AMG Publications


  1. A. Fraile, M. Smyth, J. Kohanoff, A.V. Solov'yov, First principles simulation of damage to solvated nucleotides due to shock waves, Journal of Chemical Physics, 150, 015101 (2019).

  2. H. Wang, C.-C. Huang, T. Polcar, Controllable Tunneling Triboelectrification of Two-Dimensional Chemical Vapor Deposited MoS2, Scientific Reports, 9, 334 (2019).

  3. E. Frutos, M. Karlik, T. Polcar, The role of alpha'' orthorhombic phase content on the tenacity and fracture toughness behavior of Ti-22Nb-10Zr coating used in the design of long-term medical implants, Applied Surface Science, 464, 328-336 (2019).

  4. V.E.P. Claerbout, T. Polcar, P. Nicolini, Superlubricity achieved for commensurate sliding: MoS2 frictional anisotropy in silico, Computational Materials Science, 163, 17-23 (2019).

  5. E. Serpini, A. Rota, S. Valeri, E. Ukraintsev, B. Rezek, T. Polcar, P. Nicolini, Nanoscale frictional properties of ordered and disordered MoS2, Tribology International, 136, 67-74 (2019).

  6. A. Cammarata, P. Nicolini, K. Simonovic, E. Ukraintsev, T. Polcar, Atomic-scale Design of Friction and Energy Dissipation, Physical Review B, 99, 094309 (2019).

  7. A. Ceccato, P. Nicolini, D. Frezzato, Recasting the mass-action rate equations of open chemical reaction networks into a universal quadratic format, Journal of Mathematical Chemistry, 57, 1001 (2019).

  8. H.S. Sen, T. Polcar, Vacancy-interface-helium interaction in Zr-Nb multi-layer system: A first-principles study, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 518, 11-20 (2019).


  1. A. Fraile, E. Panagiotakis, N. Christakis, L. Acedo, Cellular Automata and Artificial Brain Dynamics, Mathematical and Computational Applications, 23, 75 (2018).

  2. P.C. Rogge, R.U. Chandrasena, A. Cammarata, R.J. Green, P.Shafer, B.M. Lefler, A. Huon, A. Arab, E. Arenholz, H.N. Lee, T.-L. Lee, S. Nemšák, J.M. Rondinelli, A.X. Gray, S.J. May, Electronic structure of negative charge transfer CaFeO3 across the metal-insulator transition, Physical Review Materials, 2, 015002 (2018).
  3. F. Fernandes, M. Danek, T. Polcar, A.Cavaleiro, Tribological and cutting performance of TiAlCrN films with different Cr contents deposited with multilayered structure, Tribology International, 119, 345-353 (2018).
  4. M.A. Monclús, M. Callisti, T. Polcar, L.W. Yang, J.M. Molina-Aldareguía, J. LLorca, Effect of layer thickness on the mechanical behaviour of oxidation-strengthened Zr/Nb nanoscale multilayers, Journal of Materials Science, 53, 5860-5878 (2018).
  5. E. Frutos, M. Karlík, J.A. Jiménez, H. Langhansová, J. Lieskovská, T. Polcar, Development of new β/α″-Ti-Nb-Zr biocompatible coating with low Young's modulus and high toughness for medical applications, Materials & Design, 142, 44-55 (2018).
  6. P. Nicolini, R. Capozza, P. Restuccia, T. Polcar, Structural Ordering of Molybdenum Disulfide Studied via Reactive Molecular Dynamics Simulations, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10, 8937-8946 (2018).
  7. M. Callisti, M. Karlik, T. Polcar, Competing mechanisms on the strength of ion-irradiated Zr/Nb nanoscale maultilayers: interface strength versus radiation hardening, Scripta Materialia, 152, 32-35 (2018).
  8. M.Callisti, F.D.Tichelaar, T.Polcar, In situ TEM observations on the structural evolution of a nanocrystalline W-Ti alloy at  elevated temperatures, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 749, 1000-1008 (2018).

