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8. Applied nuclear physics

8. Applied nuclear physics  

Frank Close

in Nuclear Physics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2015
Published Online: 
Jul 2015
eISBN: 
9780191788062
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198718635.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198718635
Nuclear physics is a rich and active field. The large amounts of latent energy within the nuclei of atoms can be liberated in nuclear reactors. Together with nuclear weapons, this is the ... More
4. States of matter

4. States of matter  

Peter Atkins

in Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199689095
‘States of matter’ describes the three traditional states — gas, liquid, and solid — and the models used to predict and understand their behaviour. The van der Waals equation of state ... More
7. Some past and current controversies

7. Some past and current controversies  

John Finney

in Water: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2015
Published Online: 
Aug 2015
eISBN: 
9780191785597
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198708728.003.0007
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chapter
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9780198708728
The structure, dynamics, and properties of water are pretty well understood. We have a good idea of its structure, and how that structure explains why its properties are sometimes different ... More
10. What have superconductors ever done for us?

10. What have superconductors ever done for us?  

Stephen Blundell

in Superconductivity: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2009
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777240
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199540907.003.0010
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chapter
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9780199540907
With the perspective of nearly a century of research into superconductivity, it is easy to recognize a recurring pattern: a cycle of breakthrough, followed by feverish excitement and media ... More
5. Its techniques

5. Its techniques  

Peter Atkins

in Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2015
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Feb 2015
eISBN: 
9780191782459
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199683970.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199683970
To bring about its reactions and to identify what has been produced, chemistry uses a wide variety of techniques. Similar techniques are used in analytical and forensic laboratories to ... More
6. Sources of radiation

6. Sources of radiation  

A. M. Glazer

in Crystallography: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2016
Published Online: 
Mar 2016
eISBN: 
9780191787072
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717591.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717591
To observe diffraction from crystals it is necessary to have a source of radiation whose wavelength is of the same order as the atomic spacings. ‘Sources of radiation’ shows that the ... More
Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction

Physical Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Atkins

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2014
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191779633
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199689095.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199689095
With the development of a variety of exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nano- and smart materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there ... More

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