Superlubricity is defined as a sliding regime in which friction or resistance to sliding vanishes. It has been shown that energy can be conserved by further reducing/removing friction in moving mechanical systems and this book includes contributions from world-renowned scientists who address some of the most fundamental research issues in overcoming friction. Superlubricity reviews the latest methods and materials in this area of research that are aimed at removing friction in nano-to-micro scale machines and large scale engineering components. Insight is also given into the atomic-scale origins of friction in general and superlubricity while other chapters focus on experimental and practical aspects or impacts of superlubricity that will be very useful for broader industrial community.
* Reviews the latest fundamental research in superlubricity today
* Presents 'state-of-the-art' methods, materials, and experimental techniques
* Latest developments in tribomaterials, coatings, and lubricants providing superlubricity
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Theoretical Aspects of Superlubricity
Experimental Studies on Superlubricity at Nanoscale
Superlubricity of Lamellar Solids
Superlubricity of Carbon-Based Coatings
Superlubricity under Boundary and EHD Lubrication
Ali Erdemir is a Distinguished Fellow and Senior Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, USA. His discoveries of nearly frictionless carbon and superhard nanocomposite coatings, as well as a range of novel nanolubricants and lubrication additives, have been hailed as major breakthroughs in the field.
In addition to receiving numerous awards for his work, he holds 15 U.S. patents and has published more than 300 papers, 18 invited chapters, and 3 edited books, with his publications generating over 10,000 citations to date.
Jean-Michel Martin is Professor Emeritus with the Chemistry department at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. Prof Martin has over 35 years' experience in fundamental and applied tribology, with specializations in surface chemistry, tribochemistry and chemical nano-analysis. He has published 14 patents and over 340 papers.