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  • Reactions and Syntheses

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    The second edition of this classic text book has been completely revised, updated, and extended to include chapters on biomimetic amination reactions, Wacker oxidation, and useful domino reactions.
    The first-class author team with long-standing experience in practical courses on organic chemistry covers a multitude of preparative procedures of reaction types and compound classes indispensable in modern organic synthesis. Throughout, the experiments are accompanied by the theoretical and mechanistic fundamentals, while the clearly structured sub-chapters provide concise background information, retrosynthetic analysis, information on isolation and purification, analytical data as well as current literature citations. Finally, in each case the synthesis is labeled with one of three levels of difficulty.
    An indispensable manual for students and lecturers in chemistry, organic chemists, as well as lab technicians and chemists in the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries.

  • Modern Polymer Spectroscopy

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    Modern Polymer Spectroscopy provides a 'guided tour' to the state of the art in polymer analysis by vibrational spectroscopy. Five renowned experts describe new experimental and theoretical techniques. Areas of focus include:
    - two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy
    - segmental mobility of liquid crystalline polymers under external fields
    - dynamics and structure of polymers with chemical and structural disorder
    - spectra of polyconjugated conducting polymers
    - theoretical calculations on biopolymers.
    Readers learn experimental techniques and theoretical tools essential for obtaining more valuable information from their vibrational spectra, in order too solve problems that would otherwise be impossible.
    An essential reference for all professionals who need to keep abreast at the latest developments in the field, graduate students in polymer science, material science and the biosciences using spectroscopic techniques will profit from the wealth of information provided in this state-of-the-art guide.

  • Organic Synthesis Highlights

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    This unusual collection of 49 essays gives an overview of the trends and accomplishments of synthetic organic chemistry in recent years. Unique in its approach, it deals with almost every aspect of modern synthesis.
    The first part of the book describes methods and reagents, with particular emphasis on rapidly developing organometallic and biooriented procedures. In the second part, these tools are applied to the syntheses of interesting target compounds and natural compounds with remarkable physiological properties. Mechanistic discussions and retrosynthetic analyses are included. More than 1000 up-to-date references help the reader to pursue the topics highlighted here.
    This book gives both the active researcher and the advanced student insight into the competitive atmosphere, creativity, and resourcefulness so characteristic of organic synthesis today.

  • This collection of extended abstracts summarizes the latest research as presented at "Frontiers in Electronic Materials", a Nature conference on correlation effects and memristive phenomena, which took place in 2012. The contributions from leading authors from the US, Japan, Korea, and Europe discuss breakthroughs and challenges in fundamental research as well as the potential for future applications. Hot topics covered include: Electron correlation and unusual quantum effects Oxide heterostructures and interfaces Multiferrroics, spintronics, ferroelectrics and flexoelectrics Processing in nanotechnology Advanced characterization techniques Superionic conductors, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics Chip architectures and computational concepts An essential resource for the researchers of today and tomorrow.

  • This handbook is a unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of the physics of liquid crystals. In over 500 pages it provides detailed information on the physical properties of liquid crystals as well as the recent theories and results on phase transitions, defects and textures of different types of liquid crystals.
    An in-depth understanding of the physical fundamentals is a prerequisite for everyone working in the field of liquid crystal research. With this book the experts as well as graduate students entering the field get all the information they need.

  • GC/MS in Clinical Chemistry

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    This book enables the reader to gain a rapid understanding of GC/MS analysis through a basic knowledge of the fundamental principles, linking these with simple and practical applications in the field of industrial medicine and analysis of drugs. Additional information from other specialist fields is also provided with the aim of helping the analyst to understand their relevance to the interpretation of results. The book describes efficient methods of sample preparation and quality assurance and provides information on epidemiology and pharmacology, without which drug screening is impossible.
    This comprehensive overview is mainly written for the practical analyst in the clinical laboratory but it is equally suited for teaching purposes.

