Special Issue "Nanostructured Functional Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2018).
Interests: surface treatment; bonding; composites materials; fracture; corrosion
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Nanostructured functional coatings are among the most highly-exploited research areas during last decade in the field of material science. Having applications ranging from automobile industries to sensor technologies, it has always had accelerated advancements. To name a few, the use of nano-additives has opened a whole new gateway towards hydrophobicity and self-cleaning studies. The applications are endless; however, challenges like proper dispersion in matrix and control over interfacial interactions are yet to be completely resolved. Towards this goal, we are assembling a Special Issue of journal Coatings to encourage researchers worldwide and to provide them with a platform to publish their novel studies and to offer chance to submit their valuable reviews, beyond the conventional protection and decoration properties. The theme of this Special Issue broadly includes (but is not limited to):
- Photoluminescent or photocatalytic coatings
- Hydrophilic or hydrophobic coatings
- Bio-compatible coatings
- Hard coatings
- Conductive coatings
- Heat resistant coatings
- Anti-corrosion coatings
- Novel coatings and characterizations.
We hope to receive your valuable input and to make this a successful issue.
Prof. Dr. Kyong Yop Rhee
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.
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