Special Issue "Thin Film Coatings for Multifunctional Applications"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2020).

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Rodica Vlǎdoiu
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Department of Physics and Electronics, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, Ovidius University of Constanta, Mamaia Av. no 124, Constanta, 900524, Romania
Interests: thin films coatings; materials characterization; vacuum arc deposition technologies for nanostructures
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Thin film coatings are quickly developing, such that the surface modification of widespread used materials allows us to transform a material with poor properties into a functional product.

This Special Issue is focused on contributions that improve our scientific and mechanistic understanding of the characterization and performance of engineered surfaces and coatings, processing–structure–property–performance relationships, the design of coatings for specific applications, and size effects. Additional emphasis is given to multifunctional and nanocomposite coatings for extreme conditions, nanostructured coatings, lightening and photovoltaic applications, and advances in instrumentation and measurement techniques. This Special Issue will also be devoted to contributions on understanding the role of coating composition and structure in friction and wear reduction.

In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • New technology trends and applications;
  • Surfaces, interfaces, and thin films;
  • Processes for coating deposition;
  • Characterization techniques;
  • Experimental condensed matter physics;
  • Substrate influence and sample preparation.

Prof. Dr. Rodica Vlǎdoiu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Superhydrophobic Surface with Gamma Irradiation Resistance and Self-Cleaning Effect in Air and Oil
Coatings 2020, 10(2), 106; https://doi.org/10.3390/coatings10020106 - 26 Jan 2020
Abstract
A superhydrophobic surface was synthesized by a combination of an epoxy/polymethylphenylsiloxane matrix and dual-scale morphology of silica (SiO2) nanoparticles. When the amount of SiO2 reached 30 wt.%, the as-prepared surface showed a high static water contact angle (WCA) of 154° [...] Read more.
A superhydrophobic surface was synthesized by a combination of an epoxy/polymethylphenylsiloxane matrix and dual-scale morphology of silica (SiO2) nanoparticles. When the amount of SiO2 reached 30 wt.%, the as-prepared surface showed a high static water contact angle (WCA) of 154° and a low sliding angle (SA) of 5°, excellent water repellency, and dirt-removal effects both in air and oil (hexamethylene). Even after exposure to as high as a 12.30 Mrad dose of gamma-rays, the composite surface still maintained its superior performance. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Thin Film Coatings for Multifunctional Applications)
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