It is a pleasure and an honor to comment on this outstanding book, Spectroscopic
Ellipsometry: Principles and Applications by Dr H. Fujiwara. It is a tutorial
introduction, yet offers considerable depth into advanced topics such as generalized
ellipsometry and advanced dispersion and oscillator models for analysis of complex
materials systems. Each chapter is extremely well referenced, with over 400
literature citations in total, providing the reader rapid access to considerable
published literature from fundamentals to recent advances.
ZnO films were deposited on glass substrates by magnetron RF-sputtering. An accurate determination of the optical constants of these films is extremely important prior to its application in optical devices and spectroscopic ellipsometry provides a reasonably accurate method for the determination of optical constants of thin films.
Cd1-xMnxS nanoparticles (NPs) with size quantum confinement belong to the diluted
magnetic semiconductor (DMS) quantum dot (QD) class of materials that has been widely
studied in the last few years. The study of quasi-zero-dimensional Diluted Magnetic
Semiconductors (DMS), such as Cd1-xMnxS Quantum Dots (QDs), is strongly motivated due
to the localization of magnetic ions in the same places as the free-like electron and hole
carriers occurring in these nanomaterials [1,2].
This book provides an overview of the synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals.
Nanocrystals, owing to their unique behavior with reduction in size, have been a
significant part of the novel materials developed for applications such as biosensors,
optics, catalysts to semiconductor devices. Over the years, various synthesis methods
are discovered to develop nanostructures with tunable properties such as optical,
electronic magnetic and mechanical properties. The chapters in this book cover a
broad range of properties of nanocrystals synthesized for various applications....