Green Nanotribology

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Green nanotribology relates to the most basic aspects of green nanotribological materials, structures, processes, and systems, and the influence of their properties across scales, up to the macroscale of human life. Nanotribological materials, structures, and processes are predominantly based on functionalities at the nanoscale; however, in hierarchical systems, additional functionalities on larger scales than the nanoscale may result in synergistic added values. As is well known from nanoscience- and nanotechnology, materials that are inert and non-toxic on the macroscale might become highly reactive and toxic when they have a certain (small) size and specific structure. It is of utmost importance in research and development to include these aspects—best from very early stages in the research process. This is of relevance in all aspects where nanotribology is of relevance: in materials science, medicine, physics, sensor technologies, and various other fields.

This Special Issue on Green Nanotribology calls for contributions from researchers and thinkers in all realms of green nanotribology, and welcomes theoretical, experimental, and review contributions from tribologists, physicists, biologists, material scientists, engineers, and mathematicians alike who are engaged and interested in this fast-growing field. Of specific interest for this Special Issue will be papers that touch upon safe nanotribology and sustainable nanotribology which facilitate the high potential of this great field in combination with inherent safety for humans and nature.

Prof. Dr. Ille C. Gebeshuber
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Lubricants 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 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • tribology
  • green technologies
  • safe technologies
  • positive technologies
  • nanofriction
  • nanowear
  • nanolubrication
  • molecular lubricant films
  • ionic fluids
  • green nanotribology

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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