Encyclopedia of Electrical Engineering Research (2 Volume Set)


Zachary L. Fink (Editor)

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments


This book presents current research in the field of electrical engineering. Topics discussed include voltage stabilization using a storage capacitor; AC bridge circuitry for the capacitive position sensor inside the superconducting linear motor system; ferromagnetism in semiconductors doped with non-magnetic elements; spin transfer torque effect and its applications; fundamentals of half-metallic full-heusler alloys; electronics, spintronics and orbitronics and electric motor drives for battery, hybrid and fuel cell vehicles. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


The Role of Capacitors and Capacitance within Plasma Processing
(Victor J. Law, National Center of Plasma Science and Technology, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland)

Voltage Stabilization Using a Storage Capacitor
(V.V. Tatur, Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk, Russia)

Ideal and Real Capacitors: How their Behaviour Affect Energy Efficiencies
(Paulo Simeão Carvalho, Adriano Sampaio e Sousa, Departamento de Física da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal)

AC Bridge Circuitry for the Capacitive Position Sensor Inside the Superconducting Linear Motor System
(Shu-chen Liu, Centre de Spectrometrie de Masse et de Spectrometrie Nucleaire (CSNSM), Universite de Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France)

Physical and Electrochemical Properties of Quaternary Ammonium Salts based on Halogen-Free Chelatoborate Anion and their Application to Electric Double-Layer Capacitors
(Noritoshi Nanbu, Yukio Sasaki, Department of Nanochemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo Polytechnic University, Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan)

Room Temperature Magneto-Resistance Effects of Half-Metallic Oxides
(Yoshihide Kimishima, Department of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate School of Engineering, Yokohama National University, Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-Ku, Yokohama, Japan)

Weak High-Temperature Bulk Ferromagnetism in Mn-Doped CdGeAs2 Semiconductors
(Vyacheslav G. Storchak, Russian Research Centre “Kurchatov Institute” Kurchatov Sq. 1, Moscow, Russia, Jess H. Brewer, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Dimitri G. Eshchenko, Physik-Institut der Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland, et al.)

Ferromagnetism in Semiconductors Doped with Non-Magnetic Elements
(Y.P. Feng, H. Pan, R. Q. Wu, L. Shen, Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, J. Ding, J.B. Yi, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National University of Singapore, Y. H. Wu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore)

Magnetic Resonance and Spin-Wave (Magnon) Excitations in the Ferromagnetic Semiconductor (Ga,Mn)As
(Xinyu Liu, Y.-Y. Zhou and J.K. Furdyna, Department of Physics, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Eric C. T. Harley, L.E. McNeil, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill)

Spin Transfer Torque Effect and its Applications
(Haiwen Xi, Xiaobin Wang, Yuankai Zheng, Xiaohua Lou, Seagate Technology, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA)

Bloch Sphere, Spin Surfaces and Spin Precession in Quantum Wells
(A. Dargys, Semiconductor Physics Institute, Vilnius, Lithuania)

Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Nano-Scale ¼-Junctions
(Samanta Piano, Physics Department, CNR-Supermat Laboratory, University of Salerno, Via S. Allende, Baronissi(SA), Italy)

Fundamentals of Half-Metallic Full-Heusler Alloys
(K. A. Ozdo gan, Department of Physics, Gebze Institute of Technology, Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey, E. Saso gluy, Institut fÄur, FestkÄorperforschung, Forschungszentrum JÄulich, JÄulich, Germany
and Fatih University, Physics Department, BÄuyÄuk cekmece, Istanbul, Turkey, I. Galanakisz, Department of Materials Science, School of Natural Sciences, University of Patras, Patra, Greece)

Spin Drift-Diffusion and its Crossover in Semiconductors
(M. Idrish Miah, Nanoscale Science and Technology Centre and School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia, Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Electronics, Spintronics and Orbitronics
(M. Idrish Miah, Nanoscale Science and Technology Centre, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia, Department of Physics, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Electric Motor Drives for Battery, Hybrid and Fuel Cell Vehicles
(K.T. Chau, International Research Center for Electric Vehicles, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The Univ. of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China)

Environmental Friendly Inter-City Aircraft (ENFICA-FC) and Preliminary Analysis for 2-Seat Aircraft Conversion into Fuel Cells Powered Innovative System
(G. Romeo, G. Frulla, E. Cestino, F. Borello, Politecnico di Torino Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Italy)

Clarifying the Debate on Electric Two-Wheelers in China
(Christopher Cherry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville, TN)

Examination of State Estimators for Electrochemical Energy Storage Devices by Means of A Hardware-in-the-Loop System
(Mark Verbrugge, Damon Frisch, and Trudy Weber, General Motors Corporation, Arthur Bekaryan and Ping Liu, HRL Laboratories)

Energy Conversion Efficiency in Hybrid-Electric Powertrains
(Tomaž Katrašnik, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Energy Efficiency Policy: Budget, Electricity Conservation, and Fuel Conservation Issues
(Fred Sissine)

Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicle R&D: FreedomCAR and the President’s
Hydrogen Fuel Initiative
(Brent D. Yacobucci)

Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards; Occupant Protection in Interior Impact; Side Impact Protection; Fuel System Integrity; Electric-Powered Vehicles: Electrolyte Spillage and Electrical Shock Protection; Side Impact Phase-In Reporting Requirements, GAO-07-1252R, September 27, 2007

Advanced Lithium-Ion Batteries for Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Vehicles
(Paul Nelson, (Argonne National Laboratory), and Khalil Amine, Aymeric Rousseau, (Argonne National Laboratory), Hiroyuki Yomoto, (EnerDel Corp.)

Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007: A Summary of Major Provisions


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