Tribochemistry

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Surfaces are mechanically activated as a result of friction and wear, which leads to chemical reactions in the area near the surface. The tribochemical reactions affect both the break-in of the mechanical system and its long-term behavior. With a careful selection of energy density and chemical environment, the tribochemical reactions can be controlled over wide areas and be used to protect against wear.

Publications

 

  • Gäbert, C.; Rosenstingl, T.; Linsler, D.; Dienwiebel, M.; Reinicke, S., Programming viscosity in silicone oils: Reversible tuning of rheological properties in 9-anthracene ester-terminated polydimethylsiloxanes, ACS Applied Polymer Materials 2/12 (2020) 5460-5468 Link