Tribology and interface nanotechnology
Laboratory for tribology and interface nanotechnology (L-TINT), with nearly 20 experts, is recognized domestically and worldwide for providing research and technological solutions in the fields of surface and interface nanotechnology, boundary lubrication and tribochemistry, for the development of functional surfaces and contact engineering and for management of friction and wear mechanisms in systems with conventional and nonconventional materials at nano and macro scale. With a leading role in the field of environmentally friendly, green lubrication technologies the TINT group can provide a comprehensive and effective sustainable treatment of the most demanding tribological problems in engineering systems.
- Highlighted news
International conference on polymer tribology, PolyTrib 2014, 11th-12th September 2014, Bled, Slovenia
The 1st International conference on polymer tribology, PolyTrib 2014, will address the tribological challenges of polymer materials and associated aspects regarding the industrial applications, their design and modeling, materials selection and properties, manufacturing issues, recent advancements, growth potential and others.
Awards and acknowledgments in 2013
In 2013, many of our colleagues received awards and recognitions given by Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana.
PhDs in year 2013
In the year 2013, four PhD thesis defences took place within Laboratory of Tribology and interface nanotechnology.
Highlighted article on the cover of Journal of Mechanical Engineering
The work of Dr. Rok Simič and Prof. Dr. Mitjan Kalin, entitled "Comparison of Alcohol and Fatty Acid Adsorption on Hydrogenated DLC Coatings Studied by AFM and Tribological Tests ", was highlighted on the cover of the December issue of the internationally recognized and SCI indexed Journal of Mechanical Engineering (2013, vol. 59, no. 12, p. 707-718).
NEW! Climate chamber Weiss 300/40
Climate chamber for alternation of ambient conditions for different tribological experiments was purchased in February.
NEW! 3D optical interferometer with nm-resolution
A state-of-the-art 3D optical interferometer microscope that employs white or green light with sub-nm resolution for surface analyses has been installed in November 2012.