Authored by leading experts from around the world, the three-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings gives scientific researchers and product engineers 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 an
The Fundamentals of Hard and Superhard Nanocomposites and Heterostructures. Determination of Hardness and Modulus of Thin Films. Fracture Toughness and Interfacial Adhesion Strength of Thin Films: Indentation and Scratch Experiments and Analysis. Toughness and Toughening of Hard Nanocomposite Coatings. Processing and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Sol-Gel-Derived Nanocomposite Coatings. Using Nanomechanics to Optimize Coatings for Cutting Tools. Electrolytic Deposition of Nanocomposite Coatings: Processing, Properties, and Applications. Diamond Coatings: The Industrial Perspective. Amorphous Carbon Coatings. Transition Metal Nitride-Based Nanolayered Multilayer Coatings and Nanocomposite Coatings as Novel Superhard Materials. Plasma Polymer Films: From Nanoscale Synthesis to Macroscale Functionality.