The papers published in this special issue of Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces (September 2010, Vol. 4, No. 3) were presented during the 5th International Colloquium on Micro-tribology held in Milowka, Poland on 20–24 September 2009. Selected authors were invited to contribute full versions of their paper for peer review and the resulting seven papers cover diverse aspects of micro- and nanotribology, which reflects the range of subjects presented at the conference.
The introductory editorial by Guest Editors Professor Zygmunt Rymuza and Tomasz Liskiewicz is available to view online for free and gives a full list of contents for the special issue. Members of the Institute can enjoy free access to this special issue and Tribology’s complete archive by logging onto the IOM3 website then visiting www.iom3.org/journal-access.
Tribological studies on a very small scale are essential to develop a fundamental understanding of interfacial phenomena and to enable their application in the micro- and nanoscale structures in magnetic storage systems, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other industrial fields. Issues covered by the Micro/nanotribology special issue include an investigation into the influence of adhesion-induced contact areas on sliding friction; new tools that may be used to fill the measurement gap in microtribology; and the high temperature behavior and tribological degradation of Ti doped MoS2 coatings. The issue also features a paper on the interdisciplinary work involving biologists and microtribology, and proposes a new method of knowledge management in science and technology. Read the editorial for a full list of papers and a summary of their objectives.
Edited by Professor Anne Neville and Dr Tomasz Liskiewicz, both from the University of Leeds, UK, Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces publishes original research on the central themes of tribochemistry, tribocorrosion and tribophysics, aiming to meet the needs of both academia and industry. For further information, including how to submit to the journal, visit the journal homepage. Sign up for journal TOC alerts to receive updates on the latest content.
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