Inorganic Thin Films and Coatings
The field of thin films and coatings has become an identifiable unified discipline of scientific endeavor. The Proceedings includes 67 papers presented at the 2012 Workshop on Inorganic Thin Films and Coatings, which was held from July 16 to 18, 2012, at Guilin, China. The goal of this workshop wa- to provide a forum for researchers, engineers and students to disseminate their latest research results and exchange experimental views concerning the latest developments in the field of inorganic thin films and coatings.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: The 66 papers in this collection were selected from those presented during the 2012 Workshop on Inorganic Thin Films and Coatings held in Guilin, China in July 2012. Subjects addressed include: factors affecting the fracture strength of freestanding diamond films, preparation and salt spray corrosion resistance on Ni/BN and NiCrAI/BN coatings, morphological and optical properties of CdS nano-crystalline thin films by chemical bath deposition, properties of thick film front silver electrode for silicon solar cells, synthesis and characterization of graphene sheets as an anode material for lithium-ion batteries, and the preparation and characterization of copper silicon alloy films. Editors are Zhang (Shanghai Institute of Technology, China), Chen (Guilin U. of Technology, China), and Hu (Kunming U. of Science and Technology, China).