X-Ray Studies on Electrochemical Systems: Synchrotron Methods for Energy Materials (de Gruyter Textbook)
May 10, 2017
by Artur Braun
This book is your graduate level entrance into battery, fuel cell and solar cell research at synchrotron x-ray sources. Materials scientists find numerous examples for the combination of electrochemical experiments with simple and with highly complex x-ray scattering and spectroscopy methods. Physicists and chemists can link applied electrochemistry with fundamental concepts of condensed matter physics, physical chemistry and surface science.
Molecular Structure and Electronic Structure
Crystal Structure and Microstructure
Real Space Imaging and Tomography
Resonant Methods and Chemical Contrast Variation
Surface Sensitive and Volume Sensitive Methods
Organic and Bio-Organic Samples
Complex Case Studies / Electrochemical In Situ Studies
Correlation of Electronic Structure And Conductivity
X-Ray Physics Nobel Prizes
Synchrotron Centers World
Kα,Β X-Ray Energies
Periodic Table of Elements
Series: de Gruyter Textbook
Paperback: 492 pages
Publisher: De Gruyter (May 10, 2017)
Global Gravity Field Modeling from Satellite-to-Satellite Tracking Data (Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences)
Mar 11, 2017
by Majid Naeimi and Jakob Flury
This book provides a sound theoretical basis for the the different gravity field recovery methods and the numerics of satellite-to-satellite tracking data. It represents lectures given at the ‘Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Autumn School’ in Bad Honnef, Germany, October 4-9, 2015. The emphasis of the school was on providing a sound theoretical basis for the different gravity field recovery methods and the numerics of data analysis. The approaches covered here are the variational equations (classical approach), the acceleration approach and the energy balance approach, all of which are used for global gravity field recovery on the basis of satellite observations. The theory of parameter estimation in satellite gravimetry and concepts for orbit determination are also included.
The book guides readers through a broad range of topics in satellite gravimetry, supplemented by the necessary theoretical background and numerical examples. While it provides a comprehensive overview for those readers who are already familiar with satellite gravity data processing, it also offers an essential reference guide for graduate and undergraduate students interested in this field.
Series: Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences
Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Springer; 1st ed. 2017 edition (March 11, 2017)
Urban Being: Anatomy & Identity of the City
Nov 7, 2017
by Robin Renner
Since cities as living environments are steadily gaining in importance, they must not only grow in size, but rather develop in terms of quality. A first important step is understanding how cities function. The identity of each city is characterised by the behaviour of its inhabitants. At the same time, living conditions and realities are formed by the anatomy of a city. This anatomy is mostly determined by external factors. Remarkably, certain urban structures are used in a similar way all over the world. These influences and their effects on human life are illustrated and comprehensibly explained in this volume. The illustrated visualisations range from neighbourly urban quarters, via agglomerations, to macroregions stretching over thousands of kilometers.
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Niggli; Bilingual edition (November 7, 2017)
Cities, Economic Inequality and Justice: Reflections and Alternative Perspectives (Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance)
Jul 27, 2017
by Edwin Buitelaar and Anet Weterings
Increasing economic inequality in cities, and the spatial translation of that into more segregated neighbourhoods, is top of the political agenda in developed countries. While the overall living standards have increased in the last century, the focus has now shifted from poverty to economic differences, with a particular focus on the gap between the very poor and the (ultra-)rich.
The authors observe a common view among policy-makers and researchers alike: that urban-economic inequality and segregation are increasing; that this increase is bad; and that money and people (in the case of segregation) need to be redistributed in response. In six compact chapters, this book enriches and broadens the debate. Chapters bring together the literature on the social effects of economic inequality and segregation and question whether there are sizable effects and what their direction (positive or negative) is. The often conflated concepts of economic inequality (and segregation) and social injustice is disentangled and the moral implications are reflected on.
The book is essential reading for students and academics of Planning Theory, Planning Ethics, Urban Geography, Urban Economics, Economic Geography and Urban Sociology.
Series: Routledge Focus on Economics and Finance (Book 6)
Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 27, 2017)