Silicon-Based Nanomaterials: Technology and Applications
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Silicon-Based Nanomaterials: Technology and Applications

Silicon has been proven to be remarkably resilient as a commercial electronic material. The microelectronics industry has harnessed nanotechnology to continually push the performance limits of silicon devices and integrated circuits. Rather than shrinking its market share, silicon is displacing "competitor" semiconductors in domains such as high-frequency electronics and integrated photonics. There are strong business drivers underly...

Collaborative Risk Mitigation Through Construction Planning and Scheduling
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Collaborative Risk Mitigation Through Construction Planning and Scheduling

For readers who are already familiar with the fundamentals of project scheduling and know how to use the appropriate software, Coble offers real-world strategy and implementation measures to avoid risk in the construction project schedule. She covers whether a project has ever gone as planned, who benefits from planning and how, real construction mitigation case studies, risk management matrix, communicating the project schedule and ...

Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics
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Quantum Gases: Finite Temperature and Non-Equilibrium Dynamics

This book should be the first reference point for learning about various theoretical approaches to describing quantum gases. The editors and contributors have created a unique book with well-written articles, meaningful comparisons of various approximation schemes, a uniform notation and more than one thousand references. In addition, the book features introductory chapters and up-to-date review articles of experimental methods and c...

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Fire Resistance of Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys and Measuring the Effects of Fire Exposure on the Properties of Aluminum Alloys

This book contains valuable information about the fire resistance of aluminum and aluminum alloys including what occurs when aluminum is in a fire and how the effects of fire damage are evaluated. All aspects of aluminum's fire resistance are described, and reliable methods to estimate the extent of damage resulting from exposure to fire are presented, most notably the relationship between hardness and electrical conductivity with st...

Quantum Gravity: Proceedings of the Sixth Moscow Quantum Gravity Seminar
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Quantum Gravity: Proceedings of the Sixth Moscow Quantum Gravity Seminar

The Sixth Moscow Quantum Gravity Seminar was a continuation of the series of seminars which has played an important role in the consolidation of the international quantum gravity community and which has greatly affected the development of the field. As well as papers presented at the conference, this proceedings volume includes the papers of invited speakers who were unable to attend the seminar itself.

Efficient Organic Light Emitting-Diodes
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Efficient Organic Light Emitting-Diodes

"OLEDs are a rapidly developing new technology having applications in both display and lighting. Although broad commercial application has been reached for small OLED displays, there are many more challenges in chemistry, physics, and engineering to be addressed to exploit the full potential of this technology. Yi-Lu Chang’s book fills a gap by providing a concise review of the state of the art of this fast-progressing field. The aut...

Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray
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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular theories from disposable ones. This is why, Sabine Hossenfelder argues, we have not seen a major breakthrough in the foundations of physics for more tha...

Under the Spell of Landau: When Theoretical Physics Was Shaping Destinies
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Under the Spell of Landau

Reading this book is like being invited into the club of these Russian guys! There are a lot of them besides Landau himself. What we call the Kremlin they call the Moscow Kremlin, for example. Until recently it was impossible to find out about the work of these guys without going there.