Special Issue "Diamond-Like Carbon Films and Diamond-Like Carbon-Based Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2020.
Interests: diamond like carbon nanocomposite films; graphene; silver nanoparticles; electrical and optical properties of nanomaterials; plasmonics; electrochromic devices; Raman scattering spectroscopy; IR spectroscopy
We invite researchers to submit original innovative research and reviews to this Special Issue on "Diamond-Like Carbon and Diamond-Like Carbon-Based Nanocomposites". This Special Issue incorporates many of the important aspects of the growth, characterization and application of diamond-like carbon (DLC) and DLC-based nanocomposites.
Even though the history of amorphous carbon spans for already 65 years from the first publication, the interest in the development of this field is not decreasing. Carbon based amorphous films (or diamond like carbon (DLC)) are widely investigated because of the attractive properties it shows: high hardness, chemical inertness, tunable electrical resistivity and optical properties, biocompatibility. The incorporation of metal and non-metal elements into carbon or hydrogenated carbon matrix opens up new fields of application. DLC with metal inclusions can show interesting piezoresistive effects, plasmonic and antimicrobial behaviour.
The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight some of the most recent and significant contributions to the diamond-like carbon and DLC-based nanocomposites field, 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:
- Deposition methods of diamond like carbon and DLC based nanocomposites;
- Theoretical and experimental studies addressing deposition-structure-properties relationship;
- Surface patterning of DLC and DLC based nanocomposites;
- Tribological, optical, antibacterial properties of the DLC and DLC based nanocomposites;
- Applications of DLC and DLC based nanocomposites in the area of optics, medicine, sensors, etc.
Dr. Asta Tamulevičienė