Special Issue "Diamond and Its Related Nanostructured Thin Films/Coatings"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2017).
Interests: diamond and its related nanostructured thin films/coatings; superhard nanocomposite thin films/coatings; friction, wear and corrosion; plasma and ion beam deposition and etching; advanced tooling and biomedical applications
Diamond has many outstanding mechanical and physical properties, such as superhardness, extremely high thermal conductivity, low thermal expansion coefficient, low friction coefficient, and high wear-corrosion resistance. Diamond coatings prepared by low temperature and low pressure vapor deposition using hydrocarbon gas precursors have attracted increasing interest to modify the surface properties of various substrate materials. Diamond and its related nanostructured thin films/coatings are expected to significantly enhance the surface properties of varous substrate material for a wide range of applications in mechanical, electrical, chemical, optical, environmental, nuclear, and biomedical engineering.
The present Special Issue of “Diamond and Its Related Nanostructured Thin Films/Coatings” aims at presenting the current state-of-the-art in synthesis, characterization, and application of Diamond and Its Related Nanostructured Thin Films/Coatings, a field that has blossomed since the 1980s. It intends to cover original research and critical review articles on recent advances in all aspects of the research area.
In the present Special Issue, we will also invite contributions from leading groups in the area with the aim of giving a balanced view of the current state-of-the-art in this discipline.
Prof. Dr. Qiaoqin Yang
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- diamond like carbon
- thin films
- vapor deposition