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Special Issue "Advances in Polymer Tribology"
A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Over the past few decades, polymers have been increasingly used in various forms, such as composites, films and coatings in a wide range of applications, offering a lower weight and super energy efficient alternative to the metallic and ceramic materials. A number of these applications, such as seals, bearings and gears demand reduction in friction and wear of polymeric components for better mechanical performance and long service life. Polymer solutions have been proven successful for many tribological applications, especially under dry sliding conditions thanks to their self-lubricating behaviour. Nevertheless, ever-increasing stringent demands in new applications require overcoming new challenges by properly designing and fabricating polymer components with desired tribological performance, especially under harsh environmental conditions, such as erosion, corrosion and high temperature. In view of the importance of polymer tribology in innovation and technological development, this Special Issue aims at offering a major and critical dissemination of the state-of-the-art progresses on polymer tribology. Both theoretical and practical aspects of the polymer tribology research findings are welcome. We are looking forward to receiving your contribution.
Dr. Li Chang
Dr. Janet Wong
Prof. Dr. Hung-Jue Sue
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 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 1000 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.
- Polymer tribology
- Extreme sliding