Special Issue "Advanced Thermal Spray Coatings for Emerging Applications"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Lech Pawlowski
University of Limoges, SPCTS, 12, rue Atlantis 87068 Limoges, France
E-Mail: lech.pawlowski@unilim.fr
Phone: +33 587 50 24 12
Interests: thermal spray technology of powders and suspension; nanometric coatings tecnology, in particular suspension plasma spray metal oxide coatings (hydroxyapatite, titania, zirconia); laser treatment of materials (laser heating, glazing and engraving); films technologies by laser ablation; characterization techniques by TEM, SEM, XRD, Raman microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thermal spray is growing in many directions. Probably the most exciting developments for coatings revolve around new applications: for example, coatings that are applied to new forms of energy generation such as electrolysis; self-cleaning surfaces by photocatalysis; biomaterials; electronic-based functionalities and many others. The research considered for this special issue can have theoretical or experimental character. The theoretical studies may include the modeling of thermal spray processes such as plasma spray, HVOF or Cold Spray processes that are related to a new application; as well as modeling of phenomenon during coating build up; such as sintering, the generation of residual stresses and other behavior. The experimental research may concern studies on new types of torches or processes; for example the process of physical vapor deposition that is associated with the plasma spray process or special torches for suspension plasma spraying as well as the investigation of microstructure and of the functional properties of the coatings being developed for new applications. The topics of interest should correspond to coatings used for low temperature applications since the journal proposes a special edition for high temperature coatings. Please contact the Editors of this Special Issue if you have any questions or wish to discuss your topical contribution.

Prof. Dr. Lech Pawlowski
Guest Editors


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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a 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 quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • thermal spray application
  • suspension thermal spray
  • solution thermal spray
  • process development
  • thermal spray modeling
  • process diagnostic

Published Papers (8 papers)

Coatings 2014, 4(2), 231-252; doi:10.3390/coatings4020231
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 9 April 2014 / Accepted: 10 April 2014 / Published: 17 April 2014
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Coatings 2014, 4(1), 98-120; doi:10.3390/coatings4010098
Received: 13 November 2013; in revised form: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 29 January 2014
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Coatings 2014, 4(1), 18-36; doi:10.3390/coatings4010018
Received: 7 November 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 18 December 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014
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Coatings 2012, 2(2), 94; doi:10.3390/coatings2020094
Received: 12 June 2012; Accepted: 12 June 2012 / Published: 19 June 2012
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Coatings 2012, 2(2), 64-75; doi:10.3390/coatings2020064
Received: 9 January 2012; in revised form: 8 March 2012 / Accepted: 12 March 2012 / Published: 28 March 2012
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Coatings 2011, 1(2), 117-132; doi:10.3390/coatings1020117
Received: 30 October 2011; in revised form: 11 December 2011 / Accepted: 17 December 2011 / Published: 20 December 2011
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Coatings 2011, 1(2), 88-107; doi:10.3390/coatings1020088
Received: 1 August 2011; in revised form: 22 September 2011 / Accepted: 26 September 2011 / Published: 3 October 2011
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Coatings 2011, 1(1), 17-52; doi:10.3390/coatings1010017
Received: 28 July 2011; in revised form: 19 August 2011 / Accepted: 19 August 2011 / Published: 2 September 2011
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Last update: 21 May 2014

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