By Hidenori Akiyama, Richard Heller
This e-book makes a speciality of bioelectrics, a brand new multidisciplinary box encompassing engineering and biology with functions to the clinical, environmental, nutrients, strength, and biotechnological fields. at this time, 15 universities and institutes in Japan, the us and the ecu include the overseas Consortium of Bioelectrics, meant to develop this novel and significant learn box. This ebook will function an introductory source for younger scientists and in addition as a textbook to be used via either undergraduate and graduate scholars – the world’s first such paintings completely dedicated to bioelectrics.
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