About the book
The worldwide demand for energy requires a development of improved technologies for sustainable producing, converting and energy storing. Energy materials as well as their devices are urgently demanded, they are the key and foundation to the realization of new energy. The developments of energy storage and conversion techniques strongly depend on the achievements of material science. Moreover, the reconstruction and collaboration among various studies of energy materials based on physics, chemistry, materials, mechatronics, and electricity is necessary for creating the novel thin film devices. Many different methods are used to fabricate thin films, including physical techniques and chemical processes. Physical vapor deposition and chemical vapor deposition are the two most common types of thin film formation methods. This book therefore aims to describe the development and creation of novel thin film energy devices. This book will comprise important topics and will be edited by world authorities in their fields, i.e. physics, chemistry, materials, mechatronics, and electricity. The experts of these fields will collaborate on this book about the recent progress and design for the future. Readers will find a detailed description of fabrication and characterization of thin films and their functional performance from leading researchers.