Special Issue "Surface Performance and Wear Mechanisms of Coatings"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Alexey Vereschaka
Guest Editor
VTO Department, Moscow State Technological University STANKIN, Moscow 127994, Russia
Interests: coatings; surface modification; metal cutting; tool wear
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The main objectives of the Special Issue are to study the influence of the deposition process on the properties of the coating surface (in particular, roughness, type of cluster structure, residual stresses, etc.). The important deposition parameters that have an influence on the properties of the coating surface include arc current, substrate bias voltage, gas pressure, and turntable rotation frequency. Also of interest is the influence of the condition of the coating surface on its functional properties (for example, on the tool life of coated metal-cutting tools, oxidation and erosion of protective coatings, optical properties, etc.).

Another important area is the study of the wear pattern and destruction of coatings under various operating conditions. In particular, areas of interest include (but not limited to) studies of:

  • Crack formation in the structure of coatings and factors inhibiting crack formation;
  • Mechanisms of formation and inhibition of interlayer delaminations;
  • Factors influencing the cohesive and adhesive bonds between the coating and the substrate, as well as between the coating layers;
  • Effects of chemical (in particular, oxidative), abrasive, and diffusion processes, as well as high temperatures on the structure and properties of the coatings.

Also of interest are investigations into the influence of the operating conditions for coated products on the wear pattern and destruction of coatings (in particular, the influence of cutting conditions on coated tools, the influence of temperature and chemical composition of the environment on products with protective coatings, the influence of temperature and forces in the contact zone on tribological coatings of tribopairs, etc.).

Dr. Alexey Vereschaka
Guest Editor

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  • coating surface
  • crack formation
  • wear
  • diffusion
  • oxidation

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