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Special Issue "Surface Engineering and Nanofilms"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Dr. Jeff Rao
Department of Manufacturing and Materials, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: material science and nanotechnology; thin films; magnetron sputtering deposition; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; self-cleaning thin film coatings; functional surfaces
Surface Engineering & Nanotechnology Institute, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: low-dimensional nanomaterials and their heterostructures/3D assemblies; surface and interface engineering; nano-bulk materials integration; and ultrathin high-k or refractory films and coatings
Surface engineering, such as functionalisation, interfacing, and coatings, as well as smart thin films, are fundamental to the advancement of engineering and manufacturing industries. Everyday products and components to which we do not give a second thought such as aircraft, cars, trains, to electronics, rely upon surface engineering methodologies which enhance the capabilities of performance components that lead to the creation of competitive advantage. Topics of interest related to "Surface Engineering and Nanofilms" include, but are not limited to:
- Protective and tribological coatings;
- Thin films for energy conversion, catalysis and related processes;
- Growth and tribology of thin films;
- Functionalisation and characterisation of nanofilms;
- 2D materials, graphene and beyond;
- Sensors and instruments based on nanofilms;
Dr. Jeff Rao
Dr. Adrianus Indrat Aria
Manuscript Submission Information
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