Special Issue "Plasma Sprayed Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: surface modification of metals by thermal spraying; materials for medical application; protective coatings of metals for space-based structures; wear-resistant hard metal coatings
The last couple of decades have brought exciting breakthroughs in the utilization of plasmas to design a diverse range of materials and engineered coatings and interfaces. Today, plasmas are widely employed to modify the surface properties of materials without changing their bulk properties. Examples include sensing, the food and packaging industry, medicine, agriculture, printable electronics, energy harvesting, transportation, and applications in numerous areas of everyday life. Many of these materials, coatings, and interfaces are unique and cannot easily be derived by conventional techniques. From this point of view, this Special Issue aims to bring together the latest advances in the fields of plasma engineering of interfaces, coatings, and structures and their application in various fields. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles that will inspire research towards the next generation of plasma-derived materials and their applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- chemical and physical reactions in thermal and non-thermal plasmas;
- modeling of plasmas and their interaction with materials;
- plasma-assisted thin film deposition;
- plasma etching and surface engineering;
- plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO);
- plasma texturing of surfaces;
- plasma functionalization of surfaces;
- plasma-derived nanoscale coatings;
- applications of plasma-derived materials and engineered surfaces;
- properties and performance of plasma-sprayed coatings: corrosion, mechanical, tribological, catalytic, biomedical, and/or electric evaluation.
Prof. Dr. Robert Heimann
Manuscript Submission Information
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