(The TQCC of Friction is 15. 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.)
Nanolubricant additives: A review153
Nano-enhanced biolubricant in sustainable manufacturing: From processability to mechanisms140
A review on tribology of polymer composite coatings102
Design and characterization of metallic glass/graphene multilayer with excellent nanowear properties93
Surface-functionalized design of blood-contacting biomaterials for preventing coagulation and promoting hemostasis84
Superlubricity achieved with two-dimensional nano-additives to liquid lubricants72
Numerical micro-texture optimization for lubricated contacts—A critical discussion72
Unlocking the secrets behind liquid superlubricity: A state-of-the-art review on phenomena and mechanisms69
Role of interfacial water in adhesion, friction, and wear—A critical review59
Nanomaterials for lubricating oil application: A review58
A review of advances in tribology in 2020–202155
Inorganic nanomaterial lubricant additives for base fluids, to improve tribological performance: Recent developments55
Metal matrix nanocomposites in tribology: Manufacturing, performance, and mechanisms54
Tailored surface textures to increase friction—A review52
Prediction model of volume average diameter and analysis of atomization characteristics in electrostatic atomization minimum quantity lubrication51
Graphite-based solid lubricant for high-temperature lubrication49
Adhesion and friction in hard and soft contacts: theory and experiment47
Experimental investigation and prediction of tribological behavior of unidirectional short castor oil fiber reinforced epoxy composites44
Tribo-informatics: Concept, architecture, and case study43
Tribological behavior of black phosphorus nanosheets as water-based lubrication additives40
Surface characterization of steel/steel contact lubricated by PAO6 with novel black phosphorus nanocomposites38
Graphene superlubricity: A review37
Rheological and tribological approaches as a tool for the development of sustainable lubricating greases based on nano-montmorillonite and castor oil37
Review of research on loosening of threaded fasteners37
A review of the bio-tribology of medical devices36
Tribological properties of MoS2 coating for ultra-long wear-life and low coefficient of friction combined with additive g-C3N4 in air34
Mechanochemical reactions of GaN-Al2O3 interface at the nanoasperity contact: Roles of crystallographic polarity and ambient humidity34
Fast laser surface texturing of spherical samples to improve the frictional performance of elasto-hydrodynamic lubricated contacts34
Macroscale superlubricity achieved via hydroxylated hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets with ionic liquid at steel/steel interface34
Tribo-informatics approaches in tribology research: A review33
Growth of ultra-dense MoS2 nanosheets on carbon fibers to improve the mechanical and tribological properties of polyimide composites32
Synthesis of N-doped carbon quantum dots as lubricant additive to enhance the tribological behavior of MoS2 nanofluid32
Simulation of the fatigue-wear coupling mechanism of an aviation gear31
Influence of graphene nanoplatelets on mechanical properties and adhesive wear performance of epoxy-based composites30
Influence of a carbon-based tribofilm induced by the friction temperature on the tribological properties of impregnated graphite sliding against a cemented carbide30
Low friction of superslippery and superlubricity: A review30
Does laser surface texturing really have a negative impact on the fatigue lifetime of mechanical components?29
Tribological performance of various metal-doped carbon dots as water-based lubricant additives and their potential application as additives of poly(ethylene glycol)29
Study on the mechanism of rapid formation of ultra-thick tribofilm by CeO2 nano additive and ZDDP29
Interdependence of friction, wear, and noise: A review28
Improvement of the lubrication properties of grease with Mn3O4/graphene (Mn3O4#G) nanocomposite additive28
A review of current understanding in tribochemical reactions involving lubricant additives28
Synergistic lubrication of few-layer Ti3C2Tx/MoS2 heterojunction as a lubricant additive28
Physicochemical and tribological properties of gemini-type halogen-free dicationic ionic liquids28
Predicting EHL film thickness parameters by machine learning approaches28
