Special Issue "Self-Assembled Films for Improved Corrosion Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 June 2020.
Interests: corrosion mechanisms; corrosion inhibitors; self-assembled films; protective coatings, electrochemical techniques
Interests: corrosion; self-assembled films; corrosion inhibitors; coatings; laser spectroscopy; electrochemistry; local probe techniques
Corrosion processes lead to deterioration of metallic structures, which can result in both significant financial losses as well as in endangerment of human lives and environment. For this reason, various corrosion protection methods are applied in practice to prolong the lifetime of metallic structures. Recently, self-assembled films of organic compounds have found their application in many fields, including corrosion protection. Self-assembled films can form by spontaneous adsorption of amphiphilic molecules such as alkanethiols, carboxylic and phosphonic acids or silanes. Mainly, self-assembled monolayers are formed in this way. Self-assembly results in formation of highly ordered structures that can act as a barrier to diffusion of corrosive species, thus preventing or retarding corrosion processes. Nevertheless, the protective properties of such coatings strongly depend on the properties of underlying substrate, film formation conditions, as well on the properties of the applied amphiphilic molecules. Therefore, unravelling of the effect of these parameters on the protective properties of self-assembled films by various experimental techniques is of significant importance.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript on “Application and Characterization of Self-Assembled Films in Corrosion Protection” for this Special Issue. Both original scientific papers and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Helena Otmačić Ćurković
Dr. Saman Hosseinpour
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- self-assembled monolayers (SAMs)
- self-assembled multilayers
- corrosion protection
- electrochemical characterization
- spectroscopic characterization
- local probe characterization