nanotribology (rus. нанотрибология otherwise молекулярная трибология) — a branch of tribology focusing on theoretical and experimental study of adhesion , friction, wear and destruction on the atomic and molecular scale of interaction of surfaces .


Nanotribology studies the processes of cohesion and sliding of contacting surfaces, the effect of a lubricating film a few nanometers thick, the electrical and mechanical properties of contacts on the atomic and molecular level, etc. These processes are characterised by a very small pressure of contact, and their study, being important for designing nano- and micromechanical systems , became possible due to recent significant developments in experimental techniques and theoretical models.


  • Goryacheva Irina G.
  • Morozov Alexey V.


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