Identification of abnormal tribological regimes using a microphone and semi-supervised machine-learning algorithm27
Dynamic, thermal, and vibrational analysis of ball bearings with over-skidding behavior27
Gelatin-based composite hydrogels with biomimetic lubrication and sustained drug release27
Influence of structural factors on the tribological performance of organic friction modifiers27
The mechanisms and applications of friction energy dissipation26
Black phosphorus quantum dots: A new-type of water-based high-efficiency lubricant additive26
An exploration of frictional and vibrational behaviors of textured deep groove ball bearing in the vicinity of requisite minimum load26
Galling phenomena in metal forming26
New analytical model of elastic-plastic contact for three-dimensional rough surfaces considering interaction of asperities25
Grease film evolution in rolling elastohydrodynamic lubrication contacts25
Fibers reinforced composite hydrogels with improved lubrication and load-bearing capacity25
Effect of friction on the contact stress of a coated polymer gear25
Flammable gases produced by TiO2 nanoparticles under magnetic stirring in water24
Tribological behavior of ammonium-based protic ionic liquid as lubricant additive24
Water lubrication of graphene oxide-based materials24
Controllable synthesis of different morphologies of CuO nanostructures for tribological evaluation as water-based lubricant additives23
Adhesion and friction performance of DLC/rubber: The influence of plasma pretreatment23
Temperature-mediated tribological characteristics of 40CrNiMoA steel and Inconel 718 alloy during sliding against Si3N4 counterparts23
Insights into the tribological behavior of choline chloride—urea and choline chloride—thiourea deep eutectic solvents23
Corrosion-wear behavior of a biocompatible magnesium matrix composite in simulated body fluid23
Tribological behavior of co-textured cylinder liner-piston ring during running-in22
Effect of functional groups on tribological properties of lubricants and mechanism investigation22
Drag reduction methods at solid-liquid interfaces22
Running-in behavior of a H-DLC/Al2O3 pair at the nanoscale22
Origin of the tribofilm from MoS2 nanoparticle oil additives: Dependence of oil film thickness on particle aggregation in rolling point contact22
Two-dimensional molybdenum carbide (MXene) as an efficient nanoadditive for achieving superlubricity under ultrahigh pressure22
MoS2 nanoparticles grown on carbon nanomaterials for lubricating oil additives22
Constructing a biomimetic robust bi-layered hydrophilic lubrication coating on surface of silicone elastomer22
Influence of the cage on the migration and distribution of lubricating oil inside a ball bearing22
Multiscale study of the dynamic friction coefficient due to asperity plowing22
A molecular dynamics study on the tribological behavior of molybdenum disulfide with grain boundary defects during scratching processes21
Regulating the Nb2C nanosheets with different degrees of oxidation in water lubricated sliding toward an excellent tribological performance21
Utilization of TiO2/gC3N4 nanoadditive to boost oxidative properties of vegetable oil for tribological application21
Role of nanoparticles in achieving macroscale superlubricity of graphene/nano-SiO2 particle composites21
Tribological performance and scuffing behaviors of several automobile piston rings mating with chrome-plated cylinder liner21
Synergistic modification of the tribological properties of polytetrafluoroethylene with polyimide and boron nitride20
Superlubricity of molybdenum disulfide subjected to large compressive strains20
Effect of temperature and mating pair on tribological properties of DLC and GLC coatings under high pressure lubricated by MoDTC and ZDDP20
A synergetic strategy based on laser surface texturing and lubricating grease for improving the tribological and electrical properties of Ag coating under current-carrying friction20
Insight into macroscale superlubricity of polyol aqueous solution induced by protic ionic liquid20
Microstructures, mechanical properties, and grease-lubricated sliding wear behavior of Cu-15Ni-8Sn-0.8Nb alloy with high strength and toughness20
Designing soft/hard double network hydrogel microsphere/UHMWPE composites to promote water lubrication performance20
Robust scalable reversible strong adhesion by gecko-inspired composite design19
