Special Issue "Hybrid Surface Coatings & Process (Selected Papers from HyMaP 2017)"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017).
Interests: hybrid surface and interface materials; structural hard coatings; functional hard coatings; hybrid interface materials for energy application; physical vapor deposition; chemical vapor deposition; atomic layer deposition
Interests: hard coatings; high temperature protective coatings; functional hard coatings; physical vapor deposition; high speed machining; oxidation and corrosion
In the past ten years, a new technological paradigm, "Hybrid", has begun to appear in the field of coating science and technology. It creates futuristic coating materials with new functions, prestige features, convergence, and fusion features through design and invention of new surface coating materials, which enable the connection of heterogeneous materials, and scales at an electronic, atomic, and molecular structural level, realizing their new features. Additionally, new coating materials were fabricated by hybrid processes combining different processes, which significantly expanded the ideas and visions of coatings and future industry.
The scope of this Special Issue aims to address applied research of hybrid surface coatings and processes, with a focus on the structral applications. We welcome research papers and topic reviews in this field.
In particular, the topics of interest includes but are not limited to:
Hard coatings with hybrid composition/microstructure for tribological applications;
Hard coatings with hybrid functions;
Hybrid surface processes and hybrid coating processes;
Industrial application of hybrid coatings and processes.
Prof. Dr. Kwang Ho Kim
Prof. Dr. Qimin Wang
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