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Roving Mars: Spirit, Opportunity and the Exploration of the Red Planet
Steven Squyres
1401301495
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Cornell University scientist Squyres is the principal investigator on the Mars missions that landed the rovers Spirit and Opportunity in January 2004. Expected to operate for only a few weeks, they are still going strong a year and a half later. But as Squyres recounts, their development was plagued with problems, and shortly before the launch of Spirit, it looked like the missions might be scrubbed; the giant landing airbags had failed in test after test. Spirit has endured a communications breakdown and a troublesome rear wheel, but Opportunity quickly found geological evidence for the existence of water millions of years ago. Squyres relates the toll that monitoring the rovers took on his colleagues. The Martian day is 39 minutes longer than a day on Earth, so the team had to reset their watches and their...


Nanotechnology for Dummies
Richard Booker
0764583689
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This title demystifies the topic for investors, business executives, and anyone interested in how molecule-sized machines and processes can transform our lives. Along with dispelling common myths, it covers nanotechnology's origins, how it will affect various industries, and the limitations it can overcome. This handy book also presents numerous applications such as scratch-proof glass, corrosion resistant paints, stain-free clothing, glare-reducing eyeglass coatings, drug delivery systems, medical diagnostic tools, burn and wound dressings, sugar-cube-sized computers, mini-portable power generators, even longer-lasting tennis balls, and more. Nanotechnology is the science of matter at the scale of one-billionth of a meter or 1/75,000th the size of a human hair Written in the accessible, humorous For Dummies...


Ubiquity: Why Catastrophes Happen
Mark Buchanan
0609809989
November 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Why do catastrophes happen? What sets off earthquakes, for example? What about mass extinctions of species? The outbreak of major wars? Massive traffic jams that seem to appear out of nowhere? Why does the stock market periodically suffer dramatic crashes? Why do some forest fires become superheated infernos that rage totally out of control?

Experts have never been able to explain the causes of any of these disasters. Now scientists have discovered that these seemingly unrelated cataclysms, both natural and human, almost certainly all happen for one fundamental reason. More than that, there is not and never will be any way to predict them.

Critically acclaimed science journalist Mark Buchanan tells the fascinating story of the discovery that there is a natural structure of instability woven into the...


Nanofuture
J. Storrs Hall
1591022878
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Nanotechnology has become a hot topic in recent years, but few laypeople understand what it is. Hall writes that nanotechnology "involves building machines whose parts are of molecular size, but more importantly, of atomic precision...." He foresees nanotechnology progressing through five stages of development, stage one being our current ability to image objects at an atomic scale with a limited ability to manipulate them, and stage five being the ability of miniature robots to reproduce and learn from experience. A fellow of the Molecular Engineering Research Institute in Palo Alto, Calif., Hall devotes a chapter to his own concept, "Utility Fog," a fog composed of nanoparticles that will coalesce to form sofas, coffee tables and maybe even artificial plants, and then disintegrate back into fog. More realistic...


Nanostructured Magnetic Materials and Their Applications
Manufactured by Springer-Verlag
3540441026
December 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book focuses on the investigation of the basic properties of magnetic nanostructures, and the fundamental physics of novel nanostructures for submicron devices. It provides a broad overview of the latest developments in this emerging and fascinating field of nano-sized materials, with emphasis on the practical understanding and operation of devices using or based on nanostructured magnetic materials. The topics also include submicron technologies, nanoscale characterization, new techniques for the synthesis of nanoparticles as well as an in-depth treatment of their characterization and chemical and physical properties. Potential industrial applications of these advanced materials are also discussed.

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Focuses on the investigation of the basic properties of...


Engines of Creation
Eric Drexler
0385199732
Sept 1987
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Nanotechnology, or molecular technology, involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules, something the human body already does.In Engines of Creation , Drexler attempts to predict, justify, quantify, and caution us about this important new field in engineering. His book could have been the first and foremost discussion of this fascinating subject. But Drexler strays from the topic with annoying regularity. He devotes too little space to the possibilities of nanotechnology and too much to esoteric and opinionated discussions of philosophy, politics, information science, defense, human relations, etc. Nanotechnology will indeed become a reality, and the public needs to be informed. It is therefore unfortunate that Engines of Creation was not written more clearly or directly. Kurt O. Baumgartner,...


