Special Issue "High Temperature Coatings"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, c/o Dipartimento di Chimica, Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, Università di Firenze, Via Della Lastruccia 3, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Fi), Italy
Website: http://www.unifi.it/unifi/surfchem/solid/bardi/
E-Mail: ugo.bardi@unifi.it
Phone: +39 55 457 3118
Fax: +39 55 457 3120
Interests: coatings and surface engineering; electrodeposition from ionic liquids, with a special view on aluminium coatings; thermal barriers manufacturing, testing, and characterization for the aerospace and energy production industry; scanning probe microscopy (SPM); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); surface composition measurements; photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS); scanning auger microscopy (SAM); low energy ion scattering (LEIS)
Founding Editor-in-Chief

Guest Editor
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
E-Mail: alessandro.lavacchi@iccom.cnr.it
Phone: +39 55 5225239
Fax: +39 55 5225203
Interests: electrodeposition of materials for renewable energy production; surface engineering; corrosion and corrosion protection; thermal barriers coatings; electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); X-ray techniques for surface structure and composition (XPS, XRF, XRD); electroless deposition of metals and cermet’s; simulation and modelling of complex electrochemical systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

High Temperature Coatings assolve the vital function of protecting the underlying materials from thermal stresses. Their impact in our society is important as these coatings find applications in many crucial sectors as energy production and the aerospace industry. One of the most important contributions of the field of material science research during the last century was the development of the Thermal Barrier Coating (TBC) architecture, now a mature commercial technology and still a very active research field. Researchers from any field are now called from the institutions and the public to contribute to sustainable development. This is a very important opportunity for the High Temperature Coatings community which also can provide several applications in which TBCs and other high temperature coatings increase the efficiency of thermal engines and provide improved performance in other energy applications, such as in Solide Oxide Fuel Cells and in the protection from hot corrosion phenomena occurring in burning biomass. It is a pleasure for us editing this special issue in such an exceptionally active research field. We invite experts to contribute with their original research articles and with manuscripts regarding research ideas envisioning future opportunity for the High Temperature Coatings community also.

Prof. Dr. Ugo Bardi
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Guest Editors


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Special Issue Flyer

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  • hot corrosion protection
  • high temperature oxidation
  • thermal barrier coatings
  • plasma spraying
  • failure mechanism
  • coatings architecture
  • intelligent coatings

Published Papers (1 paper)

Coatings 2013, 3(2), 108-125; doi:10.3390/coatings3020108
Received: 3 May 2013; in revised form: 5 June 2013 / Accepted: 14 June 2013 / Published: 21 June 2013
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Last update: 17 March 2014

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