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Applied Nanotribology

Applied Nanotribology

Prof. Dr. Martin Dienwiebel



Description of the group

The  “Applied Nanotribology group” is investigating experimentally the influence of nanoscale effects on the friction and wear behavior of applied tribological systems. We are looking especially at the evolution of the topography of rough surfaces, the subsurface microstructure and the generation of wear particles.

During the sliding process, metallic surfaces undergoe a complex dynamic evolution which we believe to be the key for understanding sliding friction and wear. Our main goal is to observe theses dynamic processes on the nanoscale directly (on-line) and to link them to the friction and wear behavior.

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Group members
Name Title Phone E-mail
M.Sc. +49 721 204 327-15 ebru cihanYtg5∂kit edu
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. +49 721 204327-77 martin dienwiebelGzu8∂kit edu
M.Sc. +49 721 204327-27 jennifer honselmannBkd2∂partner kit edu
Dr. +49 721 204 327-18 dominic linslerJit3∂iwm fraunhofer de
M.Sc. carina morsteinWdt3∂kit edu

Former group members
Name Title Phone E-mail
Dr. +49 721 4640-748 pantcho stoyanovYqc2∂kit edu
Dipl.-Ing.   tim feserKmj0∂kit edu
Dr.-Ing. +49 721 608-48509 markus strickerHwh6∂kit edu
  felix mohrNfm9∂kit edu

