About the Book
The field of Coatings and Thin-Film Technologies is rapidly advancing to keep up with new applications in semiconductor, optical, tribological, decorative, thermoelectric, solar, security, smart sensing, food industry and bio-medical technologies among others. In this sense, thin film coatings and structures are increasingly sophisticated with more specific properties, new geometries, large areas, the use of heterogeneous materials and flexible and rigid substrates coating substrates to produce thin film structures with improved performance and properties in response to new challenges that the industry presents. In addition, parallel to the research in new materials, new deposition processes are being developed to improve the physical properties from technologies widely used by the industry such as High-power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS). This book aims to provide the reader with a complete overview of the current state of applications and developments of thin film technology, filed of applications, health and safety in thin films, presenting reviews and experimental results of recognized experts in the area of Coatings and Thin-Film Technologies.