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Power Research (JNEPR) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed
journal focusing on nanoscale research geared towards energy
activities in all disciplines of sciences including physics,
chemistry, mathematics and biology as well as engineering fields of
mechanical, electrical, and chemical areas. The JNEPR will play the
role of a single source of research combining nanotechnology with
the burgeoning interest of energy science and engineering. All
aspects of basic and applied research on nanoscale phenomena for
energy production, conversion, storage, transmission and
conservation will be covered in this journal. This journal will
cover nanotech solutions for conventional, renewal and green
energy/power issues for fossil, nuclear, wind, water, solar,
geothermal, and other energies. The JNEPR will provide the means for
scientists, engineers, and biologists to publish review and regular
articles as well as letters for new scientific and technological
findings, encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all
disciplines of the Energy Science and Engineering for terrestrial
and space uses.
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of Nano Energy and Power Research" should be referred as J.
Nano Energy Power Res.
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J. M. Koziara,
P. R. Lockman, D. D. Allen, and R. J. Mumper, J. Nanosci.
Nanotechnol. 6, 2712 (2006)
S. Nalwa, Editor, Handbook of Nanostructured Biomaterials and
Their Applications in Nanobiotechnology, Vols. 1-2, American
Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles (2005)
Chapter in a Book
H. V. Jansen, N. R. Tas and J. W.
Berenschot, in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,
Edited H. S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles (2004),
Vol. 5, pp.163-275.
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Kimura and H. Shibasaki, Editors. Recent Advances in Clinical
Neurophysiology. Proceedings of the 10th International Congress of
EMG and Clinical Neurophysiology, (1995) October 15-19;
C. E. Larsen, R. Trip,
and C.R. Johnson, Methods for procedures related to the
electrophysiology of the heart. U.S. Patent 5,529,067, June 25 (1995).
M. J. Field. R. E. Tranquada, J. C.
Feasley, Editors. Health services research: work force and
educational issues. Washington: National Academy Press; (1995)
Contract No.: AHCPR282942008. Sponsored by the Agency for Health
Care Policy and Research.
J. Kaplan. Post-hospital home health care: the elderly's access
and utilization [dissertation]. St. Louis (MO), Washington
Larsen, R. Trip, C. R. Johnson, Inventors; Novoste Corporation,
assignee. Methods for procedures related to the
electrophysiology of the heart. US Patent 5,529,067. June 25
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