Special Issue "Nano-Composite Coatings: Processing, Characterization, Properties, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
I am pleased to inform you that a Special Issue on Nano-Composite Coatings has been launched to collect recent works, to disseminate original, theoretical, and applied scientific research in the field of nanocomposite coatings. On this basis I would like to invite you to submit your work to be published in this Special Issue.
In recent years, interest in nanocomposite coatings has been increasing due to their applications in many strategic industries, such as food and health, automotive, aerospace, construction, textile, and solar and wind energy production. The unique physical and functional properties of nanocomposite coatings are mostly attributed to the improved morphology with nanoscale phase-separated domains and depend on several factors, including the individual components, dispersion, morphology and shape, surface functionalization, interfacial interactions, and processing techniques. Nanocomposite coatings are engineered to provide attractive performance and cost-saving advantages, to enhance the physicochemical properties, which do not meet the rule of mixtures of component. These types of coatings allow surface functionalization that can improve product longevity by enhancing heat, wear, and scratch resistance, surface mechanical strength, and specific properties, such as antimicrobial, self-healing, flame retardant, and barrier properties.
Contributions that will be published in this Special Issue will cover various topics ranging from, but not limited to the following:
- Preparative and processing techniques
- Structure and morphology
- Outstanding mechanical and/or thermal properties
- Anticorrosion barrier effect
- Customized adhesion and wettability properties
- Fire-retardant coatings
- Tailored optical properties
- Photoactive systems
- Self-healing and self-lubricating coatings
- Bioactive and drug delivery systems
Dr. Valentin Raditoiu
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- nano coatings
- surface functionalization
- organic–inorganic hybrids
- processing techniques
- coatings characterization