Special Issue "Innovative Technologies and Materials for Coatings and Surface Treatments"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Stefano Guarino
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Niccolò Cusano University – Department of Engineering, Rome, Italy
Interests: materials and technology for surface manufacturing; laser processing; metal foams, material characterization
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The need to obtain components with high quality and performance and excellent functional properties is a critical focus which is common to many industrial and technological domains.

This Special Issue aims to collect scientific contributions on new technologies, manufacturing processes, and materials for high-performance coatings and surface treatments. Scientific contributions can be focused on conventional and unconventional manufacturing processes, new materials for high-performance coatings or surface treatments and/or for surface functionalization. Furthermore, characterization methods and computational approaches for modeling the manufacturing process and material properties (such as numerical simulations, mathematical modelling, optimization, control, etc.), and contributions with environmental impact analysis (LCA) are of interest.

Prof. Dr. Stefano Guarino
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Coating
  • Surface treatment
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Characterization
  • Functionalization
  • Numerical and mathematical modeling
  • Life cycle assessment

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Surface Modification of Lightweight Mortars by Nanopolymers to Improve Their Water-Repellency and Durability
Materials 2020, 13(6), 1350; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13061350 - 17 Mar 2020
Abstract
The paper explores the possibility of covering the mortar with the lightweight aggregate by the nanopolymer silane and siloxane as surface hydrophobisation. The investigation involved the mortars with two types of hydrophobic agents diluted with water in a ratio of 1:4 and 1:8. [...] Read more.
The paper explores the possibility of covering the mortar with the lightweight aggregate by the nanopolymer silane and siloxane as surface hydrophobisation. The investigation involved the mortars with two types of hydrophobic agents diluted with water in a ratio of 1:4 and 1:8. Mortar wetting properties were determined by measuring the absorbability, water vapor diffusion, contact angle (CA) and surface free energy (SFE) of their structure. Surface micro-roughness and 2D topography were evaluated. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) has shown the microstructure and distribution of pores in mortars. The reduction in absorbency after the first day of testing by 87% was shown. An improvement in frost resistance after 25 cycles by 97% and an 18-fold decrease in weight loss after the sulphate crystallization test were observed. The hydrophobic coating reduces the SFE of mortars and increases the CA. In the case of using silanes, a 9-fold increase CA was observed. Full article
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