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Tribomutation

Tribomutation is caused by mechanical interaction of the friction partners. The occurring effects are mainly induced at the nanoscale.

Friction processes lead to an application of mechanical and thermal energy that modifies the material in surface near volumes. As a result, changes in the composition of the element, the chemical bonds and the atomic structure occur at the nanoscale. This again influences friction, hence, a mutual influence of friction and the material exists.

Tribomutation