Tribology Letters

(The TQCC of Tribology Letters is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Triboelectrochemistry: Influence of Applied Electrical Potentials on Friction and Wear of Lubricated Contacts47
Study of Nanoscale Wear of SiC/Al Nanocomposites Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations39
Effects of Thickness and Particle Size on Tribological Properties of Graphene as Lubricant Additive39
Ionic Liquids as Additives in Water-Based Lubricants: From Surface Adsorption to Tribofilm Formation38
Tribological Investigations of Nano and Micro-sized Graphite Particles as an Additive in Lithium-Based Grease35
Percolation and Reynolds Flow in Elastic Contacts of Isotropic and Anisotropic, Randomly Rough Surfaces34
Tribofilm Formation, Friction and Wear-Reducing Properties of Some Phosphorus-Containing Antiwear Additives33
Activation Volume in Shear-Driven Chemical Reactions31
Contributions of Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication29
Plastic Deformation of Rough Metallic Surfaces28
Effect of Porosity on the Friction Properties of Porous Polyimide Impregnated with Poly-α-Olefin in Different Lubrication Regimes27
Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Nitrile Rubber Reinforced by Nano-SiO2: Molecular Dynamics Simulation26
Synthesis of MXene-Based Self-dispersing Additives for Enhanced Tribological Properties25
Paradoxical Filler Size Effect on Composite Wear: Filler–Matrix Interaction and Its Tribochemical Consequences23
The Tribological Mechanism of Cerium Oxide Nanoparticles as Lubricant Additive of Poly-Alpha Olefin22
A Study on Microstructure, Friction and Rheology of Four Lithium Greases Formulated with Four Different Base Oils21
Effect of Surface Modification on the Tribological Properties of Friction Blocks in High-Speed Train Brake Systems20
Ionic Liquid-Nanoparticle-Based Hybrid-Nanolubricant Additives for Potential Enhancement of Tribological Properties of Lubricants and Their Comparative Study with ZDDP20
Macroscale to Nanoscale Tribology of Magnesium-Based Alloys: A Review20
The Influence of Friction Blocks Connection Configuration on High-Speed Railway Brake Systems Performance19
Fluid Leakage in Metallic Seals19
A New Film Parameter for Rough Surface EHL Contacts with Anisotropic and Isotropic Structures19
A Modified Wear Model Considering Contact Temperature for Spur Gears in Mixed Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication19
Tribological Properties of SiO2@Cu and SiO2@MoS2 Core–Shell Microspheres as Lubricant Additives19
The Tribocorrosion Behaviour of Ti-6Al-4 V Alloy: The Role of Both Normal Force and Electrochemical Potential19
Adjusting for Running-in: Extension of the Archard Wear Equation18
Boundary Friction of ZDDP Tribofilms18
Inducing High-Energy-Barrier Tribochemical Reaction Pathways; Acetic Acid Decomposition on Copper18
Surface Gel Layers Reduce Shear Stress and Damage of Corneal Epithelial Cells18
Tribological Properties of Polytetrafluoroethylene Improved by Incorporation of Fluorinated Graphene with Various Fluorine/Carbon Ratios Under Dry Sliding Condition18
Effect of Finger Sliding Direction on Tactile Perception, Friction and Dynamics18
The Effect of Cu2+ Ions and Glycine Complex on Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Performance of SiC Substrates18
Influence of Sample Tilt and Applied Load on Microscratch Behavior of Copper Under a Spherical Diamond Indenter17
Improved Load-Bearing Capacity and Tribological Properties of PTFE Coatings Induced by Surface Texturing and the Addition of GO17
Friction and Wear Behaviors of Steel Ball Against Polyimide-PTFE Composite Under Rolling-Sliding Motion17
Review: Friction and Lubrication with High Water Content Crosslinked Hydrogels16
On the Electric Contact Resistance15