  9. A.I. Vakis, V.A. Yastrebov, J. Scheibert, L. Nicola, D. Dini, C. Minfray, A. Almqvist, M. Paggi, S. Lee, G. Limbert, J.F. Molinari, G. Anciaux, R. Aghababaei, S. Echeverri Restrepo, A. Papangelo, A. Cammarata, P. Nicolini, C. Putignano, G. Carbone, S. Stupkiewicz, J. Lengiewicz, G. Costagliola, F. Bosia, R. Guarino, N.M. Pugno, M.H. Muser, M. Ciavarella, Modeling and simulation in tribology across scales: An overview, Tribology International, 125, 169-199 (2018).


  1. S.C. Cifuentes, E. Frutos, R. Benavente, V. Lorenzo, J.L. González-Carrasco, Assessment of mechanical behavior of PLA composites reinforced with Mg micro-particles through depth-sensing indentations analysis, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 65, 781-790 (2017).
  2. M.A. Monclús, M. Callisti, T. Polcar, L.W. Yang, J. Llorca, J.M. Molina-Aldareguía, Selective oxidation-induced strengthening of Zr/Nb nanoscale multilayers, Acta Materialia, 122, 1-10 (2017).
  3. M. Callisti, T. Polcar, Combined size and texture-dependent deformation and strengthening mechanisms in Zr/Nb nano-multilayers, Acta Materialia, 124, 247-260 (2017).
  4. A. Ceccato, P. Nicolini, D. Frezzato, A Low-Computational-Cost Strategy to Localize Points in the Slow Manifold Proximity for Isothermal Chemical Kinetics, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 49, 477-493 (2017).
  5. B.J. Irving, P. Nicolini, T. Polcar, On the lubricity of transition metal dichalcogenides: an ab initio study, Nanoscale, 9, 5597-5607 (2017).
  6. A. Cammarata, T. Polcar, Vibrational contributions to intrinsic friction in charged transition metal dichalcogenides, Nanoscale, 9, 11488-11497 (2017).
  7. A. Cammarata, T. Polcar, Overcoming nanoscale friction barriers in transition metal dichalcogenides, Physical Review B, 96, 085406 (2017).
  8. A. Ceccato, P. Nicolini, D. Frezzato, Attracting subspaces in a hyper-spherical representation of autonomous dynamical systems, Journal of Mathematical Physics, 58, 092701 (2017).
  9. M. Danek, F. Fernandes, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, Influence of Cr additions on the structure and oxidation resistance of multilayered TiAlCrN films, Surface and Coatings Technology, 313, 158-167 (2017).
  10. J. Luxa, V. Mazanek, M. Pumera, P. Lazar, D. Sedmidubský, M. Callisti, T. Polcar, Z. Sofer, 2H->1T Phase Engineering of Layered Tantalum Disulfides in Electrocatalysis: Oxygen Reduction Reaction, Chemistry - A European Journal, 23, 8082-8091 (2017).


  1. P. Nicolini, T. Polcar, A comparison of empirical potentials for sliding simulations of MoS2, Computational Materials Science, 115, 158-169 (2016).
  2. E. Frutos, J.L. González-Carrasco, T. Polcar, Nanomechanical Characterization of Alumina Coatings Grown on FeCrAl Alloy by Thermal Oxidation, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 57, 310-320 (2016).
  3. A. Cammarata, T. Polcar, Layering effects on low frequency modes in n-layered MX2 transition metal dichalcogenides, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, 4807-4813 (2016).
  4. A. Cammarata, J.M. Rondinelli, Electronic doping of transition metal oxide perovskites, Applied Physics Letters, 108, 213109 (2016).
  5. E. Frutos, J.L. González-Carrasco, T. Polcar, Repetitive nano-impact tests as a new tool to measure fracture toughness in brittle materials, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 36, 3235-3243 (2016).
  6. A. Cammarata, J. Rondinelli, Microscopic interactions governing phase matchability in nonlinear optical materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Advance Article (2016).
  7. E. Frutos, M. Karlik, T. Polcar, Fracture toughness determination by repetitive nano-impact testing in Cu/W nanomultilayers with length-scale-dependent films properties, Procedia Structural Integrity, 2, 1391-1404 (2016).
  8. J. Borges, R.M.S. Pereira, M.S. Rodrigues, T. Kubart, S. Kumar, K. Leifer, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, M.I. Vasilevskiy, F. Vaz, Broadband Optical Absorption Caused by the Plasmonic Response of Coalesced Au Nanoparticles Embedded in a TiO2 Matrix, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120, 16931-16945 (2016).
  9. M. Callisti, M. Karlik, T. Polcar, Bubbles formation in helium ion irradiated Cu/W multilayer nanocomposites: Effects on structure and mechanical properties, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 473, 18-27 (2016).


