We are pleased to announce that Prof. Dušan Galusek and our researchers Dr. Omid Sharifahmadian (CEGLASS project, ITMS+313011R453), and Dr. Kamalan Kirubaharan (CEGLASS project, ITMS+313011R453) from the Department of coating processes will be serving as guest editors for a Special Issue on “Ceramic Materials and Coatings: From Materials to Applications” that will be published in the open-access journal, Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
As we know, advanced ceramics have a specific microstructure and offer a series of outstanding properties (high hardness, high strength, etc.) and are widely used in fields such as aerospace, energy, electronics, machinery, biomedicine, and so on. Oxides and non-oxide ceramic coatings can retain bulk material properties, while the surface functionality is precisely engineered; this can significantly improve the surface properties of metals, including corrosion resistance, thermal barrier properties, wear resistance, self-cleaning and anti-fouling behavior, and biocompatibility. Several techniques (PVD, CVD, thermal spray, electrophoresis, sol–gel, etc.) have been adopted to fabricate a wide range of ceramic coatings with desirable properties. The study of the structure of the ceramics and understanding its relationship with ceramic coating properties are key for the further development of new applications of materials. The fabrication process, chemical composition, and thickness of the ceramic coating or thin film are critical factors which can influence the properties of the ceramics. This Special Issue will cover recent advances in ceramic materials synthesis, characterization, properties, and their applications as thin films and coatings.
Please join with us to provide readers with a summary in the field of ceramic materials and coatings through contributing to this Special Issue on “Ceramic Materials and Coatings: From Materials to Applications”. We invite scientists and academics all over the world to submit original research papers and review articles on the recent developments and applications of ceramic materials and coatings. Research on cermet-based coatings is also welcome.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- The use of ceramic materials and coatings for wear, erosion, corrosion, high-temperature, optical, magnetic, energy, antibacterial, and biomedical applications.
- Fabrication of ceramic coatings and thin films, including PVD, CVD, thermal spray, sol–gel, as well as hybrid methods.
- Characterization of thin film ceramic coatings and their applications.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2023
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