Special Issue "Synthesis, Characterization and Performance Enhancement of Electrode and Biomaterial Coatings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 7667
Interests: printing electronics; flexible devices; zinc-ion batteries; nanomaterials
Interests: carbon; silicon anode; energy storage materials; lithium-ion batteries; nanomaterials
The surface coating of functional materials can effectively improve their physical and chemical properties, especially those of electrode materials and biomaterials, for which the diverse requirements for functions and performances provide an unprecedented opportunity for coating modification strategies. Strategies for coating the surface of electrode materials can enhance their mechanical properties, electronic, and ionic conductivities and reduce interfacial side reactions. Ceramics, metals, metal oxides, graphene, and conductive polymers have shown tremendous advantages as electrode material coatings for application-oriented different scenarios. For biomedical materials, appropriate functional coating strategies can effectively improve the efficiency, facilitate tissue repair, and protect biological tissues. Chitosan, hyaluronic acid, lignin, polylactic acid, polyetheretherketone, polyethylene terephthalate, and sodium alginate have shown potential applications as bio-coatings in different scenarios. Recent developments, including first-principles and finite element calculations, have provided even more possibilities for biomaterial coating.
In terms of the electrode and biomaterial coating modifications, theoretical and experimental developments on synthesis and characterization allow researchers to fundamentally enhance the performance of materials. This Special Issue will serve as a platform for our colleagues to communicate on the following topics, among others:
- Latest developments in advanced coating materials and coating strategies.
- Applications including CVD, electrochemical coating, hydrolytic coating, ALD coating, etc., in traditional and new battery systems.
- Inhibition of harmful surface side effects by coating on electrode materials.
- Understanding of the internal mechanism of coating improvement on the mechanical and electrochemical properties of electrodes.
- Flexible electrodes and coating techniques for plant or human wearable systems.
- The growth and preparation of advanced coating materials, as well as their processing, fabrication, bonding, and encapsulation related to the application in microelectronic devices, circuits, and systems.
- Strategies and applications of functional bioprotective and restorative coating materials.
- Reliable prediction of coating strategies based on first-principles calculations and finite element methods.
Dr. Shang Wang
Dr. Qing Sun
Dr. Chenyu Liu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- electrode coatings
- coating protection
- surface modification
- wearable systems
- advanced electronic packaging