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Special Issue "Thin Film Deposition: From Fundamental Research to Applications"
A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "D：Materials and Processing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2023 | Viewed by 4473
Special Issue Editors
Interests: pulsed laser deposition; laser ablation; thin films
Interests: hard transparent thin films; pulsed laser deposition and surface nanostructuring with laser
Special Issue Information
Development in thin film deposition technologies has allowed the accelerated increase in almost all areas of science and technology we see today. Thus, fundamental research and applications of thin films using a huge variety of deposition techniques is currently and is expected to remain an area of interest for the research community. The increasing demand for miniaturized devices and nanotechnology has motivated researchers to find new ways to synthesize or improve all kinds of thin film material systems using a great variety of physical and chemical thin film deposition techniques. This Special Issue is focused on publishing scientific research papers, and review articles that discuss fundamental thin film research, and more specifically:
- Synthesis techniques: novel studies on thin film deposition techniques, such as advances in pulsed laser deposition, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, and sol–gel, among others;
- Characterization: study of physical and chemical properties of different types of thin film materials;
- Applications: Experiments applying thin films in different fields of science;
- Simulation and theoretical calculations: studies on theory or simulation around specific properties or applications of thin films.
Prof. Dr. José Guadalupe Quiñones-Galván
Dr. Laura Patricia Rivera Reséndiz
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. Micromachines 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 2000 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.
- thin films
- deposition techniques
- 2D materials
- functional coatings
- nanostructured thin films
- nanocomposite coatings
- chemical deposition techniques
- physical vapor deposition