Special Issue "Micro- and Nano-Coatings for Technological and Biomedical Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Coatings for Biomedicine and Bioengineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: biomaterials; physical chemistry; biomaterials science; electrochemistry; corrosion
Interests: dentin-pulp complex; biomaterials; salivary research
Over the past decades, micro- and nano-technology have been introduced substantially, contributing to significant progress in different fields, such as industries, and the pharmaceutical and biomedical domains. Their advancement has led to the development of improved and new materials, tools, and devices, with various applicabilities. Studies tend to have become more interdisciplinary and complex. Within this frame work, the Special Issue is designed to promote and encourage collaboration between researchers from engineering and biomedical fields. Our hope is that the reviews and original papers published in this Issue will have a widespread impact, adding value to present research information. Papers submitted to this Issue are expected to be in line with the recent achievements in the fabrication coatings processes, and have correlations between structure, interface, and properties in order to improve on performance.
Concerning the most recent advances in the study of micro- and nano-coatings for technological and biological applications, the Special Issue will be an interdisciplinary volume devoted to the engineering and fundamental aspects of coatings features. The Issue is open for all coatings elaboration procedures and research investigations about the structure, micro- and nano-mechanical properties, oxidation and wear resistance, thermal protection, corrosion, diffusion resistance, hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance, and so on.
The different strategies and trends in coating development performance of nowadays are encouraged for presentation in this Issue, taking into account that, indeed, there is still a significant amount of research needed in order to enhance the available knowledge about the relationship between coatings properties and applications
The topics of interest are, but are not limited to, as follows:
- Passive micro-/nano-coatings on valve metals;
- Hybrid complex coating with bioactive components;
- Surface and interface engineering to improve the materials performance;
- The relationship between structure, properties, and materials applications.
Prof. Dr. Ioana Demetrescu
Prof. Dr. Andreea Didilescu
Manuscript Submission Information
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