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Read the latest materials science books from the Royal Society of Chemistry

New in the Energy & Environment Series:

    Thermoelectric Materials and Devices edited by Iris Nandhakumar, Neil M White and Stephen Beeby
    Unconventional Thin Film Photovoltaics edited by Enrico Da Como, Filippo De Angelis, Henry Snaith and Alison Walker
    Photocatalysis (2 Volume Set) edited by Jenny Schneider, Detlef Bahnemann, Jinhua Ye, Gianluca Li Puma and Dionysios D Dionysiou

New in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

    Nanofluidics 2nd Edition edited by Joshua Edel, Aleksandar Ivanov, MinJun Kim
    Near-infrared Nanomaterials: Preparation, Bioimaging and Therapy Applications edited by Fan Zhang

New in the Polymer Chemistry Series:

    Fluorinated Polymers (2 Volume Set) edited by Bruno Ameduri and Hideo Sawada
    Bio-inspired Polymers edited by Nico Bruns and Andreas F M Kilbinger
    Semiconducting Polymers edited by Christine Luscombe
    Polymers for Personal Care Products and Cosmetics edited by Xian Jun Loh

New in the Smart Materials Series:

    Self-cleaning Coatings: Structure, Fabrication and Application edited by Junhui He
    Bioactive Glasses: Fundamentals, Technology and Applications edited by Aldo R Boccaccini, Delia S Brauer and Leena Hupa
    Functional Polymer Composites with Nanoclays edited by Yuri Lvov, Baochun Guo and Rawil F Fakhrullin
    Smart Materials for Tissue Engineering: Fundamental Principles edited by Qun Wang

New in the Soft Matter Series:

    Wormlike Micelles edited by Cecile A Dreiss and Yujun Feng
    Non-wettable Surfaces edited by Robin H A Ras and Abraham Marmur

New Postgraduate Textbooks:

    Attending this year’s Fall MRS Meeting?
    View our latest materials science books on display at the Royal Society of Chemistry stand #222 and meet the materials science Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle to find out more about our books programme.
    Meet the Editor-in-chief for the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Book Series Paul O’Brien CBE FREng FRS on the stand between 2.30pm-3.30pm on Wednesday 30th November.
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Celebrating 40 books in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series

The publication of Near-infrared Nanomaterials edited by Fan Zhang sees the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series reach the great achievement of publishing its fortieth book.

With contributions from leading experts in nanoscale research, the series provides a comprehensive resource of books covering key topics such as the characterisation, performance and properties of nanostructured materials and technologies and their applications. Since the publication of the first book in 2005 on Nanotubes and Nanowires by C N Ram Rao and A Govindaraj, the series has covered subjects such as polymer-based nanostructures, nanodiamond, fullerenes and nanoarcitectonics as well as the applications of nanomaterials in art conservation, food, health and energy.

Series Editor-in-chief, Paul O’Brien CBE FRS, says ‘this series is remarkably popular with both readers and contributors with several volumes updated and published as new editions. Much of the success has been ‘bottom up’ and a result of the hard work by the authors and editors of individual volumes, they all deserve our thanks. If you have an idea for a book in the series please do contact us – we want to have our 50th volume as soon as possible!’

Titles include:

  • Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko and Costas P Grigoropoulos
  • Nanoceramics in Clinical Use (2nd Edition) by María Vallet-Regi and Daniel Arcos Navarrete
  • Semiconductor Quantum Dots by Mark Green
  • Nanocharacterisation (2nd Edition) edited by Angus I Kirkland and Sarah J Haigh

View all 40 titles in the Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series.

Don’t forget you can freely access the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook in the series via the RSC Publishing website.

If you have an idea for a book in the series or just want to know more then please contact the series Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

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20 books now published in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series

The RSC Polymer Chemistry Series are celebrating the publication of 20 books in the series with the publication of Polymers for Personal Care Products and Cosmetics by Xian Jun Loh, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore.

With contributions from leading international experts, each book in the series covers key themes in polymer chemistry research providing the perfect introduction for graduate students and researchers.

Series Editor-in-chief Ben Zhong Tang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, says “our series has published books over a wide variety of important topics in the area of polymer research, from fundamental studies to practical techniques, benefiting a large spectrum of audience. The success is due to the enthusiastic support of our editors and authors. I must thank the editorial staff of Royal Society of Chemistry, especially Leanne Marle, for their very professional assistance over the years.”

