Micro / Nano Replication: Processes and Applications

Title : Micro / Nano Replication: Processes and Applications
Author : Shinill Kang
ISBN/ASIN : 0470392134
Publication Date : 2012-04-03
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 388 pages

Description :

An introduction to micro and nano replication processes and applications

Micro/Nano Replication: Processes and Applications provides an overview of the fundamentals, processes, and applications involved in micro and nano replication in the manufacturing of product parts. A major field of nanotechnology, the study of micro/nano replication is sure to become one of increasing importance as the construction of completely new devices based on innovative concepts and crafted at the molecular level increases.

Designed to help the reader understand and learn to work with the growing number of tools for molding plastic components, the book covers the key topics related to replication, including patterning technology, the modification of mold surface properties, and much more. In addition, it addresses the strengths and weaknesses of different molding processes.

With a strong focus not only on how micro/nano replication works, but also the broader implications for the industry, the book is packed with examples of real world applications. These are drawn from a variety of fields, including information storage devices, optoelectronic elements, optical communication, and biosensors, in order to provide a complete view of the importance of micro and nano processes.

A valuable introduction to a new but fast-growing field, Micro/Nano Replication is an essential resource for anyone looking to get a head start on understanding this emerging discipline.

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Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management

Title : Low Impact Development and Sustainable Stormwater Management
Author : Thomas H. Cahill
ISBN/ASIN : 0470096756
Publication Date : 2012-07-17
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 312 pages

Description :

Sustainable Stormwater Management introduces engineers and designers to ideas and methods for managing stormwater in a more ecologically sustainable fashion. It provides detailed information on the design process, engineering details and calculations, and construction concerns. Concepts are illustrated with real-world examples, complete with photographs. This guide integrates the perspectives of landscape architects, planners, and scientists for a multi-disciplinary approach. This is an enlightening reference for professionals working in stormwater management, from engineers and designers to developers to regulators, and a great text for college courses. Continue reading

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Title : Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics
Author : Gavriel Salvendy
ISBN/ASIN : 0470528389
Publication Date : 2012-03-13
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 1752 pages

Description :

The fourth edition of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics has been completely revised and updated.  This includes all existing third edition chapters plus new chapters written to cover new areas.  These include the following subjects:

  • Managing low-back disorder risk in the workplace
  • Online interactivity
  • Neuroergonomics
  • Office ergonomics
  • Social networking
  • HF&E in motor vehicle transportation
  • User requirements
  • Human factors and ergonomics in aviation
  • Human factors in ambient intelligent environments

As with the earlier editions, the main purpose of this handbook is to serve the needs of the human factors and ergonomics researchers, practitioners, and graduate students. Each chapter has a strong theory and scientific base, but is heavily focused on real world applications. As such, a significant number of case studies, examples, figures, and tables are included to aid in the understanding and application of the material covered. Continue reading

Medical Imaging: Essentials for Physicians

Title : Medical Imaging: Essentials for Physicians
Author : Anthony B. Wolbarst PhD
ISBN/ASIN : 0470505702
Publication Date : 2013-06-04
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback : 432 pages

Description :

“An excellent primer on medical imaging for all members of the medical profession . . . including non-radiological specialists. It is technically solid and filled with diagrams and clinical images illustrating important points, but it is also easily readable . . . So many outstanding chapters . . . The book uses little mathematics beyond simple algebra [and] presents complex ideas in very understandable terms.”
—Melvin E. Clouse, MD, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Deaconess Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School

A well-known medical physicist and author, an interventional radiologist, and an emergency room physician with no special training in radiology have collaborated to write, in the language familiar to physicians, an introduction to the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging. It is intentionally brief and not overly detailed, intended to help clinicians with very little free time rapidly gain enough command of the critically important imaging tools of their trade to be able to discuss them confidently with medical and technical colleagues; to explain the general ideas accurately to students, nurses, and technologists; and to describe them effectively to concerned patients and loved ones. Chapter coverage includes:

