Special Issue "Recent Advances in Metal, Ceramic, and Metal-Ceramic Composite Films/Coatings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2022) | Viewed by 13814
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Interests: nanostructures; anodization; surface properties; optical materials
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The application of various metal, ceramic, or metal–ceramic composite coatings is currently considered as the one of the most effective methods to tailor surface properties of materials to specific requirements for conventional and advanced technological applications. The well-defined surface properties induced by various coating layers can change mechanical (e.g., hardness, fatigue limit, elongation, tensile strength), thermal (e.g., thermal conductivity, expansion), electrical, and many other functional properties of materials (corrosion resistance, hydrophobicity or super-hydrophobicity, wettability, optical properties, etc.) without the necessity of using expensive and time-consuming heat treatments or alloying techniques. Metal coatings are successfully used in photovoltaics, optical, energy conversion, and sensing devices. Ceramic coatings create a barrier on the substrate that separates the material from the corrosive environment, thus enhancing its corrosion resistance. Additionally, the coatings provide better abrasion resistance that makes them extremely robust and ensures a longer life for the coated surface. Moreover, the coatings can modify surface texture for specific needs, enhance wettability/hydrophobicity, provide better wear resistance and thermal/electrical insulation, and improve surface hardness of a given material. Application of various coatings is, therefore, an efficient and affordable method to obtain the desired surface and material properties for a broad range of applications.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- The effect of thin coatings on mechanical properties of bulk materials;
- New directions in design and production of hard coatings;
- Thermal barrier coating (TBC) to prevent heat loss;
- Smart and self-healing coatings for corrosion protection;
- Super-hydrophobic and self-cleaning coatings;
- High refractive index (HRI) coatings;
- Plasmonic and antireflecting coatings;
- Single and multilayer films;
- Coating methods and technologies.
Dr. Małgorzata Norek
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- metal thin films
- metal-ceramic composite
- functional coatings