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This book contains selected, peer reviewed papers from the 2nd International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, Thin Films and Hard Coatings for Advanced Applications, Sozopol, Bulgaria, May 24-27, 2009. This special collection of papers focuses on the technology, characterization and equipment required for handling nanocomposite films and hard and superhard coatings. It also covers subjects related to the development, properties and methods for the characterization of nanostructured materials for solid-state electronics and energy technologies; nanocomposite films, hard and superhard coatings, tribological/corrosion-resistant coatings; surfaces and interfaces; nano-sensors, nanodevices and nanosystems, equipment for deposition and characterization of nanocomposite films and industrial application of hard and superhard coatings. Content: Front Matter • Preface • Table of Contents 1. Search for Ultrahard Materials and Recent Progress in the Understanding of Hardness Enhancement and Properties of Nanocomposites 2. Nanomechanics of Coatings for Electronic and Optical Applications 3. It's a Long Way to "Superhard" Semiconductors 4. AlGaN/GaN Based Heterostructures for MEMS and NEMS Applications 5. Some Recent Results on the 3C-SiC Structural Defects 6. Ultrananocrystalline Diamond / Amorphous Carbon Composite Films - Deposition, Characterization and Applications 7. Structural and Magnetic Properties of Nanosized Barium Hexaferrite Powders Obtained by Microemulsion Technique 8. Deposition and Characterization of Aluminium Nitride (AlN) and Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) Hard Coatings 9. Modeling of the Light Emission Spectra of InGaN/GaN Quantum Well with Highly Doped Barriers 10. Thickness Dependence of Surface and Interface Phonon-Polariton Modes in InN/AlN Nanolayers 11. Search for a Suitable Ohmic Metallization Scheme to GaN/AlGaN Heterostructures for Sub-Micron Devices 12. High-Quality GaInAsSb and GaAlAsSb Layers for Thermophotovoltaics Grown by Liquid-Phase Epitaxy 13. Preparation and Characterization of Al2O3 Thin Films for Catalytic Activity Studies 14. A High Effective Selective Absorbing Coating for Solar Thermal Collectors 15. Influence of Thermal Annealing on the Properties of Sputtered Si Rich Silicon Oxide Films 16. Ferromagnetic Nanomaterials Obtained by Thermal Decomposition of Ferrocene 17. Investigation of Pulsed Laser Annealing of CdS Layers Designed for Thinlayer Solar Cells 18. Investigation of ZrN Hard Coatings Obtained by Cathodic Arc Evaporation 19. Wetting Ability of Ag Based Molten Alloys on Graphite Substrate 20. Vacancy Mediated Diffusion at Surface-Confined Atomic Intermixing 21. Mathematical Modelling the Power Supply-Load System for Electrodischarge Polishing Process 22. The Influence of Quartz Resonator Design and Thin Metal Oxide Layers on QCM Parameters 23. Characterization and Ethanol Sensing Properties of Pt-Doped Sn-O-Te Thin Films 24. About the Surface Hardening of Tool Steels by Electrical Discharge Treatment in Electrolyte 25. Synthesis of "Main-Chain" Type Polyimide Matrix with a Chemically Bound Azo Group 26. Pressureless Sintering of Boron Carbide-Based Superhard Materials 27. Characterization of Oblique Deposited Nanostructured SiOx Films by Ellipsometric and IR Spectroscopies 28. Nanosized Silicon Carbide Obtained from Rice Husks 29. Experimental-Numerical Approach for Characterization of Mechanical Properties of Thin Electrochemically Deposited Chromium and Copper Films 30. Thickness-Dependent Interface Parameters of Silicon Oxide Films Grown on Plasma Hydrogenated Silicon 31. Investigations of Plasma-Chemically Produced Nanodispersed Si3N4 for Modification of Tool Steels 32. Surface Debye Temperatures and Specific Heat of Nanocrystals 33. Effects of Substitution in Barium Hexaferrites BaFe12-xXxO19 (X=Co,Ti; Sc) 34. An Arc Discharge by Closely Situated Electrodes for Synthesis of Nanostructures 35. Some Medical Applications of Nanomaterials Keywords Index Authors Index
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