Alicia Esther Ares

National University of Misiones

Alicia Esther Ares obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National University of Misiones, Argentina in 1992, and an MSc in Science and Technology of Materials and Ph.D. in Science and Technology, Materials Mention, both from the Institute of Technology \"Professor Jorge A. Sabato,\" National Atomic Energy Commission and National University of General San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1997 and 2000, respectively. She completed postdoctoral stays at several institutions, including Faculdade de Engenharía Mecânica, Departamento de Engenharía de Materiais, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil; Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States (2002–2003); and Faculty of Sciences, National University of Misiones (2003–2004). She has been a researcher with the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) since 2004, and Professor of Materials Science in the Chemical Engineering Department, School of Sciences (FCEQyN), National University of Misiones. She has more than thirty years of teaching experience both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is a member of various societies, including the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS, USA), and International American Society for Testing Materials, among others.

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Thin films can be used for a variety of applications. The engineering of thin films is complicated by the fact that their physics is not well understood. The vast varieties of thin film materials, their deposition, processing and fabrication techniques, optical characterization probes, physical properties, spectroscopic characterization, and properties–structure relationships are the key features of such devices and the basis of thin film technologies. Depending on the desired properties, several techniques have been developed for the deposition of thin films of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, and superconductors on a variety of substrate materials. The book describes several principles and applications.

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