Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications

Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications

1st Edition - January 9, 2021

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  • Editors: Soumen Das, Sandip Dhara
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231708
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197189

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Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications presents current research on wet chemical techniques for thin-film based devices. Sections cover the quality of thin films, types of common films used in devices, various thermodynamic properties, thin film patterning, device configuration and applications. As a whole, these topics create a roadmap for developing new materials and incorporating the results in device fabrication. This book is suitable for graduate, undergraduate, doctoral students, and researchers looking for quick guidance on material synthesis and device fabrication through wet chemical routes.

Key Features

  • Provides the different wet chemical routes for materials synthesis, along with the most relevant thin film structured materials for device applications
  • Discusses patterning and solution processing of inorganic thin films, along with solvent-based processing techniques
  • Includes an overview of key processes and methods in thin film synthesis, processing and device fabrication, such as nucleation, lithography and solution processing


Materials Scientists and Engineers, Chemists and Electrical Engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nucleation and particle growth in solution-processed thin films
    Santanu Bera and Soumen Das
    2. Notes on useful materials and synthesis through various chemical solution techniques
    Kalyan Mandal, Srabantika Ghose, Madhuri Mandal, Deblina Majumder, Souvanik Talukdar, Indranil Chakraborty, and Subhendu K. Panda
    3. Deposition of thin films by chemical solution-assisted techniques
    Ankit Kashyap, Niraj Kumar Singh, Mahesh Soni, and Ajay Soni
    4. Functional materials for various organic electronic devices
    Ritesh Kant Gupta, Rahul Narasimhan Arunagirinathan, Mohammad Adil Afroz, Rabindranath Garai, Anwesha Choudhury, Maimur Hossain, Ramesh Babu Yathirajula, and Parameswar Krishnan Iyer
    5. Nanocrystalline semiconductors for thin-film devices by microreactor-assisted chemical solution deposition
    Zhongwei Gao, Yu-Hsuan Yang, Ming-Huei Shen, Ho-Chun Huang, Yu-Wei Su, Changqing Pan, and Chih-hung Chang
    6. Chemical methods to produce mesoporous thin films with tunable properties
    G.J.A.A. Soler-Illia, P. Vensaus, and D. Onna
    7. A short review on inorganic thin films from device perspective
    Dipak Kumar Baisnab, Supratim Mukherjee, and Soumen Das
    8. Lithography and electrodes
    Sagnik Middya, Gabriele S. Kaminski Schierle, George G. Malliaras, and Vincenzo F. Curto
    9. Buckling-assisted thin-film deposition and lithographic strategies for flexible device patterning
    Debashis Maji and Soumen Das
    10. Recent progress in the development of printed electronic devices
    Mohit Pandey, Mohammed Rashiku, and Shantanu Bhattacharya
    11. Thin-film devices for chemical, biological, and diagnostic applications
    Nehal Zehra, Laxmi Raman Adil, Arvin Sain Tanwar, Subrata Mondal, and Parameswar Krishnan Iyer
    12. Ink-jet-printed semiconductor electrochromic nanoparticles: Development and applications in electrochromism
    Tiago Moreira, Marta Maia, Anto´nio Jorge Parola, Mattia Zangoli, Francesca Di Maria, and C,esar A.T. Laia
    13. Sol-gel materials for smart electrochromic devices
    M. Fernandes and V. de Zea Bermudez
    14. Perovskite solar cells: New precursors and challenges for scaling-up
    Manuel Vásquez-Montoya, Juan F. Montoya, Rafael Betancur, Daniel Ramirez, and Franklin Jaramillo
    15. Recent improvements in dye-sensitized solar cells
    Alfred Błaszczyk
    16. Infiltration technique to fabricate nanostructured electrodes for high-performance solid oxide fuel cells
    Shobit Omar
    17.  Nanomaterials in thin-film form for new-generation energy storage device applications
    Samik Saha and Sachindranath Das
    18. New strategies toward high-performance and low-temperature processing of solution-based metal oxide TFTs
    Emanuel Carlos, Rita Branquinho, Pedro Barquinha, Rodrigo Martins, and Elvira Fortunato
    19. Solution-processed light-emitting devices
    Nila Pal and Bhola N. Pal
    20. Solution-processed photodetectors
    Nitesh K. Chourasia and Bhola N. Pal
    21. Chemical routes to magnetic nonvolatile memory devices
    Andrea Ehrmann and Tomasz Blachowicz
    22. Resistive memory device with piezoelectric and ferroelectric thin films by solution synthesis
    Dhiraj Kumar Rana and Soumen Basu
    23. Investigation of the properties of oxide-based multilayer thin films and their use in the photocatalytic applications
    Maryam Baradaran and Farhad E. Ghodsi

Product details

  • No. of pages: 746
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: January 9, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128231708
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128197189

About the Editors

Soumen Das

Dr. Soumen Das is a Scientific Officer at the Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Tamil Nadu, India. He works on semiconductors, ferroelectric and magnetic oxide thin films and nanostructured materials. He has published peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on semiconductor and ceramic materials. As one of the team members in the organization, Dr. Das looks after fuel rod processing, fuel pin characterization and qualification. He is also actively involved in material research and development, studying growth mechanisms and properties.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Tamil Nadu, Indiathe Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Tamil Nadu, India

Sandip Dhara

Prof. Dr. Sandip Dhara has completed his Masters in Physics from IIT, Kharagpur in 1989. He finished his Ph.D. from National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi in 1994 and joined IGCAR in 1996. He is a Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. Presently he is the Head of the Surface and Nanoscience Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam and Professor of Homi Bhabha National Institute. He was also a visiting Professor in University of Valencia, Spain; Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany; and Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Dr. Dhara has published more than 300 research publications s. He is the recipient of DAE-SRC outstanding researcher award for 2012. He is also on the editorial broad of number of national and international scientific journals. Dr. Dhara is specialized in studies of light-matter interaction. At present, he is involved in several national and international collaborative programme.

Affiliations and Expertise

Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam

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