Special Issue "Surfaces and Interfaces for Renewable Energy"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: bibliometry; renewable energy; environment; sustainability; engineering; agronomy
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Interests: renewable energy; concentrating solar thermal technology; materials for solar energy application
The world-wide demand for electricity will grow to 50% in the next 20 years, mainly due to the increase in the world population, the generalisation of electric vehicles as a form of transport and the boom in the battery market. However, this huge increase will be covered almost completely by renewable energy sources. The durability of renewable energy systems depends to a large extent on their surfaces. The improvement of coatings is one of the great challenges of the engineering and material sciences applied to these systems. This Special Issue will focus on the developments in this particular domain.
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to
- Antireflective coatings
- Antisoiling coatings
- Corrosion resistance coatings
- Increased optical properties (reflectance, absorptance, transmittance and emittance)
- Surface treatment
- Solar cells
- Scanning electron microscopy
- X-ray diffraction
- Thin films
- Plastic coatings
- Nanoparticles and nanotechnology
- Titanium dioxide
- Carbon nanotubes
- Aluminum coatings
- Composite materials
- Environmental impact
- Lifetime prediction
- Accelerated aging methods
- Optical measurement techniques
Prof. Dr. Francisco Manzano-Agugliaro
Dr. Aránzazu Fernández-García
Manuscript Submission Information
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