Dr. Carlos Cabrera is professor at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus. Cabrera's main research area is on the development of nanocatalysts for clean energy technology such as fuel cell systems. This energy system is of importance for the development of environmentally friendly energy conversion and storage based on alcohols. Fuel cells are becoming a promising clean energy system for vehicles, portable devices, and power generators. This area of research is part of the research conducted at the Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN). Through the institute, Cabrera will develop catalytic nanomaterials for fuel cell testbeds and prototypes that will be evaluated at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. This creation of the IFN is creating a unique opportunity for the further development of Cabrera's nanotechnology research since new state-of-the-art instrumentations and unique partnerships will be established with nanotechnology centers located at Purdue University, University of Massachusetts, Northwestern University, Cornell University, and the Argonne National Laboratory.
Dr. Felix A. Mirandareceived his B.S. degree in physics from the University of Puerto Rico in 1983, an M.S. degree in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA, in 1986, and a Ph.D. degree in physics from Case Western Reserve University, USA, in 1991. He is currently chief of the Antenna and Optical Systems Branch in the Communications, Instrumentation, and Controls Division. His areas of expertise are antenna technology, ferroelectric tunable microwave components, and microwave integrated circuits and devices for space and ground-based communications.
Helping readers to select the proper fabricating technique for their experiments, the book provides a broad vision of the most critical problems and explains how to solve them. It includes basic definitions and introduces the main underlying concepts of nanofabrication. The book also discusses the major advantages and disadvantages of each approach and offers a wide variety of examples of cutting-edge applications.
Each chapter focuses on a particular method or aspect of study. For every method, the contributors describe the underlying theoretical basis, resolution, patterns and substrates used, and applications. They show how applications at the nanoscale require a different process and understanding than those at the microscale. For each experiment, they elucidate key solutions to problems relating to materials, methods, and surface considerations.
A complete resource for this rapidly emerging interdisciplinary field, this handbook provides practical information for planning the experiments of any project that employs nanofabrication techniques. It gives readers a foundation to enter the complex world of nanofabrication and inspires the scientific community at large to push the limits of nanometer resolution.
This book is a valuable resource for interdisciplinary researchers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are used in different types of engineering, including electrical, chemical, and biomedical.Offers in-depth information on a variety of nanomaterials and how they are used for different engineering applicationsProvides an overview of current research and suggests how this will impact future applicationsExplores how the unique properties of different nanomaterials make them particularly suitable for specific applications
This third edition includes more real-world examples and a glossary of formulae. It contains new coverage of:MicrocontrollersFPGAsClasses of componentsMemory (RAM, ROM, etc.)Surface mountHigh speed designBoard layoutAdvanced digital electronics (e.g. processors)Transistor circuits and circuit designOp-amp and logic circuitsUse of test equipmentGives readers a simple explanation of complex concepts, in terms they can understand and relate to everyday life. Updated content throughout and new material on the latest technological advances.Provides readers with an invaluable set of tools and references that they can use in their everyday work.
This book Includes over fifty projects which are divided into three categories: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced.
New projects in this edition:
Logic probe Custom LCD font design Hi/Lo game Generating various waveforms in real-time Ultrasonic height measurement Frequency counter Reaction timer GPS projects Closed-loop ON/OFF temperature control Bluetooth projects (master and slave) RFid projects Clock using Real-time-clock (RTC) chip RTC alarm project Graphics LCD (GLCD) projects Barometer+thermometer+altimeter project Plotting temperature on GLCD Ethernet web browser based control Ethernet UDP based control Digital signal processing (Low Pass Filter design) Automotive LIN bus project Automotive CAN bus project Multitasking projects (using both cooperative and Round-robin scheduling) Unipolar stepper motor projects Bipolar stepper motor projects Closed-loop ON/OFF DC motor controlA clear introduction to the PIC 18FXXX microcontroller's architecture Covers developing wireless and sensor network applications, SD card projects, and multi-tasking; all demonstrated with the block and circuit diagram, program description in PDL, program listing, and program descriptionIncludes more than 50 basic, intermediate, and advanced projects
Welcome to the world of shoes that can dynamically shift your height, jackets that display when the next bus is coming, and neckties that can nudge your business partner from across the room. Whether it be for fashion, function, or human connectedness, wearable electronics can be used to design interactive systems that are intimate and engaging.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear.
Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.