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Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology

By: Y. Nishi

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 24-JUN-2014

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New solutions are needed for future scaling down of nonvolatile memory. Advances in Non-volatile Memory and Storage Technology provides an overview of developing technologies and explores their strengths and weaknesses. After an overview of the current market, part one introduces improvements in flash technologies, including developments in 3D NAND flash technologies and flash memory for ultra-high density storage devices. Part two looks at the advantages of designing phase change memory and resistive random access memory technologies. It looks in particular at the fabrication,...

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Discrete or Continuous?

Discrete or Continuous?

By: Amit Hagar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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The idea of infinity plays a crucial role in our understanding of the universe, with the infinite spacetime continuum perhaps the best-known example Ð but is spacetime really continuous? Throughout the history of science, many have felt that the continuum model is an unphysical idealization, and that spacetime should be thought of as 'quantized' at the smallest of scales. Combining novel conceptual analysis, a fresh historical perspective, and concrete physical examples, this unique book tells the story of the search for the fundamental unit of length in modern physics, from early...

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Adhesive Particle Flows

Adhesive Particle Flows

By: Jeffery S. Marshall; Shuiqing Li

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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Offering a comprehensive treatment of adhesive particle flows, this book adopts a particle-level approach oriented toward directly simulating the various fluid, electric field, collision, and adhesion forces and torques acting on the particles, within the framework of a discrete-element model. It is ideal for professionals and graduate students working in engineering and atmospheric and condensed matter physics, materials science, environmental science, and other disciplines where particulate flows have a significant role. The presentation is applicable to a wide range of flow fields,...

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Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Macromolecular Systems

Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics of Macromolecular Systems

By: Michael Bachmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 30-APR-2014

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The structural mechanics of proteins that fold into functional shapes, polymers that aggregate and form clusters, and organic macromolecules that bind to inorganic matter can only be understood through statistical physics and thermodynamics. This book reviews the statistical mechanics concepts and tools necessary for the study of structure formation processes in macromolecular systems that are essentially influenced by finite-size and surface effects. Readers are introduced to molecular modeling approaches, advanced Monte Carlo simulation techniques, and systematic statistical analyses of...

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Fragmentation Processes

Fragmentation Processes

By: Colm T. Whelan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 31-DEC-2012

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Revolutionary advances in experimental techniques and spectacular increases in computer power over recent years have enabled researchers to develop a much more profound understanding of the atomic few-body problem. One area of intense focus has been the study of fragmentation processes. Covering the latest research in the field, this edited text is the first to provide a focussed and systematic treatment of fragmentation processes, bringing together contributions from a range of leading experts. As well as tackling the more established electron-impact ionization processes, (e,2e), this...

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Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions

Gauge/String Duality, Hot QCD and Heavy Ion Collisions

By: Jorge Casalderrey-Solana; Hong Liu; David Mateos; Krishna Rajagopal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Heavy ion collision experiments recreating the quark-gluon plasma that filled the microseconds-old universe have established that it is a nearly perfect liquid that flows with such minimal dissipation that it cannot be seen as made of particles. String theory provides a powerful toolbox for studying matter with such properties. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to gauge/string duality and its applications to the study of the thermal and transport properties of quark-gluon plasma, the dynamics of how it forms, the hydrodynamics of how it flows, and its response to probes...

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Physics I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Physics I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Unleash your inner Einstein and score higher in physics Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, but your problem-solving skills could use some static friction? Physics I Workbook For Dummies helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease. Physics I Workbook For Dummies gets the ball rolling with a brief overview of the nuts and bolts of physics (i.e. converting measure, counting signification figures, applying math skills to physics problems, etc.) before getting in the nitty gritty. If you're...

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Commonly Asked Questions in Physics

Commonly Asked Questions in Physics

By: Andrew Rex

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 12-FEB-2014

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Suitable for a wide audience, this book covers a broad scope of subjects, from classical physics that goes back to the age of Newton to new ideas just formulated in the twenty-first century. The book highlights the core areas of physics that predate the twentieth century, including mechanics, electromagnetism, optics, and thermodynamics. It also focuses on modern physics, covering quantum mechanics, atomic and nuclear physics, fundamental particles, and relativity. ...

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Polymer Electronics

Polymer Electronics

By: Meng Hsin-Fei

Publisher: Pan Stanford Publishing

Publication Date: 19-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 25-APR-2014

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Polymer semiconductor is the only semiconductor that can be processed in solution. Electronics made by these flexible materials have many advantages such as large-area solution process, low cost, and high performance. Researchers and companies are increasingly dedicating time and money in polymer electronics. This book focuses on the fundamental materials and device physics of polymer electronics. It describes polymer light-emitting diodes, polymer field-effect transistors, organic vertical transistors, polymer solar cells, and many applications based on polymer electronics. The book also...

