Optical Fibres

Author: J. Geisler
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483190668
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Optical Fibers covers numerous research works on the significant advances in optical fibers, with particular emphasis on their application. This text is composed of three parts encompassing 15 chapters. The first part deals with the manufacture of optical fibers and the materials used in their production. The second part describes optical-fiber connectors, terminals and branches. The third part is concerned with the major optoelectronic components encountered in optical-communication systems. This book will be of value to research scientists, engineers, and patent workers.

Inorganic Fibres Composite Materials

Author: P. Bracke
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483293475
Format: PDF
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A compendium of the current state-of-the-art in the technology of inorganic fibre manufacture and its use in the development of new high grade composite materials. Provides comprehensive information that is well in advance of industrial realization with invaluable insight relating to development and expected future trends. Specific entries are provided for the most important types of fibres known to date, each type discussed under manufacture, post-treatments, properties and uses. Also includes high quality photomicrographs, diagrams of the process techniques and molecular structures, bibliographical data, and helpful summaries in tabular form. Lists over 870 patent references.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN:
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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.

Reverse Osmosis

Author: P. Hoornaert
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483190722
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Reverse Osmosis covers the developments, specifically the Japanese activities in the field of reverse osmosis. This book is composed of five parts encompassing 15 chapters that consider the membranes constituting the important component of each reverse osmosis plant. The first parts treat the different kinds of reverse osmosis modules, including array of the semipermeable membranes. The next part deals with process and plant design. Another part focuses on the reverse osmosis applications, including the production of potable water and industrial water, advanced wastewater treatment, and mass separations in the industry. The last part looks into the accessories and auxiliary operations in reverse osmosis. This book will prove useful to practicing and design engineers and researchers.

Microprocessors

Author: O. A. R. Cornillie
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483149706
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Microprocessors presents an overview of the state of the art in the field of microprocessors and illustrates, with the aid of patents, its utilization and application. Organized into six parts, the book begins with an introduction to the microprocessor, microcomputer, and software. Parts I-III focus on program control, digital control, and electrical motor control. Subsequent parts show the medical applications, measuring instruments, and treatment of data in microprocessors.

City of Light

Author: Jeff Hecht
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195162554
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City of Light tells the story of fiber optics, tracing its transformation from 19th-century parlor trick into the foundation of our global communications network. Written for a broad audience by a journalist who has covered the field for twenty years, the book is a lively account of both the people and the ideas behind this revolutionary technology. The basic concept underlying fiber optics was first explored in the 1840s when researchers used jets of water to guide light in laboratory demonstrations. The idea caught the public eye decades later when it was used to create stunning illuminated fountains at many of the great Victorian exhibitions. The modern version of fiber optics--using flexible glass fibers to transmit light--was discovered independently five times through the first half of the century, and one of its first key applications was the endoscope, which for the first time allowed physicians to look inside the body without surgery. Endoscopes became practical in 1956 when a college undergraduate discovered how to make solid glass fibers with a glass cladding. With the invention of the laser, researchers grew interested in optical communications. While Bell Labs and others tried to send laser beams through the atmosphere or hollow light pipes, a small group at Standard Telecommunication Laboratories looked at guiding light by transparent fibers. Led by the recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics, Charles K. Kao, they proposed the idea of fiber-optic communications and demonstrated that contrary to what many researchers thought glass could be made clear enough to transmit light over great distances. Following these ideas, Corning Glass Works developed the first low-loss glass fibers in 1970. From this point fiber-optic communications developed rapidly. The first experimental phone links were tested on live telephone traffic in 1977 and within half a dozen years long-distance companies were laying fiber cables for their national backbone systems. In 1988, the first transatlantic fiber-optic cable connected Europe with North America, and now fiber optics are the key element in global communications. The story continues today as fiber optics spread through the communication grid that connects homes and offices, creating huge information pipelines and replacing copper wires. The book concludes with a look at some of the exciting potential developments of this technology.

Chemical and biochemical sensors

Author: W. Göpel
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527267682
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'Sensors' is the first self-contained series to deal with the whole area of sensors. It describes general aspects, technical and physical fundamentals, construction, function, applications and developments of the various types of sensors. This is the first of two volumes focusing on chemical and biochemical sensors providing definitions, typical examples of chemical and biochemical sensors and historical remarks. It describes chemical sensor technologies and interdisciplinary tasks in the design of chemical sensors. The major part consists of a description of basic sensors. They include electrolyte sensors, solid electrolyte sensors, electronic conductivity and capacitance sensors, field effect sensors, calorimetric sensors, optochemical sensors, and mass sensitive sensors. This volume is an indispensable reference work for both specialists and newcomers, researchers and developers.

Integrated Optics and Micro Optics with Polymers

Author: Wolfgang Ehrfeld
Publisher: B. G. Teubner Gmbh
ISBN:
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"The present book is the account of a workshop on Integrated Optics and Micro-Optics with Polymers held in Spring 1992 at Mainz and organized by IMM Institute of Microtechnology GmbH, the Max Planck Institute of Polymer Research, and the Institute of Applied Physics of Friedrich Schiller University at Jena."--Preface.