2nd Edition of Multiscale Tribology of Solid Lubricants

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 155

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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056, USA
Interests: nanotribology; multiscale modeling; molecular dynamics simulatons; corrosion
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Dear Colleagues,

Solid lubricants have long played a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient and reliable operation of systems where the use of conventional, liquid lubricants is otherwise precluded. Often, these systems are designed for operation under extreme conditions—variable temperatures, harsh environments, and unpredictable loads and stress—or where lubricant materials must perform multifunctional roles. The diversity of applications that solid lubricants cater to is enabled, in part, by an equally diverse spectrum of available solid lubricant material chemistries, form factors, and methods of application. Solid lubricant chemistries including amorphous polymers, polycrystalline metals or lamellar solids, and single-atomic sheets may be used as bulk solid materials, dispersed solid lubricant additives, as well as “thin” surface coatings (down to a single atomic layer). Across the spectrum, regardless of material chemistry or end application, solid lubricant function at the component length scale is invariably derived from the component’s structure at the atomic or microstructural length scales.

This Special Issue will highlight recent advances in the development of novel solid lubricant materials, as well as in our understanding of the mechanisms by which solid lubricant materials operate. We invite high-quality, scientific research manuscripts with either an applied focus, or manuscripts that advance the basic scientific understanding of solid lubrication and solid lubricant materials across mechanochemical length scales. We anticipate such research to highlight experimental, theoretical and/or computational studies that advance the science of solid lubrication, and enable the development of next-generation solid lubricant materials for future technologies.

Dr. Zhijiang (Justin) Ye
Guest Editor

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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. 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.


  • polymer tribology
  • thin films
  • lamellar solids
  • mechanochemistry
  • nanotribology
  • superlubricity

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