Special Issue "Physical Vapor Deposition II"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft
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Guest Editor
Tribology Centre, Danish Technological Insitute, Kongsvang Allé 29, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
Interests: sputter deposition; Industrial-scale sputtering; PVD coatings; surface enginering; pulsed DC sputtering; HiPIMS; HPPMS; oxides; nitrides; carbides; DLC; tribology; ion-beam assisted deposition (IBAD); ion implantation; photocatalysis; X-ray diffraction (XRD, XRR, pole figures); electron microscopy (SEM, TEM); Rutherford backscattering; EDX
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is a vacuum deposition method of producing thin films and coatings. In a PVD process, the source material is changed from the solid phase to the vapor phase and then deposited on a substrate surface by returning to a condensed phase. The most common PVD processes are evaporation and sputtering with the assistance of various techniques. PVD technology is applied in applications that require thin films or coatings for mechanical, physical, chemical, optical, and electronic functions. PVD technology is developing with advances in theory and technique, and providing extensive opportunities for advanced thin films and coatings in an expanding area of applications. This Special Issue of Coatings on “Physical Vapor Deposition” is open to all original research papers and critical reviews on the latest advances in all aspects of PVD.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • PVD physics and modeling;
  • PVD processes, techniques, and equipment;
  • PVD coating characterization;
  • PVD coating properties, behavior, and performance;
  • PVD coating applications.

Dr. Klaus Pagh Almtoft
Guest Editor

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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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