Surfactants play a critical role in Tribology controlling friction, wear, and lubricant properties such as emulsification, demulsification, bioresistance, oxidation resistance, rust prevention and corrosion resistance. This is a critical topic for new materials and devices particularly those built at the nanoscale. This newest volume will address important advances, methods, and the use of novel materials to reduce friction and wear. Scientists from industrial research and development (R&D) organizations and academic research teams in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America will participate in the work.
Progress in biobased base oil development. Combining temperature and time-dependent tribological studies at different contact geometries to evaluate performance in a range of engine oil viscosities. Green Approaches to Tribology. Tribological properties of polymer composites reinforced/fabricated with different nano-fillers. Tribological performance of cyano-based ionic liquids as lubricants. Metalworking fluids and health hazards. Biosurfactant properties and application. Application of tribology test for quality assessment of fabric softeners based on cationic surfactants. Synthesis of ethoxylated phosphate ester surfactant to be used as a friction reducing and accretion additive in water-based drilling fluids. Superlubricity of graphene-based interfaces – towards control of friction. Microbially produced hydroxy fatty acids and derivatives for potential tribology application. A quantitative approach to measure work of adhesion. Tribological behavior of polymer brushes tethered on polymeric solids. Role of surfactants in friction of hydrogels and articular cartilages. The tribology of nanoadditives. Wetting and electrowetting on grooved surfaces.