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Tribology on the Small Scale

A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

Second Edition

C. Mathew Mate and Robert W. Carpick

August 2019

ISBN: 9780199609802

448 pages
Hardback
246x171mm

In Stock

Oxford Graduate Texts

Price: £58.00

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 solve macroscale tribology problems.

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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 solve macroscale tribology problems.

  • Incorporates a bottom-up approach
  • Enables students to connect theory to real-life applications with ease
  • Includes worked examples and chapter problems, which allow students to test their newfound knowledge
  • Covers topics not typically found in other tribology texts, such as surface energy and lubrication in confined spaces

New to this edition

  • All chapters updated to include the latest research results and emerging applications
  • Problem sets are now included for each chapter
  • New sections on Persson's theory on contact mechanics and the application of transition state theory to wear, viscosity, and friction
  • Incorporates a greatly expanded and more detailed chapter on wear

About the Author(s)

C. Mathew Mate, Visiting Scholar, Chemical Engineering Department, Stanford University, and Robert W. Carpick, John Henry Towne Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania

Mathew Mate is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Chemical Engineering Department at Stanford University. Prior to that, he work for 30 years in industry for IBM, Hitachi, and Western Digital. He is best known for his research into the molecular and atomic levels and origins of tribology (the study of friction, lubrication, and wear). He has also been extensively involved in improving disk drive tribology. In recognition of his pioneering contributions to the field of tribology, he was awarded the 2001 MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society and the 2012 International Award from the Society of Tribology and Lubrication Engineers.

Robert Carpick, John Henry Towne Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics at the University of Pennsylvania, studies nanotribology, nanomechanics, and scanning probes. He has received numerous awards include a NSF CAREER Award and the ASME Newkirk Award, and is a fellow of numerous societies, including the American Physical Society and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. He has authored 6 patents and over 170 peer-reviewed publications. Previously, he was a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his B.Sc. (University of Toronto) and his Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley) both in Physics, and was a postdoc at Sandia National Laboratory.

Table of Contents

    1:Tribology
    2:Surface roughness
    3:Mechanical Properties of Solids and Real Area of Contact
    4:Friction
    5:Surface energy and capillary pressure
    6:Surface forces derived from surface energies
    7:Physical origins of surface forces
    8:Measuring surface forces
    9:Lubrication
    10:Lubrication in tight spots
    11:Atomistic origins of friction
    12:Wear

Reviews

"Review from previous edition This book covers topics not typically found in Tribology texts emphasising how macroscopic tribological phenomena originate at the atomic and molecular level." - J. Paulo Davim, International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering

"Tribology on the Small Scale is an eminently readable book...I think the book is most useful to post-graduate research students and industrial researchers as a general initiator to the field of small-scale tribology. This community is significant and the book will serve a very useful purpose." - Tribology Letters

"The author has brought all the essential topics together and written a superb book, lively and fascinating." - Current Engineering Practice