1st Edition

Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings, Three-Volume Set

Edited By Sam Zhang Copyright 2010
    1232 Pages 400 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Edited by a leading expert and with contributions from pioneers, the three-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings is a resource as dynamic and flexible as the field itself. The first two volumes cover the latest research and application of the mechanical and functional properties of thin films and coatings, while the third volume explores the cutting-edge organic nanostructured devices used to produce clean energy.

    The first volume, Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Mechanical Properties, covers the mechanical properties (i.e., hardness, toughness, and adhesion), including processing, properties, and performance. It also offers a detailed analysis of theories and size effect, in addition to other key topics. Volume Two, Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Functional Properties, focuses on functional properties (i.e., optical, electronic, and electrical) and related devices and applications. The third volume, Organic Nanostructured Thin Film Devices and Coatings for Clean Energy, addresses various aspects of the processing and properties of organic thin films, devices, and coatings for clean energy applications.

    A complete resource, this handbook provides detailed explanations for newcomers and the latest research and data for experts. Covering a wide range of mechanical and functional technologies, including those used in clean energy, these books feature figures, tables, and images that aid researchers and help professionals acquire and maintain a solid grasp of this burgeoning field.

    Thin Film Solar Cells Based on the Use of Polycrystalline Think Film Materials

    Anodized Titania Nanotube Array and its Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

    Progress and Challenges of Photovoltaic Applications of Silicon Nanocrystalline Materials

    Semiconductive Nanocomposite Films for Clean Environment

    Thin Coating Technologies and Applications in High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuels Cells

    Organic Molecular Think Films for Nanoscale Data Storage


    Sam Zhang is a full professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.