Special Issue "Recent Advancement in Thin Film Deposition, Characterization, and Surface Engineering"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 3958
Interests: tribology; nanomechanics; nanotechnology; biomaterial; surface texture; semiconductor fabrication
Interests: experimental mechanics; nanomechanics; nanotechnology; MEMS; VLSI technology; mechanical properties of thin films; mechanics of BioMEMS materials
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It is my great pleasure to announce this Special Issue “Recent Advancement in Thin Film Deposition, Characterization, and Surface Engineering” in Coatings.
Thin film deposition, characterization, and surface engineering are eminent topics, attracting great interest from the scientific community. The subjects include the experimental, theoretical, and fabricating issues associated with the development of new thin film materials and processes, novel methods of analysis and characterization, and approaches for industrial applications.
This Special Issue focused on science and engineering for a wide spectrum of aspects related to thin films, coatings, and plasma technologies for sustainable energy, semiconductor, optoelectronics, flexible device, tribological, organic, biological, protective, and functional surface engineering. Submissions should be in the form of original research articles or authoritative review papers on the following, non-exhaustive list of topics:
- Nanostructured and nanocomposite thin films;
- Semiconductor, optoelectronic, and flexible device thin films;
- Tribological and protective thin films;
- Sustainable energy thin films;
- Organic and biological thin films;
- Metallic and high-entropy alloy thin films;
- Theory, simulation, and modeling; quantitative surface analysis of thin films
Prof. Yeau-Ren Jeng
Prof. Dr. Ming-Tzer Lin
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. 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 2000 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.
- Thin film
- Surface engineering
- Plasma technologies
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Mechanical properties and residual stress measurement of TiN/Ti duplex coating using HiPIMS TiN on cold spray Ti
Author: Ming-Tzer Lin
Abstract: This study investigates the mechanical properties and the residual stress of high power impulse magnetron sputtering (HiPIMS) titanium nitride(TiN) thin film capping on cold spray titanium (Ti) coating. This TiN/Ti duplex coating was deposited on the Ti substrate and the cold spray titanium (Ti) coating were prepared in three cases with different numbers of layers. HiPIMS method was used to deposit TiN thin films as the cap layer on top of the cold spray Ti coating. The study determined the Young's modulus, hardness and roughness of TiN thin film and cold spray Ti coatings by nano-indentation and AFM. The residual stress measurement of TiN/Ti duplex coating was conducted using ring-core drilling method. Focused ion beam (FIB) was used for the drilling on TiN/Ti duplex coating with various milling depth steps, and the corresponding images were obtained with a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The relationship between sur-face deformations and relaxation stress after each milling depth steps were obtained using the digital image correlation (DIC) method. The results show TiN/Ti duplex coating exhibit excellence mechanical properties and the residual stresses were not significantly changing with different Ti cold spray substrates, which provide the feasibility of coating technology for the future application of aerospace industry.