By Mel Schwartz
Shrewdpermanent materials--materials and buildings which can impart information regarding their setting to an observer or tracking device--are revolutionizing fields as various as engineering, optics, and clinical know-how. Advances in clever fabrics are impacting disciplines around the medical and technological panorama.
Now, practictioners and researchers have an authoritative resource to visit for solutions approximately this rising new region. Encyclopedia of shrewdpermanent fabrics offers A-to-Z assurance of the whole box of clever fabrics. Discussions of thought, fabrication, processing, functions, and makes use of of those special fabrics are awarded right here in a suite of concise entries from the world's most popular specialists within the field--including scientists, educators and engineers.
This encyclopedia is as large in scope because the know-how itself, addressing day-by-day, advertisement functions in addition to refined devices designed to function in house, underwater, underground, and in the human physique. largely cross-referenced and generously supplemented with bibliographies and indexes, this book's remedy additionally broaches the really expert houses and coatings which are required for using fabrics in severe stipulations.
Illustrated with pictures, tables, line drawings, and equations, Encyclopedia of shrewdpermanent fabrics is the leading reference for cloth scientists, chemists, chemical engineers, strategy engineers, experts, patent lawyers and scholars in those components. a vital source at the cabinets of laboratories, executive amenities, and educational libraries.
Editor-in-Chief, Mel Schwartz has over 40 years of expertise with metals, ceramics, and composites, with detailed services in brazing. The holder of 5 patents, he has authored 13 books and a couple of hundred technical papers and articles.
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