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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
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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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Winner of the 1994 Award for Best Professional/Scholarly Book in Chemistry, Association of American Publishers "In this very readable and enjoyable book, Ball [offers] a whirlwind guided tour through Read more...

 
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