2D Materials-Based Thin Films and Coatings
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 28376
Interests: graphene synthesis and characterization; graphene plasmonics; graphene coatings; pollutants removal; 2D materials experiments and modeling; DFT
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Since its initial isolation in 2004, graphene has attracted much attention, as a result of its outstanding properties and promising applications; however, the high diameter/thickness ratio, perfect water and oxygen blocking properties, ionic impermeability, and chemical stability of graphene-based materials are gradually emerging as properties that are being scrutinized and exploited. The nano-barrier effect observed in graphene greatly benefits the building of an internal labyrinth effect, to extend the infiltration path of corrosive media, which assists in producing novel protective coatings with interesting features, such as low loading of the inorganic component, lightweight, unique mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, and weather resistance. However, the application of graphene-based materials is restricted by their large-scale, stable, non-destructive dispersion, and their compatibility with resin interfaces; these properties limit their implementation, for instance, in the field of anticorrosive coatings.
To address the issues mentioned, a clear understanding of the state of the art of useful thin films and coatings, based on graphene or related two-dimensional (2D) materials, is necessary to devise countermeasures and solutions. With this in mind, the related 2D materials that are currently considered as promising thin films and coatings include the following: graphene oxide, molybdenum disulfide, boron nitride, mica, zirconium phosphate, layered hydrotalcite, the MXene family, carbon nitride, amongst others.
This Special Issue is expected to serve as a forum for papers in the following concepts:
- Recent developments in multi-functional graphene-based coatings;
- Theoretical and experimental research, and new ideas in protective and preventive coating mechanisms using beyond-graphene materials;
- Coatings or thin films produced by different processes as additive manufacturing processes, thermal spray, laser and plasma processing, CVD, plating, etc.;
- Coatings with exposure to high temperatures, high stress, and other extreme environment applications;
- Understanding the degradation mechanisms of coatings through friction, wear or other dynamic loading conditions, and corrosion;
- Modeling and simulation to predict coating properties, performance, durability, and reliability.
Prof. Dr. Cristian Vacacela Gomez
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- graphene-based coatings
- two-dimensional nanomaterials
- anticorrosive coatings
- performance and reliability modeling
- multifunctional nanostructured materials