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Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute

First Faraday Discussion in Tribology Event

Date:
2 - 4 April 2012
Venue:
University of Southampton, UK

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432254/432380 or email events@rsc.org .

Event details

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 studiesof the chemical modification of surfaces, andin theoretical and computational approaches(molecular mechanics, density functional theory) tomodelling interfaces on the molecular scale.

The aim of this Discussion is to bring togetheradvances in these diverse aspects, all of which beardirectly on the topic of tribology, by providing aforum for discussion between chemists, physicists,theoreticians, engineers and biomedical researchers.

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

Speaker information

Invited Speakers,Professor Duncan Dowson FRS (Introductory) University of Leeds, UK Professor Nicholas Spencer, (Closing) ETH Zürich, Switzerland Professor Pwt Evans Cardiff University, UK Professor John Fisher University of Leeds, UK Professor Jacob Klein Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Professor Roland Larsson Luleå University of Technology, Sweden Dr Liliane Léger CNRS & Université Paris-Sud 11, France Professor Jean-Michel Martin Ecole Centrale De Lyon, France Professor Greg Sawyer University of Florida, USA Dr Ian Taylor Shell Global Solutions, UK

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