Special Issue "Functional Ceramic Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: materials science; surface engineering; coatings; ceramics; biomaterials; composite coatings; photocatalytic coatings; nanomaterials; protective coatings; deposition methods; sol-gel
Interests: thin films; coatings; sol-gel; ceramics; materials engineering; materials characterization
The properties of materials result, not only from structure and physico-chemical characteristics, but also from the properties of their surfaces. One of the ways of modifying material surface properties is by using deposition of coatings. Coatings can significantly change functionalities and applications of substrate materials.
Ceramics are an important group of coating materials with a wide range of controllable properties, such as electrical conductivity, photocatalytic and catalytic behavior, hardness, biocompatibility, surface energy, corrosion resistance, etc. Ceramic coatings contribute to the development of useful functionalities of materials, which are key factors for the advancement of science and technology.
Understanding of the relationship between the structure and the properties of ceramic coatings and thin films is essential for further development of new applications of materials. An adjustment in structure and morphology of a coating or thin film, in order to modify its properties, can be used to add new functionalities and improved behavior of materials and devices.
The scope of the Special Issue “Functional Ceramic Coatings” is the presentation of innovative methods in fabrication, characterization and properties of ceramic coatings and thin films with an emphasis on influence of structure and morphology on their properties and potential applications.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- New deposition processes including: liquid-based deposition, magnetron sputtering, PVD, CVD and their derivatives (such as PECVD, ALD, PLD, etc.), as well as hybrid methods.
- Ceramic coatings and thin films for functional application such as optical, electrical, tribological, catalytical/photocatalytical, magnetic, antibacterial, biomedical, protective, etc.
- Characterization methods to determine the properties of ceramic coatings and thin films
- New trends in ceramic coatings and films
Dr. Bozena Pietrzyk
Dr. Sebastian Miszczak
Manuscript Submission Information
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