  • Introduction: Dr. Doe’s Headaches
  • Sketches of the Standard Imaging Modalities
  • Image Quality and Dose
  • Creating Subject Contrast in the Primary X-Ray Image
  • Twentieth-Century (Analog) Radiography and Fluoroscopy
  • Radiation Dose and Radiogenic Cancer Risk
  • Twenty-First-Century (Digital) Imaging
  • Digital Planar Imaging
  • Computed Tomography
  • Nuclear Medicine (Including SPECT and PET)
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound (Including Doppler)
  • MRI in One Dimension and with No Relaxation
  • Mapping T1 and T2 Proton Spin Relaxation in 3D
  • Evolving and Experimental Modalities

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Ionic Liquids UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews

Title : Ionic Liquids UnCOILed: Critical Expert Overviews
Author :
ISBN/ASIN : 0470074701
Publication Date : 2012-12-10
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 438 pages

Description :

Ionic Liquids UnCOILed presents decisively important reviews on new processes and recent developments in ionic liquid technology with an emphasis on commercial applications in which ionic liquids are replacing, or may replace, processes currently using conventional solvents. Ranging from applied to theoretical, synthetic to analytical, and biotechnological to electrochemical, the book features eleven chapters written by an international group of key academic and industrial chemists, exercising the judicious evaluation which they are uniquely qualified to do. This book is a must for R&D chemists in industrial, governmental and academic laboratories, and for commercial developers of environmentally-friendly, sustainable processes.

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High Voltage and Electrical Insulation Engineering

Title : High Voltage and Electrical Insulation Engineering
Author : Ravindra Arora
ISBN/ASIN : 0470609613
Publication Date : 2011-08-30
Publisher : Wiley-IEEE Press
Paperback : 394 pages

Description :

The book is written for students as well as for teachers and researchers in the field of High Voltage and Insulation Engineering. It is based on the advance level courses conducted at TU Dresden, Germany and Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India. The book has a novel approach describing the fundamental concept of field dependent behavior of dielectrics subjected to high voltage. There is no other book in the field of high voltage engineering following this new approach in describing the behavior of dielectrics.

The contents begin with the description of fundamental terminology in the subject of high voltage engineering. It is followed by the classification of electric fields and the techniques of field estimation. Performance of gaseous, liquid and solid dielectrics under different field conditions is described in the subsequent chapters. Separate chapters on vacuum as insulation and the lightning phenomenon are included.

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Heterogeneous Electrode Processes and Localized Corrosion (Wiley Series in Corrosion)

Title : Heterogeneous Electrode Processes and Localized Corrosion (Wiley Series in Corrosion)
Author : Yongjun Mike Tan
ISBN/ASIN : 0470647957
Publication Date : 2012-11-28
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 264 pages

Description :

Sheds new light on the significance of electrode inhomogeneity and electrochemical heterogeneity

A major contribution to the field of electrochemistry, this book—based on a thorough review of the literature and author Yongjun Tan’s twenty years of pioneering research—examines electrochemical heterogeneity and its effects on non-uniform electrode processes. The book focuses on localized corrosion, uneven electrodeposition, and non-uniform electrodissolution. Readers will learn all the core fundamentals, experimental methods, and engineering aspects of localized corrosion and other important heterogeneous electrode processes. In particular, readers will learn core methods to quickly calculate corrosion rates and study electrode inhomogeneity and electrochemical heterogeneity.

Heterogeneous Electrode Processes and Localized Corrosion begins with a review of homogeneous electrode models and uniform corrosion measurements and then explores probing electrode inhomogeneity, electrochemical heterogeneity, and localized corrosion. Next, the book examines:

  • Visualizing localized corrosion using electrochemically integrated multi-electrode arrays
  • Measuring thermodynamic and kinetic parameters of localized corrosion processes
  • Characterizing inhomogeneity and localized corrosion on coated electrode surfaces
  • Designing experiments to study localized corrosion and its inhibition in inhomogeneous media
  • Sensing localized electrodeposition and electrodissolution
  • Exploring versatile heterogeneous electrode processes

Throughout the book, there are case studies with maps that illustrate key aspects of heterogeneous electrode processes. In addition, the author provides plenty of examples that enable readers to fully grasp core concepts of electrochemical heterogeneity and its relationship to non-uniform electrode processes.

