Special Issue "Functional Titanium-Based Materials: Complexes, Composites and Coatings"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 May 2020.
Interests: titanium and titania-based biomaterial; titanium(IV) oxo-complexes; structural studies and spectral characterization; physicochemical properties; bioactivity; medical applications
Titanium and titanium-based materials are widely applied in variety of fields, ranging from the aviation and automotive industries to biomedical technologies. This is due to the high mechanical strength of titanium in relation to its low weight, adequate linear elasticity, and good corrosion resistance in most aggressive environments. Simultaneously, the photocatalytic activity, semiconducting properties, and bioactivity of materials such as titania nanocoatings of different structure and surface architecture, as well as titania-based nanocomposites, contribute to the great interest in studies on the possibility of their application as biomedical and self-cleaning coatings. The works on new materials exhibiting appropriate biointegral properties and adequate antimicrobial activity, which may be applied in the design and the construction of modern medical devices (e.g., implants) are especially important. Moreover, the composites containing titanium(IV) oxo-complexes as inorganic blocks arouse interest lately due to the possibility of their use as systems for disinfection, sterilization, and deodorization.
In spite of many published publications, titanium complexes and titania-based materials are still attractive topics in many research studies on their production, structural, and spectral characterization, estimation of their physicochemical and mechanical properties, and of their photocatalytic activity and bioactivity. Knowledge of these properties and their synergistic effects is very important for optimal applications of these materials in various fields.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to present the results of the latest works about titanium-based materials, especially titania nanocoatings of different architectures, titanium complexes/oxo-complexes, and also titanium-based nanocomposites. This Special Issue should be a place for both exchanging experiences as well as for further cooperation.
Your contributions are welcome.
Prof. Piotr Piszczek
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- titanium-based materials
- titanium complexes and oxo-complexes
- titania nanocoatings
- physicochemical, mechanical properties
- photocatalytic activity
- bioactivity of titanium-based materials
- titanium medical devices.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
1. Maciej Janek, Tadeusz M. Muzioł, and Piotr Piszczek*
Trinuclear Oxo-titanium(IV) Clusters: Synthesis, Structure, and Photocatalytic Activity
2. Yi Wang, et al. Preparation and Effects of amorphous aluminum-titanium metallic composition on thermal decomposition of high explosives.