Almost Eternal Painting On Stone And Material Innovation In Early Modern Europe

Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004361499
Size: 13,38 MB
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Ten authors offer novel accounts of the phenomenon of oil painting on stone surfaces in Northern and Southern Europe, from Sebastiano del Piombo’s invention at Rome in the sixteenth century to the material experimentation of later painters through the seventeenth century.

Advanced Materials Innovation

Author: Sanford L. Moskowitz
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470508922
Size: 16,13 MB
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Through detailed case studies of the most important advanced material creations of the latter 20th and early 21st century, the author explores the role of the field of advanced materials in the technological and economic activity today, with implications to the innovation process in general. A comprehensive study that encompasses the three major categories of advanced material technologies, i.e., Structural Materials (metals and polymers), Functional Materials (transistor, microchip and semiconductor laser) and Hybrid and New Forms of Matter (liquid crystals and nanomaterials). Extensive use of primary sources, including unpublished interviews with the scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs on the front lines of advanced materials creation Original approach to case study narrative, emphasizing interaction between the advanced material process, perceived risk and directing and accelerating breakthrough technology


Author: Dimitris Kottas
Editor: Links Internacional
ISBN: 9788492796779
Size: 17,48 MB
Format: PDF
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The reader is in reliable and well-informed hands with this new reference manual. It is a detailed account of what is achievable with the wealth of innovative materials available today; it shows how to achieve a reduction in environmental impact, provides cost and the versatility to a project. Clearly divided into different categories, the information provided offers architects and designers an essential tool for attaining the results that best suit their needs as well as the requirements oftheir clients. Illustrated with full colour photography and a text that provides detailed explanations of the properties of each material, this title will serve as inspiration to professional architects in search of new ideas to enrich their work.

Material Innovation

Author: Andrew H. Dent
ISBN: 9780500291979
Size: 17,29 MB
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The third volume in this series is on packaging design and features carefully selected products that showcase the innovative use of a particular material. The book focuses on specific categories of packaging - sustainable packaging, functional forms, dispensing systems, advanced protection, interactive and mass craft. Seven specially commissioned 'visual narratives' are included. The extensive illustrated materials directory contains detailed information on over 100 materials.

The Silver Market Phenomenon

Author: Florian Kohlbacher
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540753303
Size: 20,27 MB
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The current shift in demographics – aging and shrinking populations – in many countries around the world presents a major challenge to companies and societies alike. One particularly essential implication is the emergence and constant growth of the so-called “silver market”, the market segment more or less broadly defined as those people aged 55 and older. Increasing in number and share of the total population while at the same time being relatively well-off, this market segment can be seen as very attractive and promising, although still very underdeveloped in terms of product and service offerings.This book offers a thorough and up-to-date analysis of the challenges and opportunities in leveraging innovation, technology, product development and marketing for elder consumers and employees. Key lessons are drawn from the Japanese lead market as well as other select countries.

Molecular Technology Volume 3

Author: Hisashi Yamamoto
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527802738
Size: 19,64 MB
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Edited by foremost leaders in chemical research together with a number of distinguished international authors, this third volume summarizes the most important and promising recent developments in material science in one book. Interdisciplinary and application-oriented, this ready reference focuses on innovative methods, covering new developments in photofunctional materials, polymer chemistry, surface science and more. Of great interest to chemists as well as material scientists alike.

Service Innovation

Author: Marja Toivonen
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 4431549226
Size: 13,19 MB
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This is the first book that summarizes the 20-year history of service innovation research and combines it with the future need to adopt a systems view in the field of service research. The book emphasizes that the most urgent issues of today’s economies – the development of welfare and sustainability – cannot be solved with innovations in individual service offerings only, and that innovations of service systems are increasingly needed. Various theoretical approaches and perspectives from different disciplines are included, providing a comprehensive view of the current understanding of the nature of service innovation. The book illustrates the achievements of two research traditions, one based on the general innovation theory and the other based on the service marketing theory. Service innovation is considered from the points of view of drivers, processes, practices, and outcomes. The interrelations between actors and systems are analyzed, and the nature of innovation as a new way to co-create value is highlighted. The book promotes the view that users are an important source of innovative ideas and that openness is an important success factor in innovation processes. In addition to the general nature and management of service innovation, some specific topics are included, exemplified by innovations in public services and in knowledge-intensive business services. This volume is highly recommended to readers who seek a state-of-the-art overview of the area of service innovation and its linkages to systems research.

Ultra Materials

Author: George M. Beylerian
Size: 12,82 MB
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A classified evaluation of the intelligent substances, surfaces, and interfaces being used in the modern world's clothing, constructions, and technologies features coverage of four hundred significant materials, in a visual guide complemented by a designer directory and lists of professional organizations.

Material Strategies

Author: Blaine Brownell
Editor: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 1616891890
Size: 12,73 MB
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Blaine Brownell s best-selling Transmaterial series has introduced designers to hundreds of emergent materials that have the potential to transform our built environment. In our new Architecture Brief, Material Strategies, Brownell shows architects how creative applications of these materials achieve such transformations. Chapters based on fundamental material categories examine historical precedents, current opportunities, and future environmental challenges. Case studies featuring detailed illustrations showcase pioneering buildings from today s most forward-thinking architectural firms.

Nanohybridization Of Organic Inorganic Materials

Author: Atsushi Muramatsu
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540922339
Size: 12,65 MB
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Synthesis and application of nanoparticles have been often reported by researchers in material science, chemistry and physics. While nanoparticles themselves are well known to exhibit fascinating characteristics. interest in their improvement and promotion is now turning to the hybridization of organic and/or inorganic nano-materials. Although nano-level hybridization is an outstandingly novel and original technique, it encounters many difficulties to achieving the desired industrial application. To thoroughly review the research in this field, this book focuses on the synthesis, characterization and process of nano-hybrid materials, including nanoparticles and ultra-thin films. It elucidates the fundamental aspects of nano-hybrid materials in the synthesis procedure, characterization, and processes with selected examples, from both the basic science and the engineering appications points of view. In fact, this is the first comprehensive compilation of new advances that covers the current status and topics of new synthetic information of nano-hybrid materials composed of organic and/or inorganic materials at the nano-meter level, in one volume. As such, the book provides a unique source of information and guidance for specialists and non-specialists alike.