Topical Collection "Feature Paper Collection in Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering"

A topical collection in Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This collection belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".

Editor

Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
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Collection Editor
1. Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, 1-7 Gh. Polizu st., 011061 Bucharest, Romania
2. Academy of Romanian Scientists, 54 Splaiul Independenței st., Bucharest, Romania
Interests: bio(nano)materials; synthesis methods; materials processing and design; advanced coatings; tissue engineering; drug delivery; characterization methods
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

As Editor-in-Chief of the Section “Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering,” I am excited to announce a Special Feature Paper Collection for this section. I would like to invite leading experts in the field to contribute high quality papers to this collection. This Feature Paper Collection aims to present novel approaches, improvements, or new cutting-edge developments in the field of surface coatings for biomedicine and bioengineering.

The particular areas of interest for this Special Issue include but are not limited to:

  • Design and processing of coatings
  • Biomimetic approaches for tuning surface characteristics
  • Particularities in coating characterization
  • Tuning the properties and performances of medical devices according with the nature and deposition parameters of the coatings

Feature articles and reviews from top experts are welcome. We are happy to offer discount of 600 CHF on the APCs for any article published, with additional discounts available if the contribution is a review that might be of great interest in this field. The criteria mainly include the academic background of the scholar, the publication record, the novelty and significance of content, and the peer-review results of the paper.

In addition, if 10 or more papers are published in this collection, we will make a collection book, and the leading authors of each article will receive a hard copy of this book.

Prof. Dr. Anton Ficai
Collection Editor

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

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers (2 papers)

2021

Jump to: 2020

Article
Fabrication and Characterization of Antimicrobial Magnetron Cosputtered TiO2/Ag/Cu Composite Coatings
Coatings 2021, 11(4), 473; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings11040473 - 17 Apr 2021
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The aim of this study was to prepare TiO2/Ag/Cu magnetron co-sputtered coatings with controlled characteristics and to correlate them with the antimicrobial activity of the coated glass samples. The elemental composition and distribution, surface morphology, wettability, surface energy and its component [...] Read more.
The aim of this study was to prepare TiO2/Ag/Cu magnetron co-sputtered coatings with controlled characteristics and to correlate them with the antimicrobial activity of the coated glass samples. The elemental composition and distribution, surface morphology, wettability, surface energy and its component were estimated as the surface characteristics influencing the bioadhesion. Well expressed, specific, Ag/Cu concentration-dependent antimicrobial activity in vitro was demonstrated toward Gram-negative and Gram-positive standard test bacterial strains both by diffusion 21 assay and by Most Probable Number of surviving cells. Direct contact and eluted silver/coper nanoparticles killing were experimentally demonstrated as a mode of the antimicrobial action of the studied TiO2/Ag/Cu thin composite coatings. It is expected that they would ensure a broad spectrum bactericidal activity during the indwelling of the coated medical devices and for at least 12 h after that, with the supposition that the benefits will be over a longer time. Full article
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2020

Jump to: 2021

Article
Synthesis and Antibacterial Aspects of Graphitic C3N4@Polyaniline Composites
Coatings 2020, 10(10), 950; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10100950 - 01 Oct 2020
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Abstract
In this work, Pani and [email protected]3N4 was synthesized by in situ oxidative polymerization methodology of aniline, in the presence of g-C3N4. The as prepared [email protected]3N4 was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron [...] Read more.
In this work, Pani and [email protected]3N4 was synthesized by in situ oxidative polymerization methodology of aniline, in the presence of g-C3N4. The as prepared [email protected]3N4 was characterized by scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD). The morphological analysis showed well dispersed Pani in g-C3N4, as well as the coating of Pani on g-C3N4. The XRD further revealed this, and peaks of Pani as well as g-C3N4 was observed, thereby suggesting successful synthesis of the composite. The DC electrical conductivity studies under isothermal and cyclic aging conditions showed high stability of composites over 100 °C. Further, the synthesized composite material proved to be an excellent antimicrobial agent against both type i.e., gram positive Streptococcus pneumoniae and negative bacteria Escherichia coli. In the zone inhibition assay 18 ± 0.5, 16 ± 0.75 and 20 ± 0.5, 22 ± 0.5 mm zone diameter were found against E. coli and S. pneumoniae in presence of pure g-C3N4 and [email protected]3N4 at 50 µg concentrations, respectively. Further antimicrobial activity in the presence of sunlight in aqueous medium showed that [email protected]3N4 is more potent than pure g-C3N4. Full article
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