Advanced Materials Series is an open-ended book series, publishes 8-10 volumes per year starting from January 2013. The series is intended to provide recent advancements of the fascinating field of advanced materials science and technology. Each volume will be devoted to one broad subject and the multi-discipinary aspects will be drawn out in full.
Series EditorAshutosh Tiwari
Advanced Materials Series is an open-ended book series, publishes 10 - 15 volumes per year by Scrivener Publishing and co-published with John Wiley & Sons, USA starting from January 2013. The series is intended to provide recent advancements of the fascinating field of advanced materials science and technology, particularly in the area of structure, synthesis and processing, characterization, advanced-state properties, and applications. The dedicated volumes will cover theoretical and experimental approaches of molecular device materials, biomimetic materials, hybrid-type composite materials, functionalized inorganic and organic polymers/materials, superamolecular systems, information- and energy-transfer materials, bio-based and bio-degradable or environmental friendly materials as well as the integrated unique properties of 2D materials i.e., graphene and its derivatives, therefore provides numerous possibilities to shape the future advanced technology.
Each volume will be devoted to one broad subject and the multi-disciplinary aspects will be drawn out in full. Each volume will be comprehensive and will represent the cutting-edge science of Advanced Materials. They are written for a broad readership including researchers and students from diverse backgrounds including chemistry, physics, materials science & engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology, nanotechnology and biomedical engineering. For more titles from Wiley-Scrivener visit www.wiley.com/go/scrivener
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The Series Editor of the Advanced Materials Book Series is responsible for deciding which of the book chapter submitted to the book should be published. The series editor may be guided by the policies of the publisher and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editor may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision
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