Special Issue "Nanostructured Thin Films"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 February 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Chih-hung (Alex) Chang

School of Chemical, Biological, and Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331-4003, USA
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Phone: +1-541-737-8548
Interests: thin film transsitors; photovoltaics; integrated chemical systems; nanomaterials; phase equilibria
Guest Editor
Dr. Seung-Yeol Han

CSD Nano Inc., Corvallis, OR 97330, USA
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanostructured thin films are among the most exciting research areas in the field of functional thin films and coatings. The ability to control and tailor the material properties by tuning the nanoscale features provides exciting opportunities to develop novel thin flm materials with tunable and multifunctional properties. Nanostructured thin films had found applications in various areas ranging from solar energy, battery, supercapacitor, chemical sensing, optics, heat tranfer, tribology, electonics, catalysts to automobile. For examples, nanoporous gradient thin films as antireflection coatings have opened a new way towards their field-use in low-cost solar photovoltaics and multifuctional nanostructured thin films have significantly enhance phase-change heat tranfer performance for thermal energy management. To support the continuing development of this growing research field, we are assembling a Special Issue of Coatings to encourage researchers worldwide to showcase their research papers, short communications, and review articles on this exciting research area.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

• Synthesis and growth of nanostructured thin films 
• Characterizations of nanostructured thin films
• Structure-property relationships
• Functional applications of nanostructured thin films for:    
  • -Battery    
  • -Catalyts    
  • -Electronics   
  • -Heat transfer     
  • -Mechanics   
  • -Optics   
  • -Solar energy    
  • -Sensors   
  • -Supercapacitor    
  • -Tribilogy

We hope to receive your valuable input and to make this a successful issue.

Prof. Dr. Chih-hung Chang
Dr. Seung-Yeol Han
Guest Editors

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 papers will be 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. Coatings 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 850 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 film
  • nanostructure
  • synthesis
  • growth
  • thin film devices
  • nanomanufacturing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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