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Chemistry, Geology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range QD - QE (Chemistry, Geology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • The role of halogens in terrestrial and extraterrestrial geochemical processes surface, crust, and mantle / Daniel E. Harlov, Leonid Aranovich, editors

  • Miniature Fluidic Devices for Rapid Biological Detection edited by Sang-Hyun Oh, Carlos Escobedo, Alexandre G. Brolo

  • Mathematical geosciences hybrid symbolic-numeric methods / Joseph L. Awange, Béla Paláncz, Robert H. Lewis, Lajos Völgyesi

  • Land subsidence induced by the engineering-environmental effect Zhen-Dong Cui

  • Earth observation open science and innovation / Pierre-Philippe Mathieu, Christoph Aubrecht, editors

  • Chemical reactions : basic theory and computing / Antonio Laganà, Gregory A. Parker

  • Gel chemistry interactions, structures and properties / Jianyong Zhang, Ya Hu, Yongguang Li

  • Principles of elemental chemostratigraphy : a practical user guide / Neil Craigie

  • Archean-Mesoproterozoic crustal evolution and crust-mantle geodynamics of Western Liaoning-Northeastern Hebei Provinces, North China Craton / Wei Wang

  • Dinosaurs, birds, and pterosaurs of Korea : a paradise of mesozoic vertebrates / Jeong Yul Kim, Min Huh

  • Evolution of South American mammalian predators during the Cenozoic : paleobiogeographic and paleoenvironmental contingencies / Francisco J. Prevosti, Analía M. Forasiepi
    This book summarizes the evolution of carnivorous mammals in the Cenozoic of South America. It presents paleontological information on the two main mammalian carnivorous groups in South America; Metatheria and Eutheria. The topics include the origin, systematics, phylogeny, paleoecology and evolution of the Sparassodonta and Carnivora. The book is based on a wide variety of published sources from the last few decades.

  • Rhodium catalysis / Carmen Claver, editor ; with contributions by D. Bonincontro [and more]

  • Imaging the rupture processes of earthquakes using the relative back-projection method : theory and applications / Hao Zhang

  • Landslide dynamics : ISDR-ICL landslide interactive teaching tools. Kyoji Sassa, Fausto Guzzetti, Hiromitsu Yamagishi, Željko Arbanas, Nicola Casagli, Mauri McSaveney, Khang Deng, editors

  • Best Practices in Physics-based Fault Rupture Models for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Nuclear Installations / edited by Luis A. Dalguer [and 3 others]

  • Earthquakes and Multi-hazards Around the Pacific Rim. edited by Yongxian Zhang [and 5 others]

  • Mont Terri Rock Laboratory, 20 Years : Two Decades of Research and Experimentation on Claystones for Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste / Paul Bossart, Alan Geoffrey Milnes, editors

  • Droplets and sprays : applications for combustion and propulsion / Saptarshi Basu, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Achintya Mukhopadhyay, Chetankumar Patel, editors

  • Modeling and simulation of turbulent combustion / Santanu De, Avinash Kumar Agarwal, Swetaprovo Chaudhuri, Swarnendu Sen, editors

  • Electro-fenton process : new trends and scale-up / volume editors: Minghua Zhou, Mehmet A. Oturan, Ignasi Sirés ; with contributions by A.A. Alvarez-Gallegoes... [and more]

  • Remote sensing geology / Ravi P. Gupta

  • Experimental approaches of NMR spectroscopy methodology and application to life science and materials science / Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Society of Japan, editor

  • Microwave chemical and materials processing a tutorial / Satoshi Horikoshi, Robert F. Schiffmann, Jun Fukushima, Nick Serpone

  • A Photographic Atlas of flood basalt volcanism Hetu Sheth

  • Geology of Afar (East Africa) / Jacques Varet

  • The 2016 Mw 7.1 Kumamoto earthquake : a photographic atlas of coseismic surface ruptures related to the Aso Volcano, Japan / Aiming Lin

  • Boron isotopes : the fifth element / Horst Marschall, Gavin Foster, editors

  • The late Triassic World : Earth in a time of transition / Lawrence H. Tanner, editor

