Special Issue "Nanoscale Friction, Adhesion and Wear Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces of Micro/Nanostructures"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2017).
Nanotribology, brought about by magnetic recording technology, studies surface and interface properties in micro/nanostructures used in information storage systems, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and nano-electro-mechanical systems (NEMS). Such surface and interface properties are very important in a variety of modern applications, such as chemical sensors, biodetectors, advanced drug delivery systems, information recording devices, molecular sieves, systems on a chip, and nanocomposites reinforced by nanoparticles or carbonaceous nanospecies. A fundamental understanding of nanoscale friction, adhesion and wear characteristics in these applications is critical. Small mass, light load, elastic deformation, intermolecular/interatomic/interionic interactions, and slight wear or absence of wear are typical in nanotribology, which is primarily concerned with the surface and interface properties of micro/nanostructured materials and devices. Experimental study of nanotribology has been made possible by the advent of scanning probe microscopes (SPM), surface force apparatus (SFA), quartz microbalance and related techniques.
This Special Issue is devoted to the fundamental and applied research works on “Nanoscale Friction, Adhesion and Wear Characteristics of Surfaces and Interfaces of Micro/Nanostructures”. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Fundamental issues in friction, adhesion and wear at the nanoscale and atomic scale
- Recent development of friction force microscopy, surface force apparatus, quartz microbalance and related techniques in nanotribology
- Friction and adhesion properties of surfaces and interfaces based on 2D nanomaterials such as graphene, molybdenum disulfide, hexagonal boron nitride, and zirconium phosphate among others
- Friction and wear phenomena in liquid environments
- Capillary condensation
- Development of new simulation methods for friction, adhesion and wear at the nanoscale and atomic scale
- Multiscale friction modeling
- Nanoscale tribocorrosion of surface engineered materials
- Nanoscale biotribology of synthetic materials and natural tissues
- Fundamental understanding of nanoscale friction, adhesion and wear properties of surfaces and interfaces in chemical sensors, biodetectors, drug delivery systems, information recording devices, molecular sieves, systems on a chip, nanocomposites, etc.
Dr. Erjia Liu
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