Stochastic aspects of thermodynamic irreversibility in nanoscale friction

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Faculty of Engineering & the Environment


The project core objective is to relate macroscopic and nanoscale friction and wear of novel self-adaptive solid lubricant coatings. The results will be supported by testing of frictional properties of low-dimensional n(2D) sheets both prepared by chemical vapour deposition or directly collected from the worn surfaces. The ultimate aim is to tribological design of a new class of solid lubricants.



Paola Torche (Student)


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Torche P (2019) Thermodynamic aspects of nanoscale friction in Physical Review B

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509747/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1948371 Studentship EP/N509747/1 25/09/2017 30/09/2020 Paola Torche