Glass Materials and Coatings: Analysis, Preparation and Application

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Ceramic Coatings and Engineering Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 146

Special Issue Editors

Division of Materials Chemistry, Laboratory for Functional Materials, Rudjer Boskovic Institute, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: oxide glasses and glass-ceramics; impedance spectroscopy; melt-quenching; (micro)structural characterization; structure and transport properties; crystallization; ceramics; biomaterials; dental materials; thin films; charge carrier dynamics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With its unique composition and properties, glass stands as a versatile material serving diverse industries. It finds applications in energy conversion, manufacturing, construction, medicine, biology, catalysis, and beyond. Over the years, advancements in glass preparation techniques have led to the development of various forms of glass products, particularly glass coatings and films.

Within the realm of glass coatings, one encounters a rich spectrum, including anti-reflective coatings, reflective coatings, low-E (low-emissivity) coatings, self-cleaning coatings, scratch-resistant coatings, UV-protective coatings, and bioactive glass coatings. These coatings wield the power to transform the inherent characteristics of glass, including its optical, thermal, mechanical, and chemical properties, thus enhancing its durability, scratch resistance, reflectivity, or anti-reflectivity. The application of glass coatings involves several techniques, including physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), spray coating, and dip coating. Each technique offers unique advantages depending on the desired outcome.

The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for researchers in the field of glass materials to share their research findings, insights, and prospects. It welcomes contributions related to the preparation, analysis, and application of glass materials, glass ceramics, glass films, and coatings.

The main scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following concepts:

  • Design and preparation techniques for glass materials, glass ceramics, glass films, and coatings using classical and state-of-the-art chemical and physical methods;
  • Experimental and theoretical studies on glass materials, glass ceramics, glass films, and coatings;
  • Structure–property correlation studies of glass materials, glass ceramics, glass films, and coatings;
  • Applications of glass materials, glass ceramics, glass films, and coatings.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

Dr. Luka Pavic
Dr. Jana Pisk
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • glass materials
  • glass ceramic
  • glass coatings
  • glass films
  • structure-property correlation
  • characterization methods

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