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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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High Temperature Polymer Blends

High Temperature Polymer Blends

By: Mark T. DeMeuse

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Polymer blends offer properties not easily obtained through the use of a single polymer, including the ability to withstand high temperature conditions. High Temperature Polymer Blends outlines the characteristics, developments and use of high temperature polymer blends. The first chapter provides an introduction to high temperature polymer blends, their general principles and thermodynamics. Further chapters go on to deal with the characterization of high temperature polymer blends for specific uses such as fuel cells and aerospace applications. Different types of high temperature...

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Polymer Electrolytes

Polymer Electrolytes

By: C Sequeira; D Santos

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 30-AUG-2010

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Polymer electrolytes are electrolytic materials that are widely used in batteries, fuel cells and other applications such as supercapacitors, photoelectrochemical and electrochromic devices. Polymer electrolytes: Fundamentals and applications provides an important review of this class of ionic conductors, their properties and applications. Part one reviews the various types of polymer electrolyte compounds, with chapters on ceramic polymer electrolytes, natural polymer-based polymer electrolytes, composite polymer electrolytes, lithium-doped hybrid polymer electrolytes, hybrid...

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Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

Polymer-Carbon Nanotube Composites

By: T McNally; P Pötschke

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 28-MAR-2011

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Understanding the properties of polymer carbon nanotube (CNT) composites is the key to these materials finding new applications in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to electronics, aerospace and biomedical/bioengineering. Polymer-carbon nanotube composites provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the preparation, characterisation, properties and applications of these technologically interesting new materials. Part one covers the preparation and processing of composites of thermoplastics with CNTs, with chapters covering in-situ polymerization, melt processing...

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Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

Failure Mechanisms in Polymer Matrix Composites

By: P Robinson; E Greenhalgh; S Pinho

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 19-JAN-2012

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Polymer matrix composites are increasingly replacing traditional materials, such as metals, for applications in the aerospace, automotive and marine industries. Because of the relatively recent development of these composites there is extensive on-going research to improve the understanding and modelling of their behaviour - particularly their failure processes. As a consequence there is a strong demand among design engineers for the latest information on this behaviour in order to fully exploit the potential of these materials for a wide range of weight-sensitive applications. Failure...

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Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance

Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance

By: N Zafeiropoulos

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 26-FEB-2011

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One of the major reasons for composite failure is a breakdown of the bond between the reinforcement fibres and the matrix. When this happens, the composite loses strength and fails. By engineering the interface between the natural fibres and the matrix, the properties of the composite can be manipulated to give maximum performance. Interface engineering of natural fibre composites for maximum performance looks at natural (sustainable) fibre composites and the growing trend towards their use as reinforcements in composites. Part one focuses on processing and surface treatments to engineer...

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Thin Film Growth

Thin Film Growth

By: Z Cao

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 18-JUL-2011

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Thin film technology is used in many applications such as microelectronics, optics, hard and corrosion resistant coatings and micromechanics, and thin films form a uniquely versatile material base for the development of novel technologies within these industries. Thin film growth provides an important and up-to-date review of the theory and deposition techniques used in the formation of thin films. Part one focuses on the theory of thin film growth, with chapters covering nucleation and growth processes in thin films, phase-field modelling of thin film growth and surface roughness...

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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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Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

Radiophysical and Geomagnetic Effects of Rocket Burn and Launch in the Near-the-Earth Environment

By: Leonid Chernogor; Nathan Blaunstein

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-NOV-2013

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This book analyzes experimental and theoretical studies on the effects of rocket burns and launchings on the near-Earth environment and geomagnetic fields from 1,000 to 10,000 kilometers. It examines the disturbances of plasma and the ambient magnetic and electric fields in the near-Earth environment caused by rocket burns and launchings from Russia, the United States, China, France, and other worldwide space centers. Measurements were carried out using numerous radiophysical methods, including HF Doppler radar, incoherent and coherent scatter radar systems, microwave radar, magnetometer,...

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Heat Transfer Physics, Second Edition

Heat Transfer Physics, Second Edition

By: Massoud Kaviany

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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This graduate textbook describes atomic-level kinetics (mechanisms and rates) of thermal energy storage, transport (conduction, convection, and radiation), and transformation (various energy conversions) by principal energy carriers. The approach combines the fundamentals of molecular orbitals-potentials, statistical thermodynamics, computational molecular dynamics, quantum energy states, transport theories, solid-state and fluid-state physics, and quantum optics. The textbook presents a unified theory, over fine-structure/molecular-dynamics/Boltzmann/macroscopic length and time scales, of...

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Waves and Mean Flows, Second Edition

Waves and Mean Flows, Second Edition

By: Oliver Bühler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2014

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Interactions between waves and mean flows play a crucial role in understanding the long-term aspects of atmospheric and oceanographic modelling. Indeed, our ability to predict climate change hinges on our ability to model waves accurately. This book gives a modern account of the nonlinear interactions between waves and mean flows, such as shear flows and vortices. A detailed account of the theory of linear dispersive waves in moving media is followed by a thorough introduction to classical wave-mean interaction theory. The author then extends the scope of the classical theory and lifts its...