On the Stability of Spinning Asteroids15
Effect of Water Temperature on Tribological Performance of B4C-SiC Ceramics under Water Lubrication15
Organic-Sulfonate Functionalized Graphene as a High Temperature Lubricant for Efficient Antifriction and Antiwear in Water Based Drilling Fluid15
Different Tribological Behaviors in Multilayer 2D Graphene and 3D Graphene Foam Modified DLC/H-DLC Film in Moist Air15
Structurally Driven Environmental Degradation of Friction in MoS2 Films15
The Impact of Composition in Non-steel and Low-Steel Type Friction Materials on Airborne Brake Wear Particulate Emission15
Cooperativity Between Zirconium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Extreme Pressure Additives in Forming Protective Tribofilms: Toward Enabling Low Viscosity Lubricants15
Articular Cartilage Inspired the Construction of LTi–DA–PVA Composite Structure with Excellent Surface Wettability and Low Friction Performance14
Lubrication Performance of Hydrogenated Graphene on Diamond-Like Carbon Films Based on Molecular Dynamics Simulation14
A Combined Experimental and Atomistic Investigation of PTFE Double Transfer Film Formation and Lubrication in Rolling Point Contacts14
On the Tribological Properties of RGO–MoS2 Composites Surface Modified by Oleic Acid14
On Opening Crack Propagation in Viscoelastic Solids14
Fretting Behaviors of Steel Wires with Tensile-Torsional Coupling Force Under Different Wire Diameters and Crossing Angles14
Influence of Hydrogen Bonding and Ionicity of Protic Ionic Liquids on Lubricating Steel–Steel and Steel–Aluminum Contacts: Potential Ecofriendly Lubricants and Additives14
High Wear Resistance and Mechanical Performance of NiAl Bronze Developed by Electron Beam Powder Bed Fusion14
Transitions of Wear Characteristics for Rubber/Steel Seal Pairs During the Abrasive Wear Process14
Tribological Performance of Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide/Ni Composite as an Oil-Based Additive for Steel–Steel Contact14
Controlling the Friction of Gels by Regulating Interfacial Oxygen During Polymerization13
Influence of Steel Surface Composition on ZDDP Tribofilm Growth Using Ion Implantation13
Tribological Properties of the Functionalized Graphene/Montmorillonite Nanosheets as a Lubricant Additive13
Towards a Polymer-Brush-Based Friction Modifier for Oil13
The Enhanced Lubrication of Water-Based Cutting Fluid by Functionalized GO13
Engine Oils in the Field: A Comprehensive Tribological Assessment of Engine Oil Degradation in a Passenger Car13
Modeling of Formation and Removal of ZDDP Tribofilm on Rough Surfaces13
Effects of Dispersant and ZDDP Additives on Fretting Wear13
Friction of Metals: A Review of Microstructural Evolution and Nanoscale Phenomena in Shearing Contacts13
The Removal Mechanism of Monocrystalline Si in the Process of Double Diamond Abrasive Polishing by Molecular Dynamics Simulation13
On the Degree of Irreversibility of Friction in Sheared Soft Adhesive Contacts13
Contact Stiffness Model of Joint Surface Considering Continuous Smooth Characteristics and Asperity Interaction13
Study of Friction and Wear Characteristics of PEEK by Reciprocating Sliding Experiment and Temperature Dependences Simulation12
Vulcanization Modeling and Mechanism for Improved Tribological Performance of Styrene-Butadiene Rubber at the Atomic Scale12
Low Friction of Diamond-Like Carbon Film Due to Liquid Hydrocarbon Generated by Laser Heating in a Nitrogen Gas Environment12
Facile Preparation and Tribological Properties of Water-Based Naphthalene Dicarboxylate Ionic Liquid Lubricating Additives12
Effects of hBN and CaCO3 Nanoparticles on Tribological and Vibration Properties of Polyurea Grease on Rolling Bearing12
Dry-Sliding Wear Mechanisms of Shot-Peened Additive Manufactured Alpha Titanium Featuring TiB Particles12
