Special Issue "Surface Functionalization by ALD Technology"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
2. Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Optics and Precision Engineering, Albert-Einstein-Str. 7, 07745 Jena, Germany
Interests: atomic layer deposition; optical coatings; oxides, metals, composites, nanolaminates and multilayers; interference coatings; diffractive optics
Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and related molecular layer deposition (MLD) are the most powerful technologies for conformal coating of micro/nano structured or complex shaped substrates. Intense research of ALD materials, their properties, and their applications in recent decades have brought this technology from the R&D laboratories to an industrial level. Continuous development of ALD materials and processes is mandatory to achieve next generation devices with improved efficiency and reduced costs. The quest for better functional thin film coatings will surely consider more and more complex material systems. Atomic layer deposition is an ideal technology for engineering novel material systems, because it allows for precise (sub-atomic) composition control for most complex composites combining different materials. Dielectrics, metals, semiconductors, and organic material can now be mixed in an ultra-thin film.
This Special Issue of Coatings is devoted to surface functionalization by ALD and will consider original research as well as review articles.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Material sciences such as the development of novel materials and processes; improving the properties of ALD thin films; single/doped or multilayer systems; and growth characteristics such as uniformity, reproducibility, growth rate, scale-up, etc.
- Chemical and physical properties of surface functional coatings and studies on the relationship between film composition and properties;
- Applications of functional thin films for electronics, energy saving, barriers and encapsulation, antibacterial, photocatalytic, optical, decorative, or other emerging fields.
Dr. Adriana Szeghalmi
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Planned Paper 1
Title: Optical functional coatings by ALD
Author: Dr. Adriana Szeghalmi