H. Eugene Stanley

  • Cooperative Phenomena near Phase Transitions

    A Bibliography with Selected Readings

    H. Eugene Stanley

    Part I of this book presents a very complete bibliography, current to July 1972, of the literature on the interdisciplinary field of cooperative phenomena near phase transitions. Although the bibliography is in part intended to complement the editor's Introduction to Phase Transitions and Critical Phenomena (Oxford University Press, 1971), the range of subjects covered here extends well beyond the scope of the earlier book and includes such topics as binary alloys, helium, structural phase transitions, liquid crystals, and cooperative phenomena in biological systems. While the 2500 articles in the bibliography are arranged alphabetically, quick referencing by categories is provided by a coded letter appearing in the left margin. Preceding the bibliography is a list of all conferences on critical phenomena held since 1964, with complete references to their published proceedings.

    There is no better source for acquiring understanding in this field than a study of the original articles themselves. Accordingly, 100 of the 2500 articles in the bibliography are singled out for special attention. Part II contains reprints of 35 articles on experimental aspects of cooperative phenomena near phase transitions. Some of these, such as Andrews' 1869 paper reporting the discovery of the critical point in carbon dioxide, are classic, while others are relatively recent. Theoretical articles in this field generally tend to be longer, and therefore the 65 theoretical articles chosen are represented by abstract only in Part III.

    This book is designed to be of use to the teacher structuring a course on cooperative phenomena or statistical mechanics in general. It should also prove an invaluable reference to workers in the field.

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  • Biomedical Physics and Biomaterials Science

    H. Eugene Stanley

    This book presents the interdisciplinary research of scientists and engineers who bring a variety of approaches to bear upon biomedical problems, with particular emphasis on materials research.

    Part I, “From Molecule to Functioning System,” takes up globular membrane proteins as functional units of ionic transport, salt and water transport in biological systems, and electronic structure and function of metal ions in biomolecules. Part II, “Probes That Link the Macroscopic with the Microscopic,” points up new experimental techniques, such as molecular microscopy and the scanning electron microscope. Part III, “Medical Problems and the Approaches Provided by Materials Science,” discusses joint wear, orthopedic implants, blood preservation by freezing, heat transfer in biomaterials, ultrasound in biology and medicine, the effects of infrared laser radiation on biological systems, and the biomechanics of reproductive biology.

    The contributors to Biomedical Physics and Biomaterials Science are nationally recognized experts in the field, and many are members of the Harvard Medical School-M.I.T. Program in Biomaterials Science, which is under the general auspices of the Harvard-M.I.T. Program in Health Sciences and Technology.

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