Application of Tribological Artificial Neural Networks in Machine Elements12
Probing the Rheological Properties of Liquids Under Conditions of Elastohydrodynamic Lubrication Using Simulations and Machine Learning12
Laser Cladding Treatment for Refurbishing Disc Brake Rotors: Environmental and Tribological Analysis12
Lubricated Sliding of a Rigid Cylinder on a Viscoelastic Half Space12
Tribological Rehydration and Its Role on Frictional Behavior of PVA/GO Hydrogels for Cartilage Replacement Under Migrating and Stationary Contact Conditions12
Comparison of Microscratch Responses of Metals Between Berkovich and Rockwell C Indenters Under Progressive Normal Force11
The Influence of Steel Composition on the Formation and Effectiveness of Anti-wear Films in Tribological Contacts11
Environment-Dependent Tribological Properties of Bulk Metallic Glasses11
High-Temperature Wear Behavior of Cobalt Matrix Composites Reinforced by LaF3 and CeO211
Atomic Simulations of Deformation Mechanism of 3C-SiC Polishing Process with a Rolling Abrasive11
Highly Swollen Adsorption Layer Formed by Polymeric Friction Modifier Providing Low Friction at Higher Temperature11
Possible Origin of D- and G-band Features in Raman Spectra of Tribofilms10
Characterization and Tribological Performance of Polyethersulfone/PTFE Compound Filled with Na-Montmorillonite10
Review of Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Phosphonium Ionic Liquid Lubricants10
Interaction Models and Molecular Simulation Systems of Steel–Organic Friction Modifier Interfaces10
Modeling of 3D Surface Morphologies for Predicting the Mechanical Contact Behaviors and Associated Electrical Contact Resistance10
Impact of Sliding Speed on the Tribological Behaviors of Cermet and Steel Balls Sliding Against SiC Lubricated with Seawater10
Experimental Study of Material Pick Up on Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Heads10
A 3D Finite Element Model of Rolling Contact Fatigue for Evolved Material Response and Residual Stress Estimation10
Effects of a Cylinder Liner Microstructure on Lubrication Condition of a Twin-Land Oil Control Ring and a Piston Skirt of an Internal Combustion Engine10
Tribological Behavior of a Shot-Peened Nickel-Based Single Crystal Superalloy at High Temperature10
Fluid Leakage in Static Rubber Seals10
Soft EHL Simulations of Lubricant Film Thickness in Textured Hard-on-Soft Bearings Considering Different Cavitation Models, in the Context of Prosthetic Hip Implants10
On the Effect of Adhesive Strength and Scratching Depth on Material Transfer During Nanoscale Scratching10
Influence of Base oil Polarity on the Tribological Performance of Surface-Active Engine Oil Additives10
Ultra-Low Friction of Graphene/Honeycomb Borophene Heterojunction10
Lubricant Effects on Articular Cartilage Sliding Biomechanics Under Physiological Fluid Load Support10
Active Control of Boundary Lubrication of Ceramic Tribo-Pairs in Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Aqueous Solutions10
Molecular Dynamics-Based Cohesive Law for Epoxy–Graphene Interfaces10
Phononic Friction in Monolayer/Bilayer Graphene10
Coupled Optimization of Groove Texture for Parallel Ring–Ring Friction Pairs: Theory and Experiments10
Friction Force During Lubricated Steady Sliding of a Rigid Cylinder on a Viscoelastic Substrate10
Investigating the Influence of Friction and Material Wear on Triboelectric Charge Transfer in Metal–Polymer Contacts10
Adhesive Wear Regimes on Rough Surfaces and Interaction of Micro-contacts10
On the Effect of Shear Loading Rate on Contact Area Shrinking in Adhesive Soft Contacts9
Fluorine-Doped Amorphous Carbon-Coated Magnesium Silicate Hydroxide as Lubricant Additive and Atomic Simulation9
Influence of Crystallographic Orientation on Nanoscale Friction and Wear Mechanisms of the AZ91 Alloy9
