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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code CHM865
Subject Title Thin Films and Surface Engineering


Surface dependent engineering properties; Mechanism of surface degradation and failures; Surface theory and adhesion, Thermodynamics of adhesion, Surface modification techniques, Surface modification of ferrous and nonferrous metals, Surface engineering by energy beams, Film deposition techniques- Physical method of film deposition, chemical method of film deposition, Other techniques; Inter diffusion, reactions and transformations in thin films, Properties and characterisation of thin films, Applications of coatings as finishes for various substrates, Testing and evaluation of coatings

Text Books
  1. K. L. Chopra, Thin Film Phenomena, McGraw Hill, 1979.
  2. M. H. Francombe, S. M. Rossnagel, A. Ulman, Frontiers of Thin Film Technology, Vol. 28, Academic press, 2001.
  3. R.F. Bunshah, Deposition Technologies for Films and Coatings, Noyes Publications, New Jersey, 1982.
  4. F. A. Lowenheim, Electroplating, McGraw Hill, New York, 1978.
  5. B. Bhushan, Introduction to Tribology, John &Sons, New York, 2002.
  6. G.W. Stachowiak, A.W. Batchelor, Engineering Tribology, 3rd ed., Elsevier-Butterworth- Heinemann, 2005.
  7. ASM Metals Handbook, Surface Engineering, American Society for Metals, Vol.5, 9th ed., 1994.
  8. M. Ohring, Materials Science of Thin Films, 2nd ed., Academic Press, San Diego, 2002.