  • Sensors, Thermal Sensors

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    'Sensors' is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors.
    This volume describes the construction and applicational aspects of thermal sensors while presenting a rigorous treatment of the underlying physical principles. It provides a unique overview of the various categories of sensors as well as of specific groups, e.g. temperature sensors (resistance thermometers, thermocouples, and radiation thermometers), noise and acoustic thermometers, heat-flow and mass-flow sensors. Specific facettes of applications are presented by specialists from different fields including process control, automotive technology and cryogenics. This volume is an indispensable reference work and text book for both specialists and newcomers, researchers and developers.

  • 'Sensors' is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors.
    This is the first of two volumes focusing on chemical and biochemical sensors providing definitions, typical examples of chemical and biochemical sensors and historical remarks. It describes chemical sensor technologies and interdisciplinary tasks in the design of chemical sensors. The major part consists of a description of basic sensors. They include electrolyte sensors, solid electrolyte sensors, electronic conductivity and capacitance sensors, field effect sensors, calorimetric sensors, optochemical sensors, and mass sensitive sensors. This volume is an indispensable reference work for both specialists and newcomers, researchers and developers.

  • Sensors, Optical Sensors

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    'Sensors' is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors.
    This volume provides a unique overview of optical sensors. Fundamentals, technical aspects, applications and various measuring techniques in the wide field of optics are described. It also covers light propagation, its measurement, the principles of photoelectric conversion as well as a survey of light sources, detectors and different kinds of optical parts. Five chapters describe detection schemes depending on wavelength, phase, and pulsetime. It also presents topics such as: Instruments approved in industry and novel concepts of optical sensors; Fiber and integrated optics as more recent techniques; Different techniques of optical sensing such as machine vision and signal processing, and for the determination surface morphology and deformation are covered. This volume is an indispensable reference work and text book for both specialists and newcomers, researchers and developers.

  • Sensors, Mechanical Sensors

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    'Sensors' is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors.
    This volume contains the physical and technical fundamentals of mechanical sensors, and contains and assesses the various types of sensors for particular applications. Of interest to engineers, physicists, chemists and others involved in sensor technology.

  • Sensors, Magnetic Sensors

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    'Sensors' is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors.
    This volume presents for the first time a comprehensive description of magnetic sensors with special emphasis placed upon technical and scientific fundamentals. It provides important definitions and a unique overview of concepts, and the nature and principles of magnetic fields. General questions concerning all types of magnetic sensors, such as those pertaining to material, noise, etc. are treated. Each chapter contains physical and mathematical fundamentals and applied technical concepts. In addition, each chapter presents an outline of the most important applications, measurement ranges and accuracy of sensing etc. This volume is an indispensable reference work and text book for both specialists and newcomers, researcher and developers.

  • Sensors is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors.
    This final volume of the series uncovers trends in sensor technology and gives a comprehensive overview of the sensor market. The use of sensors in microsystems and in vacuum microelectronic as well as in acoustic wave devices is discussed. Present and emerging applications of sensors in aerospace, environmental, automotive, and medical industries, among others, are described.
    This volume is an indispensable reference work for both specialists and newcomers, researchers and developers

  • Die GC/MS erfüllt die gesetzlichen Forderungen nach immer empfindlicheren und aussagekräftigeren Verfahren in der klinischen Analytik. Speziell im Drogenscreening werden die Ergebnisse der immunologischen Verfahren mit Hilfe der GC/MS abgesichert. Anwender im klinischen Labor erhalten mit diesem Buch einen schnellen Einstieg in die GC/MS Analytik.
    Die Beschreibung aktueller Themen der klinischen Analytik in einfacher und praxisgerechter Form sowie die ntigen Begleitinformationen aus anderen Fachgebieten helfen, Zusammenhänge zu verstehen und in die Praxis umzusetzen. Anhand praxisgerechter Applikationen wird der Einsteiger in Gebiete wie Probenversand, Probenvorbereitung bis hin zur qualitativen und quantitativen Auswertung eingeführt. Dem Anwender werden Modelle zur Qualitätssicherung im Labor vorgestellt sowie logistische Hilfen wie Kontaktadressen für Ringversuche oder Bezugsadressen für Standards und Probenvorbereitungsmaterial gegeben. Darüber hinaus bekommt er viele Tips für Kosteneinsparungen durch eine Gegenüberstellung verschiedener Analysenverfahren.
    Das Buch richtet sich vor allem an Labormediziner, Toxikologen und Laboranten, die im Bereich der Drogenanalytik arbeiten, ist aber auch für Fachhochschulen und CTA/PTA-Schulen zu Lehrzwecken geeignet.

