In recent years, films and coatings have been developed and applied in industries that have affected people’s lives in our current society. Films and coatings have also evolved from being single compound to multi-compound to multilayer and to finally being nanostructures and nanocomposites.
Protective Thin Coatings Technology Two-Volume Set captures recent developments and advances as a comprehensive and readable reference. It highlights the development and advances in the preparation, characterization, and applications of protective and functional micro-/nano-scaled films and coatings. It features various aspects of hard coatings, covering advanced sputtering technologies, structural characterizations and simulations as well as applications. It also presents technologies aimed at functionality used in nanoelectronics, solar selective absorbers, solid oxide fuel cells, piezo-applications, and sensors.
This two-volume set will benefit industry professionals and researchers working in areas related to semiconductor, optoelectronics, plasma technology, solid-state energy storages, and 5G, as well as advanced students studying electrical, mechanical, chemical, and materials engineering.
Table of Contents
Vol 1: 1. Advanced Sputtering Technologies of Flexible Hard Nanocoatings. 2. Solid Lubricating Films- Ion Beam Assisted Deposition. 3. Multilayer Transition Metal Nitride Protective Coatings. 4. Integrated Nanomechanical Characterisation of Hard Coatings. 5. Corrosion and Tribocorrosion of Hard Coating Prepared by Advanced Magnetron Sputtering. 6. High Entropy Alloy Thin Films and Coatings: Microstructures and Properties. 7. High Temperature Thin Films and Coatings. 8. Nanocomposite Coating on Magnesium Alloys. 9. Correlation Between Coating Properties and Industrial Applications Vol 2: 1. Combinatorial Synthesis for Development of Nanoelectronics Thin Film Materials. 2. Sputter Deposited Nanostructured Coatings as Solar Selective Absorbers. 3. New Type Broadband Saturable Absorbers for Mode-Locked Fiber Laser. 4. Thin Coating Technologies, Applications and Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. 5. Mutually Influenced Stacking and Evolution of Inorganic/Organic Crystals for Piezo-Related Applications. 6. Single-Atom Catalysts on Nanostructure from Science to Applications. 7. Growth, Characteristics and Application of Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Synthesized at Relatively High Temperature. 8. Multifunctional Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite: Theory, Design, and Applications. 9. Solution-Processed Oxide-Semiconductor Films and Device. 10. Gold Nanocrystal-built Films for SERS-based Detection of Trace Organochlorine Pesticides. 11. Transport Phenomena in Nanostructured Coating
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.