Special Issue "Entropy and Friction Volume 2"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Michael Nosonovsky
Department of Mechanical Engineering, EMS Building, Room E371G, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA
E-Mail: nosonovs@uwm.edu
Phone: +1 414 229 2816
Fax: +1 414 229 6958
Interests: nanotribology; multiscale mechanisms of dissipation; capillary; instabilities; biotribology; contact mechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Friction is a dissipative process; therefore, the growth of entropy is an immanent feature of friction. Despite that, the concept of entropy is still rarely used in tribology (the science of friction, wear and lubrication). Recent investigations have shown that the concept of entropy can be successfully applied in order to combine dry friction with surface degradation (wear) into a single framework. Furthermore, the entropy analysis for surface self-organization has proven to be a very effective method for many engineering applications. The entropy method allows scientists to bridge the gap between biological and engineering surfaces and to develop self-healing, self-lubricating, and self-cleaning surfaces that mimic nature.

Papers that deal with any aspect of entropy during friction are welcome, including (but not limited to) the thermodynamics of friction, friction in biological systems, biomimetic self-healing and self-lubrication surfaces, fiction-induced vibrations and secondary structures, tribochemistry, physical chemistry of surfaces, etc.

Michael Nosonovsky, Ph. D.
Guest Editor


All manuscripts should be submitted to entropy@mdpi.com with a copy to the Guest Editor. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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  • friction
  • physical chemistry of surfaces
  • biomimetic surfaces
  • self-healing surfaces
  • frictional dynamic instabilities

Published Papers (7 papers)

Entropy 2010, 12(8), 1885-1901; doi:10.3390/e12081885
Received: 30 June 2010; Accepted: 6 August 2010 / Published: 9 August 2010
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Entropy 2010, 12(6), 1418-1439; doi:10.3390/e12061418
Received: 30 March 2010; in revised form: 21 May 2010 / Accepted: 31 May 2010 / Published: 1 June 2010
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Entropy 2010, 12(6), 1345-1390; doi:10.3390/e12061345
Received: 30 March 2010; in revised form: 26 April 2010 / Accepted: 8 May 2010 / Published: 28 May 2010
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Entropy 2010, 12(5), 1021-1049; doi:10.3390/e12051021
Received: 17 March 2010; in revised form: 18 April 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 27 April 2010
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Entropy 2010, 12(3), 554-569; doi:10.3390/e12030554
Received: 30 January 2010; in revised form: 15 February 2010 / Accepted: 16 February 2010 / Published: 15 March 2010
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Entropy 2010, 12(3), 480-489; doi:10.3390/e12030480
Received: 29 January 2010; in revised form: 24 February 2010 / Accepted: 8 March 2010 / Published: 11 March 2010
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Entropy 2010, 12(2), 275-288; doi:10.3390/e12020275
Received: 15 October 2009; in revised form: 5 January 2010 / Accepted: 23 February 2010 / Published: 25 February 2010
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Last update: 5 November 2013

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