  • Nisyros Volcano : The Kos - Yali - Nisyros Volcanic Field / edited by Volker Jörg Dietrich, Evangelos Lagios

  • Living under the threat of earthquakes : short and long-term management of earthquake risks and damage prevention in Nepal / Jörn H. Kruhl, Rameshwar Adhikari, Uwe E. Dorka, editors

  • Coherent light-matter interactions in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenides / Edbert Jarvis Sie

  • Frontiers of quantum chemistry / Marek J. Wójcik, Hiroshi Nakatsuji, Bernard Kirtman, Yukihiro Ozaki, editors

  • Preparing for earthquakes : lessons for India / T.G. Sitharam, Sreevalsa Kolathayar

  • Sedimentation in the Rupnarayan River. Swapan Kumar Maity, Ramkrishna Maiti

  • Self-assembled molecules - new kind of protein ligands : supramolecular ligands / Irena Roterman, Leszek Konieczny, editors
    QD 474 R67 2018eb

  • Transformation of carbon dioxide to formic acid and methanol / Wan-Hui Wang, Xiujuan Feng, Ming Bao

  • Carbon : the black, the gray and the transparent / Tapan Gupta

  • Bio- and nanosorbents from natural resources / Shivani Bhardwaj Mishra, Ajay Kumar Mishra, editors

  • Advances in nonlinear geosciences / Anastasios A. Tsonis, editor

  • Emerging trends in chemical sciences Ponnadurai Ramasami, Minu Gupta Bhowon, Sabina Jhaumeer Laulloo, Henri Li Kam Wah, editors

  • RNA therapeutics

  • Mine seismology : seismic warning concept : case study from Vaal Reefs Gold Mine, South Africa / S.N. Glazer

  • Ancient landscapes of western North America : a geologic history with paleogeographic maps / Ronald C. Blakey, Wayne D. Ranney

  • Foundations of Analytical Chemistry : a Teaching-Learning Approach / by Miguel Valcárcel Cases, Ángela I. López-Lorente, Ma Ángeles López-Jiménez

  • Global Warming and Human - Nature Dimension in Northern Eurasia / edited by Tetsuya Hiyama, Hiroki Takakura

  • Quantum Computational Chemistry : Modelling and Calculation for Functional Materials

  • Silicon anodization as a structuring technique literature review, modeling and experiments / Alexey Ivanov

  • Geoinformatics and atmospheric science / edited by Tomasz Niedzielski, Krzysztof Migała

  • The dawn angiosperms : uncovering the origin of flowering plants / Xin Wang

  • Induction Soundings of the Earth's Mantle

  • Earthquake-induced landslides : initiation and run-out analysis by considering vertical seismic loading, tension failure and the trampoline effect / Yingbin Zhang

  • Isotropic and anisotropic seismic tomography using active source and earthquake records / Yu-Pin Lin

  • Seismic forward modeling of fractures and fractured medium inversion / Xiaoqin Cui, Laurence Lines, Edward Stephen Krebes, Suping Peng

  • Surfaces and interfaces of biomimetic superhydrophobic materials / Zhiguang Guo, Fuchao Yang
    QD 506 G86 2018eb
    A comprehensive and systematic treatment that focuses on surfaces and interfaces phenomena inhabited in biomimetic superhydrophobic materials, offering new fundamentals and novel insights.
    As such, this new book covers the natural surfaces, fundamentals, fabrication methods and exciting applications of superhydrophobic materials, with particular attention paid to the smart surfaces that can show switchable and reversible water wettability under external stimuli, such as pH, temperature, light, solvents, and electric fields. It also includes recent theoretical advances of superhydrophobic surfaces with regard to the wetting process, and some promising breakthroughs to promote this theory.
    As a result, materials scientists, physicists, physical chemists, chemical engineers, and biochemists will benefit greatly from a deeper understanding of this topic.

  • Principles and practices of molecular properties : theory, modeling and simulations / by Patrick Norman, Kenneth Ruud, Trond Saue
    QD 480 N67 2018eb

    A comprehensive yet accessible exploration of quantum chemical methods for the determination of molecular properties of spectroscopic relevance

    Molecular properties can be probed both through experiment and simulation. This book bridges these two worlds, connecting the experimentalist's macroscopic view of responses of the electromagnetic field to the theoretician's microscopic description of the molecular responses. Comprehensive in scope, it also offers conceptual illustrations of molecular response theory by means of time-dependent simulations of simple systems.

    This important resource in physical chemistry offers:

    A journey in electrodynamics from the molecular microscopic perspective to the conventional macroscopic viewpoint The construction of Hamiltonians that are appropriate for the quantum mechanical description of molecular properties Time- and frequency-domain perspectives of light-matter interactions and molecular responses of both electrons and nuclei An introduction to approximate state response theory that serves as an everyday tool for computational chemists A unified presentation of prominent molecular properties

    Principles and Practices of Molecular Properties: Theory, Modeling and Simulations is written by noted experts in the field. It is a guide for graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and professionals in academia and industry alike, providing a set of keys to the research literature.

  • Nonnitrogenous organocatalysis / edited by Andrew Harned
    QD 262 H2697 2018eb

  • Conjugated polymers and oligomers : structural and soft matter aspects / editor, Matti Knaapila, Technical University of Denmark
    QD 382 C66 C696 2018eb

  • Polymer chemistry / Sebastian Koltzenburg, Michael Maskos, Oskar Nuyken
    This comprehensive textbook describes the synthesis, characterization and technical and engineering applications of polymers. Offering a broad and balanced introduction to the basic concepts of macromolecular chemistry and to the synthesis and physical chemistry of polymers, it is the ideal text for graduate students and advanced Masters students starting out in polymer science. Building on the basic principles of organic chemistry and thermodynamics, it provides an easily understandable and highly accessible introduction to the topic. Step by step, readers will obtain a detailed and well-founded understanding of this vibrant and increasingly important subject area at the intersection between chemistry, physics, engineering and the life sciences. Following a different approach than many other textbooks in the field, the authors, with their varying backgrounds (both from academia and industry), offer a new perspective. Starting with a clear and didactic introduction, the book discusses basic terms and sizes and shapes of polymers and macromolecules. There then follows chapters dedicated to polymers in solutions, molar mass determination, and polymers in the solid state, incl. (partially) crystalline or amorphous polymers as well as their application as engineering materials. Based on this information, the authors explain the most important polymerization methods and techniques. Often neglected in other textbooks, there are chapters on technical polymers, functional polymers, elastomers and liquid crystalline polymers, as well as polymers and the environment. An overview of current trends serves to generate further interest in present and future developments in the field. This book is the English translation of the successful German textbook "Polymere", which was awarded the Chemical Industry in Germany's 2015 literature Prize ("Literaturpreis des Fonds der Chemischen Industrie") for its innovative, novel approach, and its good accessibility and readability, while at the same time providing comprehensive coverage of the field of polymer science.

  • The glorious geology of Iceland's Golden Circle / Agust Gudmundsson

  • Genesis of diamonds and associated phases / Yuriy A. Litvin

  • Applications of radiation chemistry in the fields of industry, biotechnology and environment / Margherita Venturi, Mila D'Angelantonio, editors ; with contributions from Krzysztof Bobrowski [and more]

  • New perspectives on mineral nucleation and growth : from solution precursors to solid materials / Alexander E.S. Van Driessche [and 3 others]

    In the last decade, numerous studies have demonstrated the existence of alternative pathways to nucleation and crystallisation that oppose the classical view. Such proposed scenarios include multistage reactions proceeding via various precursor species and/or intermediate phases. The aim of this book is to review and discuss these recent advances in our understanding of the early stages of mineralisation through a series of contributions that address both experimental and theoretical studies about the formation and nature of initial precursor species (e.g., prenucleation clusters, dense liquid phases, amorphous nanoparticles, etc.) as well as their transformations leading to the stable mineral phase. Several chapters are devoted to cutting-edge analytical techniques used for investigating the above processes in situ, in real time and at conditions relevant to both natural and industrial processes. At the end of the book, the editors summarize the key questions that still need to be addressed in order to establish a complete picture of the nucleation and growth processes involved during the formation of minerals

  • Analytical chemistry of uranium : environmental, forensic, nuclear, and toxicological applications / Zeev Karpas
    QD181.U7 K27 2015

    Accurate uranium analysis, and particularly for isotope measurements, is essential in many fields, including environmental studies, geology, hydrogeology, the nuclear industry, health physics, and homeland security. Nevertheless, only a few scientific books are dedicated to uranium in general and analytical chemistry aspects in particular. Analytical Chemistry of Uranium: Environmental, Forensic, Nuclear, and Toxicological Applications covers the fascinating advances in the field of analytical chemistry of uranium.

    Exploring a broad range of topics, the book focuses on the analytical aspects of industrial processes that involve uranium, its presence in the environment, health and biological implications of exposure to uranium compounds, and nuclear forensics.

    Topics include:

    Examples of procedures used to characterize uranium in environmental samples of soil, sediments, vegetation, water, and air Analytical methods used to examine the rigorous specifications of uranium and its compounds deployed in the nuclear fuel cycle Health aspects of exposure to uranium and the bioassays used for exposure assessment Up-to-date analytical techniques used in nuclear forensics for safeguards in support of non-proliferation, including single particle characterization

    Each chapter includes an overview of the topic and several examples to demonstrate the analytical procedures. This is followed by sample preparation, separation and purification techniques where necessary. The book supplies readers with a solid understanding of the analytical chemistry approach used today for characterizing the different facets of uranium, providing a good starting point for further investigation into this important element.

  • Labs on chip : principles, design, and technology / Eugenio Iannone, Dianax s.r.l. CEO and Founder, Milano, Italy
    QD54.L33 I26 2015

    Labs on Chip: Principles, Design and Technology provides a complete reference for the complex field of labs on chip in biotechnology. Merging three main areas-- fluid dynamics, monolithic micro- and nanotechnology, and out-of-equilibrium biochemistry--this text integrates coverage of technology issues with strong theoretical explanations of design techniques. Analyzing each subject from basic principles to relevant applications, this book:

    Describes the biochemical elements required to work on labs on chip Discusses fabrication, microfluidic, and electronic and optical detection techniques Addresses planar technologies, polymer microfabrication, and process scalability to huge volumes Presents a global view of current lab-on-chip research and development Devotes an entire chapter to labs on chip for genetics

    Summarizing in one source the different technical competencies required, Labs on Chip: Principles, Design and Technology offers valuable guidance for the lab-on-chip design decision-making process, while exploring essential elements of labs on chip useful both to the professional who wants to approach a new field and to the specialist who wants to gain a broader perspective.

  • A key for identification of rock-forming minerals in thin-section / Andrew J. Barker, University of Southampton, UK
    QE397 .B37 2014

  • Scour and erosion / editors, Liang Cheng, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Scott Draper, Centre for Offshore Foundation Systems, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, Hongwei An, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    QE571 .S36 2015

  • Optical properties of functional polymers and nano engineering applications / Vaibhav Jain, Optical Sciences, Naval Research Lab Washington DC, USA; Akshay Kokil, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, USA
    QD381.8 .J35 2015

    Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applicationsprovides a basic introduction to the optical properties of polymers, as well as a systematic overview of the latest developments in their nano engineering applications. Covering an increasingly important class of materials relevant not only in academic research but also in industry, this comprehensive text:

    Considers the advantages of the liquid gradient refractive index (L-GRIN) lenses over the conventional solid lenses Explores the electrochemistry of photorefractive polymers, the molecular structure of commonly used polymers, and various 3D holographic displays Discusses gene detection using the optical properties of conjugated polymers Highlights the physics of fluorescence in photoluminescent polymers, and energy and electron transfer mechanisms Introduces conventional polymer ion sensors based on the optical sensors of conjugated polymers prepared by click chemistry reactions Explains colorimetric visual detection of ions by donor-acceptor chromophores Describes optical sensors based on fluorescent polymers and for the detection of explosives and metal ion analytes Addresses holographic polymer-dispersed liquid crystal technology, its optical setups, and its applications in organic lasers Presents cutting-edge research on electrochromic devices, along with new concepts, prototypes, commercial products, and future prospects Demonstrates new techniques for creating nanoscale morphologies through self-assembly, which affect the optical properties of the functional polymers

    Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications emphasizes the importance of nano engineering in improving the fundamental optical properties of the functional polymers, elaborating on high-level research while thoroughly explaining the underlying principles.

