Advanced Surface Engineering Materials: Characterization and Properties (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Crystalline Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 13 August 2024 | Viewed by 127

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Istituto di Struttura della Materia, ISM-CNR, 00015 Monterotondo Stazione, Italy
Interests: surface characterizations; nanostructured materials; nanotechnology; ultra-thin films; spectroscopy; microscopy
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Rome Tor Vergata, via del Politecnico, 1-00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: materials characterizations; X-ray diffraction; scanning electron microscopy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is well known that the surface of a solid influences many of its physical, chemical and mechanical properties, such as its electronics, optics, catalytic activity, biocompatibility, resistance to corrosion, etc. These surface properties can be manipulated and improved through modifications to the solid’s chemical composition, morphology and thermomechanical treatments, and a vast number of resources are therefore being invested in in order to study engineered and nanostructured surfaces. This is an emerging area of research applied in the fields of sustainable and renewable energies, sensors, and biomedical engineering, among numerous others.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect relevant research contributions on surfaces modified by the deposition of crystalline ultra-thin films and functionalized coatings as well as surface property changes induced by heat, plasma and laser treatments.

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

  • Surface morphology and structure;
  • Surface modifications and treatments;
  • Techniques for manufacturing engineered surfaces;
  • Thin coatings;
  • Surface-sensitive techniques;
  • Structural and chemical surface properties.

Dr. Eleonora Bolli
Dr. Alessandra Varone
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • surface characterization
  • ultra-thin films
  • surface treatments
  • functionalized surface
  • SPM techniques

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

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It is well known that the surface of a solid influences many of its physical, chemical and mechanical properties, such as its electronics, optics, catalytic activity, biocompatibility, resistance to corrosion, etc. These surface properties can be manipulated and improved through modifications to the solid’s chemical composition, morphology and thermomechanical treatments, and a vast number of resources are therefore being invested in in order to study engineered and nanostructured surfaces. This is an emerging area of research applied in the fields of sustainable and renewable energies, sensors, and biomedical engineering, among numerous others.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect relevant research contributions on surfaces modified by the deposition of crystalline ultra-thin films and functionalized coatings as well as surface property changes induced by heat, plasma and laser treatments.

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

  • Surface morphology and structure;
  • Surface modifications and treatments;
  • Techniques for manufacturing engineered surfaces;
  • Thin coatings;
  • Surface-sensitive techniques;
  • Structural and chemical surface properties.
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