A Novel

Author: Amanda Filipacchi

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497645786

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

View: 5830

The Pygmalion myth recast by one of America’s boldest and most bewitching storytellers Anna Graham has one ambition—to be a great actress. The only problem is, she can’t stop being herself. She is proud, stubborn, and moody; according to her acting teacher, she needs to be as bland and pliable as warm wax. Even when she rents a Good Fairy Queen Costume—complete with crown, wand, and wig—and walks the streets of New York City until three thirty in the morning, she fails to be anyone but Anna Graham. “Help,” she thinks, smoking a cigarette in a deserted subway station. “Help!” screams a man at the other end of the platform as two attackers pull him onto the train tracks. Red pepper spray in hand, the Good Fairy Queen rushes to Damon Wetly’s rescue—and Anna’s wish comes true, in the oddest way imaginable. Locked inside a cage in Wetly’s cloud-filled country home, Anna learns to do everything—walk, talk, think, eat, breathe—differently. When she finally escapes, she becomes a star—as Wetly promised she would. The new-and-improved Anna attracts plenty of admirers—including a paraplegic soap opera celebrity; the world’s most famous supermodel; and a handsome cellist, Weight Watchers counselor, etiquette expert, and exotic dancer named Nathaniel Powers—but she only has eyes for her former captor, the creator of miniature clouds and major actresses. Just when it seems that her fairy tale ending is right around the corner, Anna’s whole world threatens to evaporate into thin air. Fearless and fascinating, Vapor holds a funhouse mirror up to some of our deepest and most alluring notions about fame, identity, and desire.


A True Story of How I Fell Victim to Catfishing

Author: Debra Danielsen

Publisher: Post Hill Press

ISBN: 1682615359

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 289

View: 4296

Cybercrimes are easier than ever to pull off. No global police force exists to go after these criminals, so cybercrimes are increasing exponentially year after year. The FBI estimates that over twelve million cybercrimes and scams occurred in the United States in 2013 alone. Scammers are sophisticated, professional, and intelligent. They target potential victims carefully and these victims include homemakers, celebrities, professional athletes...anyone with assets! In this book, Debra Danielsen describes how she was conned out of $250,000 by a man she met on Vapor includes industry expert recommendations for both individuals and businesses on how to protect your assets from cyber scammers. The lessons in Vapor will teach you how to keep your own assets from being vaporized.

Chemical Vapor Deposition

Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference and EUROCVD-11

Author: Mark Donald Allendorf,Claude Bernard

Publisher: The Electrochemical Society

ISBN: 9781566771788

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 1652

View: 8347

Handbook of Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Processing

Author: D. M. Mattox

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780080946580

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 944

View: 3770

This book covers all aspects of physical vapor deposition (PVD) process technology from the characterizing and preparing the substrate material, through deposition processing and film characterization, to post-deposition processing. The emphasis of the book is on the aspects of the process flow that are critical to economical deposition of films that can meet the required performance specifications. The book covers subjects seldom treated in the literature: substrate characterization, adhesion, cleaning and the processing. The book also covers the widely discussed subjects of vacuum technology and the fundamentals of individual deposition processes. However, the author uniquely relates these topics to the practical issues that arise in PVD processing, such as contamination control and film growth effects, which are also rarely discussed in the literature. In bringing these subjects together in one book, the reader can understand the interrelationship between various aspects of the film deposition processing and the resulting film properties. The author draws upon his long experience with developing PVD processes and troubleshooting the processes in the manufacturing environment, to provide useful hints for not only avoiding problems, but also for solving problems when they arise. He uses actual experiences, called ""war stories,"" to emphasize certain points. Special formatting of the text allows a reader who is already knowledgeable in the subject to scan through a section and find discussions that are of particular interest. The author has tried to make the subject index as useful as possible so that the reader can rapidly go to sections of particular interest. Extensive references allow the reader to pursue subjects in greater detail if desired. The book is intended to be both an introduction for those who are new to the field and a valuable resource to those already in the field. The discussion of transferring technology between R&D and manufacturing provided in Appendix 1, will be of special interest to the manager or engineer responsible for moving a PVD product and process from R&D into production. Appendix 2 has an extensive listing of periodical publications and professional societies that relate to PVD processing. The extensive Glossary of Terms and Acronyms provided in Appendix 3 will be of particular use to students and to those not fully conversant with the terminology of PVD processing or with the English language.

Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films

Author: Professor K.S. K.S Sree Harsha

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080480312

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1176

View: 6078

The goal of producing devices that are smaller, faster, more functional, reproducible, reliable and economical has given thin film processing a unique role in technology. Principles of Vapor Deposition of Thin Films brings in to one place a diverse amount of scientific background that is considered essential to become knowledgeable in thin film depostition techniques. Its ultimate goal as a reference is to provide the foundation upon which thin film science and technological innovation are possible. * Offers detailed derivation of important formulae. * Thoroughly covers the basic principles of materials science that are important to any thin film preparation. * Careful attention to terminologies, concepts and definitions, as well as abundance of illustrations offer clear support for the text.

Vapor-Liquid Interfaces, Bubbles and Droplets

Fundamentals and Applications

Author: Shigeo Fujikawa,Takeru Yano,Masao Watanabe

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642180385

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 230

View: 732

Physically correct boundary conditions on vapor-liquid interfaces are essential in order to make an analysis of flows of a liquid including bubbles or of a gas including droplets. Suitable boundary conditions do not exist at the present time. This book is concerned with the kinetic boundary condition for both the plane and curved vapor-liquid interfaces, and the fluid dynamics boundary condition for Navier-Stokes(fluid dynamics) equations. The kinetic boundary condition is formulated on the basis of molecular dynamics simulations and the fluid dynamics boundary condition is derived by a perturbation analysis of Gaussian-BGK Boltzmann equation applicable to polyatomic gases. The fluid dynamics boundary condition is applied to actual flow problems of bubbles in a liquid and droplets in a gas.

