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Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanostructures for Tribological Applications

Call for Papers

In recent years, with the development of nanomaterials and nanotribology, more and more material scientists pay attention to the tribological properties of nanomaterials. Nanomaterials and nanostructures, because of their special dimensions, reveal totally different tribological and mechanical properties compared with traditional materials. On the other hand, there are currently many exciting new developments occurring in tribological materials, which depend on processes occurring at the nanoscale.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will focus on the application of advanced nanomaterials and nanostructures in tribology. We are particularly interested in articles describing novel preparation, unique mechanical and tribological properties.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Wear-resistant nanomaterials
  • Bioinspired materials, biomimetic materials to resist wear erosion and tribological loadings materials
  • Surface texturing and patterning for tribology
  • Tribology of metal and ceramic matrix nanocomposites
  • Nanostructured tribological coatings
  • Nanoparticles for tribology and lubrication
  • Lubricating materials and techniques under special working conditions
  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites
  • Functional composite material

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jnm/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/jnm/nnta/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 20 December 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 14 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 09 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Yongsheng Zhang, State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China

Guest Editors

  • Tianchang Hu, Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Xianjin Ning, School of Materials Science&Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing 100081, China
  • Qi Ding, R&D Center of Lubricating and Protecting Materials, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China