Special Issue "Surface Engineering of Light Alloys"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2020.
Interests: metals; biomaterials; titanium; surface treatments; interfaces; surface characterizations
It is my pleasure to announce you the Special Issue of Coatings dedicated to "Surface Engineering of Light Alloys" and invite you to submit your valuable contribution.
Light alloys (aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys) are gaining increasing interest in the scientific and technological community, in many different application fields from automotive to medicine, thanks to their light weight coupled with interesting mechanical properties. The functional performances of light alloys can be significantly affected by their surface properties; in fact, the surface can be considered as the “visiting card” of the material for its working environment (e.g., it can drive the biological response upon implantation for titanium alloys intended for biomedical implants or it can affect the joining ability of aluminum and magnesium alloys) as well as for its further material working steps (e.g., coatings). Surface engineering is a versatile tool for the modification of materials surface in order to tailor and improve their functional properties.
The aim the present Special Issue is to present the latest development in this field through research and review papers.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Surface engineering of light alloys for biomedical applications;
- Surface engineering of light alloys for joining and coatings applications;
- Surface engineering of light alloys for corrosion protection;
- Surface engineering of light alloys for antibacterial/antifouling purposes.
Dr. Sara Ferraris
Manuscript Submission Information
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