  1. J. Borges, D. Costa, E. Antunes, C. Lopes, M.S. Rodrigues, M. Apreutesei, E. Alves, N.P. Barradas, P. Pedrosa, C. Moura, L. Cunha, T. Polcar, F. Vaz, P. Sampaio, Biological behaviour of thin films consisting of Au nanoparticles dispersed in a TiO2 dielectric matrix, Vacuum, 122, 360-368 (2015).
  2. J. Borges, F. Macedo, F.M. Couto, M.S. Rodrigues, C. Lopes, P. Pedrosa, T. Polcar, L. Marques, F. Vaz, The influence of nitrogen and oxygen additions on the thermal characteristics of aluminium-based thin films, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 163, 569–580 (2015).
  3. J. Borges, M.S. Rodrigues, T. Kubart, S. Kumar, K. Leifer, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, M. Apreutesei, R.M.S. Pereira, M.I. Vasilevskiy, T. Polcar, F. Vaz, Thin films composed of gold nanoparticles dispersed in a dielectric matrix: The influence of the host matrix on the optical and mechanical responses, Thin Solid Films, 596, 8-17 (2015).
  4. J. Borges, M.S. Rodrigues, C. Lopes, D. Costa, F.M. Couto, T. Kubart, B. Martins, N. Duarte, J.P. Dias, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, F. Macedo, F. Vaz, Thin films composed of Ag nanoclusters dispersed in TiO2: Influence of composition and thermal annealing on the microstructure and physical responses, Applied Surface Science, 358, 595-604 (2015).
  5. M. Callisti, M. Danek, K. Yasuda, M. Evaristo, F.D. Tichelaar, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, Ni-Ti(-Cu) shape memory alloy interlayers supporting low friction functional coatings, Tribology International, 88, 135-142 (2015).
  6. A. Cammarata, T. Polcar, Electro-vibrational coupling effects on "intrinsic friction" in transition metal dichalcogenides, RSC Advances, 5, 106809 (2015).
  7. A. Cammarata, T. Polcar, Tailoring Nanoscale Friction in MX2 Transition Metal Dichalcogenides, Inorganic Chemistry, 54, 5739-5744 (2015).
  8. A. Cammarata, J.M. Rondinelli, Ferroelectricity from coupled cooperative Jahn-Teller distortions and octahedral rotations in ordered Ruddlesden-Popper manganates, Physical Review B, 92, 014102 (2015).
  9. I. Carvalho, T. Polcar, M. Henriques, S. Carvalho, Materials Incompatibility as a Major Cause of Hip Prostheses Rejection, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 42, 36-49 (2015).
  10. P. Carvalho, J. Borges, M.S. Rodrigues, N.P. Barradas, E. Alves, J.P. Espinós, A.R. González-Elipe, L. Cunha, L. Marques, M. Vasilevskiy, F. Vaz, Optical properties of zirconium oxynitride films: The effect of composition, electronic and crystalline structures, Applied Surface Science, 358, 660-669 (2015).
  11. A. Ceccato, P. Nicolini, D. Frezzato, Features in chemical kinetics. III. Attracting subspaces in a hyper-spherical representation of the reactive system, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 143, 224109 (2015).
  12. A. Escudeiro, N.M. Figueiredo, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Structural and mechanical properties of nanocrystalline Zr co-sputtered a-C(:H) amorphous films, Applied Surface Science, 325, 64-72 (2015).
  13. F. Fernandes, J. Morgiel, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Oxidation and diffusion processes during annealing of TiSi(V)N films, Surface and Coatings Technology, 275, 120-126 (2015).
  14. F. Fernandes, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological properties of self-lubricating TiSiVN coatings at room temperature, Surface and Coatings Technology, 267, 8-14 (2015).
  15. F. Fernandes, T. Polcar, A. Loureiro, A. Cavaleiro, Effect of the substrate dilution on the room and high temperature tribological behaviour of Ni-based coatings deposited by PTA on grey cast iron, Surface and Coatings Technology, 281, 11-19 (2015).
  16. E. Frutos, M. Callisti, M. Karlik, T. Polcar, Length-scale-dependent mechanical behaviour of Zr/Nb multilayers as a function of individual layer thickness, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 632, 137–146 (2015).
  17. E. Frutos, J.L. Gonzalez-Carrasco, Dynamic nanomechanical properties of novel Si-rich intermetallic coatings growth on a medical 316 LVM steel by hot dipping in a hypereutectic Al–25Si alloy, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 46, 93–103 (2015).
  18. G. Levita, E. Molinari, T. Polcar, M. C. Righi, First-principles comparative study on the interlayer adhesion and shear strength of transition-metal dichalcogenides and graphene, Physical Review B, 92, 085434 (2015).
  19. C. Lopes, C. Goncalves, J. Borges, T. Polcar, M.S. Rodrigues, N.P. Barradas, E. Alves, E. Le Bourhis, F.M. Couto, F. Macedo, C. Fonseca, F. Vaz, Evolution of the functional properties of titanium–silver thin films for biomedical applications: Influence of in-vacuum annealing, Surface and Coatings Technology, 261, 262–271 (2015).
  20. C. Lopes, M. Vieira, J. Borges, J. Fernandes, M.S. Rodrigues, E. Alves, N.P. Barradas, M. Apreutesei, P. Steyer, C.J. Tavares, L. Cunha, F. Vaz, Multifunctional Ti–Me (Me = Al, Cu) thin film systems for biomedical sensing devices, Vacuum, 122, 353-359 (2015).
  21. S.M. Marques, I. Carvalho, M. Henriques, T. Polcar, S. Carvalho, PVD-grown antibacterial Ag-TiN films on piezoelectric PVDF substrates for sensor applications, Surface and Coatings Technology, 281,117-124 (2015).
  22. P. Mutafov, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, Structure, mechanical and tribological properties of self-lubricant W–S–N coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 261, 7–14 (2015).
  23. P. Pedrosa, D. Machado, J. Borges, M. S. Rodrigues, E. Alves, N. P. Barradas, N. Martin, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, C. Fonseca, F. Vaz, Agy:TiNx thin films for dry biopotential electrodes: the effect of composition and structural changes on the electrical and mechanical behaviours, Applied Physics A, 119, 169-178 (2015).
  24. A.M. Wright, B.J. Irving, G. Wu, A.J.H.M. Meijer, T.W. Hayton, A Copper(I)–Arene Complex With an Unsupported η6 Interaction, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 54, 3088-3091 (2015).
  25. J. Zekonyte, T. Polcar, Friction force microscopy analysis of self-adaptive W-S-C coatings: nanoscale friction and wear, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 7, 21056-21064 (2015).