Modeling Vapor-Liquid Equilibria

Cubic Equations of State and Their Mixing Rules

Author: Hasan Orbey,Stanley I. Sandler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521620277

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 207

View: 3143

Reviews the latest developments in a subject relevant to professionals involved in the simulation and design of chemical processes - includes disk of computer programs.

Fundamental Gas-phase and Surface Chemistry of Vapor-phase Deposition II and Process Control, Diagnostics and Modeling in Semiconductor Manufacturing IV

Proceedings of the Internatioal Symposium

Author: Electrochemical Society. High Temperature Materials Division,Electrochemical Society. Dielectric Science and Technology Division

Publisher: The Electrochemical Society

ISBN: 9781566773195

Category: Chemical vapor deposition

Page: 508

View: 4712

Vapor-Liquid Equilibria Using Unifac

A Group-Contribution Method

Author: Aage Fredenslund

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444601503

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 392

View: 2931

Vapor-Liquid Equilibria Using UNIFAC: A Group-Contribution Method focuses on the UNIFAC group-contribution method used in predicting quantitative information on the phase equilibria during separation by estimating activity coefficients. Drawing on tested vapor-liquid equilibrium data on which UNIFAC is based, it demonstrates through examples how the method may be used in practical engineering design calculations. Divided into nine chapters, this volume begins with a discussion of vapor and liquid phase nonidealities and how they are calculated in terms of fugacity and activity coefficients, respectively. It then introduces the reader to the UNIFAC method and how it works, the procedure used in establishing the parameters needed for the model, prediction of binary and multicomponent vapor-liquid equilibria for a large number of systems, the potential of UNIFAC for predicting liquid-liquid equilibria, and how UNIFAC can be used to solve practical distillation design problems. This book will benefit process design engineers who want to reliably predict phase equilibria for designing distillation columns and other separation processes.


The Art and Science of Inhaling Pure Plant Essences

Author: Shaahin Sean Cheyene

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964495883

Category: Aromatherapy.

Page: 171

View: 6687

Water Vapor Measurement

Methods and Instrumentation

Author: Pieter R. Wiederhold

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824793197

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 7021

Offering all aspects of humidity measurement and instrumentation, this work includes rudiments and theory, common applications, advantages and limitations of frequently-used sensors and techniques, and guidelines for installation, maintenance and calibration. The disk is intended for easy conversions of humidity parameters and units.

Soil Vapor Extraction Using Radio Frequency Heating

Resource Manual and Technology Demonstration

Author: Donald F. Lowe,Carroll L. Oubre,C. H. Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781566704649

Category: Science

Page: 360

View: 2542

One of the most widely used techniques for treating soils contaminated with volatile organic compounds, soil vapor extraction (SVE) can also be applied to semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) if the soil is heated, by applying electromagnetic energy in the radio frequency (FR) range, to increase the vapor pressure of the contaminants. Although RF-SVE systems used in previous field demonstrations have had varying degrees of success, questions remain concerning its viability and cost-effectiveness. Soil Vapor Extraction Using Radio Frequency Heating: Resource Manual and Technology Demonstration covers detailed scientific and engineering information that answers these questions. The book includes the necessary databases, equations, and example calculations for RF heating. The theoretical and practical information included will facilitate future testing of RF-SVE treatment of soils. Additionally, the book provides information for a full-scale engineering design of potential RF-SVE applications. The authors use this information to examine predicted performance, magnitude of costs, and modifications to the design that may decrease cost. Soil Vapor Extraction Using Radio Frequency Heating: Resource Manual and Technology Demonstration gives an economic analysis of this innovative technology and considers other possible applications for it. Features

Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization

The Growth and Properties of Parylene Thin Films

Author: Jeffrey B. Fortin,Toh-Ming Lu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402076886

Category: Science

Page: 102

View: 8710

Chemical Vapor Deposition Polymerization - The Growth and Properties of Parylene Thin Films is intended to be valuable to both users and researchers of parylene thin films. It should be particularly useful for those setting up and characterizing their first research deposition system. It provides a good picture of the deposition process and equipment, as well as information on system-to-system variations that is important to consider when designing a deposition system or making modifications to an existing one. Also included are methods to characterizae a deposition system's pumping properties as well as monitor the deposition process via mass spectrometry. There are many references that will lead the reader to further information on the topic being discussed. This text should serve as a useful reference source and handbook for scientists and engineers interested in depositing high quality parylene thin films.

Atmospheric Water Vapor

Author: Adarsh Deepak,Thomas D. Wilkerson,Lothar H. Ruhnke

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483273342

Category: Science

Page: 212

View: 5072

Atmospheric Water Vapor contains the technical proceedings of the International Workshop on Atmospheric Water Vapor held in Vail, Colorado, on September 11-13, 1979. The papers assess the state-of-the-art in measurement, modeling, and application of atmospheric water vapor properties and highlight important problems that require further effort in order to better understand the atmosphere itself as well as the electromagnetic propagation through the atmosphere. Comprised of 39 chapters, this book begins with a discussion on the optics and spectroscopy of water vapor. Some actual spectra showing the problems specific to the water molecule are described, along with the method used to calculate precise vibration-rotation energy levels and wave functions. Atmospheric infrared transmission measurements in maritime locations are also presented. Subsequent sections explore microwave and millimeter wave phenomena; geoastrophysical applications; and in situ measurements, remote sensing, and meteorology of water vapor. The final chapters deal with the microphysics and atmospheric chemistry of water vapor. This monograph will be of interest to scientists from universities, government agencies, research laboratories, and industry.