Surface properties

Three major families of surface properties are studied by LABEX MANUTECH-SISE :

Mechanical properties tribology

  • Friction control
  • Wear reduction
  • Optimization of solid or liquid lubricants
  • Optimization of surface texturing & topography
  • Adhesion increase of coatings

Physical-chemical properties

  • Wettability control
  • Increase of corrosion resistance
  • Reduction of tribocorrosion
  • Limitation of embrittlement by hydrogen
  • Control of surface & interface reactivity

Rendering aspects

  • Qualification, quantification of visual and tactile rendering
  • Optimization of visual and tactile rendering
  • Correlation between surface topography and visual/tactile rendering