Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series


About the Series

This new book series, Innovations in Physical Chemistry: Monograph Series, will offer a comprehensive collection of books on physical principles and mathematical techniques for majors, non-majors, and chemical engineers. Because there many exciting new areas of research involving computational chemistry, nanomaterials, smart materials, high-performance materials, and applications of the recently discovered graphene, there can be no doubt that physical chemistry is a vitally important field. Physical chemistry is considered a daunting branch of chemistry— it is grounded in physics and mathematics and draws on quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical thermodynamics.

Innovations in Physical Chemistry has been carefully developed to help readers increase their confidence when using physics and mathematics to answer fundamental questions about the structure of molecules, how chemical reactions take place, and why materials behave the way they do.

This series will cover: Computational Chemistry; Elementary Chemical Kinetics; Fundamental Concepts of Thermodynamics; Heat, Work, Internal Energy, Enthalpy, and the First Law of Thermodynamics; The Importance of State Functions: Internal Energy and Enthalpy; Thermochemistry; Entropy; and the Second and Third Laws of Thermodynamics; Chemical Equilibrium; The Properties of Real Gases; Phase Diagrams and the Relative Stability of Solids, Liquids, and Gases; Ideal and Real Solutions; Electrolyte Solutions; Electrochemical Cells, Batteries, and Fuel Cells; From Classical to Quantum Mechanics; The Schrödinger Equation; The Quantum Mechanical Postulates; Using Quantum Mechanics on Simple Systems.

Modern applications are drawn from biology, environmental science, and material science. Spectroscopy applications are introduced early in concert with theory; for example, IR and rotational spectroscopy are discussed immediately after the harmonic oscillator.

Modern research is featured throughout, along with new developments in the field, such as scanning tunneling microscopy, bandgap engineering, quantum wells, teleportation, and quantum computing.

The books in the series act as guides that take readers into the subject, in spite of the generally modest background they might have on the subject matter. The physical basis of essential ideas will be emphasized, and mathematical developments are simple and closely tied to the physical bases. The overall organization of the titles in the series is such that topics are introduced in stages so students can become familiar with, and grow into each topic, and chapters are written so that there is flexibility in the order in which they may be used.

Volume 1: High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry This volume will be an advanced book for all those looking for a deeper insight into the theories, concepts and applications of modern materials and engineered chemistry. The will be comprised of innovative applications and research in varied spheres of material and chemical engineering. The purpose of this book is to explain and discuss the new theories and case studies concerning material and chemical engineering, helping readers increase their understanding and knowledge of the discipline. This book will cover many important aspects of applied research and evaluation methods in chemical engineering and materials science that are important in chemical technology and in the design of chemical and polymeric products.

Editors-in-Chief

A. K. Haghi, PhD Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal;
Member, Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Email: AKHaghi@Yahoo.com

A. K. Haghi, PhD, is the author and editor of 165 books, as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many International journals. He is also a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).

Lionello Pogliani, PhD University of Valencia-Burjassot, Spain
Email: lionello.pogliani@uv.es

Lionello Pogliani, PhD, is a retired Professor of Physical Chemistry. He received his postdoctoral training at the Department of Molecular Biology of the C. E. A. (Centre d’Etudes Atomiques) of Saclay, France, at the Physical Chemistry Institute of the Technical and Free University of Berlin, and at the Pharmaceutical Department of the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He spent his sabbatical years at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and at the University of Valencia, Spain. He has contributed more than 200 papers in the experimental, theoretical, and didactical fields of physical chemistry, including chapters in specialized books and a book on numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. A work of his has been awarded with the GM Neural Trauma Research Award. He is a member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry and he is on the editorial board of many international journals. He is presently a part-time teammate at the Physical Chemistry department of the University of Valencia, Spain.

Ana Cristina Faria Ribeiro, PhD Researcher, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Email: anacfrib@ci.uc.pt

Ana C. F. Ribeiro, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her area of scientific activity is physical chemistry and electrochemistry. Her main areas of research interest are transport properties of ionic and non-ionic components in aqueous solutions. She has experience as a scientific adviser and teacher of different practical courses. Dr. Ribeiro has supervised master degree theses as well as some PhD theses, and has been a theses jury member. She has been referee for various journals as well an expert evaluator of some of the research programs funded by the Romanian government through the National Council for Scientific Research. She has been a member of the organizing committee of scientific conferences and she is an editorial member of several journals. She has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. She is a member of the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal.

High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry
High-Performance Materials and Engineered Chemistry
Editors: Francisco Torrens, PhD, Devrim Balköse, PhD, and Sabu Thomas, PhD
Applied Physical Chemistry with Multidisciplinary Approaches
Applied Physical Chemistry with Multidisciplinary Approaches
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD, Devrim Balköse, PhD, and Sabu Thomas, PhD
Methodologies and Applications for Analytical and Physical Chemistry
Methodologies and Applications for Analytical and Physical Chemistry
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD, Sabu Thomas, PhD, Sukanchan Palit, MChE, Priyanka Main, MTech
Physical Chemistry for Engineering and Applied Sciences
Physical Chemistry for Engineering and Applied Sciences
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD, Cristóbal Noé Aguilar, PhD, Sabu Thomas, PhD, and Praveen K.M.
Theoretical Models and Experimental Approaches in Physical Chemistry
Theoretical Models and Experimental Approaches in Physical Chemistry
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD, Sabu Thomas, PhD, Praveen K. M., Avinash R. Pai



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