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Durham University

Nanolubrication Conference 2021

Scientific Programme

Nanolubrication Conference 2021

From fundamentals to industrial applications 15-16 July 2021

Please note all times are BST

Day 1

9.10 Conference opening.

Dr. C. Cafolla Durham University, UK

Morning session

2D and layered materials

Session Chair Dr. J. Blass

9.20 Nanofriction and thermal lubricity: classical (and Quantum) non-equiibrium physics

Prof. E. Tosatti International School for Advanced Studies; The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Italy

9.50 Understanding the friction of atomically thin layered materials

Prof. A. de Wijn Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

10.20 Microscale ultralow friction of graphite unabled by triboinduced nanoroughness

Dr. R. Buzio CNR SPIN Institute for Superconductivity, Innovative Materials and Devices, Italy

10.35 Break

10.50 Dynamic scanning probe microscopy for 3D nanorheology of complex interfaces

Prof. O. Kolosov Lancaster University, UK

11.20 Plowing-induced nanoexfoliation of layered materials

Prof. E. Gnecco Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

11.50 Critical peeling: scaling laws of tethered GNR

Dr. A. Silva

International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Italy

12.05 Discussion lead by Prof. E. Tosatti

12.25 Break

Afternoon session

Lubricants under confinement and ionic liquids

Session Chair Prof. O. Kolosov

13.30 Electronanotribology: turning friction on and off, or continuously changing it by 1V- voltage variation

Prof. A. Kornyshev Imperial College London, UK

14.00 Nanotribology of phosphonium phosphate ionic liquid: a combined atomic force microscopy and surface spectroscopic study

Prof. F. Mangolini The University of Texas at Austin, USA

14.30 Surroundings affect slip length dynamics in nanoscale friction through contact stiffness and damping

Prof. R. Berkovich Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

14.45 Ionic liquids as a lubricant in a demanding environment

Mr T. Evans University College London, UK

15.00 Break

15.15 Ordering of nanometer-confined liquids and experimental nanolubrication

Prof. R. Bennewitz INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials; Saarland University, Germany

15.45 Shear dynamics of nanoconfined ionic liquids

Prof. A. Shluger University College London, UK

16.15 Effects of surface defects and electric polarisation on nanolubrication

Dr. C. Cafolla Durham University, UK

16.30 Discussion lead by Prof. M. Urbakh Tel Aviv University, Israel

16.50 Day 1 ends

Day 2

Morning session

Polymers and colloids

Session Chair Prof. A. de Wijn

9.10 Tuning friction and adhesion through cooperativity effects of supramolecular bonds

Dr. J Blass INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials; Saarland University, Germany

9.40 Colloidal monolayers: experiments and theory for friction and commensuration effects

Prof. N. Manini University of Milan, Italy

10.10 Electro-responsive polyelectrolyte-coated surfaces

Dr C. Drummond Centre de Recherche Paul-Pascal. CNRS, France

10.40 Break

11.00 Surface forces and friction mediated by self-assembled polymer spheres, worms, and hollow spheres

Prof. W. Briscoe University of Bristol, UK

11.30 Polymers with controlled composition and topology at surfaces for tuning physicochemical and tribological properties of materials

Prof. E. M. Benetti University of Padova, Italy

12.00 Rotational nanofriction

Dr. Xin Cao University of Konstanz, Germany

12.15 Direct measurements of nanoscale lipid lubrication and dynamics

Dr. W. Trewby Durham University, UK

12.30 Discussion lead by Prof. N. Manini

12.50 Break

Afternoon session

From the nanoscale to the meso and macroscale- applications

Session Chair Prof. W. Briscoe

14.00 Measuring nanoscale friction and slip at an interface using ultrasonic response

Prof. R. Dwyer-Joyce University of Sheffield, UK

14.30 Area, temperature, velocity, and edge effects in the sliding of structurally lubric nanomaterials

Dr. Jin Wang

International School for Advanced Studies, Italy

14.45 From asperity to fuel economy

Mr. J. Bucknall BP/Castrol, UK

15.15 Break

15.30 Mechanochemistry of lubricant additives: tribometer experiments and molecular simulations

Dr. J. Ewen Imperial College London, UK

16.00 Theoretical demonstration of a capacitive rotor for generation of alternating current from mechanical motion

Mr. E. Haimov Tel Aviv University, Israel

16.15 Discussion lead by Prof. R. Dwyer-Joyce

16.40 Conclusions. Dr. C. Cafolla

16.50 Conference ends