Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications

Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications
Author: Soumen Das,Sandip Dhara
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2021-01-09
ISBN 10: 012823170X
ISBN 13: 9780128231708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Solution Synthesis for Materials Design and Thin Film Device Applications Book Review:

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. 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

Advances in Bioelectrochemistry Volume 3

Advances in Bioelectrochemistry Volume 3
Author: Frank Nelson Crespilho
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030979210
ISBN 13: 9783030979218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Chemical Solution Deposition of Functional Oxide Thin Films

Chemical Solution Deposition of Functional Oxide Thin Films
Author: Theodor Schneller,Rainer Waser,Marija Kosec,David Payne
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2016-08-23
ISBN 10: 9783709119150
ISBN 13: 3709119154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Solution Deposition of Functional Oxide Thin Films Book Review:

This is the first text to cover all aspects of solution processed functional oxide thin-films. Chemical Solution Deposition (CSD) comprises all solution based thin- film deposition techniques, which involve chemical reactions of precursors during the formation of the oxide films, i. e. sol-gel type routes, metallo-organic decomposition routes, hybrid routes, etc. While the development of sol-gel type processes for optical coatings on glass by silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide dates from the mid-20th century, the first CSD derived electronic oxide thin films, such as lead zirconate titanate, were prepared in the 1980’s. Since then CSD has emerged as a highly flexible and cost-effective technique for the fabrication of a very wide variety of functional oxide thin films. Application areas include, for example, integrated dielectric capacitors, ferroelectric random access memories, pyroelectric infrared detectors, piezoelectric micro-electromechanical systems, antireflective coatings, optical filters, conducting-, transparent conducting-, and superconducting layers, luminescent coatings, gas sensors, thin film solid-oxide fuel cells, and photoelectrocatalytic solar cells. In the appendix detailed “cooking recipes” for selected material systems are offered.

Thin Film Physics And Devices Fundamental Mechanism Materials And Applications For Thin Films

Thin Film Physics And Devices  Fundamental Mechanism  Materials And Applications For Thin Films
Author: Jianguo Zhu,Xiaohong Zhu,Hong Liu,Jie Xing
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 708
Release: 2021-06-18
ISBN 10: 9811224005
ISBN 13: 9789811224003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Film Physics And Devices Fundamental Mechanism Materials And Applications For Thin Films Book Review:

Thin films have an extremely broad range of applications from electronics and optics to new materials and devices. Collaborative and multidisciplinary efforts from physicists, materials scientists, engineers and others have established and advanced a field with key pillars constituting (i) the synthesis and processing of thin films, (ii) the understanding of physical properties in relation to the nanometer scale, (iii) the design and fabrication of nano-devices or devices with thin film materials as building blocks, and (iv) the design and construction of novel tools for characterization of thin films.Against the backdrop of the increasingly interdisciplinary field, this book sets off to inform the basics of thin film physics and thin film devices. Readers are systematically introduced to the synthesis, processing and application of thin films; they will also study the formation of thin films, their structure and defects, and their various properties — mechanical, electrical, semiconducting, magnetic, and superconducting. With a primary focus on inorganic thin film materials, the book also ventures on organic materials such as self-assembled monolayers and Langmuir-Blodgett films.This book will be effective as a teaching or reference material in the various disciplines, ranging from Materials Science and Engineering, Electronic Science and Engineering, Electronic Materials and Components, Semiconductor Physics and Devices, to Applied Physics and more. The original Chinese publication has been instrumental in this purpose across many Chinese universities and colleges.

Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications

Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications
Author: Zheng Cui
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN 10: 0128149310
ISBN 13: 9780128149317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications Book Review:

Solution Processed Metal Oxide Thin Films for Electronic Applications discusses the fundamentals of solution processing materials chemistry techniques as they are applied to metal oxide materials systems for key device applications. The book introduces basic information (materials properties, materials synthesis, barriers), discusses ink formulation and solution processing methods, including sol-gel processing, surface functionalization aspects, and presents a comprehensive accounting on the electronic applications of solution processed metal oxide films, including thin film transistors, photovoltaic cells and other electronics devices and circuits. This is an important reference for those interested in oxide electronics, printed electronics, flexible electronics and large-area electronics. Provides in-depth information on solution processing fundamentals, techniques, considerations and barriers combined with key device applications Reviews important device applications, including transistors, light-emitting diodes, and photovoltaic cells Includes an overview of metal oxide materials systems (semiconductors, nanomaterials and thin films), addressing materials synthesis, properties, limitations and surface aspects

