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Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4

ISBN 9781466583375
Published November 21, 2014 by CRC Press
533 Pages 278 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Surface science and tribology play very critical roles in many industries. Manufacture and use of almost all consumer and industrial products rely on the application of advanced surface and tribological knowledge. The fourth in a series, Surfactants in Tribology, Volume 4 provides an update on research and development activities connecting surfactants and tribological phenomena.

Written by renowned subject matter experts, the book demonstrates how improved design of surfactants can be harnessed to control tribological phenomena. Profusely illustrated and copiously referenced, the chapters also discuss novel approaches to control tribological phenomena using surfactants including green surfactants. It also discusses the underlying tribological and surface science issues relevant to many situations in diverse industries.

The information in this volume provides a cutting-edge reference connecting the fields of surfactants and tribology as a way forward to novel, enhanced methods of controlling lubrication, friction, and wear. It reflects the latest developments, highlighting the relevance of surfactants in tribological phenomena in a broad range of industries. As we learn more about the connection between surfactants and tribology, new and improved ways to control lubrication, friction, and wear utilizing surfactants will emerge. This book takes us farther on the path towards this goal.

Table of Contents

Advanced Tribological Concepts. Physical Mechanisms of Atomic-Scale Friction. Shear-Induced Anisotropic Friction in a Lubricated Contact. Macrotribology of Semirigid Poly(α-methylene-γ-butyrolactone) and Poly(methyl methacrylate) Brushes. Application of Quartz Crystal Microbalance Technology in Tribological Investigation. Nanotribological Aspects. Tribology of Water on Graphene and Silicon Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces. Design and Properties of Self-Assembled Ordered Films for Nanolubrication. Surfactant Influence on Stability and Lubrication Properties of Metal Nanoparticle Suspensions in Oil. Nanotribology: Progress toward Improved Lubrication for the Control of Friction Using Ionic Liquid Lubricants. Ionic Liquids and Aqueous Surfactant Assemblies. Effects of Mixing Two Ionic Liquids on Tribological Behavior of Bearing Steel. Aqueous Solutions of Surfactants in Materials Engineering of Tribological Systems. Use of Surfactants in Metal Cutting Fluids Formation. High-Demanding Applications. Automotive Lubricant Friction Modifiers: Additive Durability Studies. Evaluation of Nonionic Surfactants in Drilling Muds. Adsorption of Surfactants with Different Degrees of Ethoxylation on Hematite Weighting Material and Its Effect on the Tribological Properties of Water-Based Petroleum Drilling Fluids. Role of Gemini Cationic Surfactants in Inhibiting the Corrosion of Carbon Steel. Biobased Lubricants and Fuels. Soy-Based Polymeric Surfactants Prepared in Carbon Dioxide Media and Influence of Structure on Their Surface Properties. Biobased Lubricants and Functional Products from Cuphea Oil. Biodiesel Lubricity and Other Properties. Index.

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Girma Biresaw is an affiliate of the United States Department of Agriculture in Peoria, Illinois.

Kash Mittal is a consultant with Hopewell Junction, in New York.