Sculptured Thin Films

Nano 50 Award (2005) for Sculptured Thin Films (Technology)

Nano 50 Award (2006) for Akhlesh Lakhtakia (Innovator)

New Book:

A. Lakhtakia and R. Messier, Sculptured Thin Films: Nanoengineered Morphology and Optics, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2005); 300 pages + CD: ISBN: 0-819-45606-3.

Books with Chapters on STFs

1. O.N. Singh & A. Lakhtakia (Editors), Electromagnetic Fields in Unconventional Materials and Structures, New York: John Wiley & Sons (2000); 489 pages; ISBN: 0-471-36356-1.

2. W.S. Weiglhofer & A. Lakhtakia (Editors), Introduction to Complex Mediums for Optics and Electromagnetics, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2003); 757 pages: ISBN: 0-819-44947-4.

3. A. Lakhtakia (Editor), Nanometer Structures: Theory, Modeling, and Simulation, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2004); 475 pages: ISBN: 0-819-45186-X. (Copublished by ASME Press; ISBN: 0-791-80215-9.)

4. F. Wang and A. Lakhtakia (Editors), Milestone Volume 182: Selected Papers on Nanotechnology -- Theory and Modeling, Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press (2006); 516 pages: ISBN: 0-819-46354-X.

May 9, 2000

Xerox 2000 Awards to V.C. Venugopal and E. Ertekin for STF Research

Jan 10, 2000

Sculptured Thin-Film Technology Recognized by Optical Society of America

A succinct account of the development of Sculptured Thin Films, also encompassing the so-called glancing angle deposition, spanning the years 1959 to 1997, is available in the following review: A. Lakhtakia, 'Dali's dalliances: sculptured thin films,' Proceedings of Bianisotropics '97, Glasgow, June 5 - 7, 1997. Download postscript file
A review spanning the years 1998 to 2000 is also available: A. Lakhtakia, 'Filamentary, my dear Watson!,' Proceedings of Bianisotropics 2000, Lisbon, September 27 - 29, 2000. Download postscript file
New directions in research on sculptured thin films (2006): A. Lakhtakia, Presentation at Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM, Mexico City, May 26, 2006 Download pdf

Sculptured Nematic Thin Film

(Courtesy: R. Messier)

Sculptured Nematic Thin Film

(Courtesy: R. Messier)

Thin-Film Helicoidal Bianisotropic Medium

(Courtesy: R. Messier)

Publications on CTSCMs and PCTSCMs
Updated on: February 17, 2007