Special Issue "Tribological and Corrosive Investigations in Advanced Nanomaterials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Michal Cichomski
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University of Lodz, Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Materials Technology and Chemistry, Lodz, Poland
Interests: nanomaterials; thin layers; self-assembled monolayers; surface modification of nanomaterials; characterization of thin layers; nanometrology; nanomechanics; nanotribology; adhesion; scanning probe microscopy; wetting of surfaces; biomimetics.

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of modern technologies, such as biotechnologies, electronics, and information technologies, requires the miniaturization of devices and systems while increasing their efficiency, reaction time, and longevity. In order to meet these requirements, new functional surface materials possessing good mechanical, tribological, anti-corrosion, and protective parameters, which reduce the wear of these devices, are being investigated. In particular, low-friction and high-wear-resistant materials are interesting, as every improvement in these properties ensures a beneficial effect on durability. This Special Issue focuses on multifunctional materials obtained with adequate single, multilayer, and nanocomposite coatings using chemical or physical deposition techniques. Moreover, scientific topics include the nano/micro tribological, anti-corrosion surface engineering of materials and the characterization of thin layers.

Prof. Michal Cichomski
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • nanomaterials
  • thin layers
  • mechanical properties
  • nano-/microtribology
  • corrosive investigations
  • wear-resistant

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Electrochemical Evaluation of the Compact and Nanotubular Oxide Layer Destruction under Ex Vivo Ti6Al4V ELI Transpedicular Screw Implantation
Materials 2020, 13(1), 176; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13010176 - 01 Jan 2020
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Nano-engineered implants are a promising orthopedic implant modification enhancing bioactivity and integration. Despite the lack of destruction of an oxide layer confirmed in ex vivo and in vivo implantation, the testing of a microrupture of an anodic layer initiating immune-inflammatory reaction is still [...] Read more.
Nano-engineered implants are a promising orthopedic implant modification enhancing bioactivity and integration. Despite the lack of destruction of an oxide layer confirmed in ex vivo and in vivo implantation, the testing of a microrupture of an anodic layer initiating immune-inflammatory reaction is still underexplored. The aim of this work was to form the compact and nanotubular oxide layer on the Ti6Al4V ELI transpedicular screws and electrochemical detection of layer microrupture after implantation ex vivo by the Magerl technique using scanning electron microscopy and highly sensitive electrochemical methods. For the first time, the obtained results showed the ability to form the homogenous nanotubular layer on an Ti6Al4V ELI screw, both in α and β-phases, with favorable morphology, i.e., 35 ÷ 50 ± 5 nm diameter, 1500 ± 100 nm height. In contrast to previous studies, microrupture and degradation of both form layers were observed using ultrasensitive electrochemical methods. Mechanical stability and corrosion protection of nanotubular layer were significantly better when compared to compact oxide layer and bare Ti6Al4V ELI. Full article
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