Nanoscale Effects in Tribology 2011

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 in Event, Polymer conferences| Share this article

Discover the impact of the nanoscale in powders and surfaces for coating, lubrication, healthcare and welding.

There are currently many exciting new developments occurring in tribological materials, which depend on processes occurring at the nanoscale.

The invention of new nanostructured materials with designed tribological performance, and enhanced nanoscale understanding of ‘old’ tribological materials, are being facilitated by many new technologies becoming available to analyse friction, lubrication and wear.

This meeting, organised by the Sheffield NanoLAB and to be held at Mappin Hall at the University of Sheffield on Monday 20 June 2011, will address the advances occurring in nanoscale tribology, providing attendees the opportunity to network, and discuss trends and future developments.

Topics will include the synergistic areas of:

  • Wear-resistant nanomaterials
  • Nanostructured tribological coatings
  • Nanoparticles for tribology and lubrication
  • Surface texturing and patterning for tribology
  • Low energy tribology
  • Tribo-bio-nano for healthcare
  • Tribology of functional devices
  • Dynamical mechanisms of friction, lubrication and wear
  • New methodologies/instrumentation for evaluating tribology at the micro/nano-scale

For more information and to register, please visit Sheffield NanoLAB via the link below. Nanofactory sponsorship permits a special offer for delegates from Yorkshire & Humberside SMEs – simply register at the student rate of £40 and complete an attendance form on the day.

Sheffield NanoLAB