Nanostructured Thin Films: Fundamentals and Applications presents an overview of the synthesis and characterization of thin films and their nanocomposites. Both vapor phase and liquid phase approaches are discussed, along with the methods that are sufficiently attractive for large-scale production. Examples of applications in clean energy, sensors, biomedicine, anticorrosion and surface modification are also included. As the applications of thin films in nanomedicine, cell phones, solar cell-powered devices, and in the protection of structural materials continues to grow, this book presents an important research reference for anyone seeking an informed overview on their structure and applications.
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Table of Contents
1. Nanostructured thin filmsebackground, preparation and relation to the technological revolution of the 21st century 2. Micro- and nanostructured piezoelectric polymers: fundamentals and application 3. Nanostructured flexible PVDF and fluoropolymer-based hybrid films 4. Two-dimensional nanostructures for biomedical applications 5. Nanostructured magnetite thin films: an avenue for spintronics 6. Dynamic effects in siloxane PECVD coatings 7. Scanning thermal microscopyda tool for thermal measurement in the nanoscale 8. Interface and surface properties of oxideeorganic hybrid nanostructures: from charge transfer to degradation effects 9. Coatings and surfaces with hydrophobic and anti-icing properties 10. Spectroscopic and electrical properties of hybrid thin films for solar cell applications 11. Biomedical applications of ultrathin atomic layer deposited metal oxide films on polymeric materials