Recent publications and presentations

Synergistic effects of antiwear and friction modifier additives.
Eickworth, J.; Aydin, E.; Dienwiebel, M.; Rühle, T.; Wilke, P.; Umbach, T. R.
2020. Industrial lubrication & tribology. doi:10.1108/ILT-07-2019-0293
Examples of third body formation in sliding metal surfaces.
Dienwiebel, M.
2020, Februar 6. 10th Nanobrücken (2020), Düsseldorf, Deutschland, 4.–6. Februar 2020
In Situ Studies on the Competitive Adsorption of Lubricant Additives.
Dienwiebel, M.; Honselmann, J.; Wagner, J.; Daum, P.; Wilke, P.; Rühle, T.
2020, Januar 30. 22nd International Colloquium Tribology (2020), Ostfildern, Deutschland, 28.–30. Januar 2020
Vacuum Tribology with Gas Phase Deposited Lubricant Additives.
Eickworth, J.; Wagner, J.; Dienwiebel, M.; Daum, P.; Rühle, T.
2020, Januar 29. 22nd International Colloquium Tribology (2020), Ostfildern, Deutschland, 28.–30. Januar 2020
Effect of Environment on Microstructure Evolution and Friction of Au–Ni Multilayers.
Cihan, E.; Jungjohann, K.; Argibay, N.; Chandross, M.; Dienwiebel, M.
2020. Tribology letters, 68 (1), Art. Nr.: 30. doi:10.1007/s11249-019-1245-9
Angewandte Nanotribologie – Einfluss der oberflächennahen Mikrostruktur und Chemie auf Reibung und Verschleiß.
Dienwiebel, M.
2019, November 27. Worshop des Bosch Arbeitskreises Tribologie (2019), Renningen, Deutschland, 27. November 2019
Multi-analytical study on the origin of wear reduction synergy of anti-wear and friction modifier additives in synthetic base oil.
Honselmann, J.; Aydin, E.; Dienwiebel, M.; Rühle, T.; Wilke, P.
2019, Mai 9. 3rd Young Tribological Reseacher Symposium (YTRS 2019), Wiener Neustadt, Österreich, 8.–10. Mai 2019
Running-In and Wear Behavior of Thermal Spray Wire Arc Coatings under the Influence of Regenerative Fuels.
Dienwiebel, M.; Linsler, D.; Böttcher, R.; Winkler, H.-J.
2019, September 19. International Tribology Conference (ITC 2019), Sendai, Japan, 17.–21. September 2019
The Influence of Microstructure on the Friction of Metallic Multilayers.
Dienwiebel, M.; Cihan, E.
2019, September 17. International Tribology Conference (ITC 2019), Sendai, Japan, 17.–21. September 2019
In-situ studies of the competitive adsorption of lubricant additives.
Dienwiebel, M.; Honselmann, J.; Wilke, P.; Rühle, T.
2019, September 14. 8th Tribochemistry (2019), Hakodate, Japan, 12.–14. September 2019
The Mechanisms of Folding and Wear Particle Generation in Metallic Tribosystems.
Dienwiebel, M.
2018, Oktober 31. STLE Tribology Frontiers Conference (2018), Chicago, 28.–31. Oktober 2018
Structure Evolution in Tribological Interfaces Studied by Multilayer Model Alloys.
Dienwiebel, M.; Cihan, E.
2019, April 23. Spring Meeting and Exhibit (MRS 2019), Phoenix, AZ, USA, 22.–26. April 2019
Message from the Editorial Chairman.
Dienwiebel, M.
2019. Wear, (Part A), 426–427. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2019.04.010
Formation of the third bodies of steel sliding against brass under lubricated conditions.
Liu, L.; Sheng, Y.; Liu, M.; Dienwiebel, M.; Zhang, Z.; Dastan, D.
2019. Tribology international, 140, Article no: 105727. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2019.04.011
Structure and nanotribology of thermally deposited gold nanoparticles on graphite.
Cihan, E.; Özoğul, A.; Baykara, M. Z.
2015. Applied surface science, 354, 429–436. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2015.04.099
Low friction of metallic multilayers by formation of a shear-induced alloy.
Cihan, E.; Störmer, H.; Leiste, H.; Stüber, M.; Dienwiebel, M.
2019. Scientific reports, 9 (1), 9480. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-45734-7
Atomistic insights into lubricated tungsten/diamond sliding contacts.
Romero, P. A.; Mayrhofer, L.; Stoyanov, P.; Merz, R.; Kopnarski, M.; Dienwiebel, M.; Moseler, M.
2019. Frontiers in mechanical engineering. doi:10.3389/fmech.2019.00006
Evolution of the True Contact Area of Laser Textured Tungsten Under Dry Sliding Conditions.
Lechthaler, B.; Ochs, G.; Mücklich, F.; Dienwiebel, M.
2019. Frontiers in mechanical engineering, 5, Article no 3. doi:10.3389/fmech.2019.00003
Tribology of Wire Arc Spray Coatings under the Influence of Regenerative Fuels.
Böttcher, R.; Winkler, H.-J.; Dienwiebel, M.; Scherge, M.
2018. Lubricants, 6 (3), 60. doi:10.3390/lubricants6030060
The Running-in Tribological Behavior of Pb-Free Brass and Its Effect on Microstructural Evolution.
Liu, L.; Zhang, Z.; Dienwiebel, M.
2017. Tribology letters, 65 (4), Art.Nr.: 160. doi:10.1007/s11249-017-0943-4
Analysis of the running-in of thermal spray coatings by time-dependent stribeck maps.
Linsler, D.; Kümmel, D.; Nold, E.; Dienwiebel, M.
2017. Wear, 376-377 (Part B), 1467–1474. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2017.02.026
