Special Issue "Compositionally Complex Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 2260
Interests: coatings; cold spray; thermal spray; structural integrity; residual stresses; materials characterization; machine learning
2. Department of Engineering, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: corrosion; electrochemical monitoring; thermal spray coatings; thermal barrier coatings; carbon capture and storage
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Interests: metallurgy; computational thermodynamics and kinetics; mechanical properties; hydrogen embrittlement; materials degradation; diffraction and microscopy
Interests: combinatorial and high-throughput materials science; metallurgical alloy design; steels; hardfacing alloys; complex concentrated alloys; high entropy alloys; thin films
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The demand for materials to perform well under harsh industrial environments has been pushing materials research forward, not only with incremental improvements in existing conventional materials, but also with the development and discovery of completely new materials.
In recent years, the concept of ‘multi-principal-elements’ materials has been extensively explored, which involves the mixing of multiple elements without a clear principal element. In the metallurgical community, this leads to a new class of alloys: compositionally complex alloys or complex concentrated alloys (CCAs), which are also termed as high-entropy alloys or medium-entropy alloys. Such a concept is also explored in ceramics, magnetic materials, hard metals, intermetallic compounds, and many functional materials. The large, unexplored compositional space provided by this material strategy enables the design of structural materials exhibiting combined and tailored properties such as excellent tensile strength and ductility, fracture toughness, and wear resistance and corrosion resistance at elevated or cryogenic temperatures.
These materials can find uses as coatings and meet the growing demand for developing cost-effective, highly protective barriers for various applications. This is an interdisciplinary area where material processing, performance and structural/microstructural development are strongly coupled. Now, it is important to communicate within the community regarding these quickly developing compositionally complex coatings (including both alloys, ceramics and composites) to highlight the future directions of the field. This Special Issue plans to give an overview of the most recent advances, emphasising the development of materials as well as deposition techniques, e.g., using thermal spray, cold spray, laser-based, and arc welding techniques for metallic coatings, and slurry-based methods for ceramic coatings, also in addition to sputtering and PVD. Original research articles as well as review papers are welcome. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Composition design for coating development;
- Powder manufacturing/ processing;
- Process parameter optimisation;
- Microstructure evolution;
- Mechanical properties (both static and dynamic);
- Residual stresses;
- Tribology and corrosion properties;
- Effect of post-processing, such as thermal treatments;
- Modelling of alloy development, production process, properties and performance.
Dr. Dibakor Boruah
Dr. Shiladitya Paul
Dr. Alvise Bianchin
Dr. Francesco Fanicchia
Dr. Yuxiang Wu
Dr. Krzysztof Wieczerzak
Dr. Alfonso Navarro-López
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.
- compositionally complex alloys
- compositionally complex ceramics
- powder processing
- cold spray
- thermal spray
- laser cladding
- arc welding
- mechanical properties