Progress in Polymer Materials Science: Research, Development and Applications

With chapters by the editors and other experts in the field of polymer science, this book covers a broad selection of important research advances in the field, including updates on enzymatic destruction and photoelectric characteristics, studies on the changes in the polymer molecular mass during hydrolysis and a new type of bioadditive for motor fuel, and an exploration of the interrelation of

Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Processing free ebook

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Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical Wood Processing

Describing the history and state-of-the-art of the thermo-hydrous manipulation of wood, this book provides either a desk reference or a field manual of wood science. It examines the polymeric components of wood and its multilevel hierarchical structure that confer its unique general-purpose character and faculty for transformation.

Exceeding all other material in its capacity to defor

Novel Carbon Adsorbents free ebook

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Novel Carbon Adsorbents

Following in the lineage of Adsorption by Carbons (Bottani & Tascon, 2008), this work explores current research within contemporary novel carbon adsorbents. Both basic and applied aspects are discussed for this important class of materials.

The first section of the book introduces physical adsorption and carbonaceous materials, and is followed by a section concerning the fundament

Phasing in Crystallography: A Modern Perspective free ebook

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Phasing in Crystallography: A Modern Perspective

 Modern crystallographic methods originate from the synergy of two main research streams, the small-molecule and the macro-molecular streams. The first stream was able to definitively solve the phase problem for molecules up to 200 atoms in the asymmetric unit. The achievements obtained by the macromolecular stream are also impressive. A huge number of protein structures have been deposite

Advances in Silicon Carbide Processing and Applications

Today sensors are found in everything from consumer goods such as cars and washing machines, to specialized hi-tech equipment used in medicine, aeronautics, and defense. Silicon carbide (SiC) is the material that is revolutionizing sensor technology and driving its use in a multitude of applications. This book is a comprehensive look at this cutting-edge technology and examines the application

Fundamentals and Assessment Tools for Occupational Ergonomics

Completely revised and updated, taking the scientific rigor to a whole new level, the second edition of the Occupational Ergonomics Handbook is now available in two volumes. This new organization demonstrates the enormous amount of advances that have occurred in the field since the publication of the first edition. The second edition not only provides more information but makes it more accessib

Modern Railway Track free ebook

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Modern Railway Track

This is the digital edition which was originally published in 2001 as a hard cover book. It is dealing with design, construction and maintenance of railway track. Attention is paid to fundamental aspects, conventional track, slab track, high-speed, heavy haul, tram and metro.The book is used world wide by universities, railway administrations, engineering firms, consultants and individual engin

Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction free ebook

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Dynamic Soil-Structure Interaction

Dynamic Soil-structure interaction is one of the major topics in earthquake engineering and soil dynamics since it is closely related to the safety evaluation of many important engineering projects, such as nuclear power plants, to resist earthquakes. In dealing with the analysis of dynamic soil-structure interactions, one of the most difficult tasks is the modeling of unbounded media. To solve