Reviewing the experimental findings presented in this book, electrochemists will gain a better appreciation and understanding of the fundamental significance of electrode inhomogeneity and electrochemical heterogeneity.

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Lysophospholipid Receptors: Signaling and Biochemistry

Title : Lysophospholipid Receptors: Signaling and Biochemistry
Author : Jerold Chun
ISBN/ASIN : 0470569050
Publication Date : 2013-04-01
Publisher : Wiley
Paperback : 812 pages

Description :

The current state of the science supporting new research in lysophospholipids

The study of lysophospholipids exploded with the discovery of cell surface receptors on both lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) and sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P). Since then, thousands of original research reports—ranging from fundamental cell signaling to the physiology and pathophysiology of individual organ systems—have centered on lysophospholipids. This book draws together and analyzes the current literature to provide readers with a state-of-the-science review as well as current techniques that support research in all aspects of the field of lysophospholipid signaling.

Lysophospholipid Receptors is divided into three sections:

  • Receptors and other possible effectors
  • Enzymes
  • Physiology and pathophysiology

Within each section, the authors explain the similarities and differences between LPA and S1P signaling. Examples are provided that demonstrate the underlying mechanisms of lysophospholipid signaling across a broad range of organ systems, such as S1P signaling in cardiovascular physiology and disease and the neural effects of LPA signaling. Extensive references at the end of each chapter provide a gateway to the literature and facilitate further research into individual topics.

Each chapter has been authored by one or more leading international authorities in lysophospholipid research. Based on a thorough analysis of the current research, the authors set forth what is established science and offer their expert opinion and perspective on new and emerging areas of research, setting the stage for further investigations that will solve current problems in the field. Continue reading

The Consulting Veterinary Nurse

Title : The Consulting Veterinary Nurse
Author : Nicola Ackerman
ISBN/ASIN : 0470655143
Publication Date : 2012-09-04
Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Paperback : 264 pages

Description :

The Consulting Veterinary Nurse is an invaluable source of information for all veterinary nurses setting up and conducting their own nursing clinics in small animal practice. From the basics of setting up the consulting room to running and marketing individual clinics, this book provides a comprehensive coverage of the role of the consulting veterinary nurse. A large section of the book details specific clinics run by nurses, including nutritional assessments, behavioural clinics, puppy parties, seasonal information campaigns, senior pet clinics and medical clinics for a full range of conditions from arthritis and dental problems to epilepsy and cancer. A chapter specifically on rabbit clinics is also included.

Written by an experienced senior veterinary nurse, this is a vital guide for all veterinary nurses seeking to develop their consulting role and contribute effectively to the long-term success of their practice.

KEY FEATURES

  • Provides a comprehensive guide to the role of the consulting veterinary nurse
  • Details specific nutritional, medical and behavioural clinics run by nurses
  • Includes advice on presentation, marketing and communicating with clients
  • Discusses client compliance and internal procedure and protocol
  • Contains sample diet history sheets and unit conversion charts for use in practice
  • Endorsed by the British Veterinary Nursing Association

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Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Volume 3: Polyethers and Polyesters (Wiley-Scrivener)

Title : Handbook of Engineering and Specialty Thermoplastics: Volume 3: Polyethers and Polyesters (Wiley-Scrivener)
Author : Sabu Thomas
ISBN/ASIN : 0470639261
Publication Date : 2011-06-07
Publisher : Wiley-Scrivener
Paperback : 562 pages

Description :

The book summarizes many of the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of engineering polymers, such as oxygen containing main chain polymers (Polyether and Polyesters). The book emphasizes the various aspects of preparation, structure, processing, morphology, properties and applications of engineering polymers. Recent advances in the development and characterization of multi component polymer blends and composites (maco, micro and nano) based on engineering polymers are discussed in detail. The content of the book is unique as there are no books which deal with the recent advances synthesis, morphology, structure, properties and applications of engineering polymers and their blends and composites including nanocomposites.   It covers an up-to-date record on the major findings and observations in the field. Continue reading