Special Issue "Polymer-Derived Ceramic Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: precursor synthesis and modification; hybrid-polymers; [email protected]; ceramic fibers; polymer and ceramic coatings; porous ceramics; catalytic active ceramics; ceramic/ceramic compounds; ceramic/metal compounds; new ceramization techniques
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Investigations involving different types of coatings represent a rapidly growing research area in physics, materials/polymer science, chemistry, and engineering. The application of coatings derived from preceramic polymers such as polymer and ceramic, coatings, and composite and functional coatings is currently considered as the one of the most effective methods to tailor surface properties of materials to specific requirements for conventional and advanced technological applications in, e.g., electronics, self-cleaning surfaces, and to obtain protection from corrosion and oxidation. The polymer-derived ceramic (PDC) route is based on the synthesis of preceramic polymers as suitable and highly pure precursors to supply after pyrolysis ceramics with a desired phase distribution and homogeneity. The application of the coatings is possible with simple spry- or dip-coating techniques. Additionally, the transformation of polymer coatings based on the PDC route into ceramics is possible not only in a furnace but also by using alternative methods like laser radiation or plasma conditions. Ceramics with various pore scales can be also made from them. This Special Issue focuses on the current state-of-art of surface modification and ceramic coating development of polymeric materials, and scientific issues related to the synthesis, characterization, and application of PDCs-based coatings.
Dr. Günter Motz
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 1600 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.