Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Mechanical Properties

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  • Covers a wide scope of technologies, from mechanical to functional, as well as clean energy
  • Presents writers who are experts in their respective fields and active in international research and academia
  • Keeps pace with the development of new technologies, especially in nanoscience and nanotechnology


Authored by leading experts from around the world, the three-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings gives scientific researchers and product engineers a resource as dynamic and flexible as the field itself. The first two volumes cover the latest research and application of the mechanical and functional properties of thin films and coatings, while the third volume explores the cutting-edge organic nanostructured devices used to produce clean energy.

This first volume, Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Mechanical Properties, concentrates on essential properties such as hardness, toughness, and adhesion. It looks at process and performance and offers a detailed analysis of theories and size effect. It also covers:

  • Fundamentals of hard and superhard nanocomposites and heterostructures
  • Determination of hardness and modulus of thin films
  • Fracture toughness and interfacial adhesion strength of thin films: Indentation and scratch experiments and analysis
  • Toughness and toughening of hard nanocomposite coatings
  • Processing and mechanical properties of hybrid sol-gel-derived nanocomposite coatings
  • Use of nanomechanics to optimize coatings for cutting tools
  • Electrolytic deposition of nanocomposite coatings: Processing, properties, and applications

This book presents an industrial perspective on diamond and metal-containing amorphous carbon nanostructured coatings and transition metal nitride-based nanolayered and nanocomposite coatings. It also covers polymer films, from nanoscale synthesis to macroscale functionality.

A complete resource, this handbook provides the detailed explanations that newcomers need, as well as the latest cutting-edge research and data for experts. Covering a wide range of mechanical and functional technologies, including those used in clean energy, these books also feature figures, tables, and images that will aid research and help professionals acquire and maintain a solid grasp of this burgeoning field.

The Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings is composed of this volume and two others:

Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Functional Properties

Organic Nanostructured Thin Film Devices and Coatings for Clean Energy

Table of Contents

The Fundamentals of Hard and Superhard Nanocomposites and Heterostructures, Stan Veprek, Maritza Veprek-Heijman, Ali S. Argon, and RuiFeng Zhang

Determination of Hardness and Modulus of Thin Films, Alexander M. Korsunsky and S.J. Bull

Fracture Toughness and Interfacial Adhesion Strength of Thin Films: Indentation and Scratch Experiments and Analysis, Kaiyang Zeng, Kong Boon Yeap, Amit Kumar, and Lei Chen

Toughness and Toughening of Hard Nanocomposite Coatings, Huili Wang and Sam Zhang

Processing and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Sol-Gel-Derived Nanocomposite Coatings, Sandor Nemeth

Using Nanomechanics to Optimize Coatings for Cutting Tools, B.D. Beake, S.R. Goodes, J.F. Smith, G.S. Fox-Rabinovich, and S.C. Veldhuis

Electrolytic Deposition of Nanocomposite Coatings: Processing, Properties, and Applications, Alsayed Abdel Aal

Diamond Coatings: The Industrial Perspective, James Chien-Min Sung, Ming-Chi Kan, Jyh-Ming Ting, and Wan-Yu Wu

Amorphous Carbon Coatings, Jyh-Ming Ting, Wan-Yu Wu, Sahendra Pal Sharma, James Chien-Min Sung, and Ming-Chi Kan

Transition Metal Nitride–Based Nanolayered Multilayer Coatings and Nanocomposite Coatings as Novel Superhard Materials, Harish C. Barshilia, B. Deepthi, and K.S. Rajam

Plasma Polymer Films: From Nanoscale Synthesis to Macroscale Functionality, Vladimir Cech


Editor Bio(s)

Sam Zhang is a full professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.