Anti-Wear Lubricating Materials

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 May 2025 | Viewed by 145

Special Issue Editors

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Wuhan Institute of Technology, Wuhan 430205, China
Interests: lubricating additive; grease; tribology; corrosion

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Institute of Tribology, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, China
Interests: tribochemistry; tribology environmental design; boundary lubrication; special lubricants
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Dear Colleagues,

The wear caused by friction is one of the main causes of mechanical component failure. Friction and wear generate a significant amount of material waste and energy loss. Therefore, in order to prolong the service life of equipment and reduce the consumption of materials and energy, it is urgent to address the issue of friction, wear and lubrication.

Anti-wear lubricating materials mainly rely on the low shear characteristics of the material itself or its transfer film. Anti-wear lubricating materials are usually utilized in the form of a powder, film, surface coating, whole material or composite material. There are three main categories of anti-wear lubricating materials: metal-based anti-wear lubricating materials, non-metallic-based anti-wear lubricating materials and polymer-based anti-wear lubricating materials. With the development of science and technology, anti-wear lubricating materials are now extensively employed in high-tech fields such as electronics, biology, communication, aerospace and aviation.

The aim of this Special Issue is to share advances in innovate anti-wear lubricating materials, new tribological phenomena, and novel tribological mechanisms. Both experimental and theoretical investigations are welcome.

Dr. Feng Nan
Prof. Dr. Xianguo Hu
Guest Editors

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  • anti-wear lubricating materials
  • surface modification
  • friction and wear
  • tribological mechanisms

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