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Tribology on the Small Scale: A Modern Textbook on Friction, Lubrication, and Wear

C. Mathew Mate and Robert W. Carpick


Friction, lubrication, adhesion, and wear are prevalent physical phenomena in everyday life and in many key technologies. The goal of this book is to incorporate a bottom up approach to friction, lubrication, and wear into a versatile textbook on tribology. This is done by focusing on how these tribological phenomena occur on the small scale—the atomic to the micrometer scale—a field often called nanotribology. The book covers the microscopic origins of the common tribological concepts: roughness, elasticity, plasticity, friction coefficients, and wear coefficients. Some macroscale concepts (l ... More

Keywords: Tribology, nanotribology, friction, lubrication, adhesion, wear

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199609802
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199609802.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Mathew Mate, author
Visiting Scholar, Chemical Engineering Department, Stanford University

Robert W. Carpick, author
John Henry Towne Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania