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


  • Beginner's guide to flux crystal growth / Makoto Tachibana
    QD921

  • Modeling, analysis, and visualization of anisotropy Thomas Schultz, Evren Özarslan, Ingrid Hotz, editors
    QD941

  • Supramolecular chemistry of biomimetic systems Junbai Li, editor
    QD878

  • Linkages and feedbacks in orogenic systems / edited by Richard D. Law, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, J. Ryan Thigpen, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Arthur J. Merschat, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, Harold H. Stowell, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    QE 621 L56 2017
    "This volume explores linkages between tectonic processes through a series of field-, numerical- and laboratory-based studies, concentrating on feedback mechanisms within ancient and evolving orogens by which individual or linked tectonic processes may influence or predetermine the operation of other processes in space and time"--

  • Crystal structure, electronic and optical properties of epitaxial alkaline Earth niobate thin films / Dongyang Wan
    QD181.N3

  • Polymer brush films with varied grafting and cross-linking density via SI-ATRP analysis of the mechanical properties by AFM / Inga Lilge
    QD139.P6

  • Nanocomposites for visible light-induced photocatalysis Mohammad Mansoob Khan, Debabrata Pradhan, Youngku Sohn, editors
    QD716.P45

  • Applications of quantum dynamics in chemistry Fabien Gatti, Benjamin Lasorne, Hans-Dieter Meyer, Andr? Nauts
    QD462

  • Electronic states in crystals of finite size : quantum confinement of Bloch waves / Shang Yuan Ren
    QD939

  • Quantum chemistry : a concise introduction for students of physics, chemistry, biochemistry and materials science / Ajit J. Thakkar
    QD 462 T43 2017eb

    This book provides non-specialists with a basic understanding ofthe underlying concepts of quantum chemistry. It is both a text for second or third-year undergraduates and a reference for researchers who need a quick introduction or refresher. All chemists and many biochemists, materials scientists, engineers, and physicists routinely user spectroscopic measurements and electronic structure computations in their work. The emphasis of Quantum Chemistry on explaining ideas rather than enumerating facts or presenting procedural details makes this an excellent foundation text/reference.

    The keystone is laid in the first two chapters which deal with molecular symmetry and the postulates of quantum mechanics, respectively. Symmetry is woven through the narrative of the next three chapters dealing with simple models of translational, rotational, and vibrational motion that underlie molecular spectroscopy and statistical thermodynamics. The next two chapters deal with the electronic structure of the hydrogen atom and hydrogen molecule ion, respectively. Having been armed with a basic knowledge of these prototypical systems, the reader is ready to learn, in the next chapter, the fundamental ideas used to deal with the complexities of many-electron atoms and molecules. These somewhat abstract ideas are illustrated with the venerable Huckel model of planar hydrocarbons in the penultimate chapter. The book concludes with an explanation of the bare minimum of technical choices that must be made to do meaningful electronic structure computations using quantum chemistry software packages.


  • An introduction to chemical kinetics / Claire Vallance
    QD 502 V355 2017eb
    The book is a short primer on chemical reaction rates based on a six-lecture first-year undergraduate course taught by the author at the University of Oxford. The book explores the various factors that determine how fast or slowly a chemical reaction proceeds and describes a variety of experimental methods for measuring reaction rates. The link between the reaction rate and the sequence of steps that makes up the reaction mechanism is also investigated. Chemical reaction rates is a core topic in all undergraduate chemistry courses.

  • Crystal engineering : how molecules build solids / Jeffrey H. Williams
    QD 905.2 W553 2017eb
    There are more than 20 million chemicals in the literature, with new materials being synthesized each week. Most of these molecules are stable, and the 3-dimensional arrangement of the atoms in the molecules, in the various solids may be determined by routine x-ray crystallography. When this is done, it is found that this vast range of molecules, with varying sizes and shapes can be accommodated by only a handful of solid structures. This limited number of architectures for the packing of molecules of all shapes and sizes, to maximize attractive intermolecular forces and minimizing repulsive intermolecular forces, allows us to develop simple models of what holds the molecules together in the solid. In this volume we look at the origin of the molecular architecture of crystals; a topic that is becoming increasingly important and is often termed, crystal engineering. Such studies are a means of predicting crystal structures, and of designing crystals with particular properties by manipulating the structure and interaction of large molecules. That is, creating new crystal architectures with desired physical characteristics in which the molecules pack together in particular architectures; a subject of particular interest to the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Graphene optics : electromagnetic solution of canonical problems / Ricardo A Depine
    QD 341 H9D474 2016eb
    This book is a rigorous but concise macroscopic description of the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and structures containing graphene sheets (two-dimensional structures). It presents canonical problems with translational invariant geometries, in which the solution of the original vectorial problem can be reduced to the treatment of two scalar problems, corresponding to two basic polarization modes. The book includes computational problems and makes use of the Python programming language to make numerical calculations accessible to any science student. Many figures within are accompanied by Python scripts.

  • An introduction to quantum Monte Carlo methods / Tao Pang
    QD 462.6 M66P365 2016eb

  • Digital informatics and isotopic biology : self-organization and isotopically diverse systems in physics, biology and technology / Alexander Berezin
    QD 466.5 B474 2016eb

  • Earthquakes : the sound of multi-modal waves / W.R. Matson
    QE 538.5 M384 2016eb
    This book is an introduction to wave dynamics as they apply to earthquakes, among the scariest, most unpredictable, and deadliest natural phenomena on Earth. Since studying seismic activity is essentially a study of wave dynamics, this text starts with a discussion of types and representations, including wave-generation mechanics, superposition, and spectral analysis. Simple harmonic motion is used to analyze the mechanisms of wave propagation, and driven and damped systems are used to model the decay rates of various modal frequencies in different media.

    Direct correlation to earthquakes in California, Mexico, and Japan is used to illustrate key issues, and actual data from an event in California is presented and analyzed. Our Earth is a dynamic and changing planet, and seismic activity is the result. Hundreds of waves at different frequencies, modes, and amplitudes travel through a variety of different media, from solid rock to molten metals. Each media responds differently to each mode; consequently the result is an enormously complicated dynamic behavior. Earthquakes should serve well as a complimentary text for an upper-school course covering waves and wave mechanics, including sound and acoustics and basic geology. The mathematical requirement includes trigonometry and series summations, which should be accessible to most upper-school and college students. Animation, sound files, and videos help illustrate major topics.


  • Physics of surface, interface and cluster catalysis / [edited by] Hideaki Kasai, Mary Clare Sison Escaño
    QD 505 P597 2016eb

  • An introduction to time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) and its application to materials science / Sarah Fearn
    QD 96 S43F435 2015eb
    This book highlights the application of Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS) for high-resolution surface analysis and characterization of materials. While providing a brief overview of the principles of SIMS, it also provides examples of how dual-beam ToF-SIMS is used to investigate a range of materials systems and properties. Over the years, SIMS instrumentation has dramatically changed since the earliest secondary ion mass spectrometers were first developed. Instruments were once dedicated to either the depth profiling of materials using high-ion-beam currents to analyse near surface to bulk regions of materials (dynamic SIMS), or time-of-flight instruments that produced complex mass spectra of the very outer-most surface of samples, using very low-beam currents (static SIMS). Now, with the development of dual-beam instruments these two very distinct fields now overlap.

  • Nonlinear optics of photonic crystals and meta-materials / Arthur R. McGurn
    QD 941 M346 2015eb
    The study of dark matter, in both astrophysics and particle physics, has emerged as one of the most active and exciting topics of research in recent years. This book reviews the history behind the discovery of missing mass (or unseen mass) in the Universe, and ties this into the proposed extensions to the Standard Model of Particle Physics (such as Supersymmetry), which were being proposed within the same time frame. This book is written as an introduction to these problems at the forefront of astrophysics and particle physics, with the goal of conveying the physics of dark matter to beginning undergraduate majors in scientific fields. The book goes onto describe existing and upcoming experiments and techniques, which will be used to detect dark matter either directly on indirectly.

  • Tutorials in chemoinformatics / edited by Alexandre Varnek
    QD 39.3 E46 T88 2017eb

    30 tutorials and more than 100 exercises in chemoinformatics, supported by online software and data sets

    Chemoinformatics is widely used in both academic and industrial chemical and biochemical research worldwide. Yet, until this unique guide, there were no books offering practical exercises in chemoinformatics methods. Tutorials in Chemoinformatics contains more than 100 exercises in 30 tutorials exploring key topics and methods in the field. It takes an applied approach to the subject with a strong emphasis on problem-solving and computational methodologies.

    Each tutorial is self-contained and contains exercises for students to work through using a variety of software packages. The majority of the tutorials are divided into three sections devoted to theoretical background, algorithm description and software applications, respectively, with the latter section providing step-by-step software instructions. Throughout, three types of software tools are used: in-house programs developed by the authors, open-source programs and commercial programs which are available for free or at a modest cost to academics. The in-house software and data sets are available on a dedicated companion website.

    Key topics and methods covered in Tutorials in Chemoinformatics include:

    Data curation and standardization Development and use of chemical databases Structure encoding by molecular descriptors, text strings and binary fingerprints The design of diverse and focused libraries Chemical data analysis and visualization Structure-property/activity modeling (QSAR/QSPR) Ensemble modeling approaches, including bagging, boosting, stacking and random subspaces 3D pharmacophores modeling and pharmacological profiling using shape analysis Protein-ligand docking Implementation of algorithms in a high-level programming language

    Tutorials in Chemoinformatics is an ideal supplementary text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in chemoinformatics, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, computational biology, medicinal chemistry and biochemistry. It is also a valuable working resource for medicinal chemists, academic researchers and industrial chemists looking to enhance their chemoinformatics skills.


  • Theory and applications of the empirical valence bond approach : from physical chemistry to chemical biology / editors, Fernanda Duarte, Shina Caroline Lynn Kamerlin ; with a foreword by Arieh Warshel
    QD 469 T44 2017eb

    A comprehensive overview of current empirical valence bond (EVB) theory and applications, one of the most powerful tools for studying chemical processes in the condensed phase and in enzymes.

    Discusses the application of EVB models to a broad range of molecular systems of chemical and biological interest, including reaction dynamics, design of artificial catalysts, and the study of complex biological problems Edited by a rising star in the field of computational enzymology Foreword by Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel, who first developed the EVB approach

  • Experimental organic chemistry / Philippa B. Cranwell, Laurence M. Harwood, Christopher J. Moody
    QD 261 H265 2017eb

    The definitive guide to the principles and practice of experimental organic chemistry - fully updated and now featuring more than 100 experiments

    The latest edition of this popular guide to experimental organic chemistry takes students from their first day in the laboratory right through to complex research procedures. All sections have been updated to reflect new techniques, equipment and technologies, and the text has been revised with an even sharper focus on practical skills and procedures.

    The first half of the book is devoted to safe laboratory practice as well as purification and analytical techniques; particularly spectroscopic analysis. The second half contains step-by-step experimental procedures, each one illustrating a basic principle, or important reaction type. Tried and tested over almost three decades, over 100 validated experiments are graded according to their complexity and all are chosen to highlight important chemical transformations and to teach key experimental skills.

    New sections cover updated health and safety guidelines, additional spectroscopic techniques, electronic notebooks and record keeping, and techniques, such as semi-automated chromatography and enabling technologies such as the use of microwave and flow chemistry. New experiments include transition metal-catalysed cross-coupling, organocatalysis, asymmetric synthesis, flow chemistry, and microwave-assisted synthesis. Key aspects of this third edition include:

    Detailed descriptions of the correct use of common apparatus used in the organic laboratory Outlines of practical skills that all chemistry students must learn Highlights of aspects of health and safety in the laboratory, both in the first section and throughout the experimental procedures Four new sections reflecting advances in techniques and technologies, from electronic databases and information retrieval to semi-automated chromatography More than 100 validated experiments of graded complexity from introductory to research level A user-friendly experiment directory An instructor manual and PowerPoint slides of the figures in the book available on a companion website

    A comprehensive guide to contemporary organic chemistry laboratory principles, procedures, protocols, tools and techniques, Experimental Organic Chemistry, Third Edition is both an essential laboratory textbook for students of chemistry at all levels, and a handy bench reference for experienced chemists.


  • Magnetism in carbon nanostructures / Frank Hagelberg, East Tennessee State University
    QD 181 C1 H244 2017eb

  • Reaction rate theory and rare events / Baron Peters
    QD 502 P48 2017

    Reaction Rate Theory and Rare Events bridges the historical gap between these subjects because the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of scientific research often requires an understanding of both reaction rate theory and the theory of other rare events. The book discusses collision theory, transition state theory, RRKM theory, catalysis, diffusion limited kinetics, mean first passage times, Kramers theory, Grote-Hynes theory, transition path theory, non-adiabatic reactions, electron transfer, and topics from reaction network analysis. It is an essential reference for students, professors and scientists who use reaction rate theory or the theory of rare events.

