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International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering
International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering


Special issue on: "Surface Science and Engineering in Tribology"

Guest Editors:
Professor Tianmin Shao, Tsinghua University, China
Professor Yongzhen Zhang, Henan University of Science and Technology, China

Tribology is a highly interdisciplinary subject involving mechanics, chemistry, physics, material science and engineering. Different surface morphology and mechanical properties greatly affect tribological properties. Various technologies such as surface coating, surface texturing, along with different surface characterization and evaluation are used to control and enhance the tribological performances. Both the processing technology and the fundamental problems of how the different surface morphology and surface mechanical properties affect friction and wear of materials are very important for the tribology community.

The goal of the special issue is to present to researchers and engineers in this technical community a state-of-the-art development of tribology research in surface science and engineering. The introduction of novel techniques for surface texturing, surface characterization and evaluation, as well as their functional applications in different areas, will be presented.

Subject Coverage
Papers fall into, but are not limited to, the following areas:
  • Tribology of coatings
  • Tribology of surface and interface
  • Friction and wear
  • Micro/nano tribology
  • Tribo-chemistry
  • Industrial tribology

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 31 March 2009