Green Electronics

Green Electronics
Author: Cristian Ravariu,Dan Mihaiescu
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-06-20
ISBN 10: 1789233046
ISBN 13: 9781789233049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Electronics Book Review:

The Green Electronics book is intended to stimulate people's thinking toward the new concepts of an environment-friendly electronics - the main challenge in the future. The book offers multiple solutions to push the classical electronic industry toward green concepts, aided by nanotechnologies, with revolutionary features that provide low power consumption in electronics, use biomaterials for integrated structures, and include environmental monitoring tools. Based on organic semiconductors/insulators without toxic precursors, green electronic technologies launched promising devices like OLED, OTFT, or nano-core-shell transistors. The Green Electronics book successfully presents the recent directions collected worldwide and leaves free space for continuing year by year with new subtopics.

Introduction to Printed Electronics

Introduction to Printed Electronics
Author: Katsuaki Suganuma
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 146149625X
ISBN 13: 9781461496250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Printed Electronics Book Review:

This book describes in detail modern technologies for printed electronics, explaining how nanotechnology and modern printing technology are merging to revolutionize electronics fabrication of thin, lightweight, large and inexpensive products. Readers will benefit from the explanations of materials, devices and circuits used to design and implement the latest applications of printed electronics, such as thin flexible OLED displays, organic solar cells, OLED lighting, smart wallpaper, sensors, logic, memory and more.

Chemical Solution Deposition of Functional Oxide Thin Films

Chemical Solution Deposition of Functional Oxide Thin Films
Author: Theodor Schneller,Rainer Waser,Marija Kosec,David Payne
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 796
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN 10: 3211993118
ISBN 13: 9783211993118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Solution Deposition of Functional Oxide Thin Films Book Review:

This is the first text to cover all aspects of solution processed functional oxide thin-films. Chemical Solution Deposition (CSD) comprises all solution based thin- film deposition techniques, which involve chemical reactions of precursors during the formation of the oxide films, i. e. sol-gel type routes, metallo-organic decomposition routes, hybrid routes, etc. While the development of sol-gel type processes for optical coatings on glass by silicon dioxide and titanium dioxide dates from the mid-20th century, the first CSD derived electronic oxide thin films, such as lead zirconate titanate, were prepared in the 1980’s. Since then CSD has emerged as a highly flexible and cost-effective technique for the fabrication of a very wide variety of functional oxide thin films. Application areas include, for example, integrated dielectric capacitors, ferroelectric random access memories, pyroelectric infrared detectors, piezoelectric micro-electromechanical systems, antireflective coatings, optical filters, conducting-, transparent conducting-, and superconducting layers, luminescent coatings, gas sensors, thin film solid-oxide fuel cells, and photoelectrocatalytic solar cells. In the appendix detailed “cooking recipes” for selected material systems are offered.

Inorganic Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Design

Inorganic Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Design
Author: Dr. Inamuddin,Rajender Boddula,Mohd Imran Ahamed,Abdullah Mohamed Asiri
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 100075121X
ISBN 13: 9781000751215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inorganic Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Design Book Review:

Among electrode materials, inorganic materials have received vast consideration owing to their redox chemistry, chemical stability, high electrochemical performance, and high-power applications. These exceptional properties enable inorganic-based materials to find application in high-performance energy conversion and storage. The current advances in nanotechnology have uncovered novel inorganic materials by various strategies and their different morphological features may serve as a rule for future supercapacitor electrode design for efficient supercapacitor performance. Inorganic Nanomaterials for Supercapacitor Design depicts the latest advances in inorganic nanomaterials for supercapacitor energy storage devices. Key Features:  Provides an overview on the supercapacitor application of inorganic-based materials.  Describes the fundamental aspects, key factors, advantages, and challenges of inorganic supercapacitors.  Presents up-to-date coverage of the large, rapidly growing, and complex literature on inorganic supercapacitors.  Surveys current applications in supercapacitor energy storage.  Explores the new aspects of inorganic materials and next-generation supercapacitor systems.