  1. M. Callisti, B.G. Mellor, T. Polcar, Microstructural investigation on the grain refinement occurring in Cu-doped Ni-Ti thin films, Scripta Materialia, 77,  52-55 (2014).
  2. M. Callisti, T. Polcar, The role of Ni-Ti-(Cu) interlayers on the mechanical properties and nano-scratch behaviour of solid lubricant W-S-C coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 254, 260-269 (2014).
  3. A. Cammarata, J.M. Rondinelli, Covalent dependence of octahedral rotations in orthorhombic perovskite oxides, Journal of Chemical Physics, 141(11), 114704 (2014).
  4. A. Cammarata, W. Zhang, P.S. Halasyamani, J.M. Rondinelli, Microscopic Origins of Optical Second Harmonic Generation in Noncentrosymmetric–Nonpolar Materials, Chemistry of Materials, 26(19), 5773-5781 (2014).
  5. S.C. Cifuentes, E. Frutos, R. Benavente, J.L. Gonzalez-Carrasco, V. Lorenzo, Strain rate effect on semi-crystalline PLLA mechanical properties measured by instrumented indentation tests, European Polymer Journal, 59, 239-246 (2014).
  6. M. Evaristo, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological behaviour of W-alloyed carbon-based coatings in dry and lubricated sliding contact, Lubrication Science, 26, 428-439 (2014).
  7. F. Fernandes, A. Loureiro, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, The effect of increasing V content on the structure, mechanical properties and oxidation resistance of Ti-Si-V-N films deposited by DC reactive magnetron sputtering, Applied Surface Science, 289, 114-123 (2014).
  8. E. Frutos, D. Alvarez, L. Fernandez, J.L. Gonzalez-Carrasco, Effects of bath composition and processing conditions on the microstructure and mechanical properties of coatings developed on 316 LVM by hot dipping in melted AlSi alloys, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 617, 646–653 (2014).
  9. B.J. Irving, F.Y. Naumkin, A density functional investigation of structure-property evolution in the tetrakis hexahedral C4Al14 nanocluster, Journal of Chemical Physics, 141(13), 131102 (2014).
  10. G. Levita, A. Cavaleiro, E. Molinari, T. Polcar, M. C. Righi, Sliding Properties of MoS2 Layers: Load and Interlayer Orientation Effects, Journal of Physical Chemistry C118(25), 13809–13816 (2014).
  11. M. Masia, E. Guardia, P. Nicolini, The force matching approach to multiscale simulations: Merits, shortcomings, and future perspectives, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 114, 1036-1040 (2014).
  12. M.A. Monclus, M. Karlik, M. Callisti, E. Frutos, J. LLorca, T. Polcar, J.M. Molina-Aldareguia, Microstructure and mechanical properties of physical vapor deposited Cu/W nanoscale multilayers: Influence of layer thickness and temperature, Thin Solid Films, 571, 275-282 (2014).
  13. P. Mutafov, J. Lanigan, A. Neville, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, DLC-W coatings tested in combustion engine - Frictional and wear analysis, Surface and Coatings Technology, 260, 284-289 (2014).
  14. R. Novak, T. Polcar, Tribological analysis of thin films by pin-on-disc: evaluation of friction and wear measurement uncertainty, Tribology International, 74, 154-163 (2014).
  15. J.V. Pimentel, M. Danek, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Effect of rough surface patterning on the tribology of W–S–C–Cr self-lubricant coatings, Tribology International, 69, 77-83 (2014).
  16. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, High temperature behavior of nanolayered CrAlTiN coating: Thermal stability, oxidation, and tribological properties, Surface and Coatings Technology, 257, 70-77 (2014).
  17. T. Vitu, A. Escudeiro, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Sliding properties of Zr-DLC coatings: The effect of tribolayer formation, Surface and Coatings Technology, 258, 734-745 (2014).
  18. J. Zekonyte, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, Frictional properties of self-adaptive chromium doped tungsten-sulfur-carbon coatings at nanoscale, Applied Surface Science 303, 381-387 (2014).


