Special Issue "Advances in Functional Inorganic Coatings"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Silvia Gross

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, University of Padova, via Francesco Marzolo 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Interests: wet chemistry and colloidal routes for inorganic materials; confined space; crystallisation phenomena
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Prof. Dr. Mauro Carraro

Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Padova, via Marzolo, 1, 35131 Padova, Italy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As witnessed by the publication, over the last 20 years, of over 7000 papers and dedicated textbooks and handbooks, the filing of hundreds of patents (source: SciFinder), and many already-established industrial applications, thematic sessions at international conferences and dedicated specialized conferences, inorganic coatings represent a mature field of research.

This robust interest has to be mainly ascribed to the possibility to tailor the properties of a material through the application of a coating, which can either protect the underlying bulk material, but can additionally endow it with further functionalities, such as, but not limited to, catalytic, anti-bacterial, optical, anti-static, hydrophobic/hydrophilic, etc.

In this framework, a relevant issue is the design of coating composition and microstructure, which can be both tailored by adjusting experimental parameters in the preparation and in the deposition steps.

The main focus of this Special Issue is the chemical design of inorganic coatings of both inorganic and organic/biologic substrates to pursue functionality.

The topics that this Special issue of Coatings will encompass are:

  • Design and optimization of advanced synthetic routes for inorganic-coatings endowed with enhanced functional properties. In particular, the Issue is meant to highlight advances in this continuously evolving fields, preferentially highlighting the possibility to combine several properties in the same coatings, therefore pursuing multifunctionality.

  • Deposition processes and methodology.

  • Characterization of functional inorganic coatings.

Dr. Silvia Gross
Prof. Dr. Mauro Carraro
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Inorganic coatings