Titles in the series include:

  • Polymer Photovoltaics: Materials, Physics, and Device Engineering edited by Fei Huang, Hin-Lap Yip and Yong Cao
  • Cationic Polymers in Regenerative Medicine edited by Sangram Samal and Peter Dubruel
  • Conjugated Polymers: A Practical Guide to Synthesis edited by Klaus Müllen, John R Reynolds and Toshio Masuda
  • Thiol-X Chemistries in Polymer and Materials Science edited by Andrew Lowe and Christopher Bowman
  • Fundamentals of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization edited by Nicolay V Tsarevsky and Brent S Sumerlin

View all 20 titles in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series.

Don’t forget you can read the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of the eBooks in the series for free.

If you have an idea for a book in the series or just want to know more then please contact Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

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RSC Smart Materials series celebrates 20 books

With the publication of Smart Materials for Advanced Environmental Applications edited by Peng Wang, we celebrate publishing 20 books in the RSC Smart Materials series.

Led by Series Editors Hans-Jorg Schneider, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany and  Mohsen Shahinpoor, University of Maine, USA, the series covers the fundamentals and applications of different functional material systems from renowned international experts. The first book in the series was published in 2012 on Janus Particle Synthesis, Self-Assembly and Applications edited by Shan Jiang and Steve Granick, since then the series has continued to cover key topics such as opto-electronics, smart materials for drug delivery and chemoresponsive materials.

Titles include:

  • Conducting Polymers: Bioinspired Intelligent Materials and Devices by Toribio Fernandez Otero
  • Semiconductor Nanowires edited by Wei Lu and Jie Xiang
  • Responsive Photonic Nanostructures edited by Yadong Yin
  • Materials Design Inspired by Nature edited by Peter Fratzl, John W.C. Dunlop, Richard Weinkamer

View all 20 titles in the RSC Smart Materials series.

Don’t forget you can freely access the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook in the Series via the RSC Publishing website.

If you have an idea for a book in the series or just want to know more then please contact Commissioning Editor Leanne Marle.

Also of interest:

A new textbook on Stimuli-Responsive Materials by Marek W Urban – coming soon!

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New materials books from the Royal Society of Chemistry

New in the RSC Smart Materials Series:

Biointerfaces: Where Material Meets Biology edited by Dietmar Hutmacher and Wojciech Chrzanowski

Covers the current knowledge and methods used to control living organism responses to implantable devices.

Supramolecular Materials for Opto-Electronics edited by Norbert Koch

The book discusses the basic principles of building supramolecular organic systems that fulfil the requirements of the targeted opto-electronic function.

New in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko, Costas P Grigoropoulos

Discusses how nanostructured materials can be applied to energy devices, with an emphasis on the process of generation to storage and consumption. 

New in the RSC Polymer Chemistry Series:

 Poly(lactic acid) Science and Technology: Processing, Properties, Additives and Applications edited by Alfonso Jiménez, Mercedes Peltzer, Roxana Ruseckaite

Details the synthesis, characterisation, properties and applications of poly(lactic acid) science and technology covering scientific, ecological, social and economic issues.

New in the RSC Green Chemistry Series:

Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Based Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites edited by Ipsita Roy and P. M Visakh

A comprehensive overview of the recent accomplishments in the area of polyhydroxyalkanoates.

Green Materials from Plant Oils edited by Zengshe Liu and George Kraus

This book covers the synthesis of useful products and intermediates from plant oils.

New Textbooks

Exploring Materials through Patent Information by David Segal

Nanoscopic Materials by Emil Roduner

Also of interest:

Attending this year’s Fall MRS Meeting? View our latest materials science books on display at the Royal Society of Chemistry stand #1301.

12th International Conference on Materials Chemistry (MC12), 20 – 23 July 2015, University of York, UK – abstract submission is now open!

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest books published from the Royal Society of Chemistry with our eBook Table of Content Email Alerts. Sign up today by selecting RSC eBook Collection in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

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New Textbook on Edible Nanostructures now Published

Edited by Alejandro G Marangoni and David Pink, University of Guelph, Canada this new textbook on Edible Nanostructures provides an introductory background to different nanostructures used in food. Specific systems discussed include fat nanostructures, polysaccharide nanostructures, protein nanostructures, lipid mesophase nanostructures, self-assembled fibrillar networks of low molecular weight oleogelators, and nanoemulsions. Separate chapters also look at imaging nanostructure and computer simulation techniques for modelling statics and dynamics of nanoscale structures.

 Order your copy today

Other Royal Society of Chemistry Food Textbooks of Interest:

Food: The Chemistry of its Components by Tom Coultate

Food Microbiology by Martin R Adams and Maurice O Moss

Chocolate as Medicine: A Quest over the Centuries by Philip K Wilson and W Jeffrey Hurst

 

Discounts for Authors and Referees

Don’t forget Royal Society of Chemistry Journal Authors and Referees are eligible to receive 25% discount on Royal Society of Chemistry print books. Contact the books team to get your discount code.

