Special Issue "Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2018"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang

Department of Electrical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan 701, Taiwan
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Interests: optical and electronic devices, semi-conductive materials, nanotechnology
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Teen­Hang Meen

Chair of IEEE Tainan Section Sensors Council Department of Electronic Engineering National Formosa University, Yunlin 632
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Interests: photovoltaic device; dye-sensitized solar cells; nanotechnology
Guest Editor
Dr. Stephen D. Prior

Aeronautics, Astronautics and Computational Engineering, University of Southampton, Southampton SO16 7QF, UK
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Interests: microsystem design; nanotechnology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

2018 IEEE International Conference on Applied System Innovation (IEEE ICASI 2018) will be held in Chiba and Tokyo in Japan on 13–17 April 2018, and will provide a unified communication platform for topics on material science and manufacturing technologies. Scientists from all over the world actively want to discover new advanced materials and manufacturing technologies in electrical and mechanical engineering. In recent years, the applications of material science and manufacturing technologies have been highly-developing fields, in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. This Special Issue, "Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2018", aims to select excellent papers from IEEE ICASI 2018 and covers the following scopes:

  • Thin and thick films
  • Processes for coating deposition and modification
  • Characterization techniques
  • Functional, protective and decorative coatings
  • Dyes, pigments and their intermediates
  • Wear, corrosion, erosion
  • Coatings for high temperature
  • Film materials for packaging
  • Applied surface science
  • Adsorption, adhesion, functionalization
  • Fundamental and functional properties of surface and interfaces
  • Theoretical and computational modeling of surfaces and interfaces
  • High surface area systems: colloids, nanoparticles, large interfaces

Schedule

Manuscript Due: June 30, 2018
First Round of Reviews: July 31, 2018
Second Round of Reviews: August 31, 2018
Acceptance of Final papers and Publication: October 15, 2018

Prof. Dr. Shoou-Jinn Chang
Prof. Dr. Teen­Hang Meen
Dr. Stephen D. Prior
Guest Editors

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Research

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Stainless Steel Surface Coating with Nanocrystalline Ag Film by Plasma Electrolysis Technology
Coatings 2018, 8(6), 222; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8060222
Received: 28 May 2018 / Revised: 12 June 2018 / Accepted: 15 June 2018 / Published: 17 June 2018
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This paper describes the use of a plasma electrolysis technique to apply a nanosilver coating to the surface of stainless steel to achieve hydrophobic properties. We propose an experimental reaction system, which includes stainless steel 316 as the two electrodes and an aqueous [...] Read more.
This paper describes the use of a plasma electrolysis technique to apply a nanosilver coating to the surface of stainless steel to achieve hydrophobic properties. We propose an experimental reaction system, which includes stainless steel 316 as the two electrodes and an aqueous solution of potassium nitrate (KNO3), silver nitrate (AgNO3), and ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH) as the electrolyte. Better results with a stainless steel surface coated by nanocrystalline Ag film are obtained using optimal parameters chosen through one-factor-at-a-time experiments. The main parameters consist of electrode distance, KNO3 concentration, and AgNO3 concentration. The experiment focuses on analyzing the impact of the plasma electrolysis technique on processing time. Variations in KNO3 concentration show that 3 wt.% yields the worst result because it causes an uneven surface, whereas 5 wt.% gives excellent results because it creates an even, porous surface and the highest contact angle. An AgNO3 concentration of 0.03 wt.% yields the best contact angle. With the same processing time, silver sediment increases as the KNO3 concentration increases. With respect to variation in electrode distance, we find that when the distance is set at 20 mm, the contact angle exceeds 100° and results in hydrophobic properties on the specimen surface, while other distances yield a contact angle below 80°, resulting in hydrophilic surfaces. The SEM (scanning electron microscope) results show that the surface of the specimen is full of crater-like cavities that directly affect the contact angle. In this experiment, the contact angle yielding optimum hydrophobic properties is 134° ± 10°. Finally, using distribution patterns obtained by elemental analysis, the experimental results lead to an evenly distributed silver coating on the surface of specimens subjected to plasma electrolysis treatment. The study confirms that plasma electrolysis can be used to coat nanosilver onto stainless steel 316. Full article
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Effects of Coating Film Parameters on Thermal and Stress Distributions of Glass-Based Phosphor-Converted Color Wheels
Coatings 2018, 8(5), 188; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings8050188
Received: 28 April 2018 / Revised: 14 May 2018 / Accepted: 14 May 2018 / Published: 17 May 2018
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To protect the environment, the use of mercury tubes has been prohibited in Europe since 2000. As an alternative, phosphor-doped silicone resin wheels have been used to convert blue-ray laser diodes. However, high-temperature photonic decay and cracking on the lens surface significantly degrade [...] Read more.
To protect the environment, the use of mercury tubes has been prohibited in Europe since 2000. As an alternative, phosphor-doped silicone resin wheels have been used to convert blue-ray laser diodes. However, high-temperature photonic decay and cracking on the lens surface significantly degrade transmission. Recent research has explored the possibility of replacing the silicone encapsulant material of the phosphor layer with glass. In this study, the thermal effects of a glass-based phosphor-converted color wheel (GP wheel) and a silicone-based phosphor-converted color wheel (SP wheel) were investigated using various parameters and geometries. A thermal-structural coupling finite element (FE) model of the color wheels was employed to simulate the thermal and stress distributions. To construct the FE model, experiments were conducted and the inverse engineering approach was employed to extract the optical-to-heat conversion coefficient and the heat convection coefficient. In addition, an arc-shaped moving input heat flux was used to simulate a moving laser input and reduce the calculation time of the FE model. Based on the numerical and experimental results, the FE model developed can simulate the steady/transient behavior of the resin and the GP wheel. In addition, the results reveal that thermal failures of the SP wheel are very likely to occur under all parameters employed in this study, whereas the maximum temperature of the GP wheel reaches only approximately 40% of the glass transition temperature. The numerical results indicate that the GP wheel may be useful for overcoming all of these thermal disadvantages in a high-power laser-lit projector. Full article
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