Bakthavachalam Elango

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In this study, the historical roots of tribology (a sub-field of mechanical engineering and materials science) are investigated using a newly developed scientometric method called “Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy (RPYS)”. The study is based on cited references (n = 577,472) in tribology research publications (n = 24,086). The Science Citation(More)
CitNetExplorer has been used to study the citation networks among the scientific publications on tribology during the 15 years period from 1998-2012. Three data sets from Web of Science have been analyzed: (1) Core publications of tribology research, (2) publications on nanotribology and (3) publications of Bharat Bhushan (a top-contributor to nanotribology(More)
This study aims to assess the nanotribology research output at global level using scientometric tools. The SCOPUS database was used to retrieve records related to the nanotribology research for the period 1996-2010. Publications were counted on a fractional basis. The level of collaboration and its citation impact were examined. The performance of the most(More)
Aim The aim of this study is to compare the country output and citation impact as well as to assess the level of interdisciplinarity in the field of tribology research across the period 1998 – 2012. Data & Methods Bibliographic records related to tribology research were extracted from SCOPUS and Web of Science databases for the period of 15 years from 1998(More)
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