  1. M. Callisti, F.D. Tichelaar, B.G. Mellor, T. Polcar, Effects of Cu on the microstructural and mechanical properties of sputter deposited Ni-Ti thin films, Surface and Coatings Technology, 237, 261-268 (2013).
  2. J. Chalupsky, T. Burian, V. Hajkova, L. Juha, T. Polcar, J. Gaudin, M. Nagasono, R. Sobierajski, M. Yabashi, J. Krzywinski, Fluence scan: an unexplored property of a laser beam, Optics Express, 21(22), 26363-26375 (2013).
  3. A. Escudeiro, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, a-C(:H) and a-C(:H)_Zr coatings deposited on biomedical Ti-based substrates: tribological properties, Thin Solid Films, 538, 89-96 (2013).
  4. L. Franta, J. Fojt, L. Joska, J. Kronek, L. Cvrcek, J. Vyskocil, Z. Cejka, Hinge-type knee prosthesis wear tests with a mechanical load and corrosion properties monitoring, Tribology International, 63, 61-65 (2013).
  5. F. Gustavsson, S. Jacobson, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, Ultra-low friction W-S-N solid lubricant coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 232, 541-548 (2013).
  6. F. Gustavsson, S. Jacobson, A. Cavaleiro, T. Polcar, Frictional behavior of self-adaptive nanostructural Mo–Se–C coatings in different sliding conditions, Wear, 303(1-2), 286-296 (2013).
  7. A. Lazauskas, J. Baltrusaitis, V. Grigaliunas, A. Baltusnikas, B. Abakeviciene, T. Polcar, Tribological properties of the two-step thermally deposited chromium films, Applied Surface Science, 283, 1089-1095 (2013).
  8. W.Z. Li, T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, High temperature properties of the Cr-Nb-Al-N coatings with increasing Al contents, Surface and Coatings Technology, 228, 187-194 (2013).
  9. N.K. Manninen, F. Ribeiro, A. Escudeiro, T. Polcar, S. Carvalho, A. Cavaleiro, Influence of Ag Content on Mechanical and Tribological behavior of DLC Coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 232, 440-446 (2013).
  10. M.A. Monclus, S.J. Zheng, J.R. Mayeur, I.J. Beyerlein, N.A. Mara, T. Polcar, J. LLorca, J.M. Molina-Aldareguia, Optimum high temperature strength of two-dimensional nanocomposites, APL Materials, 1(5), 052103 (2013).
  11. P. Nicolini, E. Guardia, M. Masia, Shortcomings of the standard Lennard-Jones dispersion term in water models, studied with force matching, Journal of Chemical Physics, 139(18), 184111 (2013).


