Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Theory and Applications

Physics

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications By Sergio Musazzi, Umberto Perini
Abbas Firoozabadi, “Thermodynamics and Applications of Hydrocarbons Energy Production”
How Medicines Are Born: The Imperfect Science Of Drugs
Gold Nanoparticles For Physics, Chemistry And Biology, Second Edition
Non-Dissipative Effects in Nonequilibrium Systems By Prof. Dr. Christian Maes

Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Theory and Applications By Sergio Musazzi, Umberto Perini

2014 | 575 Pages | ISBN: 3642450849 | PDF | 17 MB

This book deals with the Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) a widely used atomic emission spectroscopy technique for elemental analysis of materials. It is based on the use of a high-power, short pulse laser excitation. The book is divided into two main sections: the first one concerning theoretical aspects of the technique, the second one describing the state of the art in applications of the technique in different scientific/technological areas. Numerous examples of state of the art applications provide the readers an almost complete scenario of the LIBS technique. The LIBS theoretical aspects are reviewed. The book helps the readers who are less familiar with the technique to understand the basic principles. Numerous examples of state of the art applications give an almost complete scenario of the LIBS technique potentiality. These examples of applications may have a strong impact on future industrial utilization. The authors made important contributions to the development of this field.

Abbas Firoozabadi, “Thermodynamics and Applications of Hydrocarbons Energy Production”

English | ISBN: 0071843256 | 2016 | 549 pages | PDF conv | 21 MB

This state-of-the-art guide presents a systematic methodology for applying thermodynamics principles in the many areas of the hydrocarbon energy industry
Thermodynamics and Applications in Hydrocarbon Energy Production lays out a unified view of classical thermodynamics and teaches how to effectively put those theories to work in fuel exploration, preparation, and refinement.
Shale gas and oil development is a relatively new subject in petroleum engineering and is the main focus of the U.S. energy industry―this book addresses these important issues. The use of thermodynamics in reservoir, transportation system, surface facility, and refinery development is covered in full detail. Advanced chapters explain leading-edge techniques, including molecular simulation.
High-quality illustrations and tables are featured throughout
Each chapter includes examples, theory extensions, and problems
Provides practical solutions to key engineering problems
Written by a world-renowned petroleum reservoir engineering expert

How Medicines Are Born: The Imperfect Science Of Drugs

World Scientific | English | Jun 2017 | ISBN-10: 1786342979 | 188 pages | PDF | 17.07 mb

by Lisa Vozza (Author), Maurizio D’incalci (Author), Andreas Gescher (Editor)
This book is an excursion into the drug development process, from the initial conception in a chemical or molecular biology lab, via tests in isolated cells and animals, to the stage of clinical trials. The human body is a complex ecosystem where little is conclusively known in terms of its response to medication, for both sick and healthy individuals. The considerable degree of uncertainty inherent in health-related research can lead to approval of controversial medicines, particularly in high-stakes scenarios and medical crises. Real-life examples are drawn on here to explain the decision making processes behind the acceptance of new drugs, disproving misconceptions around medicines by delving into the history and current practice of the drug development process.
Originally written in Italian, How Medicines are Born helps patients, students, public health officials physicians, healthcare practitioners and biomedical scientists make informed decisions on the benefits and disadvantages of select medicine based on an understanding of the history of drug development.

Gold Nanoparticles For Physics, Chemistry And Biology, Second Edition

World Scientific | English | Aug 2017 | ISBN-10: 1786341247 | 680 pages | PDF | 50.35 mb

by Olivier Pluchery (Author), Catherine Louis (Editor)
Gold Nanoparticles in Physics, Chemistry and Biology offers an overview of recent research into gold nanoparticles, covering their discovery, usage and contemporary practical applications.This Second Edition begins with a history of over 2000 years of the use of gold nanoparticles, with a review of the specific properties which make gold unique. Updated chapters include gold nanoparticle preparation methods, their plasmon resonance and thermo-optical properties, their catalytic properties and their future technological applications. New chapters have been included, and reveal the growing impact of plasmonics in research, with an introduction to quantum plasmonics, plasmon assisted catalysis and electro-photon conversion. The growing field of nanoparticles for health is also addressed with a study of gold nanoparticles as radiosensibiliser for radiotherapy, and of gold nanoparticle functionalisation. This new edition also considers the relevance of bimetallic nanoparticles for specific applications.World-class scientists provide the most up-to-date findings for an introduction to gold nanoparticles within the related areas of chemistry, biology, material science, optics and physics. It is perfectly suited to advanced level students and researchers looking to enhance their knowledge in the study of gold-nanoparticles.

Non-Dissipative Effects in Nonequilibrium Systems By Prof. Dr. Christian Maes

English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 56 Pages | ISBN : 3319677799 | 1.52 MB

This book introduces and discusses both the fundamental aspects and the measurability of applications of time-symmetric kinetic quantities, outlining the features that constitute the non-dissipative branch of non-equilibrium physics.
These specific features of non-equilibrium dynamics have largely been ignored in standard statistical mechanics texts. This introductory-level book offers novel material that does not take the traditional line of extending standard thermodynamics to the irreversible domain.
It shows that although stationary dissipation is essentially equivalent with steady non-equilibrium and ubiquitous in complex phenomena, non-equilibrium is not determined solely by the time-antisymmetric sector of energy-entropy considerations. While this should not be very surprising, this book provides timely, simple reminders of the role of time-symmetric and kinetic aspects in the construction of non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.