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Physics of Strongly Coupled Plasma

Vladimir Fortov, Igor Iakubov, and Alexey Khrapak

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299805
eISBN:
9780191714948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299805.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Nuclear and Plasma Physics

This book concerns the physics of plasma at high density, which is compressed so strongly that the effects of interparticle interactions, nonideality, govern its behavior. The interest in this ... More


Visual Ecology

Thomas W. Cronin, Sönke Johnsen, N. Justin Marshall, and Eric J. Warrant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151847
eISBN:
9781400853021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151847.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Visual ecology is the study of how animals use visual systems to meet their ecological needs, how these systems have evolved, and how they are specialized for particular visual tasks. This book ... More


Conclusion

Theresa Levitt

in The Shadow of Enlightenment: Optical and Political Transparency in France 1789-1848

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199544707
eISBN:
9780191720178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544707.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter draws together conclusions from the narratives from the main chapters of the book and summarizes the advances in light and optics that occurred in the first half of the 19th century in ... More


Seeing and Shaping Objects

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Current understanding of the basic optical and physiological processes involved in how we see is explained in a number of recent books on the subject by specialists in cognitive psychology and in the ... More


The Optics of Life: A Biologist's Guide to Light in Nature

Sönke Johnsen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691139906
eISBN:
9781400840663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691139906.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Optics—a field of physics focusing on the study of light—is also central to many areas of biology, including vision, ecology, botany, animal behavior, neurobiology, and molecular biology. This book ... More


The mad scramble to acquire optical technology

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The 1990s saw an incredible amount of excitement about optical networking technology. Many start-up companies with potentially viable new technology seemed very “hot” to investors, especially venture ... More


Interband magneto - optical effects

P. K. Basu

in Theory of Optical Processes in Semiconductors: Bulk and Microstructures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526209
eISBN:
9780191706790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526209.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

The behaviour of a semiconductor in the presence of a high magnetic field is different from its behaviour in the absence of a field discussed so far. This chapter first discusses the effect of a ... More


Film, Music, Memory

Berthold Hoeckner

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226649610
eISBN:
9780226649894
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649894.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Film, Music, Memory demonstrates that cinema has shaped modern culture in part by changing its cultures of memory. Such change has rested in no small measure on the mnemonic powers of music. With the ... More


Dielectric Tensor of Superlattices

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter presents calculations of dielectric tensor of superlattices. In consideration of superlattices having large periods compared to lattice constants, equations of macroscopical ... More


Stellar-Mass Black Holes

Charles D. Bailyn

in What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148823
eISBN:
9781400850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148823.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter examines stellar-mass black holes. The empirical study of black holes began in the 1960s with the discovery of quasars and the advent of X-ray astronomy. X-ray detectors could detect ... More


Serving Northcliffe, Inventing International Polity: July 1904–July 1914

Martin Ceadel

in Living the Great Illusion: Sir Norman Angell, 1872-1967

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571161
eISBN:
9780191721762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571161.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter scrutinizes the transformational decade of Angell's life, which saw his hiring by Northcliffe to launch the continental edition of the Daily Mail in 1905, his discovery over the next few ... More


The use of fluorescent probes in cell-counting procedures

Daniel A. Peterson

in Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience: A Neuroanatomical Approach

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198505280
eISBN:
9780191723766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505280.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter describes the use of fluorescent probes in cell-counting procedures. The theoretical and practical considerations for using fluorescent probes in quantitative analysis are presented ... More


Optical phenomena in magnetic semiconductors

H. Munekata

in Concepts in Spin Electronics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568216
eISBN:
9780191718212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568216.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter focuses on the manipulation of ferromagnetism by the band-to-band optical excitation in III-V-based magnetic alloy semiconductors (III-V-MAS). This class of semiconductor materials ... More


Excitons in Organic-Based Nanostructures

Vladimir M. Agranovich

in Excitations in Organic Solids

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199234417
eISBN:
9780191715426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234417.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter discusses the excitons in organic-based nanostructures. In particular, two-dimensional Frenkel-Wannier-Mott (FWM) excitons in hybrid organic-inorganic nanostructures (quantum wells, ... More


Atomic and Laser Spectroscopy

Alan Corney

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199211456
eISBN:
9780191705915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211456.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This book gives an account of the progress that has been made in the fields of atomic physics and laser spectroscopy during the last fifty years. The first five chapters prepare the foundations of ... More


Optical Imaging of Brain Function

Gabriele Gratton and Monica Fabiani

in Neuroergonomics: The brain at work

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195177619
eISBN:
9780199864683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177619.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter reviews the use of noninvasive optical imaging methods in studying human brain function, with a view toward their possible applications to neuroergonomics. Topics discussed include the ... More


Newton the Alchemist

William Newman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174877
eISBN:
9780691185033
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174877.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Isaac Newton's alchemical papers surfaced at a Sotheby's auction in 1936, the quantity and seeming incoherence of the manuscripts were shocking. No longer the exemplar of Enlightenment ... More


Animal Eyes

Michael F. Land and Dan-Eric Nilsson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199581139
eISBN:
9780191774652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199581139.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This book provides a comparative account of all the types of eye in the animal kingdom. It gives an outline of the structure and function of each kind of eye, with an emphasis on the nature of the ... More


Linear optical devices

J. C. Garrison and R. Y. Chiao

in Quantum Optics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

This chapter shows that the interaction of photons with a passive, linear device can be described by the scattering matrix of classical optics. Combining this with the paraxial approximation leads to ... More


Optoelectronic Tweezers

Eric P.Y. Chiou and Ming C. Wu

in Micro/Nano Technology Systems for Biomedical Applications: Microfluidics, Optics, and Surface Chemistry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199219698
eISBN:
9780191594229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199219698.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, Mathematical Biology

This chapter introduces optoelectronics tweezers (OET) and its applications in manipulating micro- and nano-scale particles in fluidic environment. It starts with a brief overview of various particle ... More


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