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Infrared Spectroscopy - Materials Science, Engineering and Technology

Edited by Theophile Theophanides, ISBN 978-953-51-0537-4, 524 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published April 25, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2055

The present book is a definitive review in the field of Infrared (IR) and Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopies, which are powerful, non invasive imaging techniques. This book brings together multidisciplinary chapters written by leading authorities in the area. The book provides a thorough overview of progress in the field of applications of IR and NIR spectroscopy in Materials Science, Engineering and Technology. Through a presentation of diverse applications, this book aims at bridging various disciplines and provides a platform for collaborations among scientists.

Dr. Theophanides Theophile

Professor Theophile Theophanides was born in Platamon, Kavala, Greece and is known for his ground-breaking research in the field of Metal Coordination Chemistry and Infrared Spectroscopy. In particular, his research focus has been in the areas of life metal ions, bioinorganic chemistry and in his pioneering work in anti-tumor drugs, such as cis-Platinum, commonly employed in chemotherapy. He has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in international journals, penned numerous articles and book chapters and served on the board of many Scientific Associations and Committees. He has been invited speaker in many Universities, Institutions and Media. Prof. Theophanides has been honored many times for his research. He is an Honorary Professor of the University of Montreal and the National Technical University of Athens, Doctor Honoris Causa of the University of Reims and Silver Medalist of the National French Academy of Medicine for his outstanding work on magnesium research. Additionally, he has received medals from Universities, Media and other Associations for his research and communications on Environmental and Public Health issues.

Edited Books

  • Infrared Spectroscopy - Life and Biomedical Sciences

    This informative and state-of-the art book on Infrared Spectroscopy in Life sciences designed for researchers, academics as well as for those working in industry, agriculture and in pharmaceutical companies features 20 chapters of applications of MIRS and NIRS in brain activity and clinical research. It shows excellent FT-IR spectra of breast tissues, atheromatic plaques, human bones and projects assessment of haemodynamic activation in the cerebral cortex, brain oxygenation studies and many interesting insights from a medical perspective.

  • Infrared Spectroscopy - Materials Science, Engineering and Technology

    The present book is a definitive review in the field of Infrared (IR) and Near Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopies, which are powerful, non invasive imaging techniques. This book brings together multidisciplinary chapters written by leading authorities in the area. The book provides a thorough overview of progress in the field of applications of IR and NIR spectroscopy in Materials Science, Engineering and Technology. Through a presentation of diverse applications, this book aims at bridging various disciplines and provides a platform for collaborations among scientists.

  • Infrared Spectroscopy - Anharmonicity of Biomolecules, Crosslinking of Biopolymers, Food Quality and Medical Applications

    This informative and state-of-the-art book on Infrared Spectroscopy is addressed to Researchers in Medicine as well as to Pharmaceutical Industry and Agriculture. It features 7 specialized chapters of MIRS and NIRS covering applications in proteins and biopolymers; food quality research and food safety applications; and medical applications, such as Down syndrome disorders of tooth, probing of brain oxygen, the role of CO2 in blood pressure and diagnosis of metastatic cancer. This book highlights the span of modern Infrared applications.

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