Tribology on the Small Scale: A Bottom Up Approach to Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Hardcover | January 27, 2008

byC. Mathew Mate

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Friction, lubrication, adhesion, and wear are prevalent physical phenomena in everyday life and in many key technologies. This book explains how these tribological phenomena originate from atomistic and microscale physical phenomena and shows how this understanding can be used to solvemacroscale tribology problems. The book is intended to serve both as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in tribology and as an introduction to the field for those scientists and engineers working with technologies where a good grasp of tribology is essential.

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Friction, lubrication, adhesion, and wear are prevalent physical phenomena in everyday life and in many key technologies. This book explains how these tribological phenomena originate from atomistic and microscale physical phenomena and shows how this understanding can be used to solvemacroscale tribology problems. The book is intended...

Dr C. Mathew Mate Hitachi San Jose Research Center, California Mathew Mate received his Bachelor's in Engineering Science from the University of California at Berkeley in 1981 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the same university in 1986. He joined the IBM Almaden Research Center as a postdoc in 1986 and became a permanent member of t...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.82 inPublished:January 27, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198526784

ISBN - 13:9780198526780

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Characterizing Surface Roughness3. Mechanical Properties of Solids and Real Area of Contact4. Friction5. Surface Energy and Capillary Pressure6. Relationship Between Surface Energy and Surface Forces7. Physical Origins of Surface Forces8. Measuring Surface Forces9. Lubrication10. Lubrication in Tight Spots11. Atomistic Origins of Friction12. Wear

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`What makes nanotribology so important is that it points the way towards a fundamental understanding of all of tribology, plus it has important engineering consequences for technologies such as MEMS and disk drives. 'Nicholas Spencer, ETH Zurich