Special Issue "Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 March 2019)
Prof. Dr. Miguel Ángel Garrido
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Escuela Superior de Ciencias Experimentales y Tecnología, ESCET, Grupo de Durabilidad e Integridad Mecánica de Materiales Estructurales, Móstoles, Spain
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Interests: nanostructured coatings; nanoscale coatings; nanocomposites; microstructural characterization; mechanical properties; applications; modelling; tribology
Nanostructured materials and coatings offer the potential for significant improvements in engineering properties based on the improvements in physical and mechanical properties resulting from the reduction of microstructural features by factors of 100 to 1000 times compared to present engineering materials. Nanostructured materials can improve mechanical and functional properties compared to conventional materials. Research studies have shown that when particles’ sizes reach the dimensions of nanometer, remarkable improvement is observed in the mechanical response of the materials and coatings. Shape, size and surface of nanoparticles seem to play important role in properties of nanostructured coatings. Recently, great advances in research have been developed in the determination of the mechanisms responsible for the increase in the mechanical and tribological properties of nanostructured coatings. The development of specific techniques to determine these properties at the nanometer scale has turned out to be especially relevant for this purpose.
This Special Issue of Coatings on “Mechanical Properties of Nanostructured Coatings” is intended to cover original research and critical review articles on recent advances in this topic.
In particular, the topic of interest includes, but is not limited to:
- Processing nanostructured coatings
- Microstructure of nanostructured coatings
- Mechanical and tribological behaviour of nanostructured coatings
- Modelling and simulations of nanostructured coatings
- Applications of nanostructured coatings
Prof. Dr. Miguel Ángel Garrido
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