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Handbook of Thin Films, Five-Volume Set

Handbook of Thin Films, Five-Volume Set

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are the key elements of continued technological advances made in the fields of electronic, optic, and magnetic . The processing of materials into thin-films allow easy integration into various types of Devices. The materials discussed in this Handbook of Thin Film Materials include semiconductors, superconductors, ferroelectrics, nanostructured materials, magnetic materials among others. Thin Film Materials have already been used in semiconductor Devices, wireless communication, telecommunications, integrated circuits, solar cells, light-emitting diodes, liquid crystal displays, magneto-optic memories, audio and video systems, compact discs, electro-optic coatings, memories, multilayer capacitors, flat-panel displays, smart windows, computer chips, magneto-optic disks, lithography, micro-optical Devices, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and multifunctional protective coatings, as well as other emerging cutting edge technologies. The vast variety of Thin Film Materials, their deposition, processing and fabrication techniques, spectroscopic characterization and properties compiled in this handbook are the key components of such Devices and basis of thin film technology.
Many of these thin film applications have been covered in the five volumes of the Handbook of Thin Film Devices edited by M. H. Francombe (, 2000). This reference, Handbook of Thin Film Materials is complementary to this handbook on . The publication of these two handbooks, selectively focused on and Devices, covers almost every conceivable topic on thin films in the fields of science and engineering.
Thin Film Materials has been one of the most important areas of research in past decades and will continue to be the key research area as well in the new millennium for future generation of electronic, photonic and magnetic technologies. This 5 volume set provides a unique source of in-depth knowledge of deposition, processing, spectroscopy and physical properties of Thin Film Materials.

About the Author

Dr. H. S. Nalwa is the Managing Director of the Stanford Scientific Corporation, Los Angeles, California. He was Head of Department and R&D Manager at the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation in Los Angeles (1999-2000) and a staff scientist at the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Japan (1990-1999). He has authored more than 150 scientific articles and 18 patents on electronic and photonic materials and Devices. He has edited the following books: Ferroelectric Polymers (Marcel Dekker, 1995), Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers (CRC Press, 1997), Organic Electroluminescent Materials and Devices (Gordon & Breach, 1997), Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Low and High Dielectric . 1-2 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices, Vol. 1-10 (Academic Press, 2000), Advanced Functional Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (Gordon & Breach, 2001), Photodetectors and Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001), Supramolecular Photosensitive and Electroactive Materials (, 2001), Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Thin Film Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001), and Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001). The Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Vol. 1-5) edited by him received the 1999 Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers.Dr. Nalwa serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, Applied Organometallic Chemistry (1993-1999), International Journal of Photoenergy,andPhotonics Science News. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Porphyrin

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