1st Edition

Functional Thin Films Technology

Edited By Sam Zhang, Jyh-Ming Ting, Wan-Yu Wu Copyright 2021
    336 Pages 296 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Functional Thin Films Technology features the functional aspects of thin films, such as their application in solar selective absorbers, fiber lasers, solid oxide fuel cells, piezo-related areas, catalysts, superhydrophobicity, semiconductors, and trace pesticides detection. It highlights developments and advances in the preparation, characterization, and applications of functional micro-/nano-scaled films and coatings.

    This book

    • Presents technologies aimed at functionality used in nanoelectronics, solar selective absorbers, solid oxide fuel cells, piezo-applications, and sensors
    • Covers absorbers, catalysts, anodic aluminum oxide, superhydrophobics, and semiconductor devices
    • Features a chapter on transport phenomena associated to structures
    • Discusses transport phenomena and material informatics

    This second volume in the two-volume set, Protective Thin Coatings and Functional Thin Films Technology, will benefit industry professionals and researchers working in areas related to semiconductors, optoelectronics, plasma technology, solid-state energy storages, and 5G, as well as advanced students studying electrical, mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering.

    Chapter 1 Combinatorial Synthesis Applied to the Development of Thin Film Materials for Nanoelectronics

    Chapter 2 Sputter Deposited Nanostructured Coatings as Solar Selective Absorbers

    Chapter 3 Novel Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers with Broadband Saturable Absorbers

    Chapter 4 Thin Coating Technologies and Applications in High-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

    Chapter 5 Mutually Influenced Stacking and Evolution of Inorganic/Organic Crystals for Piezo-Related Applications

    Chapter 6 Single-Atom Catalysts on Nanostructure from Science to Applications

    Chapter 7 Growth, Characteristics and Application of Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Synthesized at Relatively High Temperature

    Chapter 8 Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite Surface

    Chapter 9 Solution-Processed Oxide-Semiconductor Films and Devices

    Chapter 10 Gold Nanocrystal-built Films for SERS-based Detection of Trace Organochlorine Pesticides

    Chapter 11 The Effect of Deposition Parameters on the Mechanical and Transport

    Properties in Nanostructured Cu/W Multilayer Coatings



    Professor Sam Zhang Shanyong (張善勇), better known as Sam Zhang, was born and brought up in the famous "City of Mountains" Chongqing, China. He received his Bachelor of Engineering in Materials in 1982 from Northeastern University (Shenyang, China), Master of Engineering in Materials in 1984 from Iron & Steel Research Institute (Beijing, China) and Ph.D. degree in Ceramics in 1991 from The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He was a tenured full professor (since 2006) at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University. In January 2018, he joined School of Materials and Energy, Southwest University, Chongqing, China and assumed duty as Director of the Centre for Advanced Thin Film Materials and Devices of the university.

    Dr. Jyh-Ming Ting is an AES Chair Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) in Taiwan. He received a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan 1982, and completed MS and PhD works at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in University of Cincinnati in 1987 and 1991, respectively. From 1990 to 1997, Dr. Ting worked at Applied Sciences, Inc. (ASI), as a Scientist and then the R&D Director. In August 1997, Dr. Ting became a faculty in NCKU working on various carbon materials and low-dimensional materials, and their (nano)composites. At the early stage, nano-scaled (composite) thin films and CNT were of interest. In particular, Prof. Ting developed and patented several novel techniques that allow the growth of aligned CNTs on metallic substrates, also holding the record of the growth rate until now. In recent years, in response to the serious issues related to environment, his research focuses on applying low-dimensional materials, mainly nanoparticles and 2D layered structures, and their composites, to energy generation/storage and photodegradation. More recently, Prof. is working in high entropy oxides. Prof. Ting has authored over 170 journal articles, given more than 30 invited talks and a few keynote speeches, holds more than 30 patents.

    Dr. Wan-Yu Wu was born in Taipei, Taiwan. She obtained her Bachelor in 2000 and Ph.D. degrees in 2008 from Department of Materials Science and Engineering of National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. In 2010, Dr. Wu became an Assistant Professor in MingDao University in Taiwan where she was also a key member of the Surface & Engineering Research Center. In 2014, she joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Da-Yeh University in Taiwan as an Associate Professor. Due to her well-recognized expertise in thin film and coating technology, Prof. Wu was commissioned to establish a Coatings Technology Research Center in Da-Yeh university. Over the years she has focused her research on thin film and nanostructure materials synthesized using HiPIMS deposition and wet chemistry processes, respectively. Prof. Wu also actively participates in professional society. She in the board of directors in Taiwan Association for Coating and Thin Film Technology (TACT). She also serves as a symposium chair in several international conferences including International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), ThinFilms Conference, and TACT International Thin Films Conference.

    "This modern collection of extensive review articles on development and advances in functional thin films is the second volume in a two-part series. The first volume addresses protective coatings. The current stand-alone volume addresses growth, characterization, and applications of functional films in areas such as nanoelectronics, photovoltaics, solid oxide fuel cells, piezoelectrics, sensors, catalysts, and hydrophobic films. This reader especially appreciated the consistent, pedagogically sound thematic organization of each chapter, moving from basic science to growth, characterization, and application of particular functional films. Each chapter is written by a team of several experts in the given field and starts with a summary of the scientific basis of the application, concluding with an extensive list of modern citations. The volume editors have done a remarkable job of providing a common look-and-feel for all chapters and, more important, have wisely selected a diverse spread of applications aimed to appeal to a broad scientific and engineering audience. Readers need to have taken at least one course on materials science. Functional thin films have applications in diverse areas of materials science, and this book will primarily benefit graduate students and practitioners already in the field. Nonetheless, advanced undergraduates will also profit from reading the early portions of each chapter."

    —J. Lambropoulos, University of Rochester, CHOICE, June 2022