Description

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.

Key Features

  • Provides an up-to-date review of the fundamentals, processes of deposition, characterisation and applications of nanocoatings
  • Focuses on the applications of nanocoatings and ultra-thin films, covering topics such as nanocoatings for architectural glass, packaging applications and ultra-thin membranes for sensor applications
  • Includes 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

Readership

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

Table of Contents

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Introduction

Part I: Technologies

Chapter 1: Current and advanced coating technologies for industrial applications

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Electro-and electroless chemical plating

1.3 Conversion coatings

1.4 Chemical and physical vapor deposition (CVD and PVD)

1.5 Spray coating

1.6 Other coating techniques

1.7 New lightweight materials

1.8 Trends in environmentally friendly coatings, self-assembling and self-cleaning coatings

1.9 Trends in nanocoatings

1.10 New composite and powder coatings

1.11 Advanced polymers and fillers

1.12 Developments in coating processes

1.13 Acknowledgements

Chapter 2: Nanostructured thin films from amphiphilic molecules

Abstract:

2.1 Langmuir monolayer

2.2 Amphiphilic polymers

2.3 Dendrons and dendrimers

2.4 Metal/semiconductor nanoparticles

2.5 2-D arrays of colloidal spheres

2.6 Conclusions

2.7 Acknowledgements

Chapter 3: Chemical and physical vapor deposition methods for nanocoatings

Abstract:

3.1 Substrate preparation for ultra-thin films and functional graded nanocoatings

3.2 Paradigm of functional graded layer-by-layer coating fabrication

3.3 Nanocoating fabrication methods

3.4 Physical vapor deposition-based technologies

3.5 Chemical vapor deposition-based technologies

3.6 Conclusion and future trends

Chapter 4: Surface-initiated polymerisation for nanocoatings

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Physisorption and chemisorption, equilibrium and irreversible adsorption

4.3 Preparation of surface-bound polymer layers

4.4 Properties and applications

4.5 Acknowledgement

Chapter 5: Methods for analysing nanocoatings and ultra-thin films

Abstract:

5.1 Introd

Details

No. of pages:
448
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857094902
Print ISBN:
9781845698126
Print ISBN:
9780081016954

About the editors

Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf

Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf is a Full Professor (Tenured) at the College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Texas Pan-American, USA. Professor Makhlouf has received several prestigious international awards for his research work and is an expert evaluator for the EU FP7 programme and various scholarship programmes around the world. He is an Editor for the Nanotechnology section of Insciences Journal and for the International Journal of Applied Sciences. He is also an Advisory Editor for books published by Elsevier in the area of advanced coatings and thin films.

Affiliations and Expertise

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

I Tiginyanu

Ion Tiginyanu is Professor of Electronic Engineering at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova.

Affiliations and Expertise

Academy of Scientific Research, Moldova