Special Issue "Low-Adhesion Coatings: Fundamentals and Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).
Interests: wetting and drop dynamics; durable functional coatings with low(high)-adhesion properties for real-life applications; release (demoulding) coatings; anti-icing coatings; bioadhesive surfaces
Interests: deposition, growth and application of thin films prepared by vacuum and plasma techniques; other functional plasma coatings and supported nanostructures with applications as sensors, optical devices, wetting control, icephobic coatings, microfluidics, fuel cells and other energy related problems; plasma catalysis constitutes at present another topic of interest
We invite researchers to submit original innovative research works to this Special Issue on "Low-Adhesion Coatings: Fundamentals and Applications". Low-adhesion surfaces reveal a minimum affinity to certain pure liquids, complex liquids or solids (even gases), allowing for the liquid/solid to slide off or to release readily. Beyond superhydrophobicity, a pleiad of terms is used to refer, accordingly, to the abilities of low-adhesion surfaces such as superoleophobicity, superomniphobicity/superamphiphobicity, liquid repellency, icephobicity, superaerophobicity, etc. Surfaces that reveal a low shear-adhesion with certain liquids (drop mobility) behave as adhesives for other liquids or solids. The rational design of low-adhesion surfaces with longer service life and minor maintenance costs involves exciting interdisciplinary scientific challenges and their incipient scaling-up to industrial applications is coming. We expect to collect works aimed to provide insights into this complex phenomenon and to the preparation and performance of long-lasting low-adhesion surfaces, according to their prospective function: aeronautics, ice industry, aerogenerators (anti-icing/de-icing coatings), automotive, footwear, die casting, cookware/bakeware (demolding/release performance, anti-corrosion), textile, optics (self-cleaning, anti-fogging), naval (anti-biofouling), urban cleaning and heritage maintenance (anti-graffiti coatings). Exploratory, bio-inspired and disruptive studies may be also submitted, as a point of departure for future innovative and efficient solutions.
Dr. Miguel Ángel Rodríguez-Valverde
Prof. Dr. Agustín R. González-Elipe
Manuscript Submission Information
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