Special Issue "Advanced Surface Coating of Nanoparticles"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.

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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Frank Alexis Website E-Mail
1. Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
2. School of Biological Sciences and Engineering, Yachay TechSan Miguel de Urcuquí, Ecuador

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on "Advanced Surface Coating of Nanoparticles". Generally, surface coatings of nanomaterials are applied in order to selectively change or influence their properties. For this purpose, the surface of a particle (the “core“) can be coated, which, in return, generates single- or multi-layers layer(s) (the “shell”) that can be either complete or incomplete. Surface coating of nanoparticles includes modification, functionalization, or stabilization to enhance their imaging, drug delivery, stability, antireflection, anticorrosion, antifogging, UV resistant, prevent sulfurization, anti microbial, self-cleaning, biological response, biocompatibility, safety, reactivity properties etc. These coated nanomaterials have electronics, military, energy, biomedical, environmental, textile, automotive, and aerospace applications. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest developments in the field of coating nanoparticles, through a combination of original research papers and review articles from leading groups around the world.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Organic/inorganic coating combinations on nanoparticles;
  • Single/Multiple layer coatings on nanoparticles;
  • Biological coatings on nanoparticles;
  • Janus coatings on nanoparticles;
  • Manufactoring technologies to coat nanoparticles.

Prof. Dr. Frank Alexis
Guest Editor

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Core/Shell Gel Beads with Embedded Halloysite Nanotubes for Controlled Drug Release
Coatings 2019, 9(2), 70; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9020070 - 24 Jan 2019
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The use of nanocomposites based on biopolymers and nanoparticles for controlled drug release is an attractive notion. We used halloysite nanotubes that were promising candidates for the loading and release of active molecules due to their hollow cavity. Gel beads based on chitosan [...] Read more.
The use of nanocomposites based on biopolymers and nanoparticles for controlled drug release is an attractive notion. We used halloysite nanotubes that were promising candidates for the loading and release of active molecules due to their hollow cavity. Gel beads based on chitosan with uniformly dispersed halloysite nanotubes were obtained by a dropping method. Alginate was used to generate a coating layer over the hybrid gel beads. This proposed procedure succeeded in controlling the morphology at the mesoscale and it had a relevant effect on the release profile of the model drug from the nanotube cavity. Full article
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Ordered Array of Metal Particles on Semishell Separated with Ultrathin Oxide: Fabrication and SERS Properties
Coatings 2019, 9(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9010020 - 29 Dec 2018
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Metal particles in gap cavities provide an interesting system to achieve hybrid local surface plasmon modes for local field enhancement. Here, we demonstrate a relatively simple method to fabricate Ag nanoparticles positioned on Ag semishells separated by a thin (~5 nm) dielectric layer. [...] Read more.
Metal particles in gap cavities provide an interesting system to achieve hybrid local surface plasmon modes for local field enhancement. Here, we demonstrate a relatively simple method to fabricate Ag nanoparticles positioned on Ag semishells separated by a thin (~5 nm) dielectric layer. The obtained structure can provide strong local electric field enhancement for surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS). The fabrication of the ordered array structure was realized by nanosphere self-assembly, atomic layer deposition, and metal thin-film dewetting. Numerical simulation proved that, compared to the conventional metal semishell arrays, the additional Ag particles introduce extra hot spots particularly in the valley regions between adjacent Ag semishells. As a result, the SERS enhancement factor of the metal semishell-based plasmonic structure could be further improved by an order of magnitude. The developed novel plasmonic structure also shows good potential for application in plasmon-enhanced solar water-splitting devices. Full article
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Corrosion Resistance of Waterborne Epoxy Coatings by Incorporation of Dopamine Treated Mesoporous-TiO2 Particles
Coatings 2018, 8(6), 209; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8060209 - 31 May 2018
Cited by 6
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In this paper, waterborne epoxy (EP) coatings were modified by the incorporation of synthetic structure (DA/meso-TiO2) to improve the anticorrosion ability of waterborne epoxy coatings for steel structures. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), nitrogen adsorption–desorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermo-gravimetric analyses [...] Read more.
In this paper, waterborne epoxy (EP) coatings were modified by the incorporation of synthetic structure (DA/meso-TiO2) to improve the anticorrosion ability of waterborne epoxy coatings for steel structures. Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), nitrogen adsorption–desorption, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and thermo-gravimetric analyses (TGA) were used to characterize textural properties of DA/meso-TiO2. Corrosion performances of mild carbon steel coated samples were tested by salt spray tests and employing electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). FTIR, XRD, TGA and nitrogen adsorption–desorption attested to dopamine polymerization within the mesopores and on the surface of meso-TiO2. The results of EIS and salt spray test showed that the specimen coated with 1.0 wt % DA/meso-TiO2 exhibited optimum corrosion performance among other coating specimens. Full article
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Effect of Graphene Oxide/ZSM-5 Hybrid on Corrosion Resistance of Waterborne Epoxy Coating
Coatings 2018, 8(5), 179; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8050179 - 07 May 2018
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In this study, the preparation of modified graphene oxide (GO) synergistic structure (ZSM-5-NH-GO) and the effect of this structure on the corrosion performance of epoxy coatings were investigated. The structural and morphological properties of ZSM-5-NH-GO were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), [...] Read more.
In this study, the preparation of modified graphene oxide (GO) synergistic structure (ZSM-5-NH-GO) and the effect of this structure on the corrosion performance of epoxy coatings were investigated. The structural and morphological properties of ZSM-5-NH-GO were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The corrosion performances were studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) and salt spray tests. The EIS results showed that the corrosion resistance of steel substrate was considerably improved by ZSM-5-NH-GO. The salt spray tests demonstrated that the ZSM-5-NH-GO coating provided strong corrosion performance for steel substrate. The mechanical properties of the epoxy-composite coatings containing ZSM-5-NH-GO were studied by adhesion tests. The above results indicated that the composite coating containing 0.7 wt % ZSM-5-NH-GO composite possessed most excellent anti-corrosion performance compared with other epoxy coatings. Full article
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