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Special Issue "Entropy and Friction Volume 2"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2014).
Tel. +1 414-229-2816
Interests: nanotribology; multiscale mechanisms of dissipation; capillary; instabilities; biotribology; contact mechanics
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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.
All manuscripts should be submitted to [email protected] 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. Entropy is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this Open Access journal is 1000 CHF per accepted paper.
- physical chemistry of surfaces
- biomimetic surfaces
- self-healing surfaces
- frictional dynamic instabilities