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Special Issue "High Entropy Alloy Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Prof. Dr. T.M. Yue Website E-Mail
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Interests: laser surface modification; laser cladding; electrospark deposition; electroforming; electroplating; graded materials; composite materials; high-entropy alloys
Since the coining of ‘High-entropy Alloys’ (HEAs) by Professor Yeh some 10 years ago, the number of research papers published on these materials has steadily increased, with a noticeable upsurge in recent years. A quick search on the Web of Science showed that from 2004 to 2013, the number of SCI journal papers published with the topic of ‘High Entropy Alloys’ had increased fifty-fold. This is not surprising given the remarkable characteristics of HEAs, i.e. comprised of simple solid solution phases, good mechanical properties, excellent thermal stability, and resistance to wear and corrosion. Indeed, because of their unique properties, they are considered to be ideal coating materials for protecting components and products alike, particularly when harsh working environments are encountered. Recently, some exciting developments regarding HEA coatings have been reported. Various coating technologies, such as magnetron sputtering, plasma transfer, thermal spraying, laser cladding, vacuum evaporation, and electrospark deposition, have been successfully employed to fabricate a wide variety of HEA coatings on different substrate materials. These developments are expected to make inroads into the coating industry and to meet the challenges for different stress-bearing applications, including those for the sports and medical equipment industries. With this background in mind, we consider that it is timely for us to share the latest research developments on HEA coatings, not only among ourselves but to the scientific community as a whole. To this end, on behalf of the Journal, I take pleasure in inviting you to contribute to this Special Issue and to submit original research papers, which cover, but are not limited to the following topics
• Coating technologies
• Microstructures and properties
• Modelling of microstructure
• Design of new coatings
• Industrial applications
• Recent progress/Future development
Prof. Dr. T.M. Yue
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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