  1. F. Feng, Y. Zhou, H. Yun, A. Rocha, T. Polcar, L. Cvrcek, H. Liang, Potential Application of a Ti–C:H Coating in Implants, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 95(9), 2741–2745 (2012).
  2. J.V. Pimentel, T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, Examination of the tribolayer formation of a self-lubricant W–S–C sputtered coating, Tribology International, 47, 188-193 (2012).
  3. T. Polcar, F. Gustavsson, T. Thersleff, S. Jacobson, A. Cavaleiro, Complex frictional analysis of self-lubricant W-S-C/Cr coating, Faraday Discussions, 156, 383–401 (2012).


  1. R.M. Balestra, A.M.G. Castro, M. Evaristo, A. Escudeiro, P. Mutafov, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Carbon-based coatings doped by copper: Tribological and mechanical behavior in olive oil lubricationSurface and Coatings Technology, 205(S2), S79-S83 (2011).
  2. A. Escudeiro, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological behaviour a-C and a-C:H films doped with Ti in biological solutions, Vacuum, 85(12), 1144-1148 (2011).
  3. J. V. Pimentel, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Structural, mechanical and tribological properties of Mo–S–C solid lubricant coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205(10), 3274-3279 (2011).
  4. T. Polcar, D. Bharathi Mohan, C. Silviu Sandu, G. Radnoczi, A. Cavaleiro, Properties of nanocomposite film combining hard TiN matrix with embedded fullerene-like WS2 nanoclusters, Thin Solid Films, 519(10), 3191-3195 (2011).
  5. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, High-temperature tribological properties of CrAlN, CrAlSiN and AlCrSiN coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 206(6), 1244-1251 (2011).
  6. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Structure and tribological properties of AlCrTiN coatings at elevated temperature, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205(S2), S107-S110 (2011).
  7. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, High temperature properties of CrAlN, CrAlSiN and AlCrSiN coatings - Structure and oxidation, Material Chemistry and Physics, 129(1-2), 195-201 (2011).
  8. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Self-adaptive low friction coatings based on transition metal dichalcogenides, Thin Solid Films, 519(12), 4037-4044 (2011).
  9. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Review on self-lubricant transition metal dichalcogenide nanocomposite coatings alloyed with carbon, Surface and Coatings Technology, 206(4), 686-695 (2011).


