Tribological coatings

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The tribology of ceramic materials and layers depends on the conditions of use. It is essential to replicate the conditions of use to gain an understanding of tribological systems.

Through a combination of application-oriented experiments, differentiated surface analysis and numerical simulation, we develop the optimum solution in consultation with material developers, component manufacturers and users.



  • Amann, T.; Waidele, M.; Kailer, A., Analysis of mechanical and chemical mechanisms on cavitation erosion-corrosion of steels in salt water using electrochemical methods, Tribology International 124 (2018) 238-246 Link
  • Li, K.; Zhang, S.; Liu, D.; Amann, T.; Zhang, C.; Yuan, C.; Luo, J., Superlubricity of 1,3-diketone based on autonomous viscosity control at various velocities, Tribology International 126 (2018) 127-132 Link