The Development of Elementary Quantum Theory (SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology)

Physics

Liquid Crystals by S. Chandrasekhar
The Development of Elementary Quantum Theory (SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology) by Herbert Capellmann
Bio-inspired Surfaces And Applications
Transport In Multilayered Nanostructures: The Dynamical Mean-field Theory Approach, Second Edition
Nanotheranostics For Personalized Medicine

Liquid Crystals by S. Chandrasekhar

English | 26 Nov. 1992 | ISBN: 0521211492, 0521298415 | ASIN: B01CEKKOEU | 480 Pages | PDF | 36.17 MB

This is a new and greatly revised edition of Professor Chandrasekhar’s classic book Liquid Crystals, first published in 1977. The subject of liquid crystals has grown into an exciting interdisciplinary research field with important practical applications. This book presents a systematic and self-contained treatment of the physics of the different types of thermotropic liquid crystals – the three classical types, nematic, cholesteric and smectic, and the newly discovered discotic type. Included is a description of the structures of these four main types and their polymorphic modifications, their thermodynamical, optical and mechanical properties and their behaviour under external fields. The basic principles underlying the major applications of liquid crystals in display technology and in thermography are also discussed. This book will be of great value to advanced students and researchers in condensed matter physics, chemical physics, materials science and technology with an interest in the physics, chemistry and applications of liquid crystals.

The Development of Elementary Quantum Theory (SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology) by Herbert Capellmann

English | 12 Oct. 2017 | ISBN: 3319618830 | 108 Pages | EPUB | 777.44 KB

This book traces the evolution of the ideas that eventually resulted in the elementary quantum theory in 1925/26. Further, it discusses the essential differences between the fundamental equations of Quantum Theory derived by Born and Jordan, logically comprising Quantum Mechanics and Quantum Optics, and the traditional view of the development of Quantum Mechanics. Drawing on original publications and letters written by the main protagonists of that time, it shows that Einstein’s contributions from 1905 to 1924 laid the essential foundations for the development of Quantum Theory. Einstein introduced quantization of the radiation field; Born added quantized mechanical behavior. In addition, Born recognized that Quantum Mechanics necessarily required Quantum Optics; his radical concept of truly discontinuous and statistical quantum transitions (“quantum leaps”) was directly based on Einstein’s physical concepts.

Bio-inspired Surfaces And Applications

World Scientific | English | 2016 | ISBN-10: 9814704482 | 600 pages | PDF | 63.62 mb

by Eddie Yin-kwee Ng (Author), Yuehao Luo (Editor)
Through millions of years’ natural selection, sharkskin has developed into a kind of drag-reducing surface. This book shows how to investigate, model, fabricate and apply sharkskin’s unique surface properties, creating a flexible platform for surface and materials engineers and scientists to readily adopt or adapt for their own bio-inspired materials.Rather than inundate the reader with too many examples of materials inspired by nature, sharkskin has been chosen as the center-piece to illustrate accurate 3D digital modeling of surfaces, complete numerical simulation of micro flow field, different fabrication methods, and application to natural gas pipelining. This is a must-read for any researcher or engineer involved in bio-inspired surfaces and materials studies.

Transport In Multilayered Nanostructures: The Dynamical Mean-field Theory Approach, Second Edition

World Scientific | English | 2016 | ISBN-10: 1783268573 | 430 pages | PDF | 12.50 mb

by James K Freericks (Author)
Over the last 25 years, dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) has emerged as one of the most powerful new developments in many-body physics. Written by one of the key researchers in the field, this book presents the first comprehensive treatment of this ever-developing topic. Transport in Mutlilayered Nanostructures is varied and modern in its scope, and:A series of over 50 problems help develop the skills to allow readers to reach the level of being able to contribute to research. This book is suitable for an advanced graduate course in DMFT, and for individualized study by graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and advanced researchers wishing to enter the field.

Nanotheranostics For Personalized Medicine

World Scientific | English | 2016 | ISBN-10: 981471352X | 348 pages | PDF | 33.7 mb
by Patrick Couvreur (Author), Simona Mura (Editor)
The application of nanotechnology in the biomedical field, known as nanomedicine, has gained much interest in the recent past as a versatile strategy for selective drug delivery and diagnostic purposes. The nanotheranostic approach, which aims to combine both therapeutic and imaging/diagnostic functionalities, is characterized by a strong pluridisciplinarity where the chemistry of materials, bioconjugate chemistry, pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery, imaging, and pharmacology, work together. Nanotheranostics combine simultaneous non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of diseases with the exciting possibility to monitor drug release and distribution in real time; thus offering the opportunity to optimize treatment outcomes in cancer and other severe diseases. Clinical applications of nanotheranostics would enable earlier detection and treatment of diseases, and earlier assessment of the response, thus allowing to identify patients which would potentially respond to therapy and have higher possibilities of a favorable outcome.Nanotheranostics for Personalized Medicine presents an integrated and transdisciplinary description of nanotheranostics. It provides principles of imaging techniques and concrete examples of advances and challenges in the development of nanotheranostics for personalized medicine.This book is written for students (Bachelors to Doctoral level) as well as experienced researchers, in academia or the industry, interested in this emerging concept in the nanomedicine field.