Special Issue "Surface Treatment by Laser-Assisted Techniques"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2020).
Interests: laser materials processing; laser surface modification; laser cladding; laser texturing; nanoparticle production by laser ablation; biomaterials processing and characterization
Research about surface treatment using laser-assisted techniques has developed in the last few years, while studied surface modifications are continuously evolving, from the macroscale to the nanoscale. The scope of this Special Issue of Coatings on “Surface Treatment by Laser-Assisted Techniques” includes (but is not limited to):
Laser-assisted processes at nano-, micro- and macro- scales for modification of surface properties, such as roughness, corrosion resistance, adhesion, adsorption, bonding ability, wettability, hydrophobicity, fouling, wear, friction, hardness, fracture toughness, fatigue behaviour, residual stress, conductivity, emissivity, absorption, topography, reflectivity, and other related properties. Short and ultrashort pulse laser treatments of polymers, ceramics, metals and composites for general surface applications are also of interest.
Established techniques, such as laser ablation, laser cladding, laser surface alloying, laser annealing, laser blasting, laser cleaning, laser etching, laser electroplating, laser hardening, laser structuring, laser texturing, hierarchical structuring, laser induced periodic surface structuring, interference patterning, laser micromachining, laser nitriding, pulsed laser deposition, laser thin film deposition, laser polishing, laser remelting, laser recrystallization, laser shock peening, and laser surface activation.
Laser-assisted processes for surface modification in biomaterials and medical devices, laser surface functionalization, degradability modification, bioactive coatings, biocompatibility enhancement, cell alignment, and laser surface modification of hard and soft tissues.
Mathematical modelling, theoretical analysis, thermo-mechanical models and simulation in laser surface treatments.
Submissions of original research and review articles are welcome.
Dr. Rafael Comesaña
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Laser ablation
- Laser cladding
- Pulsed laser deposition
- Laser surface functionalization
- Laser texturing
- Biomaterial surface modification
- Surface engineering
- Ultrashort laser pulse processing