Special Issue "Thermal Spraying of Metallic Coatings"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Prof. Dr. Cecilia Bartuli
Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials, Environment - University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via Eudossiana 18, 00185 Rome, RM, Italy
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Interests: surface engineering; thermal spray deposition of protective and functional coatings; thermal barrier coatings; wear resistant cermet coatings; coatings for harsh environments; corrosion
This is an invitation to contribute to a Special Issue of the open-access MDPI journal Metals, which is dedicated to "Thermal Spraying of Metallic Coatings".
Thermal spray is a large family of surface deposition techniques that are experiencing constant progress and evolution. Improving our fundamental comprehension of the physico-chemical phenomena at the basis of coatings build-up allows for the implementation of new processes designed to meet special requirements for either sensitive and complex-shaped substrates or challenging coating materials (such as nano-crystalline materials, amorphous metals, or metastable phases).
The subject proposed for the Special Issue covers fundamental and technological topics concerning consolidated and advanced spraying techniques for the deposition of metals and metal matrix composites (such as cold spraying, warm spraying, and high-velocity air-fuel); the optimization of conventional compositions and systems; and the design of innovative, metal-based coatings and architectures for newly conceived applications.
Topics of interest will include (but will not be limited to) the following:
- Recent developments in thermal spraying technologies for metal-based coatings
- The metallurgy of coatings and coating–substrate combinations
- Wear, corrosion, and oxidation-resistant coatings
- Innovative bond coats for thermal barrier coatings
- Coatings for electronics
- Coatings for biomedical applications
- Post-treatments and joining
- Standardization of testing procedures
- Modelling and simulation of deposition processes and of coating performance in operation
I look forward to receiving your contribution to this common project, and I hope that the collection of papers will be able to offer a comprehensive and original overview of the most advanced research and technology efforts of the thermal spray community in the field of metallic coatings.
Prof. Cecilia Bartuli
- Cold spray
- Plasma spray
- Warm spray
- Functional coatings