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Application of Thermodynamics to Biological and Materials Science

Progress of thermodynamics has been stimulated by the findings of a variety of fields of science and technology. The principles of thermodynamics are so general that the application is widespread to such fields as solid state physics, chemistry, biology, astronomical science, materials science, and chemical engineering. The contents of this book should be of help to many scientists and engineers.

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Application of Thermodynamics to Biological and Materials ScienceEdited by Mizutani Tadashi

Published: January 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1763

ISBN: 978-953-307-980-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4529-5

Copyright year: 2011

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26 Crossref Citations

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83 Dimensions Citations


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1. Thermodynamics of Protein Structure Formation and Function

By Dan W. Urry


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2. Thermodynamics of Natural and Synthetic Inhibitor Binding to Human Hsp90

By Vilma Petrikaite and Daumantas Matulis


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3. Enthalpy, Entropy, and Volume Changes of Electron Transfer Reactions in Photosynthetic Proteins

By Harvey J.M. Hou


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4. Thermodynamics of Supramolecular Structure Formation in Water

By Mizutani Tadashi


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5. Role and Applications of Electrostatic Effects on Nucleic Acid Conformational Transitions and Binding Processes

By Jeff D. Ballin and Gerald M. Wilson


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6. Tandem DNA Repeats: Generation and Propagation in the Microgene Polymerization Reaction and in Vivo.

By Mark Itsko, Eitan Ben-Dov, Avinoam Rabinovitch and Arieh Zaritsky


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7. The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Host-Tumor Relationships: Concepts and Opportunities

By Joseph Molnar, Zoltan G. Varga, Elysia Thornton-Benko and Barry S. Thornton


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8. Thermodynamics of the Heart

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9. The Protein Surface as a Thermodynamic Frontier: A Fractal Approach

By Mariana Pereyra and Eduardo Méndez


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10. Biomimetics - Thermodynamics to Study Wetting of Self-Cleaning Surfaces

By Erwin Hueger, Juergen Rost, Marion Frant, Gerhard Hildebrand and Klaus Liefeith


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11. Thermodynamics of Self-Assembly

By L. Magnus Bergström


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12. Thermodynamics and Mesomechanics of Nanostructural Transitions in Biological Membranes as Liquid Crystals

By Lev Panin


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13. Adsorption Profiles and Solvation of Ions at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces and Membranes

By William Kung, Francisco J. Solis and Monica Olvera de la Cruz


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14. Calorimetric: A Tecnique Useful in Characterization of Porous Solid

By Juan Carlos Moreno and Liliana Giraldo


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15. Dissociation Energies of O−H Bonds of Phenols and Hydroperoxides

By Denisov Evgeny and Denisova Taisa


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16. Determination of the Constants of Formation of Complexes of Iron(III) and Acetohydroxamic Acid

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17. Obtaining Thermodynamic Properties and Fluid Phase Equilibria without Experimental Measurements

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18. Complex Fluid Phase Equilibrium Modeling and Calculations

By Gholamreza Vakili-Nezhaad


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19. Thermodynamics of Viscodielectric Materials

By R. Díaz-Calleja and E. Riande


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20. Volatile Precursors for Films Deposition: Vapor Pressure, Structure and Thermodynamics

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21. Thermochemistry and Kinetics of the Reactions of Apatite Phosphates with Acid Solutions

By Mohamed Jemal


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22. The Sintering Behaviour of Fe-Mn-C Powder System, Correlation between Thermodynamics and Sintering Process, Manganese Distribution and Microstructure Composition, Effect of Alloying Mode

By Eduard Hryha and Eva Dudrova


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23. Molecular-Dynamics Calculation of Nanostructures Thermodynamics. Research of Impurities Influence on Results.

By Igor Golovnev, Elena Golovneva and Vasily Fomin


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