Role of titanium carbide and alumina on the friction increment for Cu-based metallic brake pads under different initial braking speeds19
Influence of lubrication, tool steel composition, and topography on the high temperature tribological behaviour of aluminium19
Examination on the wear process of polyformaldehyde gears under dry and lubricated conditions19
Artificial intelligence-based predictive model of nanoscale friction using experimental data19
High-temperature friction behavior of amorphous carbon coating in glass molding process19
Enhanced tribological properties of aligned graphene-epoxy composites19
Investigation on the oil transfer behaviors and the air-oil interfacial flow patterns in a ball bearing under different capillary conditions19
Synergistic lubricating effect of graphene/ionic liquid composite material used as an additive19
Exploring the role of −NH2 functional groups of ethylenediamine in chemical mechanical polishing of GCr15 bearing steel18
Conductive and tribological properties of TiN-Ag composite coatings under grease lubrication18
Review of the evolution and prevention of friction, wear, and noise for water-lubricated bearings used in ships18
Tribological behavior and microstructural evolution of lubricating film of silver matrix self-lubricating nanocomposite18
Mono-dispersed Ag nanoparticles decorated graphitic carbon nitride: An excellent lubricating additive as PPESK composite film18
Origin of friction hysteresis on monolayer graphene18
Achieving macroscale superlubricity with ultra-short running-in period by using polyethylene glycol-tannic acid complex green lubricant18
High temperature induced “glaze” layer formed in HVOF-sprayed NiCrWMoCuCBFe coating and its wear reduction mechanism17
New strategy for reducing the EHL friction in steel contacts using additive-formed oleophobic boundary films17
Investigations for vibration and friction torque behaviors of thrust ball bearing with self-driven textured guiding surface17
A low-to-high friction transition in gradient nano-grained Cu and Cu-Ag alloys17
Friction and wear behavior of different seal materials under water-lubricated conditions17
High temperature tribological behaviour of PVD coated tool steel and aluminium under dry and lubricated conditions17
Investigation of role of cartilage surface polymer brush border in lubrication of biological joints17
A finite element analysis (FEA) approach to simulate the coefficient of friction of a brake system starting from material friction characterization17
Polyethylene glycol derived carbon quantum dots nanofluids: An excellent lubricant for diamond-like carbon film/bearing steel contact16
Motor oil degradation during urban cycle road tests16
Improving the lubrication and anti-corrosion performance of polyurea grease via ingredient optimization16
Typical dampers and energy harvesters based on characteristics of ferrofluids16
Molecular dynamics simulation of the Stribeck curve: Boundary lubrication, mixed lubrication, and hydrodynamic lubrication on the atomistic level16
Effects of groove-textured surfaces filled with Sn-Ag-Cu and MXene-Ti3C2 composite lubricants on tribological properties of CSS-42L bearing steel16
Combined effects of interface modification and micro-filler reinforcements on the thermal and tribological performances of fabric composites16
Micro/atomic-scale vibration induced superlubricity16
Large-scale fabrication of decoupling coatings with promising robustness and superhydrophobicity for antifouling, drag reduction, and organic photodegradation16
State of the art of friction modelling at interfaces subjected to elastohydrodynamic lubrication (EHL)15
Tribological performance of iron- and nickel-base self-lubricating claddings containing metal sulfides at high temperature15
Effects of solid friction modifier on friction and rolling contact fatigue damage of wheel-rail surfaces15
Improvements in tribological and anticorrosion performance of porous Ti-6Al-4V via PEO coating15
Tribological response of waste tire rubber as micro-fillers in automotive brake lining materials15
An efficient three-dimensional foil structure model for bump-type gas foil bearings considering friction15
Optimizing the tribological performance of DLC-coated NBR rubber: The role of hydrogen in films15
Structure and tribocorrosion behavior of CrMoSiCN nanocomposite coating with low C content in artificial seawater15