Special Issue "Superhydrophobic Coatings for Corrosion and Tribology"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Dr. Guochen Zhao
Key Laboratory for High Strength Lightweight Metallic Materials of Shandong Province, Shandong Academy of Sciences (SDAS), Jinan, China
Interests: superwettability properties; robust superhydrophobic coatings; antifouling anticorrosion films; superaerophilic electrodes; 3D printing
We would like to invite you to submit your work for a Special Issue on "Superhydrophobic Coatings for Corrosion and Tribology". Superhydrophobic surfaces, with a water contact angle >150°, have attracted both academic and industrial interest due to their wide range of applications, such as water proofing, anti-fogging, antifouling, anti-icing, fluidic drag reduction and anti-corrosion. Currently the majority of superhydrophobic coatings are created using organic chemicals with low surface energy. However, their lack of mechanical strength and heat resistance prevents the use of these coatings in harsh environments. Quality superhydrophobic coatings developed using inorganic materials are therefore highly sought after. Ceramics are of particular interest due to their high mechanical strength, heat and corrosion resistance. Such superhydrophobic coatings have recently been successfully fabricated using a variety of ceramics and different approaches, and have shown the improved wear and tribocorrosion resistance properties. This Special Issue will focus on the recent developments in the fabriction of superhydrophobic coatings and their robustness against corrosion and wear resistance, but original work on other properties of superhydrophobic coatings are also welcome.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Robust superhydrophobic coatings;
- Coatings with super-wettability in multifunctional applications;
- Wetting effects on corrosion and tribology;
- Hierarchical Coating for wetting and modelling.
Dr. Shuncai Wang
Dr. Guochen Zhao
Manuscript Submission Information
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