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Special Issue "Surface Modification of Engineering and Functional Materials"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 7576
Special Issue Editors
Interests: engineering metallic and composite materials; aluminum-based matrix composites; additive manufacturing; 3D printing of metallic materials; selective laser melting; laser powder bed fusion; hard magnetic materials; rare-earth intermetallics; rare-earth-based permanent magnets
Interests: mechanical properties of materials; mechanical properties characterization; microstructural features in construction materials; aluminum alloys and composites based on them; Ni-based alloys; Ti-based alloys; surface-hardening methods
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Special Issue Information
The ongoing development of both engineering and functional materials is leading to greater new requirements on their surface properties. In most cases, a special coating or surface modification is required to increase mechanical characteristics or to protect the material from external conditions. A detailed study of surface morphology and properties of materials is the key to understanding how to further improve it. The improvement could be reached through surface modification or coating creation through a wide range of methods. The interface zone between bulk material and modified surface layer/coating is of great importance, since strong bonding is required. Thus, the improvement of surface properties is a complex and versatile field of knowledge, and its development can only be achieved through the joint effort of scientific groups focusing on different parts of the problem.
Surface modification and coating of feedstock materials (powders, fibers, etc.) further used for synthesis (powder metallurgy, additive manufacturing, spraying, etc.) could be highlighted as a promising direction for investigation. Core–shell-type particles, modification of reinforcement to stronger adhesion/bonding, grain boundary and interparticle infiltration, and other approaches have shown impressive results, both for construction and functional materials.
The current Special Issue is open for papers focusing on the following concepts:
- Deep physical and chemical analysis of microstructure features of surface areas within various engineering and functional materials.
- Theoretical and experimental research of microstructure behavior during surface modification or coating.
- Creating multi-layered coatings as model objects for the new generation of multi-materials.
- Approaches of feedstock materials modification and effect on further synthesis process and final properties of materials.
- Surface microstructure and property peculiarities of additive manufactured metallic and composite materials, including in-situ modification, subsequent treatments, etc.
Dr. Ivan A. Pelevin
Dr. Dmitriy Yu. Ozherelkov
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 2200 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.
- surface modification
- interface microstructure
- core-shell structures
- protective coatings
- multi-layered structures