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Special Issue "Friction, Wear, Lubrication and Mechanics of Surfaces and Interfaces"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Tribology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 2464
Special Issue Editor
Interests: surfaces and interfaces; mechanical and tribological characterization at micro- and nanoscale; bio-inspired structures for surface science and engineering
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Special Issue Information
We invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue, “Friction, Wear, Lubrication and Mechanics of Surfaces and Interfaces”. From friction and wear to corrosion and fatigue to biofouling, most engineering problems stem from the surface. Surfaces and interfaces are integral parts of any product. Their malfunction might result in product failure, and in some cases, fatal outcomes. Bulk material properties are well-known and researched, yet their surface and interface properties differ and often have an undesired impact on the overall performance. Using advanced surface engineering, design, and controlled modification, it is possible to adjust specific properties (tribological, mechanical, chemical, and many others) to tailor material performance for targeted applications while leaving the bulk untouched.
This Special Issue will cover a wide range of topics in mechanical and tribological properties characterization of surfaces and interfaces from the nano- to macroscale. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Functional, adaptive, smart multilayered coatings and surfaces;
- Computer simulations, modelling, and design strategy;
- Structure, texture, mechanics, tribology of surfaces and interfaces;
- Surfaces for special applications: space, vacuum, biomedical, extreme temperatures, etc.
Full research papers, communications, and reviews addressing topics within the scope of this Special Issues are welcome.
Dr. Jurgita Zekonyte
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Coatings 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 2200 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.
- nano/micro/macro tribology
- functional surfaces and interfaces
- advanced surface texturing, design and engineering
- lubrication and solid lubricants
- surface mechanics
- friction and wear behaviour
- surface modification