Handbook of sol gel science and technology 1 Sol gel processing

Handbook of sol gel science and technology  1  Sol gel processing
Author: Sumio Sakka,Hiromitsu Kozuka
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 680
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781402079665
ISBN 13: 1402079664
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of sol gel science and technology 1 Sol gel processing Book Review:

Since Dr. Disiich of Germany prepared a glass lens by the sol-gel method around 1970, sol-gel science and technology has continued to develop. Since then this field has seen remarkable technical developments as well as a broadening of the applications of sol-gel science and technology. There is a growing need for a comprehensive reference that treats both the fundamentals and the applications, and this is the aim of "Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology."The primary purpose of sol-gel science and technology is to produce materials, active and non-active including optical, electronic, chemical, sensor, bio- and structural materials. This means that sol-gel science and technology is related to all kinds of manufacturing industries. Thus Volume 1, "Sol-Gel Processing," is devoted to general aspects of processing. Newly developed materials such as organic-inorganic hybrids, photonic crystals, ferroelectric coatings, photocatalysts will be covered. Topics in this volume include: Volume 2, "Characterization of Sol-Gel Materials and Products, "highlights the important fact that useful materials are only produced when characterization is tied to processing. Furthermore, characterization is essential to the understanding of nanostructured materials, and sol-gel technology is a most important technology in this new field. Since nanomaterials display their functional property based on their nano- and micro-structure, "characterization" is very important. Topics found in Volume 2 include: Sol-gel technology is a versatile technology, making it possible to produce a wide variety of materials and to provide existing substances with novel properties. This technology was applied to producingnovel materials, for example organic-inorganic hybrids, which are quite difficult to make by other fabricating techniques, and it was also applied to producing materials based on high temperature superconducting oxides. "Applications of Sol-Gel Technology," (Volume 3), will cover applications such as:

Organic Nanomaterials

Organic Nanomaterials
Author: Tomas Torres,Giovanni Bottari
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2013-10-14
ISBN 10: 1118016017
ISBN 13: 9781118016015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Nanomaterials Book Review:

Discover a new generation of organic nanomaterials and their applications Recent developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology have given rise to a new generation of functional organic nanomaterials with controlled morphology and well-defined properties, which enable a broad range of useful applications. This book explores some of the most important of these organic nanomaterials, describing how they are synthesized and characterized. Moreover, the book explains how researchers have incorporated organic nanomaterials into devices for real-world applications. Featuring contributions from an international team of leading nanoscientists, Organic Nanomaterials is divided into five parts: Part One introduces the fundamentals of nanomaterials and self-assembled nanostructures Part Two examines carbon nanostructures—from fullerenes to carbon nanotubes to graphene—reporting on properties, theoretical studies, and applications Part Three investigates key aspects of some inorganic materials, self-assembled monolayers, organic field effect transistors, and molecular self-assembly at solid surfaces Part Four explores topics that involve both biological aspects and nanomaterials such as biofunctionalized surfaces Part Five offers detailed examples of how organic nanomaterials enhance sensors and molecular photovoltaics Most of the chapters end with a summary highlighting the key points. References at the end of each chapter guide readers to the growing body of original research reports and reviews in the field. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of organic nanomaterials, this book is recommended for researchers in chemistry, physics, materials science, polymer science, and chemical and materials engineering. All readers will learn the principles of synthesizing and characterizing new organic nanomaterials in order to support a broad range of exciting new applications.

On Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology

On Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology
Author: Lionel Vayssieres
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2010-01-26
ISBN 10: 9780470823989
ISBN 13: 0470823984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology Book Review:

More energy from the sun strikes Earth in an hour than is consumed by humans in an entire year. Efficiently harnessing solar power for sustainable generation of hydrogen requires low-cost, purpose-built, functional materials combined with inexpensive large-scale manufacturing methods. These issues are comprehensively addressed in On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology – an authoritative, interdisciplinary source of fundamental and applied knowledge in all areas related to solar hydrogen. Written by leading experts, the book emphasizes state-of-the-art materials and characterization techniques as well as the impact of nanotechnology on this cutting edge field. Addresses the current status and prospects of solar hydrogen, including major achievements, performance benchmarks, technological limitations, and crucial remaining challenges Covers the latest advances in fundamental understanding and development in photocatalytic reactions, semiconductor nanostructures and heterostructures, quantum confinement effects, device fabrication, modeling, simulation, and characterization techniques as they pertain to solar generation of hydrogen Assesses and establishes the present and future role of solar hydrogen in the hydrogen economy Contains numerous graphics to illustrate concepts, techniques, and research results On Solar Hydrogen & Nanotechnology is an essential reference for materials scientists, physical and inorganic chemists, electrochemists, physicists, and engineers carrying out research on solar energy, photocatalysis, or semiconducting nanomaterials, both in academia and industry. It is also an invaluable resource for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers as well as business professionals and consultants with an interest in renewable energy.

Sol Gel Method

Sol Gel Method
Author: Guadalupe Valverde Aguilar
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2019-02-13
ISBN 10: 1789853338
ISBN 13: 9781789853339
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sol Gel Method Book Review:

The sol-gel method is a powerful route of synthesis used worldwide. It produces bulk, nano- and mesostructured sol-gel materials, which can encapsulate metallic and magnetic nanoparticles, non-linear azochromophores, perovskites, organic dyes, biological molecules, etc.. This can have interesting applications for catalysis, photocatalysis; drug delivery for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as cancer, Parkinson's and Azheimer's. In this book, valuable contributions related to novel materials synthesized by the sol-gel route are provided. The effect of the sol-gel method to synthesize these materials with potential properties is described, and how the variation of the parameters during the synthesis influences their design and allows to adjust their properties according to the desired application is discussed.

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Rocky Termanini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN 10: 1351682873
ISBN 13: 9781351682879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nano Age of Digital Immunity Infrastructure Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

Present anti-virus technologies do not have the symmetrical weaponry to defeat massive DDoS attacks on smart cities. Smart cities require a new set of holistic and AI-centric cognitive technology, such as autonomic components that replicate the human immune system, and a smart grid that connects all IoT devices. The book introduces Digital Immunity and covers the human immune system, massive distributed attacks (DDoS) and the future generations cyber attacks, the anatomy and critical success factors of smart city, Digital Immunity and the role of the Smart Grid, how Digital Immunity defends the smart city and annihilates massive malware, and Digital Immunity to combat global cyber terrorism.

Ferroelectric Thin Films

Ferroelectric Thin Films
Author: Masanori Okuyama,Yoshihiro Ishibashi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2005-02-22
ISBN 10: 9783540241638
ISBN 13: 3540241639
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ferroelectric Thin Films Book Review:

Ferroelectric thin films continue to attract much attention due to their developing applications in memory devices, FeRAM, infrared sensors, piezoelectric sensors and actuators. This book, aimed at students, researchers and developers, gives detailed information about the basic properties of these materials and the associated device physics. The contributing authors are acknowledged experts in the field.

Organic Flexible Electronics

Organic Flexible Electronics
Author: Piero Cosseddu,Mario Caironi
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2020-10-07
ISBN 10: 012818891X
ISBN 13: 9780128188910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Flexible Electronics Book Review:

Organic Electronics is a novel field of electronics that has gained an incredible attention over the past few decades. New materials, device architectures and applications have been continuously introduced by the academic and also industrial communities, and novel topics have raised strong interest in such communities, as molecular doping, thermoelectrics, bioelectronics and many others. Organic Flexible Electronics is mainly divided into three sections. The first part is focused on the fundamentals of organic electronics, such as charge transport models in these systems and new approaches for the design and synthesis of novel molecules. The first section addresses the main challenges that are still open in this field, including the important role of interfaces for achieving high-performing devices or the novel approaches employed for improving reliability issues. The second part discusses the most innovative devices which have been developed in recent years, such as devices for energy harvesting, flexible batteries, high frequency circuits, and flexible devices for tattoo electronics and bioelectronics. Finally the book reviews the most important applications moving from more standard flexible back panels to wearable and textile electronics and more futuristic applications like ingestible systems. Reviews the fundamental properties and methods for optimizing organic electronic materials including chemical doping and techniques to address stability issues; Discusses the most promising organic electronic devices for energy, electronics, and biomedical applications; Addresses key applications of organic electronic devices in imagers, wearable electronics, bioelectronics.