  • Grafting

  • Deposition

  • Tribology

  • Adhesion

  • Sol-gel

  • CVD

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Open AccessArticle Prevention of Periodontitis by the Addition of a Bactericidal Particulate Glass/Glass-Ceramic to a Dental Resin: A Pilot Study in Dogs
Coatings 2018, 8(8), 259; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8080259
Received: 27 June 2018 / Revised: 12 July 2018 / Accepted: 22 July 2018 / Published: 25 July 2018
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The aim of the study is to evaluate, in a ligature-induced periodontitis model, the efficacy of a commercially available dental resin containing different antimicrobial glass/glass-ceramic additions (0–26 wt.%). It has been proved that a 26 wt.% glass addition to a conventional dental resin
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The aim of the study is to evaluate, in a ligature-induced periodontitis model, the efficacy of a commercially available dental resin containing different antimicrobial glass/glass-ceramic additions (0–26 wt.%). It has been proved that a 26 wt.% glass addition to a conventional dental resin matrix does not alter neither its workability nor its adhesion to the surface of teeth; however, it does confer notable antimicrobial properties when tested in vitro. Moreover, in vivo tests in Beagle dogs demonstrated the prevention of bone loss in ligature-induced plaque accumulation around teeth. Particularly, the glass-ceramic filler resin composite has shown excellent antimicrobial control since it displays the same bone loss as that of the negative control. The results obtained in the present investigation have shown that a conventional dental resin containing a fraction of glass/glass-ceramic (≥26 wt.%) can prevent periodontitis, which is considered to be a most serious dental disease. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Fabrication of Transparent Very Thin SiOx Doped Diamond-Like Carbon Films on a Glass Substrate
Coatings 2018, 8(7), 240; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8070240
Received: 5 June 2018 / Revised: 27 June 2018 / Accepted: 4 July 2018 / Published: 7 July 2018
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A novel direct current (DC) magnetron sputtering system via radio frequency (RF) bias with hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) plasma polymerization was developed for the deposition of SiOx-doped diamond-like carbon (DLC) films on a glass substrate. As the RF bias increased, the ratio of
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A novel direct current (DC) magnetron sputtering system via radio frequency (RF) bias with hexamethyldisiloxane (HMDSO) plasma polymerization was developed for the deposition of SiOx-doped diamond-like carbon (DLC) films on a glass substrate. As the RF bias increased, the ratio of intensity of D peak and G peak (I(D)/I(G)) decreased and the G peak shifted to a low position, leading to high hardness and a large portion of sp3 bonds. Additionally, weak sp2 graphite bonds were broken and sp3 diamond bonds formed because the RF bias attracted hydrogen ion bombarding the DLC films. Increasing DC power was helpful to improve the hardness of the DLC films because the proportion of sp3 bonds and the I(D)/I(G) ration was increased. HMDSO was introduced into this process to form SiOx:DLC films with enhanced optical performance. The average transmittance in the visible region of these very thin SiOx:DLC films with a thickness of 37.5 nm was 80.3% and the hardness of the SiOx:DLC films was increased to 7.4 GPa, which was 23.3% higher than that of B270 substrates. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Tribocorrosion Properties of PEO Coatings Produced on AZ91 Magnesium Alloy with Silicate- or Phosphate-Based Electrolytes
Coatings 2018, 8(6), 202; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8060202
Received: 27 April 2018 / Revised: 11 May 2018 / Accepted: 21 May 2018 / Published: 25 May 2018
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In this work, the tribocorrosion behavior of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO)-coated AZ91 samples was studied. In particular, two different coatings were produced and compared. One was obtained with an alkaline electrolyte containing sodium phosphate, whereas the other one was produced with an alkaline
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In this work, the tribocorrosion behavior of plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO)-coated AZ91 samples was studied. In particular, two different coatings were produced and compared. One was obtained with an alkaline electrolyte containing sodium phosphate, whereas the other one was produced with an alkaline electrolyte containing sodium silicate. The coatings were characterized with SEM-EDS and XRD techniques, and after the tribocorrosion tests, the wear scars were analyzed with SEM-EDS. The tribocorrosion behavior was evaluated measuring the OCP during a pin on disk test performed in an aggressive environment. Moreover, potentiodynamic polarization and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy tests were performed, to evaluate the corrosion resistance of the different samples in the absence of wear phenomena. The behavior of all the PEO-treated specimens was compared with the one of the untreated sample. A remarkable increase in the tribocorrosion performances after the PEO treatments was observed. Moreover, the samples obtained with the electrolyte containing silicates showed higher tribocorrosion performances. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Visible-Light-Driven, Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Photo-Catalyst for Self-Cleaning Cotton Fabrics
Coatings 2017, 7(11), 192; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings7110192
Received: 28 July 2017 / Revised: 30 October 2017 / Accepted: 3 November 2017 / Published: 6 November 2017
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We report here the photo-catalytic properties of dye-sensitized TiO2-coated cotton fabrics. In this study, visible-light-driven, self-cleaning cotton fabrics were developed by coating the cotton fabrics with dye-sensitized TiO2. TiO2 nano-sol was prepared via the sol-gel method and the
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We report here the photo-catalytic properties of dye-sensitized TiO2-coated cotton fabrics. In this study, visible-light-driven, self-cleaning cotton fabrics were developed by coating the cotton fabrics with dye-sensitized TiO2. TiO2 nano-sol was prepared via the sol-gel method and the cotton fabric was coated with this nano-sol by the dip-pad–dry-cure method. In order to enhance the photo-catalytic properties of this TiO2-coated cotton fabric under visible light irradiation, the TiO2-coated cotton fabric was dyed with a phthalocyanine-based reactive dye, C.I. Reactive Blue 25 (RB-25), as a dye sensitizer for TiO2. The photo-catalytic self-cleaning efficiency of the resulting dye/TiO2-coated cotton fabrics was evaluated by degradation of Rhodamine B (RhB) and color co-ordinate measurements. Dye/TiO2-coated cotton fabrics show very good photo-catalytic properties under visible light. Full article
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