1st Edition

Optoelectronics and Spintronics in Smart Thin Films

By James Ayodele Oke, Tien-Chien Jen Copyright 2024
    244 Pages 73 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Smart thin films, composed of functional materials deposited in thin layers, have opened new avenues for the development of flexible, lightweight, and high-performance devices. Optoelectronics and Spintronics in Smart Thin Films presents a comprehensive overview of this emerging area and details the current and near future integration of smart thin films in solar cells, and memory storage.

    • Offers an overview of optoelectronics and spintronics
    • Discusses synthesis of smart nanomaterials
    • Describes deposition techniques and characterization of thin films
    • Considers the integration and application of opto-spintronics for technological advancement of solar cells and memory storage devices

    Focused on advancing research on this evolving subject, this book is aimed at advanced students, researchers, and engineers in materials, chemical, mechanical, and electrical engineering, as well as applied physics.

    1. Overview of Optoelectronics. 2. Overview of Spintronics. 3. Overview of Smart Nanomaterials and Thin Films. 4. Fabrication Techniques of Smart Thin Films. 5. Characterization Techniques of Smart Thin Films. 6. Optoelectronics and Spintronics in Smart Thin Films for Solar Cells. 7. Optoelectronics and Spintronics/Magnetics in Smart Thin Films for Memory Storage. 8. Integration of Optoelectronics and Spintronics in Smart Thin Films for Advanced Technology.


    James Ayodele Oke received his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of South Africa in 2021, which was sponsored by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Oke’s research has received special recognitions from the American Institute of physics (AIP) (Scilight) and International Association of Advanced material.

    Tien-Chien Jen joined the University of Johannesburg in August 2015 and was previously a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Jen received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from UCLA, specializing in thermal aspects of grinding. He has received several competitive grants for his research, including those from the US National Science Foundation, the US Department of Energy, and the EPA. Jen has established a Joint Research Centre on Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing with Nanjing Tech University of China. Jen is the Director of the newly established Atomic Layer Deposition Research Centre of the University of Johannesburg. He is also the research chair (SARChI) of Green Hydrogen in South Africa.