    In addition, the book discusses transition state search algorithms, tunneling corrections, transmission coefficients, microkinetic models, kinetic Monte Carlo, transition path sampling, and importance sampling methods. The unified treatment in this book explains why chemical reactions and other rare events, while having many common theoretical foundations, often require very different computational modeling strategies.



    Offers an integrated approach to all simulation theories and reaction network analysis, a unique approach not found elsewhere Gives algorithms in pseudocode for using molecular simulation and computational chemistry methods in studies of rare events Uses graphics and explicit examples to explain concepts Includes problem sets developed and tested in a course range from pen-and-paper theoretical problems, to computational exercises

  • Bioinspired superhydrophobic surfaces : advances and applications with metallic and inorganic materials / Frédéric Guittard, Thierry Darmanin
    QD 506 G85 2018

    Materials with superhydrophobic or related properties are one of the most studied subjects from a theoretical point of view and also for the large range of possible applications, for example, anticorrosion, antibacteria, optical devices, and sensors. The study of natural species with special wettability has shown us the importance of surface structures and the surface energy of the resulting surface properties. Various strategies can be used to reproduce superhydrophobic phenomena in the laboratory. General reviews on superhydrophobic properties already exist but, to our knowledge, do not focus on metallic and inorganic materials. Here, we focus especially on the strategies implemented for reaching superhydrophobic or related properties using metallic and inorganic materials. Indeed, these materials present unique properties, for example, thermal and mechanical resistance, chemical and ageing resistance, and optical (transparency, antireflection, photoluminescence) and electrical properties (conducting, semiconducting, insulating).

    This book will be useful for graduate students of materials chemistry and physics and for researchers in surface science, nanostructures, and bioinspired or biomimetic materials.


  • Christchurch, New Zealand, Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, Lifeline Performance
    QE 537.5 C475 2016eb

  • Transport and NMR studies of charge glass in organic conductors with quasi-triangular lattices Takuro Sato
    QD382.C66

  • Chemical complexity self-organization processes in molecular systems / Alexander S. Mikhailov, Gerhard Ertl
    QD475

  • An overview of the SIGMA Research Project a European approach to seismic hazard analysis / Alain Pecker... [et al.]
    QE539.32.S34

  • Problems of instrumental analytical chemistry : a hands-on guide / JM Andrade-Garda [and five others], University of Coruña, Spain
    QD 75.22 P76 2017
    The complex field of analytical chemistry requires knowledge and application of the fundamental principles of numerical calculation. Problems of instrumental Analytical Chemistry provides support and guidance to help students develop these numerical strategies to generate information from experimental results in an efficient and reliable way. Exercises are provided to give standard protocols to follow which address the most common calculations needed in the daily work of a laboratory. Also included are easy to follow diagrams to facilitate understanding and avoid common errors, making it perfect as a hands-on accompaniment to in-class learning.Subjects covered follow a course in analytical chemistry from the initial basics of data analysis, to applications of mass, UV-Vis, infrared and atomic spectrometry, chromatography, and finally concludes with an overview of nuclear magnetic resonance. Intended as a self-training tool for undergraduates in chemistry, analytic chemistry and related subjects, this book is also useful as a reference for scientists looking to brush up on their knowledge of instrumental techniques in laboratories.

  • Crystallography and Surface Structure : an Introduction for Service Scientists and Nanoscientists
    QD 921 H484 2017eb
    A valuable learning tool as well as a reference, this book provides students and researchers in surface science and nanoscience with the theoretical crystallographic foundations, which are necessary to understand local structure and symmetry of bulk crystals, including ideal and real single crystal surfaces. The author deals with the subject at an introductory level, providing numerous graphic examples to illustrate the mathematical formalism. The book brings together and logically connects many seemingly disparate structural issues and notations used frequently by surface scientists and nanoscientists. Numerous exercises of varying difficulty, ranging from simple questions to small research projects, are included to stimulate discussions about the different subjects.

    From the contents:
    Bulk Crystals, Three-Dimensional Lattices
    - Crystal Layers, Two-Dimensional Lattices, Symmetry
    - Ideal Single Crystal Surfaces
    - Real Crystal Surfaces
    - Adsorbate layers
    - Interference Lattices
    - Chiral Surfaces
    - Experimental Analysis of Real Crystal Surfaces
    - Nanoparticles and Crystallites
    - Quasicrystals
    - Nanotubes

  • Determination of pH; theory and practice
    QD 561 B32 1964
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