Special Issue "Advances in Surface Coatings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2010)
Prof. Dr. Frank A. Müller
Institute of Materials Science and Technology (IMT), Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Löbdergraben 32, D-07743 Jena, Germany
Interests: science and technology of surfaces and interfaces; surface modification and functionalization; coatings; biomaterials; biomimetic materials; nanoparticles
The physical, chemical and mechanical properties of a material surface determine its applicability in many technical devices. Numerous applications could not be realized without the use of surface modifications, coatings and thin film technology. Therefore, the need for efficient and effective methods of surface modification is becoming increasingly evident to allow the production of far superior products in terms of wear resistance, corrosion protection, enhanced biocompatibility, thermal insulation, improved optical and altered electronic properties. Coating technologies of particular interest include physical and chemical vapour deposition, thermal spraying, electrochemical deposition, sol-gel-syntheses, and plating. Surface modification includes directed energy techniques such as ion, electron and laser beams as well as etching procedures and thermo-chemical diffusion. Beyond that, monolayers (e.g. SAM, Langmuir-Blodgett) have attained high significance in preparing thin films to modify biomedical surfaces. Novel techniques to prepare patterned surfaces (e.g. nanoimprint lithography, microcontact printing) have proven their potential for the fabrication of integrated circuits and bioactive implants.
In this special issue novel trends related to surface engineering and coating technology for the production of functional materials surfaces will be highlighted. Particular emphasis will be placed on novel fabrication methods, materials and applications, new characterization techniques as well as numerical simulation and modeling.
Prof. Dr. Frank A. Müller
All manuscripts should be submitted to email@example.com with a copy to the Guest Editor. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- properties and applications
- coating technologies
- surface modification
- thin films
- patterned surfaces
- biomimetic coatings
- functional gradient coatings
- mechanisms of adhesion
- numerical simulation / modeling
- characterization of coatings / thin films
Article: Thin film of Poly(acrylic acid-co-allyl acrylate) as a Sacrificial Protective Layer for Hydrophilic Self Cleaning Glass
Materials 2010, 3(5), 3369-3384; doi:10.3390/ma3053369
Received: 3 May 2010; Accepted: 19 May 2010 / Published: 25 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (281 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(7), 3845-3866; doi:10.3390/ma3073845
Received: 7 June 2010; Accepted: 30 June 2010 / Published: 1 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1384 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(7), 3948-3964; doi:10.3390/ma3073948
Received: 4 June 2010; in revised form: 28 June 2010 / Accepted: 1 July 2010 / Published: 7 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (3581 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(7), 3994-4050; doi:10.3390/ma3073994
Received: 4 June 2010; in revised form: 23 June 2010 / Accepted: 7 July 2010 / Published: 9 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1206 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(8), 4109-4141; doi:10.3390/ma3084109
Received: 12 June 2010; in revised form: 7 July 2010 / Accepted: 27 July 2010 / Published: 29 July 2010| Download PDF Full-text (1328 KB)
Materials 2010, 3(9), 4607-4625; doi:10.3390/ma3094607
Received: 9 August 2010; in revised form: 20 August 2010 / Accepted: 3 September 2010 / Published: 6 September 2010| Download PDF Full-text (912 KB)
Article: Study of Radio Frequency Plasma Treatment of PVDF Film Using Ar, O2 and (Ar + O2) Gases for Improved Polypyrrole Adhesion
Materials 2013, 6(8), 3482-3493; doi:10.3390/ma6083482
Received: 3 June 2013; in revised form: 31 July 2013 / Accepted: 1 August 2013 / Published: 13 August 2013| Download PDF Full-text (809 KB)
Last update: 15 February 2013