Special Issue "Advances in Flexible Films and Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 November 2020).
Interests: nanopatterned magnetic layers; magnetism of nanostructures; thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy; unconventional patterning methods
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The Special Issue will concern the fabrication, properties, and applications of flexible thin films, coatings, and membranes. For example, rapidly developing printable electronics and sensorics opens new fields and creates challenges that stimulate the search for new materials with novel properties. In particular, it is necessary to find the analogs of conventional electronic elements, circuits, and devices. Therefore, advanced fabrication, patterning and functionalization methods are demanded for future progress in the field of flexible materials.
The Special Issue will cover materials with high performance during multiple elastic deformation. The relations between stress and strain and mechanical, electrical, thermal, and magnetic properties are also welcome. The examples of applications, such as wearable electronic devices and sensors, can be considered.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to :
- Flexible thin films, composites and polymers;
- Free standing membranes;
- Advanced fabrication, patterning and functionalization techniques;
- Bendable and strechable coatings;
- Flexible electronics and sensorics;
- Printable electronics;
- Membranes for medical and environmental applications.
Prof. Dr. Marta Marszałek
Dr. Michał Kupiński
Dr. Yevhen Zabila
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.