Best Reference Books – Thin Film Physics and Technology

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Thin Film Physics and Technology subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Thin Film Physics and Technology along with reviews.

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1. “Thin Film Phenomena” by K L Chopra

“Thin Film Phenomena” Book Review: This book offers an excellent overview of the key theories and outlook of the topic. The context here is wrapped up with simple words and with a detailed understanding of all the key topics. This book describes the process and the importance of thin film growth along with conditions and properties. The key topics here are chemical vapor deposition, film growth, Surface energy, Critical nucleus physical Vapor Deposition.

2. “Thin Film Deposition: Principles and Practice” by D L Smith

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“Thin Film Deposition: Principles and Practice” Book Review: This book covers all the basic concepts along with prerequisites. The purpose is to present the fundamentals of the subject in the clearest possible way. This book is written in a student-friendly style and teaches real subjects. This book is grow oriented, the techniques described here are by other methods. The key focus includes Chemical Vapor Deposition, Physical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Reactor Gadolinium Gallium Garnet, Silicon Tetrachloride. The book is written in student-friendly language and is resourceful with further exploration of the chapter’s contents.

3. “Physical Vapour Deposition” by J E Mahan

“Physical Vapour Deposition” Book Review: This book provides a unified treatment of the theories, data, and technologies that are underlying physical vapor deposition methods. This book provides all the information required to tackle the subject in real life. This book presents a cohesive treatment of the fundamentals as well as application of the topic. This book is equipped with numerous solved and unsolved exercises that allow for further exploration of the chapter’s contents. This book covers topics like kinetic theory of gases, sputtering, adsorption and condensation, Thermal evaporation, high-vacuum pumping dynamics, sputtering discharges, simplified collisional model of sputter yield for pure element targets, pulsed laser deposition techniques. This book is dynamic and has an engaging style.

4. “Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Films” by J H Fendler

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“Nanoparticles and Nanostructured Films” Book Review: The key focus is on topic explanations to make a clear view of the topic. This book is well described and simple to understand. This book gives a good overview of the topics and fascinating fields. The book includes new structures to cover the topic in depth along with treatment of their characterization and chemical and physical properties. In this book, the course has been made more accessible and useful along with application of advanced materials. This book is for graduates as well as scientists in materials science, chemistry or physics.

5. “Thin Films: Organic Thin Films and Surfaces” by Abraham Ulman

“Thin Films: Organic Thin Films and Surfaces” Book Review: The book is written in student-friendly language and is resourceful. This book offers some highest quality material to study the properties of various thin film materials and systems. This book covers all the modern aspects of the topic in order to reflect the development of science. This book covers most of the aspects of both inorganic and organic thin films in both their theoretical as well as technological. This is an easy to read textbook that incorporates all the topics essential for detailed knowledge of the subject.

6. “Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications” by Suresh Babu Krishna Moorthy

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“Thin Film Structures in Energy Applications” Book Review: This book is highly readable, clear, and concise on the topics. The key focus is on topic explanations to make a clear view of the topic. This book focuses on energy production and storage using thin film technology and also explains the fundamentals, processing and characterization, and specialized aspects of thin film applications. This book covers topics like Deposition, Growth Aspects, and Characterization of thin film, Coatings for Energy Applications, Ternary and Quaternary Semiconducting Compounds Thin Film Solar Cells, Organic Semiconductors, Titania Nano-architectures for Energy, Thin Film Electrolytes for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Thin Film Thermoelectric Materials for Sensor Application, Electroluminescent Thin Film, Thin Films for Energy-Efficiency. This book is dynamic and has an engaging style.

7. “Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films” by Hans Lüth

“Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films” Book Review: The book is relatively easy to understand for students as the topic here is presented here in a familiar manner and with a concrete setting. The book focuses on interface and thin-film physics along with their vibronic and electronic properties, experimental and theoretical aspects of surface as well as fundamentals of adsorption. The book covers topics like modern information technology and nanostructure research, electronic surface and interface states, giant magnetoresistance and spin-transfer torque mechanism, semiconductor space charge layers and heterostructures and have a dedicated chapter to collective phenomena at interfaces and in thin films which has superconductivity and magnetism. The explanation and concepts are well presented here.

8. “Thin Films by Chemical Vapour Deposition (Thin Films Science and Technology)” by C E Morosanu and G Siddall

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“Thin Films by Chemical Vapour Deposition (Thin Films Science and Technology)” Book Review: This book is thoroughly updated and is streamlined to reflect the upliftment in the field. This is an easy to read textbook that incorporates all the topics essential for detailed knowledge of the subject. This book covers all the advances in the Chemical Vapour Deposition and presents all the important overview with respect to the topic. This book covers topics like Evolution of Chemical Vapour Deposition Films, Fundamentals, Electrolytic deposition techniques, Techniques of Preparing Thin Films, Plasma deposition techniques, Electrolytic deposition techniques, Vacuum deposition techniques, Liquid-phase deposition techniques, Solid-phase deposition techniques, Chemical vapour deposition. This book is dynamic and has an engaging style.

9. “Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells (Springer Series in Materials Science)” by M Parans Paranthaman and Winnie Wong-Ng

“Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells (Springer Series in Materials Science)” Book Review: In this book, the course has been made more accessible and useful. This book goes from the elementary level and easily catches up with advanced topics along with covering all the standard topics.This book is relatively easy to understand for students as the topic here is presented here in a familiar manner and with a concrete setting. It has detailed description of key concepts like Solar Cell Characterization, 3D Geometries: Enabling Optimization Toward the Inherent Limits of Thin-Film Photovoltaics, Earth-Abundant Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 (CZTSSe) Solar Cells, Cu2ZnSnS4, Cu2ZnSnSe4 and Related Materials, ZnO Doping and Defect Engineering, Hydrogen Production and Photodegradation at TiO2/Metal/CdS Sandwich Using UV-Visible Light, Organic Photovoltaics, Nanophase Engineering of Organic Semiconductor-Based Solar Cells.

10. “Thin Films and Heterostructures for Oxide Electronics (Multifunctional Thin Film Series)” by Satishchandra B Ogale

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“Thin Films and Heterostructures for Oxide Electronics (Multifunctional Thin Film Series)” Book Review: This is an easy to read textbook that incorporates all the topics essential for detailed knowledge of the subject. The explanation and concepts are well presented here. In this book, the course has been made more accessible and useful and is highly readable, clear, and concise on topic. The text here is clear and covers all the topics like Nanoscale Phenomena in Ferroelectric Thin Films, High-K Candidates for use as the Gate Dielectric in Silicon MOSFETs, Science and Technology of High-Dielectric Constant(K) Thin Films for Next Generation CMOS. Advanced topics like Materials Requirements for Magnetic Random-Access Memory (MRAM) Devices, Maganites, Magnetite, and Double-Perovskite Thin Films and Heterostructures, Diluted Magnetic Oxide Systems, Interfaces in Materials with Correlated Electron Systems, Combinatorial Synthesis of Functional Metal Oxide Thin Films, Epitaxial Growth and Properties of Magnetically Doped Ti02, Etc in detail. The aim of this book is to demonstrate the interplay of these fields.

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