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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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Handbook of Biomedical Optics

Handbook of Biomedical Optics

By: David Boas; Constantinos Pitris; Nimmi Ramanujam

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 14-JUN-2011

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Taking a broad yet detailed approach, this comprehensive handbook covers light-based diagnostic methodologies and light-mediated therapeutics as well as concepts and cutting-edge optical methods used in research and practice. Extensively illustrated, the book presents the theory and fundamentals, along with state-of-the-art applications. The expert contributors also discuss advantages and disadvantages of various techniques. After introducing the background principles of optics, light sources, and irradiation and basic tissue optics concepts, the book focuses on spectroscopic methods,...

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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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Support Vector Machines and Their Application in Chemistry and Biotechnology

Support Vector Machines and Their Application in Chemistry and Biotechnology

By: Yizeng Liang; Qing-Song Xu; Hong-Dong Li; Dong-Sheng Cao

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 09-MAY-2011

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Presenting a clear bridge between theory and application, this volume provides a thorough description of the mechanism of support vector machines (SVMs) from the point of view of chemists and biologists. Topics discussed include elements and algorithms of support vector classification (SVC) machines and support vector regression machines (SVR), the kernel function for solving nonlinear problems, ensemble learning of SVMs, applications of SVMs to near-infrared data, SVMs and quantitative structure-activity/property relationships (QSAR/QSPR), quality control of traditional Chinese medicine...

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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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Managing Intellectual Capital in Libraries

Managing Intellectual Capital in Libraries

By: Petros Kostagiolas

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 23-FEB-2012

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In the knowledge economy, professionals have to make decisions about non-tangible, non-monetary, and largely invisible resources. Information professionals need to understand the potential uses, contributions, value, structure, and creation of broadly intangible intellectual capital in libraries. In order to fully realize intellectual capital in libraries, new practices and skills are required for library management practitioners and researchers. Managing Intellectual Capital in Libraries provides research advances, guidelines, methods and techniques for managing intellectual capital in...

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Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century

Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century

By: Rajendra Kumbhar

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 18-NOV-2011

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Library Classification Trends in the 21st Century traces development in and around library classification as reported in literature published in the first decade of the 21st century. It reviews literature published on various aspects of library classification, including modern applications of classification such as internet resource discovery, automatic book classification, text categorization, modern manifestations of classification such as taxonomies, folksonomies and ontologies and interoperable systems enabling crosswalk. The book also features classification education and an...

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Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal

Recovery, Reframing, and Renewal

By: Oliver Cutshaw

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 04-MAR-2011

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This book examines the difficulties confronting information professionals who, due to financial downturns, technological change, or personal crises, are forced to re-evaluate their career options. It is divided between a case study (based on the author’s own experiences) of career dislocation and eventual career renewal, and several sections that offer pragmatic advice on how to recover from job loss, conduct a skills assessment and develop a practical job search strategy. The author, with honesty, confronts the serious and sometimes troubling psychological and professional consequences...

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Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization

Wind Energy Systems: Solutions for Power Quality and Stabilization

By: Mohd. Ali

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 16-FEB-2012

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Unlike conventional power plants, wind plants emit no air pollutants or greenhouse gases—and wind energy is a free, renewable resource. This book explores fundamental concepts of wind energy conversion systems, discussing grid integration and stability issues, methods of transient stability enhancement, and minimization of fluctuations in power, frequency, and voltage in wind generator systems. The author provides tools and information to help ensure generator stabilization in the face of network faults and other obstacles, including random wind speed variations and fluctuations in output...

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Thermostable Proteins: Structural Stability and Design

Thermostable Proteins: Structural Stability and Design

By: Srikanta Sen; Lennart Nilsson

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 10-OCT-2011

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This book provides a comprehensive, updated account of the physical basis of enhanced stability of thermophilic proteins and the design of tailor-made thermostable proteins, paving the way for their possible industrial applications. This book is devoted to understanding the survival mechanisms of "thermophilic life forms" at the molecular level with an emphasis on design strategies. Basic structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles are explained and molecular strategies for the adaptation to high temperatures are delineated. ...

