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Metal Oxide Book Series

By: , Posted on: June 22, 2017

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The new Metal Oxides books series will include volumes on material synthesis, deposition to characterization, processing, device fabrication and applications for the most relevant and important metal oxides materials.

The book series focuses on metal oxides because the field of synthesis, study and application of this material system is one of the most rapidly progressing areas of science and technology. Metal oxides are known to possess unique functionalities that are absent or inferior in other solid materials. In particular, metal oxides represent an assorted and appealing class of materials, properties of which exhibit a full spectrum of electronic properties – from insulating to semiconducting, metallic, and superconducting. Moreover, almost all the known effects including superconductivity, thermoelectric effects, photoelectrical effects, luminescence and magnetism can be observed in metal oxides. Therefore, metal oxides have emerged as an important class of multifunctional materials with a rich collection of properties, which have great potential for numerous device applications.

Books in the series are intended for scientists and researchers, working or planning to work in the field of materials related to metal oxides, i.e. scientists and researchers whose activities are related to electronics, optoelectronics, energy, catalysis, sensors, electrical engineering, ceramics, biomedical designs, etc. They also could be relevant and useful for practicing engineers or project managers in industries and national laboratories.

First Volumes in Series

We are pleased to announce that the first five books of the series will be published this year and include the following topics:

Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film-Based Chromogenics

Transition Metal Oxide Thin Film-Based Chromogenics By Pandurang Ashrit.

  • Enables researchers to keep up with developments in thin film–based chromogenics
  • Provides detailed coverage of the switching mechanism of the various TMO thin films to assist readers in developing more efficient devices
  • Offers in-depth discussion of a range of chromogenic materials and devices, including thermochromics, photochromics, and electrochromics

For a limited time you can read chapter 2 Introduction to Transition Metal Oxides and Thin Films on ScienceDirect

Metal Oxides in Supercapacitors

Metal Oxides in Supercapacitors Edited by Deepak Dubal and Pedro Gomez-Romero.

  • Explores the most recent advances made in metal oxides in supercapacitors
  • Discusses cutting-edge nanotechnology for supercapacitors
  • Includes fundamental properties of metal oxides in supercapacitors that can be used to guide and promote technology development
  • Contains contributions from leading international scientists active in supercapacitor research and manufacturing

Metal Oxide-Based Thin Film Structures

Metal Oxide-Based Thin Film Structures: Formation, Characterization and Application of Interface-Based Phenomena Edited by Nini Pryds and Vincenzo Esposito.

  • Introduces the theoretical and experimental aspects of epitaxial growth for the benefit of readers new to the field
  • Explores state-of-the-art analysis techniques and their application to interface properties in order to give a fuller understanding of the relationship between macroscopic properties and atomic-scale manipulation
  • Discusses techniques for tailoring thin film interfaces for specific applications, including information, electronics and energy technologies, making this book essential reading for materials scientists and engineers alike

future of semiconductor oxides

The Future of Semiconductor Oxides in Next-Generation Solar Cells Edited by Monica Lira-Cantu.

  • Unlocks the potential of advanced semiconductor oxides to transform Next Generation Solar Cell (NGSC) design
  • Full coverage of new developments and recent research make this essential reading for researchers and engineers alike
  • Explains the synthesis and processing of semiconductor oxides with a view to their use in NGSCs

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications Edited by Sophie Laurent and Morteza Mahmoudi.

  • Unlocks the potential of iron oxide nanoparticles to transform diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Contains full coverage of new developments and recent research, making this essential reading for researchers and engineers alike
  • Explains the synthesis, processing and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles with a view to their use in biomedicine

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About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov, Research Professor (2008-present), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his PhD in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices from the Technical University of Moldova in 1976 and his DrSci degree in Physics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics from the Academy of Science of Moldova in 1990 (Highest Qualification Committee of the USSR, Moscow). He has more than 40 years’ experience as a teacher and scientific researcher. For a long time he was the leader of a gas sensor group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in the Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova. His research had financial support from international foundations and programs such as CRDF, MRDA, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, and NATO. From 2007 to 2008 he was an invited scientist at the Korea Institute of Energy Research (Daejeon). Since 2008 Dr. G. Korotcenkov has been a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea.

Specialists from the former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the study of Schottky barriers, metal oxide semiconductor structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the basis of III-V compounds such as InP, GaP, AlGaAs, and InGaAs. His current scientific interests, starting from 1995, include material sciences, focusing on metal oxide film deposition and characterization; surface science; and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. G. Korotcenkov is the author or editor of 35 books and special issues, including the 11-volume Chemical Sensors series published by Momentum Press (USA), 15-volume Chemical Sensors series published by Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China), 3-volume Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application published by CRC Press (USA), and 2-volume Handbook of Gas Sensor Materials published by Springer (USA). G. Korotcenkov is author and coauthor of more than 550 scientific publications including 20 review papers, 35 book chapters, more than 250 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals, and more than 50 refereed papers published in international conference proceedings. He is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 200 reports at national and international conferences, including 15 invited talks. G. Korotcenkov was coorganizer of several international conferences. His research activities are honored by an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004), Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003), Senior Research Excellence Award of the Technical University of Moldova (2001, 2003, 2005), and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others. G. Korotcenkov also received a fellowship from the International Research Exchange Board (USA, 1998), Brain Korea 21 Program (Korea, 2008-12), and Brainpool Program (Korea, 2015-17).

Interested in Contributing as a Book Editor or Author?

For prospective authors interested in publishing in this series, please contact Series Editor Ghenadii Korotcenkov ( ) or Acquisitions Editor Kayla Dos Santos (

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