Special Issue "Selected Papers from IIKII 2019 Conferences"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Teen-­Hang Meen
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Department of Electronic Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin 632, Taiwan
Interests: STEM education; ICT in education; E-Learning
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Prof. Dr. Wenbing Zhao
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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH 44011, USA.
Interests: distributed systems; blockchains; smart healthcare; sensor networks; Internet of Things
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Prof. Dr. Cheng-Fu Yang
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Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Interests: electronic ceramics; high-frequency communication materials; applied science
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Scientists from all over the world actively want to discover new, advanced materials and manufacturing technologies in electrical and mechanical engineering. In recent years, applications of material science and manufacturing technologies have been in highly-developed fields, in the areas of semiconductor and electronic device technology, design, manufacturing, physics, and modeling. Many researchers have studied new coating technologies to improve the properties of materials and devices. This is very important to the development of electronic and mechanical devices in the future.

The International Institute of Knowledge Innovation and Invention (IIKII, http://www.iikii.org) is an institute that promotes the exchange of innovations and inventions and establishes a communication platform for international innovations and research. This year, IIKII will cooperate with IEEE Tainan Section Sensors Council to hold IEEE conferences such as IEEE ICIASE 2019 (http://2019.iciase.net), IEEE ECBIOS 2019 (http://2019.ecbios.asia), IEEE ICKII 2019 (http://2019.ickii.org), ICUSA-GAME 2019 (http://www.icusa2019.org), and IEEE ECICE 2019 (http://2019.ecice.asia). This Special Issue entitled "Selected Papers from IIKII 2019 Conferences" aims to select excellent papers from IIKII 2019 conferences, including the application of coating technologies on thin and thick films; processes for coating deposition and modification; coating on fundamental and advanced materials for electrical and mechanical engineering; their synthesis and engineering; their application on optical sensors, magnetic, acoustic, and thermal transduction; an evaluation of various performances; and an exploration of their broad applications in industry. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, to this Special Issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

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

Schedule
Manuscript Due: December 31, 2019
First Round of Reviews: January 31, 2020
Second Round of Reviews: February 29, 2020
Acceptance of Final papers and Publication: March 31, 2020

Prof. Dr. Teen­-Hang Meen
Prof. Dr. Wenbing Zhao
Prof. Dr. Cheng-Fu Yang
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

Keywords

  • New coating technologies for thin and thick films
  • Processes for coating deposition and modification
  • Characterization techniques
  • Film materials for packaging
  • Applied surface science
  • Fundamental and functional properties of surface and interfaces.

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Investigation on the Deposition of an AlN-ZnO/ZnO/AlN-ZnO Double Heterojunction Structure Using Radio Frequency Magnetron Cosputtering Technology
Coatings 2019, 9(9), 544; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings9090544 - 25 Aug 2019
Abstract
A symmetric AlN-ZnO/ZnO/AlN-ZnO double heterojunction structure was consecutively deposited onto silicon substrate using cosputtering technology and then annealed at 700 °C under vacuum ambient for 30 min. The crystalline quality of the ZnO film in the heterojunction structure was significantly improved as verified [...] Read more.
A symmetric AlN-ZnO/ZnO/AlN-ZnO double heterojunction structure was consecutively deposited onto silicon substrate using cosputtering technology and then annealed at 700 °C under vacuum ambient for 30 min. The crystalline quality of the ZnO film in the heterojunction structure was significantly improved as verified by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and photoluminescence (PL) measurements. Improvement on the crystalline structure was ascribed to the stress in the ZnO active film, which was effectively buffered by the underlayered AlN-ZnO layer. Native oxygen vacancies in the ZnO film also were effectively suppressed due to a little diffusion of the Al atoms from the cosputtered AlN-ZnO layer, and led to an increase in the carrier concentration. Such ZnO film deposited onto the homogeneous AlN-ZnO buffer layer emitted an intense near-band-edge emission, and the deep level emission was absent. The ultraviolet emission was further enhanced by covering an AlN-ZnO barrier laye, which was a consequence of the improvement on the carrier confinement. Accordingly, single ultraviolet emission with a quality ZnO crystalline structure, which is very promising for application in short-wavelength optoelectronic devices, was realized from the ZnO film sandwiched by the homogeneity of the cosputtered AlN-ZnO layers. Full article
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