  • Steel-reinforced concrete is used ubiquitously as a building material due to its unique combination of the high compressive strength of concrete and the high tensile strength of steel. Therefore, reinforced concrete is an ideal composite material that is used for a wide range of applications in structural engineering such as buildings, bridges, tunnels, harbor quays, foundations, tanks and pipes. To ensure durability of these structures, however, measures must be taken to prevent, diagnose and, if necessary, repair damage to the material especially due to corrosion of the steel reinforcement.
    The book examines the different aspects of corrosion of steel in concrete, starting from basic and essential mechanisms of the phenomenon,
    moving up to practical consequences for designers, contractors and owners both for new and existing reinforced and prestressed concrete
    structures. It covers general aspects of corrosion and protection of reinforcement, forms of attack in the presence of carbonation and chlorides,
    problems of hydrogen embrittlement as well as techniques of diagnosis, monitoring and repair. This second edition updates the contents with
    recent findings on the different topics considered and bibliographic references, with particular attention to recent European standards. This
    book is a self-contained treatment for civil and construction engineers, material scientists, advanced students and architects concerned with the design and maintenance of reinforced concrete structures. Readers will benefit from the knowledge, tools, and methods needed to understand corrosion in reinforced concrete and how to prevent it or keep it within acceptable limits.

  • The Handbook of Liquid Crystals is a unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of liquid crystals. In over 2000 pages the Handbook provides detailed information on the basic principles of both low- and high-molecular weight materials, as well as the synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications (such as in computer displays or as structural materials) of all types of liquid crystals.
    The five editors of the Handbook are internationally renowned experts from both industry and academia and have drawn together over 70 leading figures in the field as authors.
    The three volumes of the Handbook are designed both to be used together or as stand-alone reference sources. Some users will require the whole set, others will be best served with one or two of the volumes.
    Volume 1 deals with the basic physical and chemical principles of liquid crystals, including structure-property relationships, nomenclature, phase behavior, characterization methods, and general synthesis and application strategies. As such this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and a powerful learning and teaching tool for graduate students and above.
    Volume 2 concentrates on low-molecular weight materials, for example those typically used in display technology. A high quality survey of the literature is provided along with full details of molecular design strategies, phase characterization and control, and applications development. This volume is therefore by far the most detailed reference source on these industrially very important materials, ideally suited for professionals in the field.
    Volume 3 concentrates on high-molecular weight, or polymeric, liquid crystals, some of which are found in structural applications and others occur as natural products of living systems. A high-quality literature survey is complemented by full detail of the synthesis, processing, analysis, and applications of all important materials classes. This volume is the most comprehensive reference source on these materials, and is therefore ideally suited for professionals in the field.