Effect of pH on the Tribological Behavior of Eu-Doped WO3 Nanoparticle in Water-Based Fluid9
Investigation of the Tribological Performances of Graphene and WS2 Nanosheets as Additives for Perfluoroalkylpolyethers Under Simulated Space Environment9
A New Model for Sphere Asperity Contact Analysis Considering Strain Hardening of Materials9
Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Interaction Between Graphene and Lubricating Oil Molecules9
On the Long and Short-Range Adhesive Interactions in Viscoelastic Contacts9
Effects of the Velocity Sequences on the Friction and Wear Performance of PEEK-Based Materials9
Distribution of Gaps and Adhesive Interaction Between Contacting Rough Surfaces9
Influence of the Nature and Orientation of the Terminal Group on the Tribochemical Reaction Rates of Carboxylic Acid Monolayers on Copper9
Dependency of Lithium Complex Grease on the Size of hBN Particles for Enhanced Performance9
Ambient and Nitrogen Environment Friction Data for Various Materials & Surface Treatments for Space Applications9
In Situ Observation of Crystal Grain Orientation During Scuffing Process of Steel Surface Using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction9
Friction Laws for Saturated/Unsaturated Fatty Acid Layers9
Probing Tribological Behaviors of Cr-DLC in Corrosion Solution by Tailoring Sliding Interface9
Experimental Study on the Expended Energy on Structural Degradation of Lubricating Greases9
Preparation of Well-Dispersed Lubricant Additives with Excellent Antiwear Ability Under High Load9
Effect of Zinc Dialkyl Dithiophosphate Replenishment on Tribological Performance of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Oil9
Elucidating the Onset of Plasticity in Sliding Contacts Using Differential Computational Orientation Tomography9
A Multi-scale Contact Temperature Model for Dry Sliding Rough Surfaces9
Lubrication–Contact Interface Conditions and Novel Mixed/Boundary Lubrication Modeling Methodology9
Quality Control Metrics to Assess MoS2 Sputtered Films for Tribological Applications9
Superficial Modulus, Water-Content, and Mesh-Size at Hydrogel Surfaces9
A Quantitative Determination of Minimum Film Thickness in Elastohydrodynamic Circular Contacts9
Tactile Perception of Vellum Quantified by Friction and Surface Roughness8
A Boundary Lubrication Model and Experimental Study Considering ZDDP Tribofilms on Reciprocating Friction Pairs8
Nanoscale Simulations of Wear and Viscoelasticity of a Semi-Crystalline Polymer8
Bi2S3 and MoS2 Soft Coatings: A Comparative Study of Their Frictional Behavior Under Different Humidity Levels, Normal Loads, and Sliding Speeds8
Tribofilm Formation of Simulated Gear Contact Along the Line of Action8
An EHL Extension of the Unsteady FBNS Algorithm8
Molecular Simulations of Electrotunable Lubrication: Viscosity and Wall Slip in Aqueous Electrolytes8
Effect of Ti3SiC2 Amount on Microstructures and Properties of TiAl Matrix Composites8
Cylinder-Flat Contact Mechanics with Surface Roughness8
A General Load–Displacement Relationship Between Random Rough Surfaces in Elastic, Non-adhesive Contact, with Application in Metal Additive Manufacturing8
QCM Study of Tribotronic Control in Ionic Liquids and Nanoparticle Suspensions8
A Review of Ultrasonic Reflectometry for the Physical Characterization of Lubricated Tribological Contacts: History, Methods, Devices, and Technological Trends8
Interfacial Interactions and Tribological Behavior of Metal-Oxide/2D-Material Contacts8
An Assessment of the Effect of Relative Humidity on the Decomposition of the ZDDP Antiwear Additive8
On the Use of Surface Roughness Parameters8
Particle Erosion Performance of Additive Manufactured 316L Stainless Steel Materials8
Wear Mechanism of High Chromium White Cast Iron and Its Microstructural Evolutions During the Comminution Process8