Argonne National Laboratory

SLIDE: Surfaces and Lubrication Interaction, Discovery and Engineering

Argonne's Surfaces and Lubrication Interaction, Discovery and Engineering (SLIDE) researchers apply tailored scientific approaches aimed at minimizing the friction in transportation, increasing longevity in energy production, addressing tribological issues in medical applications and increasing material performance to ensure that American industry remains competitive in the global marketplace.

SLIDE achieves tribology breakthroughs via three distinct yet overlapping research platforms: tribological lab-scale testing, the technological development of coatings and lubricants, and materials characterization.

These fact sheets describe SLIDE's work in greater detail.