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Special Issue "Surface Engineering & Coating Technologies for Corrosion and Tribocorrosion Resistance—Volume II"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Corrosion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2024 | Viewed by 994

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School of Engineering and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH, UK
Interests: surface engineering and coating technologies for tribological; corrosion resistance and biomedical applications; characterisation of surface engineered systems; tribology, corrosion and tribocorrosion of surface engineered materials
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Dear Colleagues,

Corrosion is one of the most damaging and costly material degradation problems in industrial settings. It leads to economic losses equivalent to 3–4% of the GDP of an industrialised country every year. Many materials derive their corrosion resistance from passivity, i.e., the formation of a passive film at the surface. Any damage to the passive film during service can lead to accelerated corrosion, which in turn can lead to accelerated wear. Thus, tribocorrosion is also a common degradation phenomenon in industry. For decades, efforts have been made to tackle the grave challenges of corrosion and tribocorrosion. Among the many techniques developed, surface engineering and coating technologies are the most effective because material degradation due to corrosion is a surface- and subsurface-related phenomenon.

A surface engineering and coating system is a composite system comprising the surface layer, the subsurface zone and the substrate. Through the proper design and implementation of the surface coating, subsurface and substrate as a system, the corrosion and tribocorrosion resistance of engineering materials can be considerably enhanced. Significant progress has been made in this respect. This Special Issue aims to bring together the latest developments in this technologically and economically important area, compiling unique advances in coating development, corrosion and tribocorrosion characterisation and industrial applications.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Contributions from academic research, application-oriented research and industrial field studies are welcome, and may take the form of full papers, communications and reviews.

Prof. Dr. Yong Sun
Guest Editor

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  • surface engineering
  • coatings
  • corrosion
  • corrosion protection
  • tribocorrosion
  • corrosive wear
  • electrochemistry
  • subsurface

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Laser Melting of Prefabrication AlOOH-Activated Film on the Surface of Nodular Cast Iron and Its Associated Properties
Materials 2023, 16(15), 5486; - 05 Aug 2023
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This study aimed to improve the absorption rate of laser energy on the surface of nodular cast iron and further improve its thermal stability and wear resistance. After a 0.3 mm thick AlOOH activation film was pre-sprayed onto the polished surface of the [...] Read more.
This study aimed to improve the absorption rate of laser energy on the surface of nodular cast iron and further improve its thermal stability and wear resistance. After a 0.3 mm thick AlOOH activation film was pre-sprayed onto the polished surface of the nodular cast iron, a GWLASER 6 kw fiber laser cladding system was used to prepare a mixed dense oxide layer mainly composed of Al2O3, Fe3O4, and SiO2 using the optimal laser melting parameters of 470 W (laser power) and 5.5 mm/s (scanning speed). By comparing and characterizing the prefabricated laser-melted surface, the laser-remelted surface with the same parameters, and the substrate surface, it was found that there was little difference in the structure, composition, and performance between the laser-remelted surface and the substrate surface except for the morphology. The morphology, structure, and performance of the laser-melted surface underwent significant changes, with a stable surface line roughness of 0.9 μm and a 300–400 μm deep heat-affected zone. It could undergo two 1100 °C thermal shock cycles; its average microhardness increased by more than one compared to the remelted and substrate surfaces of 300 HV, with a maximum hardness of 900 HV; and the average friction coefficient and wear quantity decreased to 0.4370 and 0.001 g, respectively. The prefabricated activated film layer greatly improved the thermal stability and wear resistance of the nodular cast iron surface while reducing the laser melting power. Full article
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