About this Research Topic
Coatings can be classified by their functions, such as active sensing, optically active, anti-reflective, anti-corrosion, anti-icing, anti-fogging, anti-microbial, anti-fouling, self-healing, self-cleaning, anti-graffiti, anti-fingerprint, super-hydrophobic, anti-wear, fire retardant, heat resistant, radar-absorbing, photocatalytic coatings. For this purpose, advance organic and inorganic coatings can be utilized in numerous industries. These can be developed by various technologies such as physical vapor deposition (PVD), chemical vapor deposition (CVD), thermal spray, micro-oxidation, dipping, sol-gel, packed diffusion, ionic beam surface treatment, and laser-assisted techniques. This Research Topic collection emphasizes the recent advances and promising applications of anti-corrosive coatings in construction, energy, automotive, consumer electronic goods, space, and the military.
The goal of this Research Topic is to present state-of-the-art research on recent advances in coatings to protect metals against corrosion phenomena, with emphasis on the interplay among formulation, fabrication, microstructure, and performance. Research linking the prevention of localized and mechanically assisted corrosion (e.g., erosion-corrosion, stress corrosion cracking, fretting corrosion, etc.) is also encouraged. This Research Topic will serve as a platform for researchers to publish their valuable and high-quality work. Original research articles, theoretical and modeling studies, and review papers aimed at pushing the frontiers of corrosion science and engineering for various applications are welcomed.
This Research Topic collection includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Theoretical/experimental research, knowledge, and new ideas in corrosion protective coatings mechanisms
- Coatings produced by different processes, including but not limited to additive manufacturing processes, thermal spray, laser and plasma processing, CVD, plating, etc.
- Experimental investigation advanced coatings with exposure to high temperatures, high stress, and other harsh environment applications
- Understanding the degradation mechanisms of coatings through friction, wear, or other dynamic loading condition and corrosion
- The recent development of experimental methods including mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical interactions for coating investigation
- Simulation research to predict coating properties and performance in various environments
- Recent developments in smart, advanced, multi-functional organic, inorganic, hybrid coatings for corrosion protection
Keywords: Coating, Corrosion, Organic, Inorganic, Ceramic, Electrochemical Investigation
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