Special Issue "Hybrid and Composite Coatings and Thin Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: hybrid and composite materials; photoactive materials; nanomaterials; anti-bacterial materials; CO2 as a raw material for materials development
Interests: sol–gel; photocatalysis; mesoporous particles and films; nanocomposite particles and films
Interests: hybrid silicas; sol–gel; supported homogeneous catalysis; nanostructured hybrid materials; controlled drug delivery
Composite coatings are those coatings assembled together or dispersed as minor phases (organic or inorganic) in a major component phase (inorganic or organic) to improve their individual properties. If the minor phase has nanometric dimensions, the coatings are nanocomposites. In the particular case that one or more phases are produced from molecular precursors during the nanocomposite formation and one of them is organic while the other is inorganic, we obtain hybrid inorganic–organic materials.
Regarding inorganic–organic hybrid materials, their number has steadily grown during the past 20 years, as a result of the ever-growing number of molecular precursors, both organic and inorganic, leading to a myriad of multifunctional materials with applications spreading from civil engineering through energy storage/generation, (bio-, electro-, photo-) catalysis, sensors, photonics, memory devices, to dentistry and medicine.
Nanocomposite coatings, either organic–inorganic or inorganic–inorganic, have excellent properties for anticorrosion, antimicrobial, antifogging, and self-cleaning applications, as well as unique optical properties.
New achievements are rapidly expanding our knowledge in the area, thus leading to promising applications of these materials in different domains of science and technology.
Therefore, its our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Ubirajara Pereira Rodrigues Filho
Prof. Sara Aldabe Bilmes
Dr. Michel Wong Chi Man
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- hybrid coating and thin films
- multifunctional coatings
- inorganic–organic hybrid coatings and thin films
- composite coatings and thin films
- sol–gel coatings and thin films
- mesoporous thin films
- layered coatings