It is common to want to derive macroscopic laws from what we know microscopically - after all, given a (correct) microscopic description, everything larger should follow.
Has it ever been done to calculate a coefficient of static/kinetic friction simply from fundamental properties of materials? (say, the crystal structure or intermolecular forces). I searched for some time on the internet and found nothing (although my results were saturated by classical physics problems).
If it has been done, what was the general strategy?