Special Issue on Surface Engineering and Tribology
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 材料科学：综合 - 3区
• 小类 : 物理：应用 - 3区
The study of surfaces is a particularly important aspect of materials science and this can be related to both the science and technology of individual surfaces and what happens when surfaces are in contact. In general terms, this is what we call surface engineering and, in particular, if there is relative movement between the surfaces; Tribology.
Although tribology has often been thought to be only related to lubrication, friction and wear, it continues to be extensively studied due to the relation to: 1) energy saving; 2) reduction in the necessity of raw materials; 3) optimization of mechanical systems. All of which can result in multiple benefits such as, reduced contamination, reduction of maintenance costs, an increase in the life and reliability of the machinery, etc. On the other hand, surface engineering can be used to modify the surface of a material to create specific mechanical, tribological, chemical, optical or multifunctional properties.
Improving surface treatments via an enhanced understanding of surface engineering can result in a substantial synergistic improvement in the performance of a given tribological system. In this way it is possible to produce a larger decrease in energy consumption, environmental and industrial impact of tribological phenomenon.
It is clear that tribology can significantly benefit from the ability of surface engineering to generate specific surfaces to assist in the development of new systems with low friction coefficients, lower wear rates, greater corrosion resistance and a variety of multi-functional properties, including in the field of biomaterials.
The aim of this special issue is to compile information from a variety of experts and researchers in the fields of surface engineering, tribology with a particular emphasis on the interconnection between these two fields. We hope to be able to highlight major research trends and state-of-the art research to help promote the future development of this combination. The issue is open to everyone and will contain a selection of the papers presented in the V Mexican National Symposium on Surface Engineering and Tribology (Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico, 9-11 October 2019).
In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to:
Low friction materials, solid lubricants, smart coatings, etc.
Wear phenomena (Sliding, Abrasive, Erosive, Fretting and Lubrication)
Coatings or surface treatments to reduce tribocorrosion
Surface treatments by different processes, including but not limited to thermal spray, additive manufacturing processes, laser texturing, PVD, CVD, etc.
Structural, topographical and compositional characterization of surfaces after wear testing.
Corrosion and tribocorrosion
Nanotribology (tribological properties of nanostructured coatings, surfaces with nanoparticles, nanocomposites, etc.)