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Advancing Solid Interfaces and Lubricants by First Principles Material Design

Project description

Advancing tribological materials to reduce friction

Applications with moving components in contact such as micro-electromechanical systems or wind turbines are subject to friction and wear and incur significant environmental and economic costs. The emergence of tribological materials is associated with impressive energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction. However, tribology is not yet adequately advanced, and the development of lubricants is still based on empirical methods. The EU-funded SLIDE project will bring the first principles material discovery model to the domain of tribology. The project will develop and apply a protocol to employ tribochemical reactions for reducing friction as well as a system for high-throughput screening of solid interfaces. It will also establish a public database and use machine learning algorithms to identify general trends and rational ways to chemically modify interfaces for pioneering applications.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Host institution

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 403 662

Beneficiaries (1)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 403 662
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments