Special Issue "Coatings and Interfaces II"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Thin Films".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Hyung-Ho Park
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: 1. nanoporous aerogels: thermal barrier, filter, soundproofing, adsorber, gas sensor, ILD of ULSI; 2. thin films: ALD, sputtering deposition, TCO, Mott’s for ReRAM, high-K dielectrics; 3. nanomaterials: nanoparticles, nanocomposite, OLED, QLED, high-K dielectrics
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Prof. Dr. Jiwan Kim
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Advanced Materials Engineering, Kyonggi University, Suwon, Korea
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticles; organic/inorganic electroluminescent device
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Prof. Dr. Hong-Sub Lee
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Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon 24341, Korea
Interests: ferroelectric tunnel junction; high-K materials; memristor; memtransistor (2D memristor); oxide semiconductor; strongly correlated electron system
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue focusses on the current issues and recent techniques of coatings and interfaces, including various techniques, theories, mechanisms, and applications. Coatings and interfaces engineering are used to optimize the functionality of nano-materials, and to improve the entire materials function as a whole, for improved function through the coating at interfaces. Coatings on solid surfaces have a wide field of applications, such as paints, adhesives, coated papers, automobiles, semiconductor thin films, industrial equipment, solar cells, domestic appliances, photonics, smart coatings, micro-electronics, and biomedical and photographic films. Several methods, such as sol–gel, spin coating, dip coating, physical vapor deposition, chemical vapor deposition, atomic layer deposition, and so on, have been utilised for various thin or thick films. The chosen method depends on the rheology of the coating solutions, compositions, surface functional groups, types of solid surface, desired coating thickness, and uniformity, according to the application. There has been a constant motivation for various structures, textures, and chemical compositions to help form many versatile functional hybrid materials with a low cost and high production. It is possible to vary the unique functions and properties of the materials of the film using controlled interface engineering. Therefore, the optimization of the electronic, thermal, magnetic, mechanical, chemical, and optical properties of materials can be obtained using the interface control.

The current hot topics that will be covered in this Special Issue include but are not limited to the following research areas:

  • Surface, interface, and coupling effects on the properties of the multifunctional materials.
  • Novel multi-film layered and composites films.
  • Synthesis and characterization of multifunctional coatings.
  • Novel interface characterization techniques.
  • Recent trends in thin film synthesis techniques.

We look forward to both original research papers and review articles for the aforementioned topics that will help in developing various novel coatings for multidisciplinary domains.

Prof. Dr. Hyung-Ho Park
Prof. Dr. Jiwan Kim
Prof. Dr. Hong-Sub Lee
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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 1800 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

  • coatings
  • interfacial engineering
  • functional coatings
  • thin films

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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