Advances in Protective, Decorative, or Functional Metal Oxide Layers

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Thin Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2024) | Viewed by 887

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National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT Bucharest), 077190 Voluntari, Romania
Interests: nanotechnology; physics; coatings; nano-composite materials; graphene; material characterization; metal oxides; spray coating techniques; bio-MEMS; microchannel flow; microfabrication; microfluidics; semiconductor growth; semiconductor thin films; thin films; II-VI semiconductors; Raman spectra; atomic force microscopy; biomedical measurement; cellular biophysics; chemical sensors; crystal structure; doping profiles; electrochromic; flow visualization

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National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies (IMT Bucharest), 077190 Voluntari, Romania
Interests: sensors; material engineering; thin-film nanocomposites; nanofabrication; spectroellipsometry; II-VI semiconductors; carbon materials; graphene; graphene compounds; nanosensors; photocatalysts; semiconductor thin films; visible spectra; zinc compounds; catalysis; coatings; composite materials; computerized instrumentation; contact angle; dyes; electric resistance measurement; electrochemical sensors
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1. Center of Materials Technology and Photonics, Hellenic Mediterranean University, 71004 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
2. National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies - IMT Bucharest 126A Erou Iancu Nicolae St., 077190 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: nanotechnology; materials rngineering and applications: photocatalytic materials, materials for envinronmental and clean energy applications; composite materials for electromagnetic shielding; transparent electrode materials development including graphene (synthesis, deposition and functionalization); colloidal synthesis of metal nanoparticles; surface modification of metal oxide; graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide films using metal nanoparticles for plasmonic effects on optical properties and silicon rubber based composite insulators for high voltage applications
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A metal oxide layer is a thin layer or coating of an oxide onto a specific surface. Such a coating may be protective, decorative or functional. Most metals form oxide layers when they are exposed to the atmosphere, and the nature of this oxide depends on the metal and the conditions under which it is oxidized. On the other hand, the growth of metal oxides onto any kind of surface is very common, and a huge amount of scientific research has been dedicated to this subject. There are a many deposition techniques dedicated to the realization of metal oxide thin films, from brush or spray deposition to ultra-high-vacuum techniques such as MOCVD, LASER deposition techniques etc.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the most recent advancements regarding metal oxide layer deposition, characterization and application as protective, decorative or functional coatings onto any kind of substrate. The Issue covers all types of metal oxides with electrical, optical, mechanical, sensing, piezoelectric, superconducting, catalytic, photocatalytic, thermoelectric, phase-transforming, magnetic, ferroic, and multiferroic properties, and includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Thin and thick films;
  • Nanostructured coatings;
  • Nanostructured coating systems;
  • High surface area systems;
  • Fabrication technologies and characterization techniques;
  • Surface and interfaces processes;
  • Transport phenomena;
  • Design and simulation models;
  • Functional devices of any kind.

Dr. Cristina Pachiu
Dr. Octavian Buiu
Dr. Mirela Suchea
Guest Editors

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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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Keywords

  • advanced metal oxide layers (thin, thick, coatings)
  • metal oxide functional and passive materials
  • metal oxide functional and passive properties
  • metal oxide surface processes
  • metal oxide interface processes
  • metal oxide simulation models
  • metal-oxide-based functional devices

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Constructing a Mathematical Model of Product Color Design Based on Data Mining: Case Study of a Thermos Cup
by Wei Liu, Jin Li, Hui Rong and Ziqian Zhou
Coatings 2024, 14(2), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings14020209 - 06 Feb 2024
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In product design, color is the first element that acts on the human visual senses and significantly influences consumer decisions. This study aimed to analyze consumers’ color preferences for products and explore the mathematical patterns of product color design. Firstly, sales data and [...] Read more.
In product design, color is the first element that acts on the human visual senses and significantly influences consumer decisions. This study aimed to analyze consumers’ color preferences for products and explore the mathematical patterns of product color design. Firstly, sales data and images of popular thermos cups from Tmall and Jingdong (JD), two prominent e-commerce platforms in China, were obtained through data mining. Subsequently, this research focused on single-color thermos cups with high sales as the research subject, extracting the hue (H), saturation (S), and value (V) for each cup from the product images. Furthermore, a 3D scatter plot of HSV values was generated using Origin Pro, visually representing the consumers’ color preferences. Finally, this study examined the relationships among HSV values of the popular product colors through multiple regression analysis and constructed a mathematical model for HSV. This method enables manufacturers to gain valuable insights into consumer color preferences, facilitating digital color design and enhancing design efficiency and accuracy. Full article
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