Scientific publications

V. Totolin, M. Conte, E. Berriozabal, F. Pagano, I. Minami, N. Doerr, A. Igartua, et al.

Tribological investigations of ionic liquids in ultra-high vacuum environment

A tribological investigation of two ionic liquids (ILs) that could be used as potential lubricants for vacuum or space applications is presented. 

Magazine/Book Lubrication Science
Date 2014-11
Pages Vol. 26, pp. 514-524, Nov-Dec 2014

I. Ciarsolo, X. Fernandez, U. Ruiz de Gopegui, C. Zubizarreta, M. D. Abad, A. Mariscal, et al.

Tribological comparison of different C-based coatings in lubricated and unlubricated conditions

The use of carbon-based coatings (hydrogenated and non-hydrogenated DLC, doped and alloyed-DLC) is of wide interest due to its applications in mechanical components submitted to friction and wear including sliding parts in automotive engines. 

Magazine/Book Surface & Coatings Technology
Date 2014-10-25
Pages Vol. 257, pp. 278-285, Oct 25 2014

B. Pinedo, J. Aguirrebeitia, M. Conte, and A. Igartua

Tri-dimensional eccentricity model of a rod lip seal

In this work, an analytical tri-dimensional eccentricity model of a rod lip seal is presented. In the specific, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) rod lip seal was considered. 

Magazine/Book Tribology International
Date 2014-10
Pages vol. 78, pp. 68-74, Oct 2014

U. Eletxigerra, J. Martinez-Perdiguero, S. Merino, R. Villalonga, J.M. Pingarrón, S. Campuzano

Amperometric magnetoimmunoassay for the direct detection of tumor necrosis factor alpha biomarker in human serum

An amperometric immunoassay for the determination of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) protein biomarker in human serum based on the use of magnetic microbeads (MBs) and disposable screen-printed carbon electrodes (SPCEs) has been developed. 

Magazine/Book Analytica Chimica Acta
Date 2014-08-01
Pages Volume 838, 1 August 2014, Pages 37–44

A. Olarra, J.M. Allen, D.A. Axinte

Experimental evaluation of a special purpose miniature machine tool with parallel kinematics architecture: Free leg hexapod

This paper reports on multi-scope evaluation of the special purpose in situ parallel kinematics machine tool known as the Free-Leg Hexapod or FreeHex.

Magazine/Book Precision Engineering (Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology)
Date 2014-07
Pages Volume 38, Issue 3, Pages 589–604

M. Conte, B. Pinedo, and A. Igartua

Frictional heating calculation based on tailored experimental measurements

New composites and nano-composites polymers are continuously developed satisfying more and more exigent demands in terms of mechanical and tribological properties. 

Magazine/Book Tribology International
Date 2014-06
Pages vol. 74, pp. 1-6, Jun 2014