Spin Electronics (Lecture Notes in Physics)
Michael Ziese (Editor), Martin J. Thornton (Editor)
3540418040
June 15, 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
For 50 years conventional electronics has ignored the electron spin. The manipulation and utilisation of the electron spin heralds an exciting and rapidly changing era in electronics, combining the disciplines of magnetism and traditional electronics. The first generation of "spintronic" devices (such as read heads based on giant magnetoresistance or non-volatile magnetic random access memories) have already gained dominant positions in the market place. This volume, the first of its kind on spin electronics describes all the essential topics for new researchers entering the field. It covers magnetism and semiconductor basics, micromagnetism, experimental techniques, materials science, device fabrication and new developments in spin-dependent processes. At the end of most chapters are a number of exercises and worked...


Nanostructures and Nanomaterials
Imperial College Press Staff
1860944159
April 2004
Hardcover
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Journal of the American Chemical Society
… does an excellent job of assembling synthetic techniques and describing how they can be applied on the nanoscale.

Book Description
This important book focuses on the synthesis and fabrication of nanostructures and nanomaterials, but also includes properties and applications of nanostructures and nanomaterials, particularly inorganic nanomaterials. It provides balanced and comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals and processing techniques with regard to synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of nanostructures and nanomaterials. Both chemical processing and lithographic techniques are presented in a systematic and coherent manner for the synthesis and fabrication of 0-D, 1-D, and 2-D nanostructures, as well as special...


Schaum's Outline of Strength of Materials
William A. Nash
0070466173
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
If you want top grades and thorough understanding of strength of materials, this powerful study tool is the best tutor you can have! It takes you step-by-step through the subject and gives you accompanying related problems with fully worked solutions. You also get hundreds of additional problems to solve on your own, working at your own speed. (Answers at the back show you how you re doing.) This superb study guide features clear explanations of the strengths of systems subject to static as well as dynamic loadings. And it's the only guide to this subject with complete programs in FORTRAN for difficult geometries of structural members, including numerical examples. It also offers simpler computer programs for less complex problems.

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Master...



Electronic Structure : Basic Theory and Practical Methods
Richard M. Martin
0521782856
April 8, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The study of the electronic structure of materials is at a momentous stage, with the emergence of new computational methods and theoretical approaches. This volume provides an introduction to the field and describes its conceptual framework, the capabilities of present methods, limitations, and challenges for the future. Many properties of materials can now be determined directly from the fundamental equations of quantum mechanics, bringing new insights into critical problems in physics, chemistry, and materials science.


Nanostructured Catalysts (Nanostructure Science and Technology Series)
Susannah L. Scott (Editor)
0306474840
January 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
With the recent advent of nanotechnology, research and development in the area of nanostructured catalysts has gained unprecedented prominence. Novel materials with potentially exciting new applications in catalysis are being discovered at a much higher rate than ever before. Innovative tools to fabricate, manipulate, characterize, and evaluate such materials are being developed and expanded. To keep pace with this extremely rapid growth, it is necessary to take a breath from time to time, to critically assess the current knowledge and provide thoughts for future developments. This book represents one of these moments, as a number of prominent scientists in nanostructured catalysts join forces to provide insightful reviews of their areas of expertise; thus, offering an overall picture of the state-of-the art of the...


Ordered Porous Nanostructures and Applications (Nanostructure Science and Technology Series)
Ralf B. Wehrspohn (Editor)
0387235418
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ordered porous nanostructures have emerged in the last ten years in different kinds of materials and with different pore diameters and interpore spacing. This book reviews in the first part which kinds of materials exhibit ordered nanopores and what are the physico-chemical reasons for it. In the second part, this book discusses the possible applications from photonic crystals via high-throughput screening to metallic and polymer-nanowire arrays and their use in the case of ferromagnetic wires as high-density magnetic storage medium. This book reviews the most interesting materials on the market concerning self-ordering, including: macroporous silicon, porous alumina, MCM41 and photonic bandgap materials, which is one of the hottest topics in optics and nano-technology in the last five years, according to Science...


Negative Refraction Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications
G. V. Eleftheriades, K.G Balmain
0471601462
July 7, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Learn about the revolutionary new technology of negative-refraction metamaterials

Negative-Refraction Metamaterials: Fundamental Principles and Applications introduces artificial materials that support the unusual electromagnetic property of negative refraction. Readers will discover several classes of negative-refraction materials along with their exciting, groundbreaking applications, such as lenses and antennas, imaging with super-resolution, microwave devices, dispersion-compensating interconnects, radar, and defense.

