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Special Issue "Printed Functional Thin Films for Electronic, Optoelectronic and Sensing Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Thin Films".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 6660
Special Issue Editors
Interests: inkjet printing of functional materials; electronic and optical devices; chemicophysical characterization of materials
Interests: inkjet printing of functional materials; electronic and optical devices; materials’ characterization
Special Issue Information
Recently, printing techniques are extensively employed to deposit and pattern controlled amounts of liquid-phase functional materials. They represent an important alternative to traditional manufacturing in order to produce functional films with suitable geometry, due to the ease of fabrication, design flexibility, compatibility with different type of functional materials and substrates. These factors make printing technologies attractive for academic and industrial research teams working in different fields, including microelectronics manufacturing, biomedical applications, and photonics manufacturing. Among them, digital technologies as inkjet printing take up a special place thanks to further advantages in terms of versatility of patterning geometry, reduced process steps and material waste, wide versatility of employable substrates (rigid/flexible).
This Special Issue offers the opportunity to present novel progress in the field of printing of thin functional films providing insights into the chemico-physical, morphological, and structural properties of printed products and also advances in geometries, architectures, and processes. The topics of particular interest include but are not limited to printed functional thin films for different applications in sensing, electronics, and optical fields.
Dr. Fausta Loffredo
Dr. Fulvia Villani
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.
- Ink-jet printing
- Thin film
- Functional inks
- Electronic devices
- Functionalizing of layer
- Reactive inkjet printing
- Solution-based processing
- 2D patterns