Special Issue "Multiscale Interface Materials with Special Wettability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 1183
In the last years, smart surfaces with a controlled wettability (superhydrophobic, oleophobic, amphiphobic behavior, even switchable) have been object of several studies due to their potential broad applications in many industrial fields, e.g. aerospace, building industry, maritime and naval transportation, energy harvesting, medicine, etc. New frontiers for materials and surfaces with a special wetting behavior lie in their ability to hinder the interaction with liquids, fluids, emulsions or mixtures with surface tension γ in a wide range of values (from 72 mN/m to values lower than 20 mN/m) and, if any, under different physical state. Interfacial controlled wetting can be introduced on different materials at surface level by synthetic routes taking inspiration from the multiscale topographic features, coupled with a strictly controlled chemistry, present in many living organisms. Just to make some examples, the special wettability of multiscale interface materials might allow to reduce snow, ice and frost formation/accretion under critical conditions, reduce drag and friction effects, respectively, in underwater applications and mechanic processing, reduce fouling adhesion, promote fog and humidity harvesting, etc.
As Guest Editor of this Special Issue it is my pleasure to invite you to contribute your research activity, communications, articles or review. Selected topics can belong to different aspects, such as design of multiscale features for materials surfaces to address their pristine wetting behavior, integrated solutions and processing—from additive ones to direct micromachining approaches—to multifunctional engineered components and devices, applications of surfaces and materials, etc. Studies on the relationships between physical and chemical surface features and wetting properties aiming at drawing up specific feed-back actions to improve materials durability under the different working conditions are considered as hot topic and are particularly welcome.
Dr. Mariarosa Raimondo
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- Hybrid coatings with superhydrophobic, amphiphobic performances
- Surface direct machining techniques
- Interfacial multiscale structures and chemistry
- Static and dynamic wettability
- Application field of multiscale interfacial materials with special wettability