  • Debris flow : mechanics, prediction, and countermeasures / Tamotsu Takahashi
    QE599.A1 T3513 2014

  • Multisensor systems for chemical analysis : materials and sensors / edited by Larisa Lvova, Dmitry Kirsanov, Corrado Di Natale, Andrey Legin
    QD75.22 .M85 2013

    This book is devoted to the recent advances in the development of artificial sensory systems widely known as electronic tongues (ET). It contains contributions by prominent authors from all over the world. Each chapter focuses on a particular research direction in modern ET. It introduces and discusses in detail various designs, sensor materials, transduction principles, and applications. The book shows a screenshot of diverse research efforts in the field of ET and will hopefully inspire new fruitful ideas and significant practical advances.

  • Crystal growth and evaluation of silicon for VLSI and ULSI / Golla Eranna
    QD921 .E73 2015

    Silicon, as a single-crystal semiconductor, has sparked a revolution in the field of electronics and touched nearly every field of science and technology. Though available abundantly as silica and in various other forms in nature, silicon is difficult to separate from its chemical compounds because of its reactivity. As a solid, silicon is chemically inert and stable, but growing it as a single crystal creates many technological challenges.

    Crystal Growth and Evaluation of Silicon for VLSI and ULSI is one of the first books to cover the systematic growth of silicon single crystals and the complete evaluation of silicon, from sand to useful wafers for device fabrication. Written for engineers and researchers working in semiconductor fabrication industries, this practical text:

    Describes different techniques used to grow silicon single crystals Explains how grown single-crystal ingots become a complete silicon wafer for integrated-circuit fabrication Reviews different methods to evaluate silicon wafers to determine suitability for device applications Analyzes silicon wafers in terms of resistivity and impurity concentration mapping Examines the effect of intentional and unintentional impurities Explores the defects found in regular silicon-crystal lattice Discusses silicon wafer preparation for VLSI and ULSI processing

    Crystal Growth and Evaluation of Silicon for VLSI and ULSI is an essential reference for different approaches to the selection of the basic silicon-containing compound, separation of silicon as metallurgical-grade pure silicon, subsequent purification, single-crystal growth, and defects and evaluation of the deviations within the grown crystals.

  • Surface wave methods for near-surface site characterization / Sebastiano Foti, Carlo G. Lai, Glenn J. Rix, and Claudio Strobbia
    QE538.5 .F68 2015

    Develop a Greater Understanding of How and Why Surface Wave Testing Works

    Using examples and case studies directly drawn from the authors' experience, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization addresses both the experimental and theoretical aspects of surface wave propagation in both forward and inverse modeling. This book accents the key facets associated with surface wave testing for near-surface site characterization. It clearly outlines the basic principles, the theoretical framework and the practical implementation of surface wave analysis. In addition, it also describes in detail the equipment and measuring devices, acquisition techniques, signal processing, forward and inverse modeling theories, and testing protocols that form the basis of modern surface wave techniques.

    Review Examples of Typical Applications for This Geophysical Technique

    Divided into eight chapters, the book explains surface wave testing principles from data measurement to interpretation. It effectively integrates several examples and case studies illustrating how different ground conditions and geological settings may influence the interpretation of data measurements. The authors accurately describe each phase of testing in addition to the guidelines for correctly performing and interpreting results. They present variants of the test within a consistent framework to facilitate comparisons, and include an in-depth discussion of the uncertainties arising at each stage of surface wave testing.

