Special Issue "Electrophoretic Deposition"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2017
Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Institute of Biomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany; Visiting Professor, Department of Materials, Imperial College London, London SW7 2BP, UK
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Interests: biomaterials; porous materials; scaffolds; tissue engineering; bioactive glasses; composite materials; waste recycling; carbon nanotubes; electrophoretic deposition; vascularization; bioceramics; biofabrication; bioactive coatings; drug delivery
Assembly strategies (shaping, compaction, and sintering processes) have become key steps in the manufacturing of surface functionalized materials in order to achieve novel properties and functionalities. In this context, Electrophoretic Deposition (EPD) continues to gain interest in the shaping of inorganic–organic particles at any scale (from macroscopic dimensions to nanometers). EPD allows manipulation of the compaction and ordering of any charged entity present in stable suspensions under the application of external electric fields. Fine-tuning of the surface charge of suspended particles, and their interactions with molecules in solution, coupled with the subsequent compaction driven by an electrical force, represent the fundamental processes of EPD. The technique is currently considered a versatile, cost-effective method for the preparation of coatings and thin and thick films, from organic and inorganic materials, and their combinations are useful for a broad range of applications. This technique can, therefore, be used to meet a variety of challenges facing materials science and technology in the healthcare, energy, and transport fields.
For this Special Issue, we are inviting papers in the general field of EPD as a processing technique for the development of inorganic, organic, and hybrid coatings. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Novel experimental setups for EPD
- Substrate surface treatments and coatings by EPD
- Colloidal chemistry knowledge in EPD
- Microstructure design tools applied to EPD coatings
- Nanostructured coatings by EPD
- EPD for corrosion or oxidation protective coatings
- EPD coatings in biofunctionalization of surfaces
- EPD coatings in energy storage and generation devices
- EPD coatings in optoeletronic and magnetic devices and sensors
- EPD in additive manufacturing of patterns
Prof. Dr. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Prof. Dr. Begoña Ferrari
Prof. Dr. Laxmidhar Besra
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