Special Issue "Wear-Corrosion Synergy, Nanocoating and Control of Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2017
Materials (ISSN 1996–1944), is an open access journal, and it is indexed by SCIE, EI and Scopus. The journal Impact Factor is 2.728 (2015), 5-year impact factor is 3.300 (2015) and it is a quartile 1 (Q1) journal as list by SJR. Materials journal is part of MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), an open-access academic publisher.
I am pleased to let you know that we are putting together a Special Issue of Materials, "Wear-Corrosion Synergy, Nanocoating and Control of Materials". There is a twofold strategy.
(1) Currently there is an emphasis on publishing within open access journals or journals which support open access. This allows research outcomes to be more widely disseminated among researchers, academics, students and various stakeholders and will lead to impacts. Open access is driven by HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council) and REF (Research Excellence Framework) UK.
(2) In recent years, there has been a significant rise in multidisciplinary research activities that can deliver wide-ranging industrial and applied solutions. Research remains current and informs our education to bring social, economical and environmental benefits.
The interface of wear and corrosion poses challenging questions in terms of design for durability and reliability, both coupled together presents static and dynamics analytical challenges. Surface engineering has been growing over the past years, mainly due to performance, remaining life and energy waste related issues. Various types of coatings have been developed and applied to provide sustainable solutions. Research in nano-coating has been advanced in recent years mainly due to their robust, reliable and cost effective attributes. Control of materials involves optimisation of properties at micro and nano scale to achieve the best possible solutions.
There are significant opportunities for solving real world industrial and academic problems based on concepts and knowledge acquired through a multidisciplinary approach within wear, corrosion, nano-coating and materials by incorporating electrochemistry, fracture mechanics, heat transfer, modelling, simulation and materials science.
I cordially invite you to submit your latest research findings and review papers within the following themes for a greater exposure of your research activities. It is suggested to speak with the Guest Editor should you plan to submit a review paper.
Prof. Zulfiqar Khan
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Nano coating
- Materials optimisation, characterisation, testing
- Modelling and simulation (static and dynamic)
- Experimental techniques