ISSN (Print): 2333-8903

ISSN (Online): 2333-8911

Website: http://www.sciepub.com/journal/materials

Editor-in-chief: Serge Samper

Special Issue Call for Papers

Special Issue on Interface Engineering for Device Technology

Surface interactions in materials have been the subject of research for centuries. At present, understanding the interactions using basic physics and chemistry had become a bigger challenge considering the use of interfaces in the development of devices in several fields of applications. In particular, coatings which add desired properties to a substrate in a composite fashion are becoming very important in the development of new technology. Coatings are been used to improve mechanical, biomechanical, biochemical, chemical and corrosion properties to bulk materials; as well as conferring better or new properties such as biocompatibility and biochemical compatibility. In addition, bulk material or coating properties can be improved or modified by producing composites by adding particles in different shapes and sizes. Nanotechnology is a field of exponential increase in research which presents new challenges in the interfacial interaction due to the large surface to bulk energy ratio. The present issue intends to publish advances in the research aiming to produce under controlled conditions interfaces with special or improved properties with the environment of application and also with the substrate. The fields of applications include protection of the device from the environment, design of materials for devices in process engineering such as catalysis and photocatalysis, improvements in wear and corrosion, hemocompatibility, biocompatibility in general and tissue engineering. The research contributions include experimental, theoretical, modeling or empirical research for the production of the material and the design or construction of prototypes.

About the issue

The topics to be covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Coatings and nanocoatings improving wear, mechanical or corrosion properties in different environments.
  • Coatings with improved adhesion to the substrate.
  • Surface engineering for biocompatibility
  • Surface engineering for tissue production.
  • Coatings for catalysis and photocatalysis.
  • Composites with barrier properties

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: July 30, 2017
Final Version Due: August 30, 2017
Special Issue Publishing Date: October 01, 2017

Chief Guest Editor

Carlos Enrique Schvezov
Director of the Institute of Materials of Misiones - IMAM
Email: schvezov@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Carlos Enrique Schvezov at the address: <schvezov@gmail.com>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.

Special Issue on Hybrid Perovskite materials

Scope:

  • Inorganic-organic hybrid materials

Aims:

  • Analyze characterization techniques for hybrid materials
  • Publish fast and efficiently original articles, reviews and letters.
  • Publish high quality research articles

About the issue

The topics to be covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Inorganic-organic thin film fabrication techniques.
  • Inorganic-organic hybrid Perovskite materials for optoelectronics applications.
  • Organic perovskite materials for optoelectronics applications.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: May 10, 2017
Final Version Due: May 30, 2017
Special Issue Publishing Date: July 01, 2017

Chief Guest Editor

Cliff Orori Mosiori
Technical University of Mombasa- (TUM)
Email: corori@tum.ac.ke, cliffmosiori@gmail.com

Guest Editor

John Maera
Maasai Mara University
Email: maerajt@gmail.com

Robert Magare
Kenyatta University
Email: robmagare@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Cliff Orori Mosiori at the address: <corori@tum.ac.ke, cliffmosiori@gmail.com>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.