This is the first book that can be considered a textbook on thin film science, complete with exercises at the end of each chapter. Ohring has contributed many highly regarded reference books to the AP list, including Reliability and Failure of Electronic Materials and the Engineering Science of Thin Films. The knowledge base is intended for science and engineering students in advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level courses on thin films and scientists and engineers who are entering or require an overview of the field.
Since 1992, when the book was first published, the field of thin films has expanded tremendously, especially with regard to technological applications. The second edition will bring the book up-to-date with regard to these advances. Most chapters have been greatly updated, and several new chapters have been added.
Textbook, written with a materials science flavor, for science and engineering students in advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate level courses on thin films; for participants in industrial in-house courses or short courses offered by professional societies; or for mature scientists and engineers switching career directions who require an overview of the field. Requires reasonable conversance with introductory college chemistry and physics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)