Special Issue "Laser Surface Treatment"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)
You are invited to submit your manuscript for a Special Issue of Coatings on "Laser Surface Treatment". Laser ablation is useful to modify the surface roughness and chemistry of essentially any absorbing material. The controlled development of micro/nano-structures and the activation of chemical species by ablation is an active area of research to prepare surfaces with disparate applications. The surface may have low energy for easy/self-cleaning, superhydrophobicity, ice phobicity and bio-antifouling properties. Conversely, high energy surfaces are often prepared to enhance bonding for structural applications where bond performance is critical. Laser-induced deposition adds yet another dimension to the surface treatment processing window. Finally, laser treated surfaces combined with functional coatings can greatly enhance as-ablated surface properties. Ablation can activate a surface for chemical bonding to covalently link coatings to a substrate and enhance durability and resist corrosion. This Special Issue of Coatings is devoted to advances in the processing of surfaces by laser ablation with an emphasis on ablation science and demonstrations of new processes and materials. Submissions of original research and review articles are welcome.
In particular, topics of interest include without being limited to:
- Physics of laser ablation and surface modification
- Surface modification of polymers, ceramics and metals
- Development of hierarchical surface roughness
- Chemical characterization of ablated surfaces
- Laser treatments to prepare ice-phobic surfaces
- Laser treatments to reduce adhesion with solids or liquids
- Laser treatment for enhanced bonding
- Surfaces with corrosion-resistant properties
- Chemical/mechanical treatments for peened metals with enhanced chemical properties
Dr. Frank L. Palmieri
Manuscript Submission Information
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