This is the first available textbook to provide comprehensive coverage of the science and technology of thin films and coatings. Developed for upper-level undergraduate and beginning graduate students, the book discusses physical and chemical vapor deposition processes; phenomena involving nucleation and growth, stress, diffusion and reaction; structural and chemical characterization techniques; and applications involving coatings, magnetic and optical recording materials, integrated optics, and quantum devices. The book includes chapters on epitaxy and surface modification in addition to discussing emerging technologies such as diamond films and high Tc superconductors. Complete problem sets are provided at the end of each chapter to facilitate self-study.
* The first true textbook to provide broad coverage of thin films from processing to performance
* Covers film materials used in microelectronics, magnetic applications, optics, and metallurgical and protective coatings
* Includes chapters on epitaxy, surface modification using laser and ion beams, and emerging thin film materials and applications
* Extensive treatment is given to chemical vapor deposition, diffusion and reactions, and stress in films
* Provides complete exercise sets to facilitate study
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Dr. Milton Ohring, author of two previously acclaimed Academic Press books,The Materials Science of Thin Films (l992) and Engineering Materials Science (1995), has taught courses on reliability and failure in electronics at Bell Laboratories (AT&T and Lucent Technologies). From this perspective and the well-written tutorial style of the book, the reader will gain a deeper physical understanding of failure mechanisms in electronic materials and devices; acquire skills in the mathematical handling of reliability data; and better appreciate future technology trends and the reliability issues they raise.Review:
"Ohring's very timely and excellent book fills a long-existing need in materials education at the graduate level....The book is very well written, presented, and illustrated. It will prove useful to the scientist or engineer in coatings, to the college senior working on a project, and especially to graduate students in materials science and engineering and to faculty involved in teaching or research in the area of thin films. An excellent acquisition for an academic library."
"There is a need for new, comprehensive texts and references in [advanced materials processing] and its subdisciplines. This has been especially true for thin films, and of the several recent books on the subject, Milton Ohring's extensive volume is without doubt the best."
"The author writes in a fluent and engaging style which the student should have little trouble in understanding. His examples and technical insights do a great deal to make his text readable..."
"The combination of teaching, research, and industrial involvement has provide Profesor Ohring with a broad perspective of thin film science and technoloy and tremendous insight into the needs of students entering this exciting field. His insight and experienceare quite evident in this textbook."
--John L. Vossen, JOHN VOSSEN ASSOCIATES, Inc.
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Book Description Academic Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11012524990X
Book Description Academic Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 012524990X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1779711