Modeling and Prediction of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties by Vikas Mittal

By Vikas Mittal

This ebook lays the theoretical foundations and emphasizes the shut connection among concept and test to optimize versions and real-life systems for many of the phases of polymer composite improvement. As such, it covers quantum-mechanical techniques to appreciate the chemical techniques on an atomistic point, molecular mechanics simulations to foretell the filler floor dynamics, finite aspect ways to examine the macro-mechanical habit, and thermodynamic types to evaluate the temperature balance. the full is rounded off by way of a glance at multiscale types which could simulate houses at a variety of size and time scales in a single pass -- and with predictive accuracy.

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Semiconductor Nanostructures by Thomas Ihn

By Thomas Ihn

This textbook describes the physics of semiconductor nanostructures with emphasis on their digital shipping houses. At its center are 5 basic shipping phenomena: quantized conductance, tunnelling delivery, the Aharonov-Bohm impact, the quantum corridor impact, and the Coulomb blockade influence. The ebook begins out with the fundamentals of good nation and semiconductor physics, similar to crystal constitution, band constitution, and potent mass approximation, together with spin-orbit interplay results vital for examine in semiconductor spintronics. It includes fabric elements reminiscent of band engineering, doping, gating, and a variety of nanostructure fabrication options. The publication discusses the Drude-Boltzmann-Sommerfeld shipping conception in addition to conductance quantization and the Landauer-Buttiker concept. those techniques are prolonged to mesoscopic interference phenomena and decoherence, magnetotransport, and interplay results in quantum-confined platforms, guiding the reader from basic results to really expert state of the art experiments. The ebook will offer a radical advent into the subject for graduate and PhD scholars, and may be an invaluable reference for teachers and researchers operating within the box.

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Understanding Nanomaterials by Malkiat S. Johal

By Malkiat S. Johal

With a selective presentation of subject matters that makes it available for college students who've taken introductory college technology classes, Understanding Nanomaterials is a coaching software for the longer term team in nanotech improvement. This introductory textbook deals insights into the basic ideas that govern the fabrication, characterization, and alertness of nanomaterials.

Provides the heritage for primary Understanding

Assuming just a uncomplicated point of competency in physics, chemistry, and biology, the writer makes a speciality of the desires of the undergraduate curriculum, discussing vital approaches similar to self-assembly, patterning, and nanolithography. His procedure limits mathematical rigor within the presentation of key effects and proofs, leaving it to the instructor’s discretion so as to add extra complex info, or emphasize specific parts of interest.

With its mixture of discussion-based guideline and rationalization of problem-solving talents, this textbook highlights interdisciplinary thought and permitting instruments derived from chemistry, biology, physics, drugs, and engineering. additionally it is real-world examples relating to strength, the surroundings, and medication.

Author Malkiat S. Johal earned his Ph.D. from the collage of Cambridge in England. He later served as a post-doctoral examine affiliate at Los Alamos nationwide Laboratory, New Mexico, the place he labored at the nonlinear optical homes of nanoassemblies. Dr. Johal is at present a professor and researcher at Pomona collage in Claremont, California. His paintings specializes in using self-assembly and ionic adsorption procedures to manufacture nanomaterials for optical and biochemical applications.

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