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Special Section Guest Editorial: Nanostructured Thin Films V: Fundamentals and Applications

Paper Abstract

Nanotechnology has progressed by leaps and bounds since it became the focus of intense applied research activity in the late 20th century. In particular, thin films with engineered structures at nanometer length scales have figured prominently in this nanotechnological revolution. Their unique and sometimes exotic and counterintuitive properties present engineers and scientists with tantalizing opportunities and often demanding challenges. The list of potential applications for nanostructured thin films grows longer each year. This growth is matched, and often fueled, by the ever more complex nanostructures that can be achieved in practice due to advances in manufacturing techniques. The annual Nanostructured Thin Films conference, which is a constituent of the SPIE Optics + Photonics annual meeting, provides a forum for the exchange of the most recent developments in this rapidly developing field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 June 2013
PDF: 2 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 073501 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.073501
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Tom G. Mackay, The Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Yi-Jun Jen, National Taipei Univ. of Technology (Taiwan)
Raul J. Martin-Palma, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)

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