Surface Functionalization and Treatment of Materials by Plasma Technology

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 454

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Chemistry, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 16419, Korea
Interests: atmospheric pressure plasmas; plasma assisted nanomaterials syntheses; nanocatalysis; thin film sensor coatings; polymer membranes separations; antimicrobial materials
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Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Jeju National University, Jeju 690 756, Korea
Interests: low temperature plasma; plasma catalysis; plasma treatment; materials chemistry; green technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your recent work to this Special Issue on “Surface Functionalization and Treatment of Materials by Plasma Technology”. Surface engineering plays an important role in all kinds of applications in modern science and engineering. Plasma treatment has been routinely used for surface functionalization as an inexpensive and rapid method in various fields such as improving the properties of polymer films, enhancing the characteristics of gas separation membranes, immobilizing bioactive substances on the surface in tissue engineering, and improving the biocompatibility of polymer materials, etc. Plasma treatment of surfaces is preferred for cleaning the material surfaces, removal of microbial contamination, antimicrobial coatings preparation, enhancing the sensor and transistor performances, etc. The role of vacuum-based plasma technology is well-known for decades whereas the atmospheric pressure based technology is a recent one. Both of them plays significant roles in the modern coatings technology.

This Special Issue aims to demonstrate the current state of plasma treatment methods, surface functionalization and characterization of materials, and the applications of plasma-assisted coatings in important technological applications. The topics will focus on but are not limited to:

  • Methods of in situ process diagnostics of plasma treated surface;
  • Atmospheric-pressure plasma and its application in biomedicine and biology;
  • Plasma-enhanced deposition and applications;
  • Plasma etching, pattern transfer, and related effects and related applications;
  • Plasma cleaning and functionalization;
  • Plasma surface treatment effects on adhesion and bonding;
  • Protective coatings using plasma technologies;
  • Optical coatings using plasma;
  • Plasma-assisted nanomaterials synthesis.

Dr. Antony Ananth
Prof. Dr. Young Sun Mok
Guest Editors

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  • surface functionalization
  • plasma technology
  • plasma coatings
  • protective coatings
  • biomedical coatings

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