Special Issue "Lubricants"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2010)
Prof. Dr. Maria Dolores Bermudez
Materials Science and Engineering Research Group, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering Department, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), 30203 Cartagena, Spain
Interests: ionic liquids; wear; surface interactions; tribochemistry; metal-metal contacts; polymer-metal contacts; ordered fluids as lubricant and polymer additives; nanocomposites
The traditional role of lubricants was to protect and increase the service life of mechanisms, devices and components. Today customer-designed lubricants must take into account environmental, health and energy consumption issues.
Scientists and engineers now dispose of a battery of surface and chemical analysis tools which enable them to try to comprehend the micro- and nanomechanisms operating at the sliding contacts, including lubricant-surface interactions, tribochemistry and tribocorrosion processes. The new advances in synthesis and instrumentation have open the era of nanomaterials and nanolubricants, where solid nanophases or lubricant dispersed nanophases are used as lubricants.
Additives are materials or molecules that improve the performance of lubricants. Advances have been recently made on the use of so-called ‘ordered fluids’, such as mesophases and room temperature ionic liquids both as neat lubricants and lubricant additives.
From the materials point of view, effective lubrication of light alloys and some polymers remains a challenge. Finally, lubrication under extreme conditions such as high temperature, cryogenic conditions or high vacuum is a determining technology for advanced industrial and aerospace applications.
This special issue on Lubricants should cover the present moment and future developments in the field lubricant development and application.
Prof. Dr. Maria Dolores Bermudez
All manuscripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- sliding friction
- sliding wear
- lubricated wear
- boundary lubrication
- lubricant additives
- solid lubricants
- surface topography
- surface analysis
Materials 2010, 3(9), 4510-4517; doi:10.3390/ma3094510
Received: 29 June 2010; in revised form: 6 August 2010 / Accepted: 24 August 2010 / Published: 27 August 2010| Download PDF Full-text (510 KB)
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