Polymer Clay Global Perspectives

Author: Cynthia Tinapple
Editor: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0823085910
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Explore the World--in Polymer Clay! Polymer artists are connected like never before. As the acclaimed curator of the popular blog PolymerClayDaily.com, Cynthia Tinapple brings together 115 diverse artists from around the world to showcase the work of this new international community. Polymer Clay Global Perspectives invites you to explore the trends and cutting-edge styles that are influencing the future of this medium. In this masterful collection, you'll find: · Tips to create meaningful art that reflects your personality and vision · Behind-the-scenes profiles of 13 innovative artists in their studios · Step-by-step projects by contributors who share their signature methods, such as mokume gane,extruded canes, and adapted glass-blowing techniques · Galleries showcasing the best of the best polymer work in jewelry, miniatures, sculpture, and much more With artists including Kim Korringa, Shay Aaron, and Fabiola Perez offering their expertise, you'll find endless inspiration to take your art to the next level. Begin your own journey through the new landscape of contemporary polymer. A world of possibilities awaits.

The Polymer Arts Fall 2013

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ISBN: 9781941167588
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The Polymer Arts is a quarterly magazine with a rotation of in-depth articles on polymer techniques, design, personal experience, events, community issues, and marketing & sales ideas as well as thorough product reviews, multiple artist galleries, and the most complete list of polymer artists and resources anywhere. This magazine is for the aspiring and professional polymer artist looking for in-depth and challenging articles that will help them improve their skills and succeed as a respected and in-demand artist. Articles in this Edition: -- Editor's Worktable: Organic, Natural & Unique -- Exploring the Organic In Polymer -- Creating Organically: A Journey Through the Creative Process by Anke Humpert -- Plein Air Polymer: Taking it Outside by Kate Clawson -- The Nature of Inspiration: Lessons from the Broken Telephone Project Project by Dan Cormier -- Ravages of Time: Faux Organic Surfaces by Sage Bray -- Fundamental Structures: Building Wall Art by Suzanne Ivester & Alice Stroppel -- The Jury Is In: Creating Professional Exhibitions by Beth Wegener -- Polymer Workshop Teaching Toolkit by Irene Corman -- Photographing Fine Art & Craft by Cara Jane Hayman -- Book Reviews: - Polymer Clay Global Perspectives - Polymer Clay Master Class -- Color Spotlight: Laurie Mika Interview by Maggie Maggio -- Polymer Jeweler's Workbench: Stringing Like a Pro by Julie L. Cleveland -- Mentor Artist Gallery: Kathrin Neumaier -- Accomplished Artist Gallery: Christine Damm -- Emerging Artist Gallery: Ann Duncan -- Resource Lists -- Muse's Corner: In Pursuit of Organic Beauty-The Life & Art of Gwen Gibson by Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Coal And Peat Fires A Global Perspective

Author: Glenn B. Stracher
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128498846
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Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, Volume Five: Case Studies - Advances in Field and Laboratory Research, the companion to volumes 1-4, includes the latest research findings about coal and peat fires in the United States, China, India, France, Spain, Poland, and Ireland. Included are chapters about the discovery of microarthropods at two mine fires, the oldest recorded uses of burning coal, the effects of combustion and coal waste on a riverine system, remote sensing analysis of coal fires, gas explosion and spontaneous combustion experiments, and phases associated with the by-products of combustion. This essential reference, along with volumes 1-4, includes a companion website with an interactive world map of coal and peat fires, a collection of slide presentations, research data, and videos: https://www.elsevier.com/books-and-journals/book-companion/9780128498859 Authored by world-renowned experts in coal and peat fires Global in scope -- covers case studies about fires around the world Includes beautiful color illustrations, valuable research data, a companion website with additional resources, and a periodically updated world map of coal and peat fires

