About this Research Topic
This topic will focus on the recent advances in design and functionalisation of ceramic, metallic and polymeric materials, from nano to macroscopic structures.
This topic will include:
-Fundamentals of deposition processes, growth modeling, plasma-surface interactions and in situ diagnostics
-New deposition processes
-Correlation of microstructure and functional properties
-Hard, wear and oxidation resistant coatings
-Characterization methods to determine the properties of the films in their conditions of use (high temperature, high pressure, irradiation, gaseous environment…)
-New materials in thin film form: high entropy alloys, oxynitrides, intermetallics…
-Design of novel thin films for energy conversion, save and storage
-Coatings for biological applications
Keywords: thin films, biomaterials, corrosion resistance, PVD techniques, wear and friction
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