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.
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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 TEES Eminent Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas in the United States. His dedicated research on superlubricity, diamondlike carbon, superhard and slick nanocomposite coatings, as well as a range of nanolubricants and lubrication additives have been hailed as major breakthroughs in tribology field. In addition to receiving numerous awards and honors for his discoveries, Dr. Erdemir holds 26 US patents and has published more than 300 papers and 19 invited book/handbook chapters, and has edited 4 books.
Jean-Michel Martin Ecole Centrale de Lyon, Departement de Sciences et Techniques, France.
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.