Microstructure, mechanical properties and friction behavior of magnetron-sputtered V-C coatings.
Stoyanov, P.; Schneider, J.; Rinke, M.; Ulrich, S.; Nold, E.; Dienwiebel, M.; Stüber, M.
2017. Surface and coatings technology, 321, 366–377. doi:10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.04.050
Combining in situ and online approaches to monitor interfacial processes in lubricated sliding contacts.
Stoyanov, P.; Shockley, J. M.; Dienwiebel, M.; Chromik, R. R.
2016. MRS communications, 6 (3), 301–308. doi:10.1557/mrc.2016.35
Structural lubricity under ambient conditions.
Cihan, E.; Ipek, S.; Durgun, E.; Baykara, M. Z.
2016. Nature Communications, 7, Art.Nr.: 12055. doi:10.1038/ncomms12055
Microscale study of frictional properties of graphene in ultra high vacuum.
Marchetto, D.; Feser, T.; Dienwiebel, M.
2015. Friction, 3 (2), 161–169. doi:10.1007/s40544-015-0080-8
Surface Softening in Metal - Ceramic Sliding Contacts: An Experimental and Numerical Investigation.
Stoyanov, P.; Merz, R.; Romero, P.; Wählisch, F. C.; Abad, O. T.; Gralla, R.; Stemmer, P.; Kopnarski, M.; Moseler, M.; Bennewitz, R.; Dienwiebel, M.
2015. ACS nano, 9 (2), 1478–1491. doi:10.1021/nn505968m
Origins of Folding Instabilities on Polycrystalline Metal Surfaces.
Beckmann, N.; Romero, P. A.; Linsler, D.; Dienwiebel, M.; Stolz, U.; Moseler, M.; Gumbsch, P.
2014. Applied physics reviews, 2 (6), Art.Nr.: 064004. doi:10.1103/PhysRevApplied.2.064004
Micro- and Nanotribology of Graphene.
Dienwiebel, M.; Bennewitz, R.
2015. Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale, 453–460, Springer, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-10560-4_20
Superlubric to stick-slip sliding of incommensurate graphene flakes on graphite.
Van Wijk, M. M.; Dienwiebel, M.; Frenken, J. W. M.; Fasolino, A.
2013. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 88 (23). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.88.235423
Nanoscale sliding friction phenomena at the interface of diamond-like carbon and tungsten.
Stoyanov, P.; Romero, P. A.; Merz, R.; Kopnarski, M.; Stricker, M.; Stemmer, P.; Dienwiebel, M.; Moseler, M.
2014. Acta Materialia, 67, 395–408. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2013.12.029
The running-in mechanisms of binary brass studied by in-situ topography measurements.
Feser, T.; Stoyanov, P.; Mohr, F.; Dienwiebel, M.
2013. Wear, 303 (1-2), 465–472. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2013.03.047
Friction and wear mechanisms of tungsten-carbon systems: A comparison of dry and lubricated conditions.
Stoyanov, P.; Stemmer, P.; Järvi, T. T.; Merz, R.; Romero, P. A.; Scherge, M.; Kopnarski, M.; Moseler, M.; Fischer, A.; Dienwiebel, M.
2013. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 5 (13), 6123–6135. doi:10.1021/am4010094
Microstructure, properties and microtribological performance of magnetron-sputtered V-C coatings.
Stüber, M.; Stoyanov, P.; Nold, E.; Dienwiebel, M.; Ulrich, S.
2013. 40th Internat.Conf.on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (ICMCTF), San Diego, Calif., April 29 - May 3, 2013
In situ observation of wear particle formation on lubricated sliding surfaces.
Korres, S.; Feser, T.; Dienwiebel, M.
2011. Acta Materialia, 60 (1), 420–429. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2011.09.046
Friction and Wear on Single-Layer Epitaxial Graphene in Multi-Asperity Contacts.
Marchetto, D.; Held, C.; Hausen, F.; Wählisch, F.; Dienwiebel, M.; Bennewitz, R.
2012. Tribology Letters, 48 (1), 77–82. doi:10.1007/s11249-012-9945-4
Experimental and numerical atomistic investigation of the third body formation process in dry tungsten/tungsten-carbide tribo couples.
Stoyanov, P.; Romero, P.; Scherge, M.; Moseler, M.; Dienwiebel, M.; Fischer, A.
2012. Tribology Letters, 50 (1), 67–80. doi:10.1007/s11249-012-0085-7
Design and testing of ultrahigh vacuum microtribometer.
Marchetto, D.; Benzig, R.; Korres, S.; Dienwiebel, M.
2012. Tribology - Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces, 6 (3), 95–101. doi:10.1179/1751584X12Y.0000000012
On the tribochemical action of engine soot.
Antusch, S.; Dienwiebel, M.; Nold, E.; Peter, A.; Scherge, M.; Spicher, U.
2010. Wear, 269 (1-2), 1–12. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2010.02.028
The effect of sample finishing on the tribology of metal/metal lubricated contacts.
Berlet, P.; Dienwiebel, M.; Scherge, M.
2010. Wear, 268 (11-12), 1518–1523. doi:10.1016/j.wear.2010.02.030
Message from the Scientific Organizers (Guest Editorial).
Dienwiebel, M.; Scherge, M.; Gumbsch, P.
2010. Tribology Letters, 39 (1), 1. doi:10.1007/s11249-009-9482-y
Design and construction of a novel tribometer with online topography and wear measurement.
Korres, S.; Dienwiebel, M.
2010. Review of Scientific Instruments, 81 (6), 063904/1–7

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