  1. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Structure, mechanical properties and tribology of W–N and W–O coatings, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, 28(1), 15-22 (2010).
  2. T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Sliding mechanisms in tribological contact of TMD-C sputtered coatings, In Tribology and Design. Wessex: WIT PRESS, 2010, vol. 1, p. 195-208, ISSN 1746-4471, ISBN 978-1-84564-440-6.
  3. T. Polcar, T. Vitu, L. Cvrcek, J. Vyskocil, A. Cavaleiro, Effects of carbon content on the high temperature friction and wear of chromium carbonitride coatings, Tribology International, 43, 1228-1233 (2010).


  1. M. Evaristo, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Synthesis and properties of W–Se–C coatings deposited by PVD in reactive and non-reactive processes, Vacuum, 83(10), 1262-1265 (2009).
  2. M. Evaristo, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Can W–Se–C coatings be competitive to W-S-C ones?, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 6(S1), S92-S95 (2009).
  3. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, Self-lubricating W-S-C nanocomposite coatings, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 6(6-7), 417-424 (2009).
  4. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, Comparative study of the tribological behaviour of self-lubricating W-S-C and Mo-Se-C sputtered coatings, Wear, 266(3-4), 388-392 (2009).
  5. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, M. Stueber, A. Cavaleiro, Mechanical and tribological properties of sputtered Mo-Se-C coatings, Wear, 266(3-4), 393-397 (2009).
  6. T. Polcar, R. Martinez, T. Vitu, L. Kopecky, R. Rodriguez, A. Cavaleiro, High temperature tribology of CrN and multilayered Cr/CrN coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 203(20-21), 3254-3259 (2009).
  7. T. Polcar, T. Vitu, J. Sondor, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological Performance of CrAlSiN Coatings at High Temperatures, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 6(S1), S935-S940 (2009).
  8. T. Polcar, T. Vitu, L. Cvrcek, R. Novak, J. Vyskocil, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological behaviour of nanostructured Ti-C:H coatings for biomedical applications, Solid State Sciences, 11(10), 1757–1761 (2009).


  1. M. Evaristo, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological behavior of C-alloyed transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) coatings in different atmospheres, International Journal of Mechanics and Materials in Design, 4(2), 137-143 (2008).
  2. A.M. Neves, V. Severo, L. Cvrcek, T. Polcar, C. Louro, A. Cavaleiro, In situ structural evolution of arc-deposited Cr-based coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202(22-23), 5550-5555 (2008).
  3. N.M.G. Parreira, Y.T. Pei, D. Galvan, T. Polcar,  J.Th.M. De Hosson, A. Cavaleiro, TEM Characterization of W-O-N Coatings, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 14(S3), 27-30 (2008).
  4. N.M.G. Parreira, T. Polcar, N.J.M. Carvalho, A. Cavaleiro, A simple model for the deposition of W-O coatings by reactive gas pulsing process, European Physical Journal Applied Physics, 43(3), 321-325 (2008).
  5. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, R. Colaço,  C. Silviu Sandu, A. Cavaleiro, Nanoscale triboactivity: Response of Mo-Se-C coatings to sliding, Acta Materialia, 56(18), 5101-5111 (2008).
  6. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, M. Stueber, A. Cavaleiro, Synthesis and structural properties of Mo–Se–C sputtered coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202(11), 2418–2422 (2008).
  7. T. Polcar, T. Kubart, E. Malainho, M. Vasilevskiy, N.M.G. Parreira, A. Cavaleiro, Nanoscale colour control: W–O graded coatings deposited by magnetron sputteringNanotechnology, 19(39), 395202 (2008).
  8. T. Polcar, N.M.G. Parreira and  A. Cavaleiro, Structural and tribological characterization of tungsten nitride coatings at elevated temperature, Wear, 265(3-4), 319-326 (2008).
  9. C. Silviu Sandu, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, TEM investigation of MoSeC films, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 14(S3), 7-10 (2008).
  10. T. Vitu, T. Polcar, L. Cvrcek, R. Novak, J. Macak, J. Vyskocil, A. Cavaleiro, Structure and tribology of biocompatible Ti-C:H coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 202(22-23), 5790-5793 (2008).


  1. T. Kubart, T. Polcar, O. Kappertz, N. Parreira, T. Nyberg, S. Berg, A. Cavaleiro, Modelling of magnetron sputtering of tungsten oxide with reactive gas pulsing, Plasma Processes and Polymers,4(S1), S522-S526 (2007).
  2. L. Ipaz, L. Yate, T. Polcar, E. Camps, L. Escobar-Alarcon, G. Zambrano, P. Prieto, Mechanical and tribological characterization of CNx films deposited by d.c. magnetron sputtering, Physica Status Solidi C, 4(11),  4267-4274 (2007).
  3. N.M.G. Parreira, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Thermal stability of reactive sputtered tungsten oxide coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 201(16-17), 7076-7082 (2007).
  4. N.M.G. Parreira, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Study of the cathode potential in a sputtering discharge by pulsing the reactive gas: case of W target in an Ar-O2 atmosphere, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 4(1), 62-68 (2007).
  5. N.M.G. Parreira, T. Polcar, A. Cavaleiro, Characterization of W–O coatings deposited by magnetron sputtering with reactive gas pulsing, Surface and Coatings Technology, 201(9-11), 5481-5486 (2007).
  6. N.M.G. Parreira, T. Polcar, N. Martin, O. Banakh, A. Cavaleiro, Optical and electrical properties of W-O-N coatings deposited by DC reactive sputtering, Plasma Processes and Polymers, 4(S1), S69-S75 (2007).
  7. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, The tribological behaviour of W-S-C films in pin-on-disk testing at elevated temperature, Vacuum, 81(11-12), 1439-1442 (2007).
  8. T. Polcar, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, Friction of self-lubricating W-S-C sputtered coatings sliding under increasing load, Plasma Processes and Polymers4(S1), S541-S546 (2007).
  9. T. Polcar, A. Nossa, M. Evaristo, A. Cavaleiro, Nanocomposite coatings of C-based and TMD phases: a review, Reviews on Advanced Materials Science, 15(2), 118-126 (2007).
  10. T. Polcar, N.M.G. Parreira, A. Cavaleiro, Tungsten oxide with different oxygen content: sliding properties, Vacuum, 81(11-12), 1426-1429 (2007).
  11. T. Polcar, N.M.G. Parreira, A. Cavaleiro, Tribological characterization of tungsten nitride coatings deposited by reactive magnetron sputtering, Wear, 262(5-6), 655-665 (2007).
  12. T. Polcar, N.M.G. Parreira, R. Novak,  Friction and wear behaviour of CrN coating at temperatures up to 500 °C, Surface and Coatings Technology, 201(9-11), 5228-5235 (2007).


  1. T. Polcar, R. Novak, P. Siroky, The tribological characteristics of TiCN coating at elevated temperaturesWear, 260(1-2), 40-49 (2006).


  1. T. Kubart, T. Polcar, L. Kopecký, R. Novák, D. Nováková, Temperature dependence of tribological properties of MoS2 and MoSe2 coatings, Surface and Coatings Technology, 193(1-3), 230-233 (2005).
  2. T. Polcar, L. Cvrcek, P. Siroky, R. Novak, Tribological characteristics of CrCN coatings at elevated temperature, Vacuum, 80(1-3), 113-116 (2005).
  3. T. Polcar, T. Kubart, R. Novak, L. Kopecky, P. Siroky, Comparison of tribological behaviour of TiN, TiCN and CrN at elevated temperaturesSurface and Coatings Technology, 193(1-3), 192-199 (2005).
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