Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2021)"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Selected Papers from International Conferences and Workshops".

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Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Guest Editor
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Interests: electrodeposition of materials for renewable energy production; surface engineering; corrosion and corrosion protection; thermal barriers coatings; electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); X-ray techniques for surface structure and composition (XPS, XRF, XRD); electroless deposition of metals and cermets; simulation and modeling of complex electrochemical systems
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Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Coatings and Interfaces Conference (CIC2021). Following the two very successful electronic editions of this conference series, we are pleased to announce that CIC2021 will hold its 3rd edition on a face-to-face format, allowing attendees to actively engage in discussions about the latest findings in the field. The conference will be held in Florence, Italy, a renowned heritage site and home to thousands of surface finishing companies. The event will take place in November 2021.

The impact of coatings and interfaces in technology is growing at an unprecedented pace. Energy, sustainable mobility, pollution control, critical raw materials, preservation of cultural heritage, control of materials degradation, food safety, and health science are all challenges that critically depend on our capability to engineer surfaces. The aim of the CIC2021 is to give scientists and professionals a unique opportunity to keep up with this quickly evolving field, by providing a comprehensive overview of the latest findings regarding the fundamentals and application of coatings and interfaces.

CIC2021 will bring together scientists and technologists from academia and industry, encouraging the involvement of excellent early-stage investigators. Participants will have the opportunity to share their most recent findings with a focus on the following areas of Coatings and Interface Science and Technology:

  • Coatings for mitigation of corrosion, wear, and erosion;
  • Bioactive coatings, surfaces, and interfaces;
  • Advances in coating deposition and surface functionalization;
  • Coatings for food packaging and preservation;
  • Coatings and interfaces in cultural heritage preservation and restoration.

Presented papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference. In addition, a Coatings Special Issue dedicated to the conference will be open to the submission of selected outstanding contributions.

We look forward to meeting you in Florence!

Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Prof. Dr. Massimo Innocenti
Guest Editors

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Wear Properties of Iron-Based Alloy Coatings Prepared by Plasma Transfer Arc Cladding
Coatings 2022, 12(2), 243; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12020243 - 13 Feb 2022
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Plasma transfer arc cladding technology has been widely utilized in surface engineering, repairing and remanufacturing. In the present work, multiple cladded thick claddings were prepared on compacted graphite cast iron (CGI) substrates with iron-based powders through plasma transfer arc cladding technology using different [...] Read more.
Plasma transfer arc cladding technology has been widely utilized in surface engineering, repairing and remanufacturing. In the present work, multiple cladded thick claddings were prepared on compacted graphite cast iron (CGI) substrates with iron-based powders through plasma transfer arc cladding technology using different plasma arc currents to improve the surface wear resistance. The coatings’ phase and microstructure were analysed through XRD, SEM and EDS. The coatings’ microhardness and wear resistance were characterized. There were pearlite, graphite, austenite and secondary carbides in the iron-based alloy coatings. Due to the heat influence during the multiple cladding process, a spheroidal graphite transition zone appeared between the substrate and the coating. The microhardness of the claddings varied from 363 to 402 HV as the plasma arc current was changed from 45 to 60 A. With the increase of plasma arc current, the cladding’s microhardness increased. The iron-based coating’s minimum friction coefficient and wear mass loss were about 0.48 and 4.2 mg, respectively, when the plasma arc current was 60 A, which are lower values than those of the compacted graphite iron substrate with the friction coefficient and wear mass loss of 0.55 and 8.2 mg. Compared with the substrate, the iron-based alloy claddings achieved the effect of reducing friction and wear resistance simultaneously, which resulted from the self-lubricating effect of graphite and high wear-resistance of carbides in the claddings. The iron-based coatings had a similar abrasive wear mechanism to the CGI, which should be helpful to repair or remanufacture CGI workpieces. Full article
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