Volume 8, 2021
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A review on differential scanning calorimetry as a tool for thermal assessment of nanostructured coatings
National R&D Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals-IMNR, 102 Biruintei Blvd. Pantelimon, Ilfov, Romania
2 Applynano Solutions, S.L., Scientific Parc of Alicante. Carretera San Vicente, s/n. Alicante, Spain
3 National R&D Institute for Aerospace Research Elie Carafoli, 102 Iuliu Maniu Blvd. Bucharest 6, Romania
4 Material Sciences and Engineering, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 313 Splaiul Independentei, Bucharest, Romania
Accepted: 16 December 2020
Nanostructured coatings and films play an important role in modern surface engineering due to their ability to improve and optimize materials behavior under different external constraints such as high/low temperatures, stress/strain, corrosive/oxidizing atmosphere, electromagnetic fields/fluxes etc., used practically in all industrial fields. Surface modification may be done using any type of materials: polymers, metals, ceramics, composites or hybrids on any type of substrate by different physical, chemical or combined technologies. Thermal characterization methods are one of the most accessible tools to study, model and predict the process parameters required to preserve the nanostructures during thermal treatment of different coatings, develop novel multi-material coating systems, study the complex correlations between material properties vs. synthesis and processing parameters in real environments. Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) is often used as a standard method to put in evidence different thermal events such as phase transitions, decomposition, oxidation/reduction, nucleation and growth at the substrate/coating interfaces or in coating materials. The present paper aims to review some examples on how DSC may be used to assess the thermal behavior of coatings using standardization tools and developing novel application fields.
Key words: Thermal analysis / nanostructured coatings / phase transitions / metals / intermetallic compounds / ceramics / hybrid materials
© A.E. Slobozeanu et al., Hosted by EDP Sciences 2021
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