Surfactants in Tribology

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Surfactants play a variety of critical roles in tribology. In addition to controlling friction and wear, they also allow for control of a wide range of properties of lubricants, such as emulsification/demulsification, bioresistance, oxidation resistance, and rust/corrosion prevention. This book explains recent advances in the role of surfactants within the purview of tribology, with an emphasis on product development.

Includes Theoretical, Experimental, and Technological Advances

Providing a unique exploration of the nexus between surfactants and tribology, this text represents the cumulative expertise of leading scientists and technologists engaged in the study of surfactants in variegated tribological phenomena. Organized thematically for easy reference, the volume covers—

· Fundamentals of surfactants

· Tribological aspects of micro- and nanodevices, including micro-patterns of two-dimensional asperity arrays, MEMS, NEMS, and magnetic recording devices

· Self-assembled monolayers and ultra-thin films relevant to tribological phenomena, including aspects of organosilane monolayers, ultrathin self-assembled films, super-hydrophobic films, MoDTC/ZDDP tribofilms, and surfactant-coated copper nanoparticles

· Polymeric and biobased surfactants, covering various tribological aspects related to polymeric gels, elastomers sliding against hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, agriculture-based amphiphiles, vegetable oils, and biobased greases

· Surfactant adsorption and aggregation relevant to tribological phenomena, such as the design of surfactants for lubrication, aqueous non-ionic surfactant-based lubricants, adsorption and aggregation kinetics, surfactant and polymer nanostructures, and engine oils

The first reference to comprehensively treat the relevance of surfactants in tribology, this book is an invaluable guide for individuals engaged in research, development, and manufacturing, especially those engaged in the study of MEMS, NEMS, SAMs, andbiodevices.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781420060072
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/22/2008
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents


Part I: General

Introduction to Surfactants; M. L. Free

Part II: Tribological Aspects in Micro and Nanodevices

Geometry and Chemical Effects on Friction and Adhesion under Negligible Loads; Y. Ando

Effect of Harsh Environment on Surfactant-Coated MEMS; J. Frechette, R. Maboudian, and C. Carraro

Surfactants in Magnetic Recording Tribology; T. E. Karis and D. Pocker

Part III: Self-Assembled Monolayers and Ultrathin Films: Relevance to Tribological Behavior

Frictional Properties of Organosilane Monolayers and High-
Density Polymer Brushes; M. Kobayashi, H. Ishida, M. Kaido, A. Suzuki, and A. Takahara

Tribology of Ultrathin Self-Assembled Films on Si: The Role
of PFPE as a Top Mobile Layer; N. Satyanarayana, S. K. Sinha, and M. P. Srinivasan

Surface Forces, Surface Energy, and Adhesion of SAMs and
Superhydrophobic Films: Relevance to Tribological Phenomena;
Y. Zhao, L. Guo, J. Yin, and W. Dai

Molecular Understanding of Nanofriction of Self-Assembled
Monolayers on Silicon Using AFM; S. Sambasivan, S. Hsieh, D. A. Fischer, and S. M. Hsu

Mechanism of Friction Reduction by MoDTC/ZDDP Tribofilms
and Associated Nanometer-Scale Controlling Factors; J. Ye

Synthesis, Characterization, and Tribological Properties
of Sodium Stearate–Coated Copper Nanoparticles; L. Sun, Z. Wu, and Z. Zhang

Part IV: Polymeric and Bio-Based Surfactants

Surface Friction and Lubrication of Polymer Gels; M. Du and J. P. Gong

Friction of Elastomers against Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic
Surfaces; S. Bistac

Tribological Properties of Ag-Based Amphiphiles; G. Biresaw

Vegetable Oil Fatty Acid Composition and Carbonization
Tendency on Steel Surfaces at Elevated Temperature:
Morphology of Carbon Deposits; Ö. Gül and L. R. Rudnick

Biobased Greases: Soap Structure and Composition Effects
on Tribological Properties; B. K. Sharma, K. M. Doll, and S. Z. Erhan

Part V: Surfactant Adsorption and Aggregation: Relevance to Tribological Phenomena

How to Design a Surfactant System for Lubrication; B. Kronberg

Aqueous Solutions of Oxyethylated Fatty Alcohols as Model
Lubricating Substances; M. W. Sulek

Aqueous Solutions of Mixtures of Nonionic Surfactants as
Environment-Friendly Lubricants; T. Wasilewski

Surfactant Adsorption and Aggregation Kinetics: Relevance
to Tribological Phenomena; R. F. Tabor, J. Eastoe, and P. J. Dowding

Effect of Surfactant and Polymer Nanostructures on Frictional Properties; P. Somasundaran and P. Purohit

An Extended-Drain Engine Oil Study; J. M. Perez

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