer’s needs, meeting the lowest cost expectations, ensuring the lowest environmental impact and maximising profits and best positioning in the marketplace. Chapters discuss the engineering tools that are compatible with these goals and sustainable activity. The design process is defined in terms of operators acting over the information...

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Modelling and Simulation of Integrated Systems in Engineering

Modelling and Simulation of Integrated Systems in Engineering

By: D Murray-Smith

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-MAY-2012

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This book places particular emphasis on issues of model quality and ideas of model testing and validation. Mathematical and computer-based models provide a foundation for explaining complex behaviour, decision-making, engineering design and for real-time simulators for research and training. Many engineering design techniques depend on suitable models, assessment of the adequacy of a given model for an intended application is therefore critically important. Generic model structures and dependable libraries of sub-models that can be applied repeatedly are increasingly important....

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Science and Engineering

By: I Crossland

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-SEP-2012

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The nuclear fuel cycle is characterised by the wide range of scientific disciplines and technologies it employs. The development of ever more integrated processes across the many stages of the nuclear fuel cycle therefore confronts plant manufacturers and operators with formidable challenges. Nuclear fuel cycle science and engineering describes both the key features of the complete nuclear fuel cycle and the wealth of recent research in this important field. Part one provides an introduction to the nuclear fuel cycle. Radiological protection, security and public acceptance of nuclear...

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Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

Functional Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

By: J Kilner; S Skinner; S Irvine; P Edwards

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2012

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Global demand for low cost, efficient and sustainable energy production is ever increasing. Driven by recent discoveries and innovation in the science and technology of materials, applications based on functional materials are becoming increasingly important. Functional materials for sustainable energy applications provides an essential guide to the development and application of these materials in sustainable energy production. Part one reviews functional materials for solar power, including silicon-based, thin-film, and dye sensitized photovoltaic solar cells, thermophotovoltaic device...

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Metropolitan Sustainability

Metropolitan Sustainability

By: F Zeman

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2012

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Global populations have grown rapidly in recent decades, leading to ever increasing demands for shelter, resources, energy and utilities. Coupled with the worldwide need to achieve lower impact buildings and conservation of resources, the need to achieve sustainability in urban environments has never been more acute. This book critically reviews the fundamental issues and applied science, engineering and technology that will enable all cities to achieve a greater level of metropolitan sustainability, and assist nations in meeting the needs of their growing urban populations. Part one...