  • Inkjet-based Micromanufacturing Inkjet technology goes way beyond putting ink on paper: it enables simpler, faster and more reliable manufacturing processes in the fields of micro- and nanotechnology. Modern inkjet heads are per se precision instruments that deposit droplets of fluids on a variety of surfaces in programmable, repeating patterns, allowing, after suitable modifications and adaptations, the manufacturing of devices such as thin-film transistors, polymer-based displays and photovoltaic elements. Moreover, inkjet technology facilitates the large-scale production of flexible RFID transponders needed, eg, for automated logistics and miniaturized sensors for applications in health surveillance. The book gives an introduction to inkjet-based micromanufacturing, followed by an overview of the underlying theories and models, which provides the basis for a full understanding and a successful usage of inkjet-based methods in current microsystems research and development
    Overview of Inkjet-based Micromanufacturing:
    Thermal Inkjet
    Theory and Modeling
    Post-Printing Processes for Inorganic Inks for Plastic Electronics
    Applications
    Inkjet Ink Formulations
    Inkjet Fabrication of Printed Circuit Boards
    Antennas for Radio Frequency Identification Tags
    Inkjet Printing for MEMS

  • "Molekularbiologie der Zelle" ist auch international das fuhrende Lehrbuch der Zellbiologie. Vollstandig aktualisiert fuhrt es Studierende in den Fachern Molekularbiologie, Genetik, Zellbiologie, Biochemie und Biotechnologie vom ersten Semester des Bachelor- bis ins Master-Studium und daruber hinaus. Mit erstklassiger und bewahrter Didaktik vermittelt die sechste Auflage sowohl die grundlegenden, zellbiologischen Konzepte als auch deren faszinierende Anwendungen in Medizin, Gentechnik und Biotechnologie.          

  • In this new edition of a bestseller, all the contents have been brought upto-date by addressing current standards and best practices in the assessment and prediction of ADMET properties. Although the previous chapter layout has been retained, substantial revisions have been made, with new topics such as pro-drugs, active metabolites and transporters covered in detail in a manner useful to the Drug Discovery scientist. The authors discuss the parameters and processes important for the absorption, distribution and retention of drug compounds in the body, plus the potential problems created by their transformation into toxic byproducts.
    While aimed at all those dealing professionally with the development and application of pharmaceutical substances, the readily comprehensible style makes this book equally suitable for students of pharmacy and related subjects. Uniquely comprehensive, the book relates physicochemistry and chemical structure to pharmacokinetic properties and ultimately drug efficacy and safety.

  • The Handbook of Liquid Crystals is a unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of liquid crystals. In over 2000 pages the Handbook provides detailed information on the basic principles of both low- and high-molecular weight materials, as well as the synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications (such as in computer displays or as structural materials) of all types of liquid crystals.
    The five editors of the Handbook are internationally renowned experts from both industry and academia and have drawn together over 70 leading figures in the field as authors.
    The four volumes of the Handbook are designed both to be used together or as stand-alone reference sources. Some users will require the whole set, others will be best served with one or two of the volumes.
    Volume 1 deals with the basic physical and chemical principles of liquid crystals, including structure-property relationships, nomenclature, phase behavior, characterization methods, and general synthesis and application strategies. As such this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and a powerful learning and teaching tool for graduate students and above.
    Volumes 2A and 2B concentrate on low-molecular weight materials, for example those typically used in display technology. A high quality survey of the literature is provided along with full details of molecular design strategies, phase characterization and control, and applications development. These volumes are therefore by far the most detailed reference sources on these industrially very important materials, ideally suited for professionals in the field.
    Volume 3 concentrates on high-molecular weight, or polymeric, liquid crystals, some of which are found in structural applications and others occur as natural products of living systems. A high-quality literature survey is complemented by full detail of the synthesis, processing, analysis, and applications of all important materials classes. This volume is the most comprehensive reference source on these materials, and is therefore ideally suited for professionals in the field.

  • Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells

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    Adopting a unique, integrated engineering approach, this text simultaneously covers all aspects of design and operation, process analysis, optimization, monitoring and control. It clearly presents the multiple advantages of molten carbonate fuel cells for the efficient conversion of energy, and also includes recent developments in this innovative technology. The whole is rounded off by an appendix featuring benchmark problems with equations and parameters.
    Vital reading for process, chemical and power engineers, as well as those working in power technology, chemists and electrochemists, materials scientists, and energy-supplying companies.