Members recieve 35% Discount on Royal Society of Chemistry print books - order the books directly from the website and enter your membership number at the checkout.  

About Royal Society of Chemistry Textbooks

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 Evidence-based – Building on the foundations of theoretical science, our textbooks explore chemistry in the real world.

 Practical applications – Our books concentrate on applied chemistry – making them the perfect companion to traditional textbooks that may not extend to practical applications.

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New Book Table of Content Alerts

You can now keep up-to-date with the latest books published from the Royal Society of Chemistry by signing up for our eBook Table of Content Email Alerts.

Receive the Table of Contents for every new eBook published including the direct links to the chapters – all visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their personal RSC Publishing Account.

Sign up today by selecting RSC eBook Collection in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

Can’t wait to find out what we’re publishing?

If you want to find out in advance about our new book releases sign up to our Advance Book Information (ABI) Email Alert. You’ll receive news of all the books being published 6 months ahead of their planned publication date.

Sign up by ticking Advanced Book Information in the Book Alerts section on the Email Alerts Service Form.

Don’t forget you can also keep up to date about our new books by following  @RSC_Books on Twitter or via the RSC Books Facebook Page.

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New book tackling the issue of fracking

As the world considers the rightful usage of fracking in providing a new source of energy, learn more about this hot topic with our latest Book.

The obtaining of fossil fuel reserves by hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has generated a debate that shows no sign of abating. Fracking, Volume 39 in the Issues in Environmental Science and Technology Series edited by Ron Hester and Roy Harrison, presents a critical but balanced account of developments in the technology, economics, environmental and health concerns of fracking. Aimed at students, professionals and all those concerned with energy policy development, this book will be a valuable resource for anyone looking for a two-sided, comprehensive analysis of the topic.  

Chapters are written by world-leading authorities covering views on subjects such as:

  • Shale Gas Boom, Trade and Environmental Policies
  • Climate Change Impacts
  • The Hydrogeological Aspects of Shale Gas Extraction in the UK
  • Coal Seam Gas Recovery in Australia
  • Prospects for Shale Gas Development in China

To find out more, please visit our website.

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New Energy and Environmental Science Books

Just published in the RSC Energy & Environment Series:

Advanced Concepts in Photovoltaics edited by Arthur J. Nozik, Gavin Conibeer and Matthew C Beard

Discusses the diverse range of materials and fabrication methods now available to take photovoltaic systems into the third generation.

 Coming soon in the Series:

 Materials Challenges: Inorganic Photovoltaic Solar Energy: edited by Stuart J C Irvine

 Other titles in the Series:

 Biological Conversion of Biomass for Fuels and Chemicals edited by Jianzhong Sun, Shi-You Ding and Joy D Peterson

Solar Energy Conversion edited by Piotr Piotrowiak

Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting edited by Hans-Joachim Lewerenz and Laurie Peter

Solid Oxide Fuel Cells edited by Tim S. Zhao and Meng Ni

 New titles in Issues in Environmental Science & Technology edited by Roy Harrison and Ron Hester.

Just published – Geoengineering of the Climate System

 Coming soon – Fracking

Related titles in the RSC Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Series:

 Nanofabrication and its Application in Renewable Energy edited by Gang Zhang and Navin Manjooran

 Coming soon: Hierarchical Nanostructures for Energy Devices edited by Seung H Ko and Costas P Grigoropoulos

Don’t forget all these books are also included within the RSC eBook collection, which is accessible and fully searchable via the RSC Publishing Platform.

All visitors have free full access to the table of contents, preface, front matter and first chapter of every eBook with their personal RSC Publishing Account.

If you have an idea for a book or would like more information about our energy and environment titles please contact Commissioning Editor, Leanne Marle

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Materials Science Engineering (MSE 2014)

The biennial international conference “Materials Science Engineering (MSE 2014)” organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde will take place in Darmstadt from 23 – 25 September 2014.

Symposium topics include Functional Materials and Devices, Structural Materials, Synthesis and Processing, Characterisation, Modelling and Simulation, and Biomaterials.

The programme includes talks from Prof. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Volkswagen AG, the MRS President Oliver Kraft, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Prof. Dr. Peter J. Uggowitzer (ETH Zurich) and M.A. Meyers of the University of California, San Diego (USA). One of the highlights will be the Colloquium in Honour of Prof. Ludwig Schultz.

For further details and to register please visit the conference website.

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