Special Issue "Innovations in Laser Surface Microprocessing, Coatings and Characterization"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2021.
Interests: Precision laser micromachining of materials, Ultrashort short pulse, diode-pumped and solid-state lasers and their applications to micro devices and products, laser micro-processing of materials, photonic band gap materials, porous semiconductors, machine & process dynamics, micro-device/sensor fabrication and laser joining of materials.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit your technological contributions and manuscripts to this Special Issue, titled “Innovations in Laser Surface Microprocessing, Coatings, and Applications”.
The progress in the development of laser microprocessing of materials, ultrashort short-pulsed lasers, and their applications to microdevices and products, is breathtaking in various manufacturing sectors. Micro/nano-technologies and their applications in surface engineering applications are creating new opportunities. In particular, the continuous progress of adding unique surface functionality by structuring, texturing, or polishing surfaces of diverse materials, accompanied with protective hard coatings for enhancing the life cycle are being investigated for aesthetic, tribological, joining/adhesion, as well as the creation of superhydrophobic, hydrophilic, iceophobic and oleophobic surfaces, and their applications for one-of-a-kind products.
This Special Issue will focus on emerging advances in novel laser microprocessing technologies and coating techniques with characterization relevant to surface modification along with unique fabrication methodologies for evolving manufacturing fields.
Topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Laser processing methods for surface fabrication, design architecture
- Laser microfabrication technologies to enhance adhesion through surface modification
- Textured/structured and engineered surfaces and their applications
- Microfabrication technologies, micromilling, micro/nanofeatures machining, laser ablation, modeling studies
- New integrated techniques and technologies for photonics and other applications
- Applications of ultrafast lasers for material surface modification
- Coatings techniques, research on protective coatings to enhance surface life and characterization results
Dr. Suwas Nikumb
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 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.
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