Special Issue "New Strategies and Recent Advances in Investigations of 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 October 2023 | Viewed by 935

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Prof. Dr. Ioana Demetrescu
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Department of General Chemistry, Politehnica University of Bucharest, 011061 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: biomaterials; physical chemistry; biomaterials science; electrochemistry; corrosion
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Dr. Anca Mazare
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1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Institute for Surface Science and Corrosion, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen Nürnberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
2. Advanced Institute for Materials Research (AIMR), National University Corporation Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Interests: nanomaterials; nanostructuring; nanomanufacturing; biomaterials; functional biomaterials; semiconductors; photocatalysis; electrocatalysis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent decades, micro- and nano-technology have made substantial contributions to the 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 have generally become more interdisciplinary and complex. Within this framework, 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 the present research information. Papers submitted to this Issue are expected to be in line with the recent achievements in the fabrication coatings processes, and show correlations between structure, interface, and properties to improve on performance.

Concerning the most recent advances in the study of micro- and nano-coatings for technological and biological applications, this Special Issue will be an interdisciplinary volume devoted to the engineering and fundamental aspects of coatings features. The Issue is open for all elaboration procedures and research investigations related to coatings, focusing on their structure, micro- and nano-mechanical properties, oxidation and wear resistance, thermal protection, corrosion, diffusion resistance, hydrophilic/hydrophobic balance, etc.

The different strategies and trends involved in coating development performance at present are encouraged for presentation in this Issue, as a significant amount of research is still needed to enhance the available knowledge on the relationship between coatings’ properties and applications

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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
Dr. Anca Mazare
Guest Editors

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Mechanical and Anticorrosive Properties of TiNbTa and TiNbTaZr Films on Ti-6Al-4V Alloy
Coatings 2022, 12(12), 1985; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings12121985 - 18 Dec 2022
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In this study, TiNbTa and TiNbTaZr films were utilized as protective coatings on a Ti-6Al-4V alloy to inhibit corrosive attacks from NaCl aqueous solution and simulated body fluid. The structural and mechanical properties of multicomponent TiNbTa(Zr) films were investigated. The corrosion resistance of [...] Read more.
In this study, TiNbTa and TiNbTaZr films were utilized as protective coatings on a Ti-6Al-4V alloy to inhibit corrosive attacks from NaCl aqueous solution and simulated body fluid. The structural and mechanical properties of multicomponent TiNbTa(Zr) films were investigated. The corrosion resistance of the TiNbTa(Zr)-film-modified Ti-6Al-4V alloy was evaluated using potentiodynamic polarization tests in a NaCl aqueous solution. The results indicate that the TiNbTa(Zr) films with high Ti and Zr contents exhibited inferior corrosive resistance related to the films with high Ta and Nb contents. Moreover, the TiNbTa(Zr)-coated Ti-6Al-4V plates were immersed in Ringer’s solution for eight weeks; this solution was widely used as a simulated body fluid. The formation of surficial oxide layers above the TiNbTa(Zr) films was examined using transmission electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, which prevented the elution of Al and V from the Ti-6Al-4V alloy. Ti33Nb19Ta21Zr27, Ti15Nb68Ta8Zr9, and Ti8Nb8Ta79Zr5 films are suggested as preferential candidates for TiNbTa(Zr)/Ti-6Al-4V assemblies applied as biocompatible materials. Full article
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