Special Issue "Mechanical, Corrosive and Tribological Degradation of Metal Coatings and Modified Metallic Surfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 23467
Interests: metal coatings; modified metallic surfaces; degradation; mechanical failure; delamination; microstructure; corro-sion; biocorrosion; tribology; wear; magnetism
Interests: modified metallic surfaces; mechanical properties; microstructure; tribology; wear; oxidation of metallic surfaces; corrosion, chemical characterization of surfaces
Interests: modified metallic surfaces; PVD layers and coatings, surface properties; wear; tribology; microstructure; mechanical properties; specialized heat treatments and processing of metallic materials
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Metallic coatings and metal surfaces are a broad material group that impacts many aspects of everyday life. Due to their unique combination of properties, metallic surfaces and metal coatings are used in various industries as protective elements (mechanical and corrosive), catalyzing media, optical materials, substrates, electrical conductors, magnetic media, biomaterials, etc. However, their applicability is often limited and plagued by degradation, which is a key factor for long-lasting material usage from both economical and sustainability perspectives. Degradation is a crude label for deterioration of the material and/or its properties in exposed environment and/or condition, which can range from static and dynamic mechanical loading to corrosive media and biological factors down to cyclic grinding and surface interaction with other materials. As such, it is vital to understand how the individual properties of the used metal coatings and metallic surfaces temporally evolve and are modified within their used environments and conditions.
For this reason, we are launching a new Special Issue in MDPI Coatings that will collect original research articles and review papers on the degradation of metal coatings and modified metallic surfaces. Contributions will focus on the fundamental characterization and understanding of the degradation processes under specific conditions that are relevant for the application of selected coating/modified surface. Both theoretical and experimental papers as well as papers combining both aspects are welcomed.
We look forward to receiving your contribution.
Dr. Matic Jovičević-Klug
Dr. Patricia Jovičević-Klug
Dr. László Tóth
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- metal coatings
- modified metallic surfaces
- mechanical failure