Special Issue "Surface Treatment on Metals and Their Alloys"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 1946
Interests: surface layers; boriding; nitriding; carburizing; laser materials processing; laser surface alloying; microstructure; chemical and phase composition; nanomechanical properties; hardness; fracture toughness; wear and corrosion resistance; fatigue strength; tribology of materials; high-temperature tribology; solid lubricants/self-lubricating coatings
Surface treatments are often used in order to improve the properties of metals and their alloys, such as their hardness, wear and corrosion resistance, or fatigue strength. Surface treatments can be used to produce surface layers via various techniques. The coatings are usually produced using incremental techniques, whereas superficial technological layers are formed with the use of decremental or non-decremental techniques. This Special Issue focuses on such surface layers which are formed by chemical or physical techniques and provide advantageous properties. The topics of interest for this Special Issue, in particular, include (but are not restricted to):
- Diffusion layers produced by chemical techniques (in solid, liquid or gaseous media);
- Diffusion layers produced by physical techniques under glow discharge conditions (in solid, liquid or gaseous media);
- Layers produced by surface alloying (laser surface alloying, electron-beam surface alloying and plasma surface alloying);
- Coatings produced by laser cladding, plasma cladding, thermal and detonation spraying, and PVD and CVD techniques;
- Hybrid layers or coatings produced by combined techniques;
- Microstructure, chemical and phase composition of the surface layers (superficial technological layers and coatings);
- Properties of surface layers such as hardness, fracture toughness, wear and corrosion resistance, fatigue strength, and nanomechanical properties;
- Modelling of the growth kinetics of the diffusion layers;
- Surface treatment modelling.
Prof. Dr. Michał Kulka
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