Special Issue "Advances in Organic Coatings"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2012)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. M. A. Cohen Stuart (Website)

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, 6700 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands
Guest Editor
Dr. M.M.G. Kamperman (Website)

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, 6700 HB Wageningen, The Netherlands

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nature has developed material systems whose surface properties enable enhanced functional performance or give optimum protection in demanding contact conditions or aggressive environments. The self-cleaning properties of the Lotus leaf, the anti-reflective properties of the moth-eye and the turbulence-reducing properties of shark skin have attracted much research attention over the last decades. This special issue welcomes contributions on artificial organic coatings inspired by nature's example, but also new insights on physical principles underlying properties and performance of coatings formulations.

Hence, contributions are solicited on one or more of the following topics:

  • fabrication of micro- and nanostructured organic surfaces and surface functionalization
  • characterization and testing of mechanical, optical, adhesive or other functional properties
  • new understanding and insights into interfaces, cohesion and phase behaviour of coating formulations

Prof. Dr. M. A. Cohen Stuart
Dr. M.M.G. Kamperman
Guest Editors

Keywords

  • organic coatings
  • bioinspiration
  • interfaces
  • cohesion
  • phase behaviour
  • micro- and nanostructures

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Open AccessReview Surface Engineering for Bone Implants: A Trend from Passive to Active Surfaces
Coatings 2012, 2(3), 95-119; doi:10.3390/coatings2030095
Received: 15 May 2012 / Revised: 7 June 2012 / Accepted: 19 June 2012 / Published: 2 July 2012
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Abstract
The mechanical and biological properties of bone implants need to be optimal to form a quick and firm connection with the surrounding environment in load bearing applications. Bone is a connective tissue composed of an organic collagenous matrix, a fine dispersion of [...] Read more.
The mechanical and biological properties of bone implants need to be optimal to form a quick and firm connection with the surrounding environment in load bearing applications. Bone is a connective tissue composed of an organic collagenous matrix, a fine dispersion of reinforcing inorganic (calcium phosphate) nanocrystals, and bone-forming and -degrading cells. These different components have a synergistic and hierarchical structure that renders bone tissue properties unique in terms of hardness, flexibility and regenerative capacity. Metallic and polymeric materials offer mechanical strength and/or resilience that are required to simulate bone tissue in load-bearing applications in terms of maximum load, bending and fatigue strength. Nevertheless, the interaction between devices and the surrounding tissue at the implant interface is essential for success or failure of implants. In that respect, coatings can be applied to facilitate the process of bone healing and obtain a continuous transition from living tissue to the synthetic implant. Compounds that are inspired by inorganic (e.g., hydroxyapatite crystals) or organic (e.g., collagen, extracellular matrix components, enzymes) components of bone tissue, are the most obvious candidates for application as implant coating to improve the performance of bone implants. This review provides an overview of recent trends and strategies in surface engineering that are currently investigated to improve the biological performance of bone implants in terms of functionality and biological efficacy. Full article
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