Special Issue "High-Entropy Alloy Coatings and Surface Functionalization"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2023) | Viewed by 9296
Interests: high-entropy alloys; coatings; thermal spraying; laser-cladding; thermochemical treatment; spark plasma sintering; additive manufacturing
High-entropy alloys (HEAs) offer a wide range of research and development potential due to their outstanding properties. The limited material usage for surface technology especially promises a sustainable and demand-oriented ecological and economical use of these high-performance materials. The development of suitable processing methods for coating technologies, heat treatment, as well as mechanical finishing routines enables new system solutions in the area of complex surface stresses. The large number of potential processing technologies enables the realization of coating systems for different scale ranges. Mechanical finishing and modification of the surface by thermochemical processes are additional possibilities to adjust the functional properties of coating systems. However, there is still a great need for a profound understanding of the process–microstructure–property relationships. The central focus of this Special Issue is on current development trends for HEAs in the fields of casting, powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, and coating technology, as well as surface functionalization and finishing.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Casting and powder metallurgical manufacturing;
- Coating processes (e.g., thermal spraying, laser cladding and magnetron sputter deposition);
- Additive manufacturing and spark plasma sintering;
- Mechanical finishing and plasma polishing;
- Heat treatment and thermochemical surface hardening;
- Computational modeling and simulation.
Dr. Thomas Lindner
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