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Designing the molecular world : chemistry at the frontier

Author: Philip Ball
Publisher: Princeton, NJ Princeton Univ. Press 1996
Series: Princeton science library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. print., 1. paperback printView all editions and formats

Chemists have created superconducting ceramics for brain scanners, designed liquid crystal flat screens for televisions and watch displays, and made fabrics that change color while you wear them.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Ball
ISBN: 0691029008 9780691029009 0691000581 9780691000589
OCLC Number: 833169764
Notes: Bibliogr. S. 351 - 362
Awards: Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: Chemistry 1994
Description: VII, 376 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme 25 cm
Contents: AcknowledgementsIntroducton: Engineering the Elements3Ch. 1How It All Fits Together: The architecture of molecules13Ch. 2Bringing Down the Barriers: Getting chemical reactions to go54Ch. 3Caught in the Act: Watching atoms dance83Ch. 4Impossible Order: When atoms meet geometry111Ch. 5Perfect Hosts and Welcome Guests: Molecules that recognize each other and build themselves145Ch. 6Metals from Molecules: Electronics goes organic186Ch. 7A Soft and Sticky World: The self-organizing magic of colloid chemistry216Ch. 8Chemical Beginnings: How chemistry came to life259Ch. 9Far from Stable: Fractals, chaos, and complexity in chemistry290Ch. 10Transforming the Globe: The crises of atmospheric chemistry323Bibliography351Index365
Series Title: Princeton science library
Responsibility: Philip Ball


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