Journal of Thin Films, Coating Science Technology & Application

ISSN: 2455-3344

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Special Issue

Coatings produced using plasma electrolysis with inorganic particles

Abstract Submission Deadline : November 30, 2023

Manuscript Submission Deadline : December 25, 2023

Special Issue Description

Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO) processing for light metals is known for decades and has been established as a well-known industrial surface treatment offering reasonable wear and corrosion protection. The inherent porosity and constrained compositional range of the PEO layer, however, impede long-term protection. Particles are added to the electrolyte in a unique method to incorporate them into PEO coatings in-situ while they are growing. The concept is that by using particles, flaws may be filled, and the compositional variety and functions of manufactured coatings can be improved. Particle addition has thus far been used to create multifunctional coatings with features such as photocatalysis, bioactivity, self-lubrication, anti-wear, and anti-corrosion. The manner and effectiveness of particle uptake and incorporation into coatings during PEO processing are determined by the particle’s characteristics as well as electrical and electrolyte factors. The particles can be totally reactive or fully inert when they are incorporated into the coating, according to normal practice. The latest developments in particle-containing PEO coatings created on substrates made of magnesium, aluminum, and titanium alloys are reviewed in this work. The primary emphasis is placed on the particle uptake mechanism into PEO layers and the associated microstructural and functional alterations.


PEO, Corrosion protection, Multifunctional coatings, Photocatalytic, Chemical reactions, Electrolytes, Melting point, Morphology, Matrix composites, Coatings

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