Special Issue "Surface Alloying and Cladding"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020
We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on “Surface Alloying and Cladding”. Surface alloys represent an advanced kind of coatings characterized by a higher level of adhesion than common ones. This is generally achieved by the liquid-phase mixing of the constituents of pre-deposited films and substrate during pulsed melting. The thickness of surface alloys may vary from tenths to tens of micrometers. The formation of thick surface alloys is referred to as surface cladding. Surface alloying enables a precise control over surface properties, which is becoming increasingly important both in science and engineering, especially in medical and electronic applications. The machines used for surface melting followed by surface alloying and cladding are those generating pulsed power, such as pulsed lasers, electron beam and plasma flow generators, etc. The processes taking place during surface alloying are mainly non-equilibrium ones; they enable the mixing of even insoluble elements and, consequently, forming metastable phases and structures with appealing properties. Interestingly, in many cases, the surface alloying technique based on pulsed melting ensures the finishing of the surface leading to its cleaning, deburring, and polishing. The aim of this Special Issue is to highlight some of the most recent and most significant contributions to the surface alloying and related fields through submitting original research papers and reviews from leading groups worldwide.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Surface alloying with pulsed electron or laser beams;
- Surface alloying with plasma flows;
- Modification of multilayer systems by pulsed melting;
- Surface cladding;
- Surface finishing;
- Surface deburring and polishing.
Dr. Alexey Markov
Manuscript Submission Information
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