624 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 455 B/W Illus.
Thin Films and Coatings: Toughening and Toughness Characterization captures the latest developments in the toughening of hard coatings and in the measurement of the toughness of thin films and coatings. Featuring chapters contributed by experts from Australia, China, Czech Republic, Poland, Singapore, Spain, and the United Kingdom, this book:
Toughening and toughness measurement (of films and coatings) are two related, yet separate, fields of great importance in today’s nanotechnology world. Thin Films and Coatings: Toughening and Toughness Characterization is a timely reference written in such a way that novices will find it a stepping stone to the field and veterans will find it a rich source of information for their research.
"As the first of its kind, this book is a valuable reference for toughness and toughening of hard coatings. I strongly recommend this book to research students and industrial R&D engineers interested in understanding and developing hard-yet-tough coatings. It is also a good source of information for materials science students to find ample examples of how fundamental understandings are applied to develop better materials."
—Zhong Chen, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
"… an original, timely, and critical handbook for researchers and industry to refer to, and for newcomers to learn from. The contents of the book are contributed by experts in this field from all over the world."
—Richard Fu, Reader, Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Present Status of Hard-Yet-Tough Ceramic Coatings
Yu Xi Wang and Sam Zhang
Toughness Evaluation of Thin Hard Coatings and Films
Xiaomin Zhang, Sam Zhang, and Ben D. Beake
Nanoindentation for Fracture Toughness of Coatings
Toughness and Toughening Mechanisms of Porous Thin Films
Yanan Xu, Mingchao Wang, and Cheng Yan
Toughness of Laser-Treated Surface Layers Obtained by Alloying and Feeding of Ceramic Powders
Tomasz Tański and Krzysztof Labisz
Interfacial Adhesion of Film/Substrate System Characterized By Nanoindentation
Mingyuan Lu and Han Huang
Advanced Hard Coatings with Enhanced Toughness and Resistance to Cracking
Characterization of Coating Adhesion Strength
Kun Zhou, Zhaoxiang Chen, and Hsin Jen Hoh
Sliding-Contact Fracture of Brittle Layers
Oscar Borrero-Lopez and Mark Hoffman