Special Issue "Innovative Thermal Spray Applications in Energy, Environment and Medical Sectors"
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 (31 August 2021) | Viewed by 3039
We would like to invite you to contribute your technological insight and research to our Special Issue on Innovative Thermal Spray Applications in Energy, Environment and Medical Sectors. Thermal spraying is a well-established technology with a wide range of applications of functional interest. These applications are based mainly on coatings, but also on free-standing structures (layers). Thermal spray technologies, including cold spray, are being adopted in increasingly sensitive and demanding research fields with a range of technological approaches, such as the medical, energy and environmental sectors (e.g., implant coatings, batteries, PV, wind turbines, fuel cells, catalytic coatings). Thus, consistent effort should be directed towards the development of new thermal spray materials besides those currently being used, progress in existing TS technologies or the development of new ones and the introduction of thermal spray technologies in new sectors in order to meet emerging needs. The customization of old thermal spray methods with new materials and vice versa, or new thermal spray techniques combined with advanced raw materials, is the focus of this Special Issue. Both pioneering research papers and detailed reviews on materials/coatings for old and current applications will be considered.
The Special Issue will focus preferably, but not exclusively, on TS applications for the following sectors:
Energy (e.g., batteries, Si coatings for PV, PV tandem structures, fuel/electrolysis cell multilayer structures, wind turbine blade coatings);
Environment (e.g., catalytic coatings, porous layers for filter applications);
Medical applications (e.g., new TS implant coatings other than conventional hydroxylapatite and porous titanium);
Thermal spray coatings with polymer and composite materials.
Dr. Michalis K. Vardavoulias
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Thermal spray
- Cold spray
- Free standing layers
- Medical implant