Electrochemical reactions represent essential processes in fundamental chemistry that foster a wide range of applications. Although most electrochemical reactions in bulk substances can be well described by the classical Marcus-Gerischer charge transfer theory, the realistic reaction character and mechanism in dimensionally confined systems remain unknown. The oxidation rate is correlated quantitatively with various crystallographic and environmental parameters, including the density of reactive sites, humidity, temperature, and illumination fluence.
This research focuses on developing a novel method for coating Ti6Al4V implant materials with thin-film hydroxyapatite (HAp) using a dip-coating process and an intermediate shellac layer. Here’s a breakdown of the key points: Motivation: Ti6Al4V is widely used in implants due to its strength and biocompatibility. However, its long-term success can be hampered by poor bone integration. […]
Scientists have developed a powerful new approach to understand the material properties of composite coatings. This approach combines micro-indentation experiments with multi-scale simulations, providing a comprehensive understanding of the coating’s mechanical behavior. Here’s how it works: Micro-indentation: A small force is applied to the coating’s surface and the resulting indentation is measured. This provides insights […]
In recent years, the widespread adoption of fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) parts across industries has heightened the demand for eco-friendly and high-quality coatings. Ultra-fine powder coatings have emerged as a promising solution, offering a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional solvent paints. However, challenges such as low powder flowability and high curing temperatures hinder their […]