The book begins with a chapter describing the fundamentals of isotropic metamaterials in which a negative index of refraction is defined. In the following chapters, the text builds on the fundamentals by describing a range of useful microwave devices and antennas. Next, a broad...



Roark's Formulas for Stress and Strain
Warren C. Young
007072542X
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
NOW INCLUDES New material
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The Ultimate Roark's now includes--
* New material
* More tables and case studies
* Easier-to-read notations and figures
* More accessible layout
* Consistent table and equation numbering
* More on experimental stress analysis and stress concentrations
* New data on material behavior under stress and strain including appendix on composite materials
* Updated tables

With each succeeding edition, this renowned reference has proven itself as the be-all, end-all resource for designers, engineers, and analysts working with calculations of loads and stress. The Seventh Edition is no exception, as it carries on the book's tradition of presenting equations and diagrams of structural properties all in an...



Friction and Wear of Materials
Ernest Rabinowicz
0471830844
July 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Friction and Wear of Materials Second Edition Written by one of the world’s foremost authorities on friction, this classic book offers a lucid presentation of the theory of mechanical surface interactions as it applies to friction, wear, adhesion, and boundary lubrication. To aid engineers in design decisions, Friction and Wear of Materials evaluates the properties of materials which, under specified conditions, cause one material to function better as a bearing material than another. Featured also are thorough treatments of lubricants and the sizes and shapes of wear particles. This updated Second Edition includes new material on erosive wear, impact wear, and friction. Professor Rabinowicz’s book will be especially welcomed by mechanical and design engineers, surface scientists, tribologists and others who...


Semiconductor Heterojunctions and Nanostructures
Omar Manasreh
0071452281
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This comprehensive text is aimed at graduate level students and researchers, breaking down the complexities of fabrication, use, and maintenance of heterojunctions. Topics include: introduction to quantum mechanics, Potential barriers and wells, electronic energy levels in periodic potentials, tunneling through potential barriers, distribution functions and density of states, optical properties of interband and intersubband transitions, electrical properties, techniques and measurements, growth issues, devices: Detectors and emitters.

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This comprehensive text is aimed at graduate level students and researchers, breaking down the complexities of fabrication, use, and maintenance of heterojunctions. Topics include: introduction to quantum mechanics,...


The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology Is Changing Our Lives
Ted Sargent
1560258098
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sargent, visiting professor of nanotechnology at MIT, persuasively argues that advances in nanotechnology are occurring at a dizzying rate and have the potential to transform almost all aspects of human society, from health care to warfare. The book examines cutting-edge science in health, the environment and communications. Sargent's optimism knows almost no limits. He predicts that with nanotechnology's ability "to design and build matter to order," scientists will soon be able to prescribe nano-size drugs that will identify and kill single cancerous cells long before they can do any harm, and regenerate nerve cells to cure spinal cord injuries. Further, Sargent says, "new technologies may allow ground-based warfare without people." Throw in a limitless energy supply and a fully integrated computer and...


Polymer Nanocomposites
Joseph H. Koo
0071458212
Apr 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Understand the principles, applications, and limitations of a cutting-edge material Based on the author's 26 years of experience in the field of Nanotechnology, this reference offers researchers and materials scientists a complete reference to the physical concepts, techniques, applications and principles underlying one of the most researched materials. Keeps you abreast of the latest trends, developments, and commercial applications

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A State-of-the-Art Guide to the Principles, Applications, and Limitations of the Material Components of Polymer Nanostructured Materials

Polymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Characterization, and Applications offers researchers an invaluable tool for understanding and utilizing the special chemical and...



Mechanics of Materials
Anthony Bedford, Kenneth M. Liechti
0201895528
September 1, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
This text provides a clear, comprehensive presentation of both the theory and applications of mechanics of materials. It examines the physical behavior of materials under load, then proceeds to model this behavior to development theory. Stress. Strain. Mechanical Properties of Materials. Axial load. Torsion. Bending. Transverse Shear. Combined Loadings. Stress Transformation. Strain Transformation. Design of Beams and Shafts. Deflections of Beams and Shafts. Buckling of Columns. Energy Methods. For engineers interested in updating their knowledge of mechanics of materials. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Provides the student with a clear and thorough presentation of both the theory and application of the fundamental...


