Special Issue "Thin and Thick Films: Deposition, Characterization and Applications"
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 April 2021) | Viewed by 12156
Interests: glow discharge spectrometry; µ XRF; spectroscopic methods
Interests: corrosion science; surface analysis; SEM
Interests: advanced materials; coatings; thin films; nanoparticles
Interests: PECVD; ALD; plasma sources; spectroscopic ellipsometry
During the last few years, coating deposition technologies and characterization techniques have made tremendous advances.
Creating coherent approaches for ultra-thin (below 100 nm), thin (less than several µm), and thick (up to one hundred microns or even more) films is not an easy task. Many deposition techniques and a combination of characterization tools can be applied for these vastly different length scales.
This Special Issue entitled “Thin and Thick Films: Deposition, Characterization, and Applications” calls for papers that can specifically connect improvements in the quality of deposited coatings (always for particular applications) with advances in characterization techniques and specific approaches to deposition and characterization. It is critical to understand that, while properties are objective characteristics, the quality (either of material or of coating) is never absolute and always has to be considered from an application point of view. Original research papers and reviews on coatings for various applications will be considered.
We welcome not only success stories, but also thoughtful discussions of process failures and ways to circumvent the most difficult obstacles, as scientists are learning from them all, and it is not obvious what leads to improved understanding.
In particular, the topics of interest of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Combining different characterization techniques to obtain accurate interpretation of coating structure and composition;
- Techniques for reduction of the number of defects in coatings;
- Failure analysis as a way for characterization and improvement of coatings;
- Optimization of a deposition process from an application-specific viewpoint;
- Tailoring the deposition process for specific applications;
- Use of non-destructive techniques in situ for deposition process monitoring and optimization.
Dr. Patrick Chapon
Prof. Dr. Ken Shimizu
Dr. Fuhe Li
Dr. Pavel Bulkin
Prof. Dr. Jiangyong Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- thin and thick films
- deposition processes
- characterisation techniques
- applications of advanced coatings
- successes and failures in coatings development