Special Issue "State of the Art: Surface and Coating Technologies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 5192
Interests: materials science; electron microscopy; materials characterization; nickel-based superalloys; metal matrix composites; additive manufacturing of metallic materials
Interests: surface engineering; thin films; pulsed laser deposition; laser surface treatment; wear resistance
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The progress in surface and coating engineering is closely related to the development of modern materials, and enables the dynamic development of innovative technologies for producing products with improved surface properties.
Of particular interest are new methods of modifying mechanical and physical properties and improving resistance to aggressive environmental conditions. Among these, the methods of modern thermo-chemical treatment; surface modification by directed energy techniques (laser beam, electron beam, ion beam); mechanical methods (e.g., friction stir processing); the production of thin films by PVD, CVD, and ALD methods; and the production of coatings by sol–gel, thermal spraying, or cold gas spraying are of great importance.
The use of modern surface engineering technologies allows for the intensive development of areas such as electronics (e.g., thin films with special electrical properties, gas sensors), medicine (e.g., implants), power engineering (e.g., materials for hydrogen storage, thin-film fuel cells), and transport (e.g., anti-wear coatings, thermal barrier coatings), and contributes to both environmental protection by reducing energy consumption, as well as increasing human safety (e.g., bactericidal and virucidal coatings and thin films).
In this Special Issue of Materials, we want to present innovative achievements in the field of surface and coating technologies, which will allow the exchange of experiences and inspire further development of material technologies. We invite you to submit full scientific articles as well as articles that present a critical review of the literature on modern surface and coating technologies.
Dr. Beata Dubiel
Dr. Sławomir Kąc
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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.
- surface layers
- thin films
- thermo-chemical treatment
- spraying technologies
- directed energy techniques