Functional Coatings

Functional composite coatings are a new generation of materials that exhibit unique physical and functional properties. Functional composite coatings can be used as an alternative to provide the excellent properties of bulk nano/micro composites at relatively low production costs. Depending upon the applications, cost, thickness, purity, desired properties and substrate limitations, composite coatings can be manufactured by various methods. These methods include electroplating, self-assembly, spin coating, chemical vapor deposition, sputtering, dip coating and spray coating.

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Selected Publications

  • Ijaz, A., Kiss, L. F., Demirel, A. L., Varga, L. K., & Mikó, A. (2021). Tuning grain size, morphology, hardness and magnetic property of electrodeposited nickel with a single multifunctional additive. Materials Chemistry and Physics, 267, 124681.

  • Ijaz, A., Topcu, G., Qureshi, M. H., Miko, A., & Demirel, A. L. (2021). Refillable anti-icing SBS composite films. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 615, 126203.

  • Fael, H., & Demirel, A. L. (2020). Nisin/polyanion layer-by-layer films exhibiting different mechanisms in antimicrobial efficacy. RSC Advances, 10(17), 10329-10337.

  • Ijaz, A., Miko, A., & Demirel, A. L. (2018). Anti-icing agent releasing diatomaceous earth/SBS composites. New Journal of Chemistry, 42(11), 8544-8552.

  • Karahan, H. E., Eyüboğlu, L., Kıyılar, D., & Demirel, A. L. (2014). pH-stability and pH-annealing of H-bonded multilayer films prepared by layer-by-layer spin-assembly. European polymer journal, 56, 159-167.

  • Batat, P., Bilir, Ç., Erdogan, T., & Demirel, A. L. (2014). Small angle X-ray scattering investigation of multiarm star sulfonated polystyrene based ionomer membranes. European Polymer Journal, 54, 79-86.

  • Kanyas, S., Aydın, D., Kizilel, R., Demirel, A. L., & Kizilel, S. (2014). Nanoparticle and gelation stabilized functional composites of an ionic salt in a hydrophobic polymer matrix. PloS one, 9(2), e88125.

  • Latthe, S. S., & Demirel, A. L. (2013). Polystyrene/octadecyltrichlorosilane superhydrophobic coatings with hierarchical morphology. Polymer Chemistry, 4(2), 246-249.

  • Demirel, A. L., & Schlaad, H. (2008). Controlling the morphology of polybutadiene–poly (ethylene oxide) diblock copolymers in bulk and the orientation in thin films by attachment of alkyl side chains. Polymer, 49(16), 3470-3476.

  • Yüce, M. Y., Demirel, A. L., & Menzel, F. (2005). Tuning the surface hydrophobicity of polymer/nanoparticle composite films in the wenzel regime by composition. Langmuir, 21(11), 5073-5078.

  • Erbil, H. Y., Demirel, A. L., Avcı, Y., & Mert, O. (2003). Transformation of a simple plastic into a superhydrophobic surface. Science, 299(5611), 1377-1380.