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Nanocoatings and Ultra-Thin Films

Technologies and Applications

Coatings are used for a wide range of applications, from anti-fogging coatings for glass through to corrosion control in the aerospace and automotive industries. Nanocoatings and ultra-thin films provides an up-to-date review of the fundamentals, processes of deposition, characterisation and applications of nanocoatings.

Part one covers technologies used in the creation and analysis of thin films, including chapters on current and advanced coating technologies in industry, nanostructured thin films from amphiphilic molecules, chemical and physical vapour deposition methods and methods for analysing nanocoatings and ultra-thin films. Part two focuses on the applications of nanocoatings and ultra-thin films, with chapters covering topics such as nanocoatings for architectural glass, packaging applications, conventional and smart nanocoatings for corrosion protection in aerospace engineering and ultra-thin membranes for sensor applications.

With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Nanocoatings and ultra-thin films is an essential reference for professional engineers in the glazing, consctruction, electronics and transport industries, as well as all those with an academic research interest in the field.

Professional engineers in the glazing, construction, electronics and transport industries, as well as all those with an academic research interest in the field.

Hardbound, 448 Pages

Published: September 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-812-6


  • Part 1 Technologies: Current and advanced coating technologies for industrial applications; Nanostructured thin films from amphiphilic molecules; Chemical and physical vapor deposition methods for nanocoatings; Surface-initiated polymerisation for nanocoatings; Methods for analysing nanocoatings and ultra-thin films. Part 2 Applications: Conventional and advanced coatings for industrial applications: An overview; Nanocoatings for architectural glass; Nanocoatings and ultra-thin films for packaging applications; Advanced protective coatings for aeronautical applications; Nanoimprint lithographic (NIL) techniques for electronics applications; Ultra-thin membranes for sensor applications; Nanocoatings for tribological applications; Self-cleaning smart nanocoatings.


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