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Nanotube Superfiber Materials refers to different forms of macroscale materials with unique properties constructed from carbon nanotubes. These materials include nanotube arrays, ribbons, scrolls, yarn, braid, and sheets. Nanotube materials are in the early stage of development and this is the first dedicated book on the subject. Transitioning from molecules to materials is a breakthrough that will positively impact almost all industries and areas of society.

Key properties of superfiber materials are high flexibility and fatigue resistance, high energy absorption, high strength, good electrical conductivity, high maximum current density, reduced skin and proximity effects, high thermal conductivity, lightweight, good field emission, piezoresistive, magnetoresistive, thermoelectric, and other properties. These properties will open up the door to dozens of applications including replacing copper wire for power conduction, EMI shielding, coax cable, carbon biofiber, bullet-proof vests, impact resistant glass, wearable antennas, biomedical microdevices, biosensors, self-sensing composites, supercapacitors, superinductors, hybrid superconductor, reinforced elastomers, nerve scaffolding, energy storage, and many others.

The scope of the book covers three main areas: Part I: Processing; Part II: Properties; and Part III: Applications. Processing involves nanotube synthesis and macro scale material formation methods. Properties covers the mechanical, electrical, chemical and other properties of nanotubes and macroscale materials. Different approaches to growing high quality long nanotubes and spinning the nanotubes into yarn are explained in detail. The best ideas are collected from all around the world including commercial approaches. Applications of nanotube superfiber cover a huge field and provides a broad survey of uses. The book gives a broad overview starting from bioelectronics to carbon industrial machines.


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Nanomedicine Design of Particles, Sensors, Motors, Implants, and Devices is uniquely focused to serve as a primary reference book and a source of new ideas for the design and application of nanomedicine devices. The innate interdisciplinary nature of nanomedicine makes the book applicable to readers from a wide array of fields. Faculty members, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, undergraduates, industry researchers, venture capitalists, consulting engineers, and others working in the field of medicine and biology can benefit from the book. A solution manual accompanies the book for use in teaching and for reference by professionals, and to stimulate exploration down new paths of research. The problem set/solution manual is independent by chapter and will test understanding of the chapter materials and provide suggestions on where to attack barrier problems in the field. The book will be ideal for teaching graduate level survey courses that deal with fundamental nanomedicine devices. A “future directions” section at the end of each chapter suggests what should be done next to advance nanomedicine related to the chapter.

The book is broken down into an introduction chapter and different classes of devices. The first chapter is written from a clinical perspective and lays out the need for nanotechnology to meet the major challenges and provide what is lacking in medicine. The rest of the book is organized from a technological science point of view dealing with various devices and considerations for putting the devices into application. The classes of devices are: Smart Particles, Imaging, and Filtering Devices; Biosensors and Electrodes; Tiny Machines; and Biological Integration. These sections present practical concepts, new experimental procedures, design of new bioactive devices, and chapter problems to stimulate interdisciplinary innovation and to acquaint the downstream potential user with new technologies. The book also examines integration, biocompatibility, and safety issues related to implementation of devices inside the body. The authors of this book are mechanical, electrical, biomedical, chemical, and materials engineers, chemists, physicists, and medical doctors.


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Dr. Mark Schulz of University of Cincinnati's Nanoworld Laboratory in collaboration with Prof. Ajit Kelkar and Prof Mannur Sundaresan of North Carolina A&T State University have co-edited a book published by CRC press titled "Nanoengineering of Structural, Functional, and Smart Materials". This book, published January 2006, combines wide ranging research aimed at the development of multifunctional materials that are strong, lightweight and versatile. The book explores promising and diverse approaches to the design of nanoscale materials and presents concepts that integrate mechanical, electrical, electrochemical, polarization, optical, thermal and biomemitic functions with nanoscale materials to support the development of polymer composites, thin films, fibers, pultruded materials and smart materials having a superior combination of properties.



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Dr. Mark Schulz, Managing Editor Emeritus of the Journal "Structural Health Monitoring, An International Journal", in collaboration with Prof Fu-Kuo Chang of Stanford University and Dr. William H.Prosser of NASA Langley Research Center manage the proceedings of this Journal published by SAGE. Structural Health Monitoring, An International Journal is an independent journal devoted to the prompt publication of original papers reporting the results of experimental or theoretical work on any aspect of structural health monitoring. The journal has a broad topical coverage and it serves as a primary reference for structural health monitoring of aeronautical, mechanical, civil, electrical, and other systems. The multi disciplinary nature of the journal is intended to foster the intersection of different technologies to address the varied needs and applications for structural health monitoring. Papers are selected for publication through a peer review process, and submitted articles are judged on the basis of technical originality, quality of exposition and significance of results. Papers submitted to structural health monitoring may be accepted for full paper presented or accepted as a Technical Note, based on the recommendation of the peer reviewers and the editors. The editors are responsible for journal policy, in consultation with Associate editors. Each paper submitted for publication is normally subject to review and criticism by two or three informed, independent, anonymous referees, and the authors are provided with copies of these criticisms so that they can make revisions and improvements to their manuscripts before publication. Every effort is made by the Editors and publisher to ensure prompt publication. Here are the Instructions for authors and an example format that is provided to help authors in preparation of the paper. This journal is published quarterly in March, June, September and December by Sage publications Ltd.

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