Special Issue "Advanced Hybrid Coatings and Thin Films for Surface Functionalization"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).
Interests: multifunctional coatings; self-healing; nanotechnology; environmentally friendly coatings; hybrid coatings
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We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on "Advanced Hybrid Coatings and Thin Films for Surface Functionalization" in journal Coatings. Many technologically advanced materials and components are characterized by surfaces with special coatings. The role of the coatings is not only the traditional one (protection and aesthetics), but in addition new advanced functions are required, like special mechanical, chemical, electrical, and optical functions. A wide range of coating technologies offer the possibility to produce advanced and selected surface properties, such as hydrophobic or hydrophilic coatings, non-stick and easy-to-clean coatings, anti-freeze or anti-fogging coatings, scratch-resistant coatings, and anti-microbial coatings, etc. In particular, organic–inorganic hybrid coatings are very promising materials for new coatings functionalization and applications in many different industrial fields.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research articles, critical reviews, as well as perspectives, from leading researchers in both academia and industry, on all aspects related to the recent advances in the design, synthesis, and development of hybrid coatings/thin films, and their applications for surface functionalization. The contributions on the new concepts, mechanisms, and the potential impact and challenge of hybrid thin films and coatings are also welcome.
In particular, the topic of interest includes, but is not limited to:
- New chemical ways for the production of thin hybrid coatings;
- Advanced multifunctional thin coatings;
- Novel thin films for surface functionalization;
- New methods for the characterization of hybrid coatings for surface functionalization;
- Advanced industrial applications of hybrid coatings for surface functionalization.
Prof. Dr. Flavio Deflorian
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.
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