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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

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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 2017
  • - Article ID 2189614
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Surface Modification of 347 Stainless Steel upon Shot Peening

Kejian Li | Qiang Zheng | ... | Keesam Shin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9314740
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Characterization of In Situ Synthesized SiC/Al Composites by Combustion Synthesis and Hot Press Consolidation Method

Hongyu Yang | Erting Dong | ... | Shili Shu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1097142
  • - Research Article

Postprocessing Algorithm for Driving Conventional Scanning Tunneling Microscope at Fast Scan Rates

Hao Zhang | Xianqi Li | ... | X.-G. Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6097486
  • - Research Article

Wear Characteristic of Stellite 6 Alloy Hardfacing Layer by Plasma Arc Surfacing Processes

Zhiyuan Zhu | Chun Ouyang | ... | Xiaowei Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1542156
  • - Research Article

Effects of Concentration and Surface Pressure on MBP Interaction with Cholesterol in Langmuir Films

Lei Zhang | Changchun Hao | ... | Runguang Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 6582019
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Surface Behavior of DPPC and Curcumin in Langmuir Monolayers at the Air-Water Interface

Guoqing Xu | Changchun Hao | ... | Runguang Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2362084
  • - Research Article

Growth and Characterization of M-Plane GaN Thin Films Grown on γ-LiAlO2 (100) Substrates

Yu-Chiao Lin | Ikai Lo | ... | D. M. Schaadt
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9152973
  • - Research Article

Enhancement of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Efficiency Using Mixed-Phase TiO2 Nanoparticles as Photoanode

Yi-Hua Fan | Ching-Yuan Ho | Yaw-Jen Chang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4630156
  • - Research Article

Nanoscale Mechanical Properties of Nanoindented Ni48.8Mn27.2Ga24 Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Thin Film

Xiaofei Fu | Chao Liu | ... | Liying Wang
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