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Crystalline and Non-crystalline Solids

Edited by Pietro Mandracci

Polytechnic University of Turin

The structural properties of materials play a fundamental role in the determination of their suitability for a specific application. This book is intended as a contribution to the efforts to increase the knowledge of the influence exerted on the properties of materials by their crystalline or amorphous structure. To this aim, some of the materials that are most promising for their use in different technological fields have been studied, namely graphene, titanium oxide, several types of functional metal oxides, porphyrinic crystalline solids, plasma deposited polymers, amorphous silicon, as well as hydrogenated amorphous carbon. These materials have been presented by the authors for their use in different applications, including microelectronics, photonics, and biomedicine.

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Crystalline and Non-crystalline SolidsEdited by Pietro Mandracci

Published: June 29th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61501

ISBN: 978-953-51-2446-7

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2445-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6656-6

Copyright year: 2016

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13472 Total Chapter Downloads

18 Crossref Citations

20 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Graphene Thin Films and Graphene Decorated with Metal Nanoparticles

By Paul Bazylewski, Arash Akbari-Sharbaf, Sabastine Ezugwu, Tianhao Ouyang, Jaewoo Park and Giovanni Fanchini


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2. Possible Role of Microcrystallinity on Surface Properties of Titanium Surfaces for Biomedical Application

By Federico Mussano, Tullio Genova, Salvatore Guastella, Maria Giulia Faga and Stefano Carossa


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3. Functional Metal Oxide Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition

By Mihaela Filipescu, Alexandra Palla Papavlu and Maria Dinescu


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4. Fluorinated Porphyrinic Crystalline Solids: Structural Elucidation and Study of Intermolecular Interactions

By Subramaniam Sujatha and Chellaiah Arunkumar


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5. Ultra-Thin Plasma-Polymerized Functional Coatings for Biosensing: Polyacrylic Acid, Polystyrene and Their Co-Polymer

By Paola Rivolo, Micaela Castellino, Francesca Frascella and Serena Ricciardi


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6. Amorphous Silicon Photonics

By Ryohei Takei


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7. Amorphous Hydrogenated Carbon Films with Diamond-Like and Polymer-Like Properties

By Elena A Konshina


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8. Amorphous, Polymorphous, and Microcrystalline Silicon Thin Films Deposited by Plasma at Low Temperatures

By Mario Moreno, Roberto Ambrosio, Arturo Torres, Alfonso Torres, Pedro Rosales, Adrián Itzmoyotl and Miguel Domínguez


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