Special Issue "Trends in Coatings and Surface Technology—Feature Papers"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2015)
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Istituto di Chimica dei Composti OrganoMetallici (ICCOM-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Italy
Interests: electrodeposition of materials for renewable energy production; surface engineering; corrosion and corrosion protection; thermal barriers coatings; electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); X-ray techniques for surface structure and composition (XPS, XRF, XRD); electroless deposition of metals and cermets; simulation and modelling of complex electrochemical systems
It is a pleasure for me to introduce this new special issue of Coatings: “Trends in Coatings and Surface Technology — Feature Papers”.
Surface modification offers solutions to material problems relevant in addressing critical societal challenges. Coatings are essential for achieving materials resistance and durability in extreme environment, realizing bio-compatible devices, building systems for sustainable energy generation and pollution remediation, just to mention some of the hottest applications. A continuous research effort is dedicated worldwide, both in industry and academia, to the quest of new coatings or coating architectures for an ever increasing variety of issues.
With the purpose of highlighting some of the most stimulating challenges in coatings science and technology, Coatings launches this new special issue consisting of invited feature, review and research papers from some of the most prominent investigators in the field.
Dr. Alessandro Lavacchi
Manuscript Submission Information
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