  • Refractory organic substances (ROS) are an essential part of the biogeochemical carbon cycle. Wherever there is life on earth, there will also be ROS in the form of poorly biodegradable leftovers of organisms and as a source for new life. Furthermore, it is now beyond doubt that ROS are closely related to the carbon intensity identified as one of the driving forces in the dynamics of green house gas emission, such that ROS play a key role in sustainable development.
    'Refractory Organic Substances in the Environment' provides the results of six years of top-priority research, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). This research program investigated the structure and function of ROS in different parts of the environment, from a chemical, physical, biological, and soil scientific point of view. It included the first systematic study of a set of reference samples from Central Europe, originating from a bog lake, soil seepage water, groundwater, and from the wastewaters of a brown coal processing plant and a secondary effluent. Thus, this work not only highlights the structural features obtained from the application of advanced analytical tools, but also the function in anthropogenically influenced aquatic systems and soils. Of special interest to students and researchers in life sciences.

  • This landmark book deals with nonlinear normal modes (NNMs) and nonlinear mode localization. Offers an analysis which enables the study of various nonlinear phenomena having no counterpart in linear theory. On a more theoretical level, the concept of NNMs will be shown to provide an excellent framework for understanding a variety of distinctively nonlinear phenomena such as mode bifurcations and standing or traveling solitary waves.

  • The Handbook of Liquid Crystals is a unique compendium of knowledge on all aspects of liquid crystals. In over 2000 pages the Handbook provides detailed information on the basic principles of both low- and high-molecular weight materials, as well as the synthesis, characterization, modification, and applications (such as in computer displays or as structural materials) of all types of liquid crystals.
    The five editors of the Handbook are internationally renowned experts from both industry and academia and have drawn together over 70 leading figures in the field as authors.
    The four volumes of the Handbook are designed both to be used together or as stand-alone reference sources. Some users will require the whole set, others will be best served with one or two of the volumes.
    Volume 1 deals with the basic physical and chemical principles of liquid crystals, including structure-property relationships, nomenclature, phase behavior, characterization methods, and general synthesis and application strategies. As such this volume provides an excellent introduction to the field and a powerful learning and teaching tool for graduate students and above.
    Volumes 2A and 2B concentrate on low-molecular weight materials, for example those typically used in display technology. A high quality survey of the literature is provided along with full details of molecular design strategies, phase characterization and control, and applications development. These volumes are therefore by far the most detailed reference sources on these industrially very important materials, ideally suited for professionals in the field.
    Volume 3 concentrates on high-molecular weight, or polymeric, liquid crystals, some of which are found in structural applications and others occur as natural products of living systems. A high-quality literature survey is complemented by full detail of the synthesis, processing, analysis, and applications of all important materials classes. This volume is the most comprehensive reference source on these materials, and is therefore ideally suited for professionals in the field.

  • Operative Planung

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    Die operative Planung nimmt auch mehrere Jahre nach Beginn der Diskussion um ihre inhaltliche Weiterentwicklung einen zentralen Platz in der Arbeit der meisten Controller und Manager ein. Dabei ist der gesamte Prozess häufig historisch gewachsen - mit allen Vor- und Nachteilen. Wesentliche Parameter wie die Planungsrichtung oder die Verknüpfung der Budgets mit den Anreizsystemen sind dabei häufig in der Kritik: Die operative Planung hat es bis heute nicht geschafft, alle betroffenen Personen von ihrer uneingeschränkten Eignung zu überzeugen. Zu groß sind mehrheitlich die damit verbundenen Misstne aus den alljährlichen Budgetverhandlungsrunden. Hier setzt der Advanced Controlling-Band 71 an: Er beleuchtet systematisch die unterschiedlichen Aspekte, die es bei Veränderungen an einem bestehenden Planungssystem zu beachten gilt. Dies beginnt mit den Aufgaben, welche die operative Planung erfüllen soll, über den zeitlichen Ablauf, den gewählten Steuerungsanspruch der Unternehmensleitung bis hin zur Verhandlung der Budgets.

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