Micro/Nanotribology and Its Applications

Micro/Nanotribology and Its Applications

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Micro/nanotribology as a field is concerned with experimental and theoretical investigations of processes ranging from atomic and molecular scales to the microscale, occurring during adhesion, friction, wear, and thin-film lubrication at sliding surfaces. As a field it is truly interdisciplinary, but this confronts the would-be entrant with the difficulty of becoming familiar with the basic theories and applications: the area is not covered in any undergraduate or graduate scientific curriculum.
The present work commences with a history of tribology and micro/nanotribology, followed by discussions of instrumentation, basic theories of friction, wear and lubrication on nano- to microscales, and their industrial applications. A variety of research instruments are covered, including a variety of scanning probe microscopes and surface force apparatus. Experimental research and modelling are expertly dealt with, the emphasis throughout being applied aspects.
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  • Hardback | 676 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 41.1mm | 1,143.06g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1997 ed.
  • XII, 676 p.
  • 0792343867
  • 9780792343868

Table of contents

Preface. 1. History. 2. SPM Instrumentation. 3. Forces and Adhesion. 4. Friction and Wear. (a). AFM/FFM and STM. (b). Quartz Crystal Microbalance. (c). Surface Force Apparatus. (d). Modelling. (e). Macro-Scale. 5. Lubrication. 6. Materials Properties Characterization. 7. Molecular Dynamic Simulations. 8. Applications: MEMS and Magnetic Storage Devices. Author Index. Subject Index.
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