Special Issue "Applied Nanotribology"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
Interests: materials; lubricants; coatings
The protection of our environment and sustainability issues are buzzwords a modern tribologist cannot ignore. Environmental protection comprises for example low- or no-emission vehicles and minimized oil consumption. Sustainability demands for long-living mechanical devices with high stability and low sensitivity to external disturbances.
To achieve these goals tribologists may use different levers. First of all, running-in procedures are very well suited to swiftly move a new tribological system into a state of low friction and low wear. Secondly oil and additive formulations are crucial not only during the running-in but also for the long-term performance of the tribosystems. Last, but not least, by means of optimized finishing procedures, the materials can be conditioned to withstand increasingly tougher boundary conditions with respect to load, speed, temperature and harsh environments.
This Special Issue of Lubricants intends to highlight nanoscale tribology activities apart from conventional approaches using probe methods such as atomic force or lateral force microscopy. "Applied Nanotribology" will focus on systems with ultra-low wear rates, their experimental observation, modelling and simulation. In addition, contributions on accompanying analytical methods that help to understand tribochemical reactions in the near-surface of the friction bodies are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Scherge
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- ultra-low wear rates
- continuous friction and wear testing
- surface science analytics
- modelling and simulation
- design of lubricants and additives
- optimization of running-in
- optimization of surface finishing procedures