Special Issue "Development and Characterization of Nanostructured Functional Coatings/Films"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Nanostructured coatings/films have been widely studied due to their various excellent and controllable prperties. Recently, numerous study emerged on the development of nanostructured functional coatings and films by different fabrication methods, including electrochemical deposition, magnetron sputtering, CVD, PVD, and sol-gel methods.
This Special Issue will present the recent research progress of the nanostructured functional coatings/films, including novel fabrication process, special microstructure control, and resulted unique properties. It will address the latest development in coatings design, synthesis, characterisation, and applications.
This Special Issue will consist of original research and review articles. It will offer the readers the newest R&D work on nanostructured functional coatings and related techniques. In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- New design and novel fabrication methods of nanostructured functional coatings;
- Systematical microstructure characterization of nanostructured functional coatings;
- Improved properties of nanostructured functional coatings;
- Case studies on the performance of nanostructured functional coatings.
Prof. Dr. Wei Gao
Prof. Dr. Yuxin Wang