Special Issue "Recent Aspects of Thin Films Deposited by Magnetron Sputtering and Emerging Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2016)
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Carneiro
Department of Physics, School of Sciences, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
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Interests: material science and nanotechnology; thin films—magnetron sputtering deposition; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; development and characterization of photocatalytic coatings (thin films, nanoparticles) with self-cleaning, anti- fogging, air-purifying and anti- antibacterial functions; structure and surface characterization by electron microscopy (SEM, TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)
This special issue aims at the publication of theoretical and experimental studies and reviews related to the optical, electronic, magnetic, mechanical and sensing properties of thin films produced by magnetron sputtering. We invite researchers to contribute original innovative research works that will foster the continuous development of advanced concepts for the benefit, in the short and medium term, of the scientific community and industrial sectors, with potential impact on specific market niches and its end-users.
Magnetron sputtering is a method for physical vapor deposition (PVD) of thin films. Sputtering has been widely used in dissimilar sectors including semiconductor, optical/optoelectronic, photovoltaic, tooling, biomedical, automotive, aeronautic, aerospace industries. Among the available deposition methods, magnetron sputtering (MS) is of particular interest as it can be used to prepare good quality thin films and is an environmentally friendly industrial process, which can be applied to large-area substrates or even when large-scale production is required.
Papers dealing with, but not limited to, the following topical subheadings are deemed suitable for publication:
- Production and Characterization
- Surfaces and Interfaces Behavior
- Metallurgical, Protective, and Hard Coatings
- Mechanics and Nanomechanics of Thin Films
- Electronics, Optics, and Opto-electronics
- Magnetics and Magneto-optics
- Photocatalytic and Self-cleaning Thin Films
- Biological Applications of Thin Films
- Thin Film Devices: e.g. Sensors and Actuators
Moreover, articles related to nanostructured features of these advanced thin film based materials will also be considered suitable for publication.
Prof. Dr. Joaquim Carneiro
Manuscript Submission Information
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- multifunctional materials
- thin films
- magnetron sputtering, vacuum technology and applications
- advanced characterization of materials