Special Issue "10th Anniversary of Coatings: Invited Papers for Thin Films Section"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Thin Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Torsten Brezesinski
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Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Hermann-von-Helmholtz-Platz 1, Bldg. 717, 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Interests: Li-ion batteries; Li-S batteries; all-solid-state batteries; pseudocapacitors; thin films; materials science; mesoporous materials; self-assembled nanostructures; structure-property relationships
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Dear Colleagues,

Coatings is going to reach an important milestone by publishing its 11th volume and, in celebration of this special occasion, we have taken the initiative to launch a Special Issue called "10th Anniversary of Coatings: Invited Papers for Thin Films Section".

In 2016, Coatings was accepted for indexing by Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)—Web of Science, and we received our first impact factor (2.175) in 2017. The impact factor increased to 2.436 by 2019, and Coatings was included in Scopus and ranked 59/120 (Q2 in Scientific Journal Rankings) in “Materials Science: Surfaces, Coatings, and Films’’ in 2020. In recent years, we have also significantly reduced our manuscript turnaround time. Currently, the median publication time is 33 days.

Among all sections, the “Thin Films’’ section of Coatings is doing particularly well, with more than 170 articles and 60 Special Issues published since its inception in November 2019. On this occasion, we would like to thank our Editorial Board Members, Managing Editors, Reviewers, and Authors for their contributions and continuous support.

Help us celebrate our 10th anniversary by submitting your research article to the Anniversary Edition!

We invite you to contribute a review article or an original research paper for possible publication in “10th Anniversary of Coatings: Invited Papers for Thin Films Section”.

Dr. Torsten Brezesinski
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 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. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Iron Oxide-Coupled Graphite/Fe–Si Steel Structure for Analog Computing from Recycling Principle
Coatings 2021, 11(5), 607; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11050607 - 20 May 2021
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Analog computing from recycling principle for next circular economy scenario has been studied with an iron oxide-coupled graphite/Fe–Si steel structure which was built using recycled waste materials, such as lead pencil and 3% Si steel (Fe–Si steel) foils. Proximity phenomena, such as disordered [...] Read more.
Analog computing from recycling principle for next circular economy scenario has been studied with an iron oxide-coupled graphite/Fe–Si steel structure which was built using recycled waste materials, such as lead pencil and 3% Si steel (Fe–Si steel) foils. Proximity phenomena, such as disordered structure of iron oxide and magnetostriction-induced conduction, inside graphite lattice resulted in functional properties to advance analog architectures. Thermal oxidation was the synthesis route to produce iron oxide as coating film on Fe–Si steel foil, whose structure properties were validated by Raman spectroscopy where phase formation of hematite, α-Fe2O3, resulted as iron oxide thin-film. Three graphite layers with different compositions were also analyzed by Raman spectroscopy and used for studying electrical conduction in Fe–Si steel/α-Fe2O3/graphite structure from current–voltage plots at room temperature. Full article
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