Special Issue "Self-Cleaning and Antimicrobial Surfaces"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2016).
Interests: synthetic and natural adhesives; lignocellulosic composites; high-performance industrial coatings; graphene-based biomaterials
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Solid surfaces, possessing the ability to remove or eliminate dirt or microbial contaminations without the need for direct human intervention, have been studied intensively in the last few decades. The areas of application are numerous: architectural coatings and materials, textiles, photovoltaic cells, membranes, hospital surfaces, medical devices, etc. Diverse approaches have already been tested and translated into commercial products. Nonetheless, this area of research is still thriving with new materials, additives, treatments, technologies, and theoretical insights.
The forthcoming Special Issue aims to report on scientific and technological advances pertaining to self-cleaning or antimicrobial surfaces. It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript.
Fernão D, Magalhães
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