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Recent Applications of Scanning Microscopy in Surface Engineering


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1Hohai University, Nanjing, China

2Kwangwoon University, Seoul, Republic of Korea

3City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

4National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, Ilfov, Romania

5Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China


Recent Applications of Scanning Microscopy in Surface Engineering

Description

Scanning microscopy has been greatly developed and widely used in the past 80 years and is currently playing an important role in exploring the microscopic world. Generally speaking, scanning microscopy has developed in two directions: scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and scanning probe microscopy (SPM). Scanning electron microscopy has already become a general analytical tool to observe the surface morphology of various matters since it was invented in the 1930s. SEM allows scientists and engineers to not only study viruses and DNA but also build microcircuits on computer chips. Scanning probe microscopy was subsequently developed in the 1980s to investigate surfaces with atomic resolution. SPM can serve scientists and engineers observing individual atoms and manipulating them to build new structures with novel properties.

Surface engineering is a multidisciplinary field that combines physics, chemistry, materials science, biology, and mechanical engineering. Metals, polymers, and ceramics can achieve novel properties via various surface modification techniques such as electrochemical deposition, laser cladding, and plasma treatment. Comprehensive and simultaneous information can be acquired via scanning microscopy to reveal the fundamental aspects of physics, chemistry, and biology at surfaces. Thus, the utilization of scanning microscopy in surface engineering provides many opportunities to improve current surface modification processes and understand associated mechanisms.

The aim of this special issue is to provide an excellent platform for physicists, chemists, biologists, materials scientists, and engineers to share and disseminate recent applications of scanning microscopy in surface engineering. This issue welcomes both experimental and theoretical studies and accepts high-quality articles containing original research articles as well as review articles.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis, characterization, and applications of thin solid films
  • Fabrication of superhydrophobic surfaces on engineering materials
  • Surface design of nanomaterials related to photochemical catalysis, pollution remediation, and energy storage and conversion
  • Corrosion, oxidation, and wear phenomena at surfaces of engineering materials
  • Interactions between biomaterials and their outside environments (including in vitro and in vivo investigations)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8459768
  • - Research Article

Analysis of Al2O3 Nanostructure Using Scanning Microscopy

Marek Kubica | Władysław Skoneczny | Marek Bara
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7546310
  • - Editorial

Recent Applications of Scanning Microscopy in Surface Engineering

Guosong Wu | Eun-Ha Choi | ... | Ying Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6519310
  • - Research Article

Investigation on Composition, Mechanical Properties, and Corrosion Resistance of Mg-0.5Ca-X(Sr, Zr, Sn) Biological Alloy

Yichang Su | Jixing Lin | ... | Cuie Wen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9216314
  • - Review Article

Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys Developed as Bone Repair Materials: A Review

Chen Liu | Zheng Ren | ... | Ying Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2602596
  • - Research Article

Surface Morphology Study of Chemical Vapor Transport of ZnO Crystals

Long Fan | Jia Li | ... | Weidong Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8945729
  • - Research Article

Preparation and Anodizing of SiCp/Al Composites with Relatively High Fraction of SiCp

Bin Wang | Shengguan Qu | Xiaoqiang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6268579
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Degradation Behaviors of Manganese-Calcium Phosphate Coatings on an Mg-Ca-Zn Alloy

Yichang Su | Yingchao Su | ... | Cuie Wen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6491279
  • - Research Article

Influence of Cu Content on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Cr-Cu-N Coatings

Ji Cheng Ding | Teng Fei Zhang | ... | Kwang Ho Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1928198
  • - Research Article

Corrosion Properties of 34CrMo4 Steel Modified by Shot Peening

Qiang Zheng | Kejian Li | ... | Dengming Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1468596
  • - Research Article

Extracting Cross-Sectional Clinical Images Based on Their Principal Axes of Inertia

Yuzhou Fan | Liangping Luo | ... | Yifang Fan
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