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Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Faraday Discussion in Tribology Event

09:00 - 10:00
2 April 2012
University of Southampton

Event details

This Faraday Discussion will focus on advanced computational and experimental tribology combining multiscale modelling, analytical and experimental techniques to develop a better understanding of tribological processes at the molecular, micro and nano scales. The use of this understanding to link this to micro-system performance as well as predictive models concerned with macro contact will be explored.

The National Centre for Advanced Tribology at Southampton (nCATS) is hosting the first ever Farady Discussion in Tribology.

Over the last 10 years there have been enormous advances in experimental techniques to study interfaces at the molecular scale (in situ spectroscopies, various scanning probe techniques, applications of synchotron radiation), in studies of the chemical modification of surfaces, and in theoretical and computational approaches (molecular mechanics, density functional theory) to modelling interfaces on the molecular scale. The aim of this Discussion is to bring together advances in these diverse aspects, all of which bear directly on the topic of tribology, by providing a forum for discussion between chemists, physicists, theoreticians, engineers and biomedical researchers.

The deadline for abstracts is the 3rd June 2011 - please download the flyer for more in depth information.

The Scientific Committee warmly invites you to take part in the Discussion and looks forward to welcoming you to Southampton.

All enquiries concerning any aspect of FD156 should be addressed to RSC Events:

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432254/432380

Fax: +44 (0) 1223 423623


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