Design Development and Applications of Structural Ceramics Composites and Nanomaterials

Design  Development  and Applications of Structural Ceramics  Composites  and Nanomaterials
Author: Dileep Singh,Dongming Zhu,Waltraud M. Kriven,Sanjay Mathur,Hua-Tay Lin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-02-19
ISBN 10: 1118889703
ISBN 13: 9781118889701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Development and Applications of Structural Ceramics Composites and Nanomaterials Book Review:

Contains a collection of papers from the below symposia heldduring the 10th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and GlassTechnology (PacRim10), June 2-7, 2013, in Coronado, California2012: Engineering Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites: Design,Development, and Application Advanced Ceramic Coatings: Processing, Properties, andApplication Geopolymers – Low Energy, Environmentally Friendly,Inorganic Polymeric Ceramic Multifunctional Metal Oxide Nanostructures andHeteroarchitectures for Energy and Device Application Advanced Characterization and Modeling of CeramicInterfaces

Ferroelectric Thin Films

Ferroelectric Thin Films
Author: De Araujo Paz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 580
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9782884491891
ISBN 13: 2884491899
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ferroelectric Thin Films Book Review:

The impetus for the rapid development of thin film technology, relative to that of bulk materials, is its application to a variety of microelectronic products. Many of the characteristics of thin film ferroelectric materials are utilized in the development of these products - namely, their nonvolatile memory and piezoelectric, pyroelectric, and electro-optic properties. It is befitting, therefore, that the first of a set of three complementary books with the general title Integrated Ferroelectric Devices and Technologies focuses on the synthesis of thin film ferroelectric materials and their basic properties. Because it is a basic introduction to the chemistry, materials science, processing, and physics of the materials from which integrated ferroelectrics are made, newcomers to this field as well as veterans will find this book self-contained and invaluable in acquiring the diverse elements requisite to success in their work in this area. It is directed at electronic engineers and physicists as well as process and system engineers, ceramicists, and chemists involved in the research, design, development, manufacturing, and utilization of thin film ferroelectric materials.

Recent Advances in Complex Functional Materials

Recent Advances in Complex Functional Materials
Author: Elson Longo,Felipe de Almeida La Porta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 3319538985
ISBN 13: 9783319538983
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recent Advances in Complex Functional Materials Book Review:

In this book we explore new approaches to understanding the physical and chemical properties of emergent complex functional materials, revealing a close relationship between their structures and properties at the molecular level. The primary focus of this book is on the ability to synthesize materials with a controlled chemical composition, a crystallographic structure, and a well-defined morphology. Special attention is also given to the interplay of theory, simulation and experimental results, in order to interconnect theoretical knowledge and experimental approaches, which can reveal new scientific and technological directions in several fields, expanding the versatility to yield a variety of new complex materials with desirable applications and functions. Some of the challenges and opportunities in this field are also discussed, targeting the development of new emergent complex functional materials with tailored properties to solve problems related to renewable energy, health, and environmental sustainability. A more fundamental understanding of the physical and chemical properties of new emergent complex functional materials is essential to achieving more substantial progress in a number of technological fields. With this goal in mind, the editors invited acknowledged specialists to contribute chapters covering a broad range of disciplines.

Nanomaterials via Single Source Precursors

Nanomaterials via Single Source Precursors
Author: Allen Apblett,Andrew Barron,Aloysius F. Hepp
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2022-02-19
ISBN 10: 0128203447
ISBN 13: 9780128203446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials via Single Source Precursors Book Review:

Nanomaterials via Single-Source Precursors: Synthesis, Processing and Applications presents recent results and overviews of synthesis, processing, characterization and applications of advanced materials for energy, electronics, biomedicine, sensors and aerospace. A variety of processing methods (vapor, liquid and solid-state) are covered, along with materials, including metals, oxides, semiconductor, sulfides, selenides, nitrides, and carbon-based materials. Production of quantum dots, nanoparticles, thin films and composites are described by a collection of international experts. Given the ability to customize the phase, morphology, and properties of target materials, this “rational approach to synthesis and processing is a disruptive technology for electronic, energy, structural and biomedical (nano)materials and devices. The use of single-source chemical precursors for materials processing technology allows for intimate elemental mixing and hence production of complex materials at temperatures well below traditional physical methods and those involving direct combination of elements. The use of lower temperatures enables thin-film deposition on lightweight polymer substrates and reduces damage to complex devices structures such as used in power, electronics and sensors. Discusses new approaches to synthesis or single-source precursors (SSPs) and the concept of rational design of materials Includes materials processing of SSPs in the design of new materials and novel devices Provides comprehensive coverage of the subject (materials science and chemistry) as related to SSPs and the range of potential applications