    Provides a comprehensive and in-depth treatment of all the steps involved in surface wave testing Discusses surface wave methods and their applications in various geotechnical conditions and geological settings Explains how surface wave measurements can be used to estimate both stiffness and dissipative properties of the ground Addresses the issue of uncertainty, which is often an overlooked problem in surface wave testing Includes examples with comparative analysis using different processing techniques and inversion algorithms Outlines advanced applications of surface wave testing such as joint inversion, underwater investigation, and Love wave analysis

    Written for geotechnical engineers, engineering seismologists, geophysicists, and researchers, Surface Wave Methods for Near-Surface Site Characterization offers practical guidance, and presents a thorough understanding of the basic concepts.

  • Conservation paleobiology : science and practice / edited by Gregory P. Dietl and Karl W. Flessa
    QE 719.8 C66 2017
    In conservation, perhaps no better example exists of the past informing the present than the return of the California condor to the Vermilion Cliffs of Arizona. Extinct in the region for nearly one hundred years, condors were successfully reintroduced starting in the 1990s in an effort informed by the fossil record--condor skeletal remains had been found in the area's late-Pleistocene cave deposits. The potential benefits of applying such data to conservation initiatives are unquestionably great, yet integrating the relevant disciplines has proven challenging. Conservation Paleobiology gathers a remarkable array of scientists--from Jeremy B. C. Jackson to Geerat J. Vermeij--to provide an authoritative overview of how paleobiology can inform both the management of threatened species and larger conservation decisions.

    Studying endangered species is difficult. They are by definition rare, some exist only in captivity, and for those still in their native habitats any experimentation can potentially have a negative effect on survival. Moreover, a lack of long-term data makes it challenging to anticipate biotic responses to environmental conditions that are outside of our immediate experience. But in the fossil and prefossil records--from natural accumulations such as reefs, shell beds, and caves to human-made deposits like kitchen middens and archaeological sites--enlightening parallels to the Anthropocene can be found that might serve as a primer for present-day predicaments. Offering both deep-time and near-time perspectives and exploring a range of ecological and evolutionary dynamics and taxa from terrestrial as well as aquatic habitats, Conservation Paleobiology is a sterling demonstration of how the past can be used to manage for the future, giving new hope for the creation and implementation of successful conservation programs.

  • Carraher's polymer chemistry / Charles E. Carraher, Jr
    QD 381 S483 2018

    Carraher's Polymer Chemistry, Tenth Edition integrates the core areas of polymer science. Along with updating of each chapter, newly added content reflects the growing applications in Biochemistry, Biomaterials, and Sustainable Industries. Providing a user-friendly approach to the world of polymeric materials, the book allows students to integrate their chemical knowledge and establish a connection between fundamental and applied chemical information. It contains all of the elements of an introductory text with synthesis, property, application, and characterization. Special sections in each chapter contain definitions, learning objectives, questions, case studies and additional reading.

  • Structure and mechanism in protein science : a guide to enzyme catalysis and protein folding / Alan Fersht
    QD 431.25 S85 F47 2017

    This book is a guide for advanced undergraduates, post-graduates and researchers to the fundamental principles in studying kinetics and mechanism of processes concerning proteins. It provides a rare broad overview that concentrates on fundamental principles and understanding underlying the physics and chemistry. It is a single author text by someone who has direct experience in all of the areas covered.

  • Characterisation methods in inorganic chemistry / Mark T. Weller, Nigel A. Young
    QD 151.3 W45 2017
    Characterisation Methods in Inorganic Chemistry provides a fresh alternative to the existing theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry texts by adopting a techniques-based approach and providing problem-solving opportunities to show how analytical methods are used to help us characteriseinorganic compounds. The text covers the full range of analytical techniques employed by inorganic chemists, emphasizing those in most frequent use: NMR, diffraction, UV-Vis spectroscopy, and IR. The additional coverage on other techniques allows readers to study these less widely used methods when relevant to theirspecific course material. Each chapter follows a clear, structured format, which begins with a brief introduction to the technique and basic theory behind it before moving on to data collection and analysis, typical data and interpretation, with numerous worked examples, self- tests and problems. Online Resource Centre:For registered adopters of the book: * Figures and tables of data from the book, ready to download* Additional problems and exercisesFor students:* Answers to self-test questions* Additional problems and data sets
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