Nanotechnology in Catalysis, Volume 1( Nanostructure Science and Technology Series)
Bing Zhou
0306483238
April 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book is mainly based on the first and second symposia on Nanotechnology in Catalysis held in 2001 and 2002, but it also includes several contributions not presented in the symposia to round out the scope of the subject. The contents are the most up to date developments made by researchers all over the world in the catalysis field in this fascinating nanotechnology era. It reflects some of the frontier areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology in fabricating and characterizing catalysts and carrying out studies to prove their superior selectivity and activity. The field of application of nanotechnology for the development of catalysts for green chemistry is likely to grow rapidly during the next decade. This book hopes to contribute to the evolution of nanotechnology in that direction.

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Dynamic Behavior of Materials
Marc Andr¿ Meyers
047158262X
September 27, 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Addresses fundamentals and advanced topics relevant to the behavior of materials under in-service conditions such as impact, shock, stress and high-strain rate deformations. Deals extensively with materials from a microstructure perspective which is the future direction of research today.

Book Info
First concise handbook on the dynamics of materials behavior for the scientist, engineer, and student. Provides a working knowledge of the dynamic characteristics of materials under conditions of real-world stress and strain. DLC: Deformations (Mechanics)

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Semiconductor Nanocrystals: From Basic Principles to Applications(Nanostructure Science and Technology Series)
Alexander L. Efros (Editor)
0306477513
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A physics book that covers the optical properties of quantum-confined semiconductor nanostructures from both the theoretical and experimental points of view together with technological applications. Topics to be reviewed include quantum confinement effects in semiconductors, optical adsorption and emission properties of group IV, III-V, II-VI semiconductors, deep-etched and self assembled quantum dots, nanoclusters, and laser applications in optoelectronics.


Fundamental Issues and Applications of Shock-Wave and High-Strain-Rate Phenomena
Karl P. Staudhammer
0080438962
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book contains the proceedings of EXPLOMET™ 2000, International Conference on Fundamental Issues and Applications of Shock-Wave and High-Strain-Rate Phenomena, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000; the fifth in the EXPLOMET™ quinquennial series which began in Albuquerque in 1980.

The book is divided into five major sections with a total of 85 chapters. Section I deals with materials issues in shock and high strain rates while Section II covers shock consolidation, reactions, and synthesis. Materials aspects of ballistic and hypervelocity impact are covered in Section III followed by modeling and simulation in Section IV and a range of novel applications of shock and high-strain-rate phenomena in Section V.

Like previous conference volumes published in 1980, 1985, and 1995, the current...


Failure Analysis Case Studies II
D. R. H. Jones
0080439594
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
The first book of Failure Analysis Case Studies selected from volumes 1, 2 and 3 of the journal Engineering Failure Analysis was published by Elsevier Science in September 1998. The book has proved to be a sought-after and widely used source of reference material to help people avoid or analyse engineering failures, design and manufacture for greater safety and economy, and assess operating, maintenance and fitness-for-purpose procedures. In the last three years, Engineering Failure Analysis has continued to build on its early success as an essential medium for the publication of failure analysis cases studies and papers on the structure, properties and behaviour of engineering materials as applied to real problems in structures, components and design.

Failure Analysis Case Studies II comprises 40 case studies...


Nanoscale Phase Separation and Colossal Magnetoresistance
Elbio Dagotto
3540432450
January 17, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
The study of the spontaneous formation of nanostructures in single crystals is rapidly developing into a dominant field of research in the subject area known as strongly correlated electrons. The structures appear to originate in the competition of phases. This book addresses nanoscale phase separation, focusing on the manganese oxides with colossal magnetoresistance (CMR). The text argues that nanostructures are at the heart of the CMR phenomenon. Other compounds are also addressed, such as high-temperature superconductors, where similar nanostructures exist. Brief contributions by distinguished researchers are also included. The book contains updated information directed at experts, both theorists and experimentalists. Beginning graduate students or postdocs will also benefit from...


Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials
Peidong Yang (Editor)
9812385657
December 2003
Paperback
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Journal of Colloid & Polymer Science
We recommend the book to people who want precise grasp of the status of the chemistry of nanostructured materials. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Colloid & Polymer Science
… interesting in terms of preparative methodologies of nanostructured materials and their characterization. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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