Health And Environmental Safety Of Nanomaterials

Author: James Njuguna
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857096672
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Health and Environmental Safety of Nanomaterials addresses concerns about the impact of nanomaterials on the environment and human health, and examines the safety of specific nanomaterials. Understanding the unique chemical and physical properties of nanostructures has led to many developments in the applications of nanocomposite materials. While these materials have applications in a huge range of areas, their potential for toxicity must be thoroughly understood. Part one introduces the properties of nanomaterials, nanofillers, and nanocomposites, and questions whether they are more toxic than their bulk counterparts. Part two looks at the release and exposure of nanomaterials. The text covers sampling techniques and data analysis methods used to assess nanoparticle exposure, as well as protocols for testing the safety of polymer nanocomposites. It explains characterization techniques of airborne nanoparticles and life cycle assessment of engineered nanomaterials. Part three focuses on the safety of certain nanomaterials, including nanolayered silicates, carbon nanotubes, and metal oxides. In particular, it explores the potential ecotoxicological hazards associated with the different structures of carbon nanotubes and the safe recycling of inorganic and carbon nanoparticles. The final two chapters address the risks of nanomaterials in fire conditions: their thermal degradation, flammability, and toxicity in different fire scenarios. This is a scientific guide with technical background for professionals using nanomaterials in industry, scientists, academicians, research scholars, and polymer engineers. It also offers a deep understanding of the subject for undergraduate and postgraduate students. Introduces the properties of nanomaterials, nanofillers, and nanocomposites, and questions whether they are more toxic than their bulk counterparts Covers sampling techniques and data analysis methods used to assess nanoparticle exposure, as well as protocols for testing the safety of polymer nanocomposites Explores the potential ecotoxicological hazards associated with the different structures of carbon nanotubes and the safe recycling of inorganic and carbon nanoparticles

The Nanotechnology Revolution

Author: Dale A. Stirling
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351617230
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Nanotechnology is changing the world in a very big way, but at the atomic and sub-atomic level. Although the roots of nanotechnology can be traced back to more than a century ago, the last three decades have witnessed an explosion of nano-based technologies and products. This reference work examines the history, current status, and future directions of nanotechnology through an exhaustive search of the technical and scientific literature. The more than 4000 bibliographic citations it includes are carefully organized into core subject areas, and a geographic and subject index allows readers to quickly locate documents of interest. Although a sense of the global reach and interest in nanotechnology can be gleaned from the reference sections of countless journal articles, conference papers, and books, this is the only reference work providing an in-depth global perspective that is ready-made for nanotechnology professionals and those interested in learning more about all things nanotechnology. Despite the abundance of online resources, there is still an urgent need for well-researched, well-presented, concise, and thematically organized reference works. Instead of relying on wiki pages, citation aggregators, and related websites, the author searched the databases and databanks of scholarly literature search providers such as EBSCO, ProQuest, PUBMED, STN International, and Thomson Reuters. In addition, he used select serials-related databases to account for pertinent documents from countries in which English is not the primary national language (i.e., China Online Journals, e-periodica, J-STAGE, and SciELO Brazil among others).

Proceedings Of The Asme Applied Mechanics Division

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Encyclopedia Of Polymer Composites

Author: Mikhail Lechkov
Editor: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781607417170
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In the last several years, polymer composites have been used heavily in the construction sector, such as to repair or design buildings and bridges, strengthen structures and as stand-alone components. About 30% of all polymers produced each year are used in the civil engineering and building industries. In addition to construction, polymer composites are also used in transportation (moulded parts, fuel and gas tanks), aerospace (satellites and aircraft structures), marine, biomedical (dental fixtures, prosthetic devices), electronics and in recreation industries. Such properties associated with polymer composites, in addition to its performance and applications, are continually being researched. Some topics examined in this book include the durability of the base components of FRP (fiber-reinforced polymer), specifically designed for civil engineering industry. The most common environmental agents, mostly responsible for the deterioration of the materials performance are also discussed. Furthermore, the interfacial adhesion between nanotubes and polymers and the different strategies to promote adhesion are explored to help readers understand the potential and challenges faced by scientists and engineers regarding the use of carbon nanotubes as a reinforcement phase in nanocomposites. This book also reviews the state-of-the-art of syntactic foams and shape memory polymers. The underlying principle for self-heating is also analyzed. Other chapters examine the processing of polymers into antimicrobial materials using polymer/clay nanotechnology, the various methods of synthesis for polyaniline-based nanoparticle-hybrid materials, and the steps towards understanding the complex relationships between specific factors in the production of plastic composites.