Surface and Coatings Technology

Surface and Coatings Technology

An international journal devoted to the science and application of advanced surface treatments for improvement of material properties





Editor-in-Chief::A. Matthews





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Surface and Coatings Technology is an international archival journal publishing scientific papers on surface and interface engineering to modify and improve the surface properties of materials for protection in demanding contact conditions or aggressive environments, or for enhanced functional performance. Contributions range from original scientific articles concerned with applied research or direct applications of coatings, to invited reviews of current technology in specific areas. Papers submitted to this journal are expected to be in line with the following aspects in processes, and properties/performance:

A. Processes: Physical and chemical vapour deposition techniques, thermal and plasma spraying, surface modification by directed energy techniques such as ion, electron and laser beams, thermo-chemical treatment, wet chemical and electrochemical processes such as plating, sol-gel coating, anodization, plasma electrolytic oxidation, etc., but excluding painting.

B. Properties/performance: friction performance, wear resistance (e.g., abrasion, erosion, fretting, etc), corrosion and oxidation resistance, thermal protection, diffusion resistance, hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity, and properties relevant to enhanced functional performance for environmental, energy and medical applications, but excluding device aspects.

Articles must go beyond the technical recipe format and gain new understanding and insight based on detailed characterization of coatings and processes. Experimental papers should provide complete information on the process parameters and an appropriate microstructural characterization. Also, papers which include test data should provide full details of the test equipment and parameters. Such papers should report on the synthesis-characterization-properties-performance relationships.
Manuscripts must be written in good English and contain a balanced and up-to-date reference list formatted according to the guide-for-authors.

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In order to be considered for publication, the Covering Letter with your paper should clearly explain the novelty and originality of your research and its scientific contribution beyond previously published papers. If not, your submission will not be considered for publication and will not be sent out for peer-review.

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Chemists, physicists, materials scientists, metallurgists, electrochemists, engineers, tribologists

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Editors: H.C. Man Dept. of Industrial and Systems Eng., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Fax: + 862 2362 9248, P.J. Martin Materials Science & Engineering, CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Lindfield, NSW 2070, Australia, Fax: +61 2 413 7204/7631, A. Matthews Dept. of Engineering Materials, University of Sheffield, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK, Fax: +44 1142225943, J. Patscheider Materials Science and Technology, Lab. for Nanoscale Materials Science, EMPA, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland, Fax: +41 44 823 40 34, I. Petrov Frederick Seitz Materials Research Lab., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 104 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, Fax: +1 217 244 2278, Editorial Board: A. Agarwal Miami, FL, USA, A. Anders Berkeley, CA, USA, S. Aouadi Carbondale, IL, USA, M. Bilek Sydney, NSW, Australia, P.K. Chu Kowloon, Hong Kong, China, Y.-W. Chung Evanston, IL, USA, J.T.M. De Hosson Groningen, Netherlands, M. Fenker Schwäbische Gmünd, Germany, R.B. Heimann Goerlitz, Germany, J. Luo Beijing, China, P. Mayrhofer Wien, Austria, C. Mitterer Leoben, Austria, M.F. Montemor Lisboa, Portugal, L. Pawlowski LIMOGES CEDEX, France, N.X. Randall Peseux, Switzerland, C. Rebholz Nicosia, Cyprus, J.M. Schneider Aachen, Germany, W. Sha Belfast, UK, S.M.A. Shibli Trivandrum, India, P.H. Shipway Nottingham, UK, W.D. Sproul San Marcos, CA, USA, M. Stueber Eggenstein-Leopoldshaften, Germany, F.C. Walsh Southampton, UK, M. Wang Hong Kong, China, M.S. Wong Hualien, Taiwan, ROC, A. Yerokhin Sheffield, England, UK, S. Zhang Singapore, Singapore
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