Elena Pikalova is a Guest Editor of the Special Issue of “Coatings”

This year peer-reviewed journal MPDI “Coatings” (ISSN 2079-6412) invited Elena Pikalova, senior researcher of the Laboratory of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences and Elena Kalinina, senior researcher of the Laboratory of Complex Electrophysic Investigations, Institute of Electrophysics, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, as guest editors for a special issue “Electrochemically and Electrophoretically Deposited Thin Films and Their Applications”

A thin film is a layer of material with thickness ranging from fractions of a nanometer to several micrometers. Thin films play an important role in the development and study of materials with new and unique properties. Advances in thin-film deposition techniques have enabled a wide range of technological breakthroughs in many industrial areas. Among the known methods for producing thin-film coatings, the methods of electrochemical and electrophoretic deposition (EPD and ELD) are distinguished by their flexibility of application, the possibility of applying various materials on a complex surface, the low cost of equipment, the ability to obtain films of a given thickness by controlling the deposition parameters and the short timeframe required. The scope of these deposition methods differs significantly – from electrochemical devices, such as fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, various sensors and MEMS devices, to thermal protective, hardening and decorative coatings, and even biomolecules, such as enzymes and proteins.

For this Special Issue, we are inviting you to present original papers or reviews on the latest experimental and theoretical developments in the field of electrochemical and electrophoretic deposition of thin-film coatings. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Latest theoretical and experimental studies in the field of the formation of thin-film structures by ELD and EPD for energy storage and generation devices

  • Application of ELD and EPD in additive technologies

  • ELD and EPD for the formation of multifunctional organic and inorganic, hybrid, nanostructured coatings using nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, graphene, polymers, metals, alloys

  • ELD and co-deposition (combined with EPD or other methods) of metal and composite protective coatings

  • Deposition in modulated electric fields

  • New methods of characterization of EPD and ELD thin-film structures.

  • Methods of computer simulation of the processes of formation of thin films and methods for predicting their properties.

  • Novel experimental setups for ELD and EPD

Papers for review are accepted. To date there is an astonishing possibility to publish a number of papers for free. For paper reviewing the MPDI online publishing provides good discounts for future publications. We invite you strongly to collaborate. Please, share this information with colleagues interested in fast publications in peer-reviewed high score journals. Total process of reviewing in the MPDI systems takes up to 2 weeks. The paper with all reference data appears in the special issue right after the review procedure and technical processing of the manuscript in the journal format (usually 2 more weeks) regardless the dates specified for the special issue.

For further details please contact directly Elena Pikalova +7(343) 3623194, +79222 53103, почта e.pikalova@list.ru

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

For a detailed information follow the link https://www.mdpi.com/journal/coatings/special_issues/Electrochem_Electrophor_Film