Special Issue "Electrochemical Interfaces and Electrodeposition—In Honour of M. Luisa Foresti on the Occasion of Her Retirement"


A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. John Stickney

Department of Chemistry, University of Georgia, USA
Website: http://stickney.chem.uga.edu/ or http://www.chem.uga.edu/people/faculty/Stickney
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti

Department of Chemistry, University of Florence, via della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino , Firenze , Italy
Website: http://www.unifi.it/p-doc2-2013-200010-I-3f2a3d2b3b2d2a-0.html
Interests: electroanalytical chemistry; elettrodeposition; energy; fuel cells; thin film solar cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue “Electrochemical Interfaces and Electrodeposition” contains a set of invited papers commissioned to celebrate the career of Maria Luisa Foresti following her retirement. Prof. M.L. Foresti received her degree in Chemistry in 1969, became an Assistent professor in 1970 and Associate Professor in 1980. She has been a full professor of Physical Chemistry at the University of Florence since 2004. Her scientific activities have covered a range of topics, all in the field of Electrochemistry, with a particular emphasis on interfacial phenomena, such as the specific adsorption of reactants and products on electrode surfaces, as well as the adsorption of organic electroinactive species and inorganic ions. Those investigations were initially carried out on liquid electrodes such as mercury and gallium, and subsequently on silver single crystals, in order to stress the important role played by the electrode surface structure. An important part of those investigations since the early 1970s concerned development of electrochemical techniques leading to computerization, both conventional and non-conventional. The understanding of interfacial phenomena observed while modifying electrode surfaces, led to research in the field of nanomaterials formed using electrochemical procedures; among them, organic monomolecular films arising from two-dimensional transitions that occur in the reorienting of electroinactive surfactants adsorbed at electrode surfaces. Increasing interest in this research field was due to the fact that ordered two-dimensional organic films impart special characteristics to metallic substrates, ranging from enhanced catalytic behavior to high corrosion resistance. Her present research activities have focused on the growth of compound semiconductors using Electrochemical Atomic Layer Epitaxy (ECALE), for the growth of new materials for photonics, sensors and energy conversion. Her research activity has been documented in over 120 papers in leading journals, together with numerous presentations at international meetings, many as an invited speaker. Her studies of the formation of ultrathin films of compound semiconductors has led to numerous national and international collaborations, with Institutions such as the University of Ulm (Germany), the University of Georgia (Athens, USA) and with the European Synchrotron Facility (ESF) in Grenoble.

The aim of this special issue is to bring together researchers worldwide in an effort to create a state-of-the-art summary of recent developments in our understanding of the science and technologyof electrochemistry and electrodeposition.

Prof. Dr. John Stickney
Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti
Guest Editors


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  • electrochemical interface
  • electrodeposition
  • electrochemical science
  • thin film technology
  • new materials
  • materials and thin film characterization

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n° 14
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Coatings 2016, 6(2), 14; doi:10.3390/coatings6020014
Received: 15 February 2016 / Revised: 11 March 2016 / Accepted: 17 March 2016 / Published: 25 March 2016
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p. 195-218
Coatings 2015, 5(2), 195-218; doi:10.3390/coatings5020195
Received: 14 May 2015 / Revised: 6 June 2015 / Accepted: 9 June 2015 / Published: 17 June 2015
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p. 508-526
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Coatings 2014, 4(3), 508-526; doi:10.3390/coatings4030508
Received: 20 June 2014 / Revised: 21 July 2014 / Accepted: 22 July 2014 / Published: 31 July 2014
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p. 450-464
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Coatings 2014, 4(3), 450-464; doi:10.3390/coatings4030450
Received: 30 May 2014 / Revised: 1 July 2014 / Accepted: 7 July 2014 / Published: 16 July 2014
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p. 416-432
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Coatings 2014, 4(3), 416-432; doi:10.3390/coatings4030416
Received: 12 June 2014 / Revised: 27 June 2014 / Accepted: 3 July 2014 / Published: 9 July 2014
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