The manufacture and use of almost every consumer and industrial product rely on application of advanced knowledge in surface science and tribology. These two disciplines are of critical importance in major economic sectors, such as mining, agriculture, manufacturing (including metals, plastics, wood, computers, MEMS, NEMS, appliances), construction
Nanotribology and Polymeric Systems. Superlubricity of Carbon Hybrid Interfaces. Synthesis and Tribological Properties of Surface-Modified Lead Nanoparticles. Molecular Organization and Friction Dynamics of Confined Semidilute Polymer Solutions. Tribological Behavior of Ionic Polymer Brushes in Aqueous Environment. Modification of Biopolymers Friction by Surfactant Molecules. Characterization and Tribological Behavior of Polymer Brush Functionalized with Ionic Liquid Moiety. Biobased and Environmentally Friendly Lubricants and Additives. A Biobased Nitrogen-Containing Lubricant Additive Synthesized from Epoxidized Methyl Oleate Using an Ionic Liquid Catalyst. Environmentally Friendly Surface Active Agents and Their Applications. Lubricants and Functional Fluids from Lesquerella Oil. Green Tannic Acid-Based Surfactants and Their Metal Complexes for Inhibiting Microbial Growth. Elastohydrodynamics of Farm-Based Blends Comprising Amphiphilic Oils. Tribological Properties of Aqueous and Nonaqueous Systems. Ionic Liquids as Novel Lubricant Bases. Stability of Cutting Fluids Emulsions. The Chemistry of Alkylcarbonates and Their Application as Friction Modifiers. Theoretical and Practical Treatments of Surface and Bulk Properties of Aqueous Mixed Surfactant Systems: Mixed Monolayers, Mixed Micelles Formation, and Synergism. Tribological Properties of Aqueous Solutions of Silicone Polyethers. Advanced Tribological Concepts. Surfactants for Electric Charge and Evaporation Control in Fluid Bearing Motor Oil. Adsorption of Surfactants on Hematite Used as Weighting Material and the Effects on the Tribological Properties of Water-Based Drilling Fluids. Moving Contact Line Problem in Electrowetting: Relevance to Tribological Phenomenon. Index.