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Fundamentals of University Mathematics, 3rd Edition

Fundamentals of University Mathematics, 3rd Edition

By: C McGregor; J Nimmo; W Stothers

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 20-OCT-2010

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The third edition of this popular and effective textbook provides in one volume a unified treatment of topics essential for first year university students studying for degrees in mathematics. Students of computer science, physics and statistics will also find this book a helpful guide to all the basic mathematics they require. It clearly and comprehensively covers much of the material that other textbooks tend to assume, assisting students in the transition to university-level mathematics. Expertly revised and updated, the chapters cover topics such as number systems, set and functions,...

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Medical Robotics

Medical Robotics

By: P Gomes

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2012

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Advances in research have led to the use of robotics in a range of surgical applications. Medical robotics: Minimally invasive surgery provides authoritative coverage of the core principles, applications and future potential of this enabling technology. Beginning with an introduction to robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery (MIS), the core technologies of the field are discussed, including localization and tracking technologies for medical robotics. Key applications of robotics in laparoscopy, neurology, cardiovascular interventions, urology and orthopaedics are considered, as well...

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Biomedical Imaging

Biomedical Imaging

By: Peter Morris

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2014

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The development of imaging techniques is of great importance for the diagnosis of disease, monitoring of medical implants and for strategies for personalised medicine. Significant advances are being made in this technology and Biomedical imaging discusses the technologies and latest developments in this increasingly important field. Chapters in part one explore the full scale of imaging technologies from Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to Positron Emission Tomography (PET), as well as the Next Generation techniques that could provide the basis for personalised medicine. Part two highlights...

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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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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...

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Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

Combined Cycle Systems for Near-Zero Emission Power Generation

By: A Rao

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 12-APR-2012

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Combined cycle power plants are one of the most promising ways of improving fossil-fuel and biomass energy production. The combination of a gas and steam turbine working in tandem to produce power makes this type of plant highly efficient and allows for CO2 capture and sequestration before combustion. This book provides a comprehensive review of the design, engineering and operational issues of a range of advanced combined cycle plants. After introductory chapters on basic combined cycle power plant and advanced gas turbine design, the book reviews the main types of combined cycle...

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High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for Energy Applications

High Temperature Superconductors (HTS) for Energy Applications

By: Z Melhem

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2011

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High temperature superconductors (HTS) offer many advantages through their application in electrical systems, including high efficiency performance and high throughput with low-electrical losses. While cryogenic cooling and precision materials manufacture is required to achieve this goal, cost reductions without significant performance loss are being achieved through the advanced design and development of HTS wires, cables and magnets, along with improvements in manufacturing methods. This book explores the fundamental principles, design and development of HTS materials and their...

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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries

Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Industries

By: Alireza Bahadori

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

Publication Date: 14-MAR-2014

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Thermal Insulation Handbook for the Oil and Gas Industries addresses relative design, materials, procedures, and standard installation necessities for various oil and gas infrastructure such as pipelines, subsea equipment, vessels, and tanks. With the continued increase in available natural gas ready to export — especially LNG — and the definition of "deepwater" changing every year, an understanding of thermal insulation is more critical than ever. This one-of-a-kind handbook helps oil and gas engineers ensure that their products are exporting safely and that the equipment's integrity...

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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water

By: Russell H. Plante

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 14-APR-2014

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Solar Energy, Photovoltaics, and Domestic Hot Water provides a fundamental understanding of heat and energy conversions and of both solar domestic hot water system types with associated components and photovoltaic/inverter system combinations. It provides the information needed to determine and understand the proper siting requirements, the amount of energy needed (based upon usage), the amount of solar energy available, the methods of comparing collectors for both hot water and photovoltaic situations, and the number of collectors necessary for either hot water or electricity ....

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Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices

By: Y Zhou; M Breyen

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-MAY-2013

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As medical devices become more intricate, with an increasing number of components made from a wide range of materials, it is important that they meet stringent requirements to ensure that they are safe to be implanted and will not be rejected by the human body. Joining and assembly of medical materials and devices provides a comprehensive overview of joining techniques for a range of medical materials and applications. Part one provides an introduction to medical devices and joining methods with further specific chapters on microwelding methods in medical components and the effects of...