Access to eBooks is limited to institutions that have purchased or currently subscribe to the SPIE eBooks program. eBooks are not available via an individual subscription. SPIE books (print and digital) may be purchased individually on SPIE.Org.

Contact your librarian to recommend SPIE eBooks for your organization.
Chapter 19:
The Past, the Present, and the Future of Sculptured Thin Films
Sculptured thin films are nanostructured inorganic materials with unidirectionally varying properties that can be designed and realized in a controllable manner using physical vapor deposition. We trace their development from their precursors, from chronological as well as morphological points of view. Their continuum electromagnetic constitutive relations are presented, along with a control model to link their nanostructure to their continuum properties. Both accomplished and emerging applications are reviewed, and directions for future research are suggested.
Online access to SPIE eBooks is limited to subscribing institutions.

Back to Top