Encyclopedia of Tribology

TRIBOLOGY – the learn of friction, put on and lubrication – affects virtually each element of our day-by-day lives. The Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology is an authoritative and accomplished reference protecting all significant features of the technology and engineering of tribology which are proper to researchers throughout all engineering industries and comparable clinical disciplines. this can be the 1st significant reference that brings jointly the technological know-how, engineering and technological features of tribology of this breadth and scope in one paintings. built and written through best specialists within the box, the Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology covers the basics in addition to complicated functions throughout fabric forms, various size and time scales, and encompassing quite a few engineering purposes and applied sciences. intriguing new parts corresponding to nanotribology, tribochemistry and biotribology have additionally been integrated. As a six-volume set, the Springer Encyclopedia of Tribology includes 1630 entries written via authoritative specialists in each one topic sector, below the assistance of a world panel of key researchers from academia, nationwide laboratories and undefined. With alphabetically-arranged entries, notion diagrams and cross-linking positive aspects, this complete paintings offers easy accessibility to crucial details for either researchers and practising engineers within the fields of engineering (aerospace, car, biomedical, chemical, electric, and mechanical) in addition to fabrics technological know-how, physics, and chemistry.

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SEEMUTH Tribology Consulting International LLC Ringgold, GA USA JO¨RG SEEWIG Lehrstuhl fu¨r Messtechnik & Sensorik Technische Universita¨t Kaiserslautern Kaiserslautern Germany REZA SHAHBAZIAN-YASSAR Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI USA JIAN SHANG State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences Lanzhou People’s Republic of China LEON L. SHAW Department of Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering Institute of Materials Science University of Connecticut Storrs, CT USA SHENG SHEN Mechanical Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA USA GANG SHENG Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK USA DUNCAN E.

The Woodlands, TX USA List of Contributors SHIH-CHIEH LIN National Tsing-Hua University Hsinchu Taiwan JEFFREY R. LINCE Space Materials Laboratory The Aerospace Corporation El Segundo, CA USA TOMASZ LISKIEWICZ iETSI University of Leeds Leeds UK FENG LIU School of Mechanical Engineering Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering University of Leeds Leeds UK GENG LIU Mechanical Engineering Northwestern Polytechnical University Xian, Shaanxi People’s Republic of China KAI LIU XI’AN University of Technology XI’An, Shaanxi People’s Republic of China YUHONG LIU State Key Laboratory of Tribology Tsinghua University Beijing People’s Republic of China AMADEU NETO LOMBARDI Department of Materials Engineering Federal University of Sa˜o Carlos Sa˜o Carlos, SP Brazil STEPHEN H.

Of course the critical questions related to reliability, wear, and lubricant displacement and transfer must be answered. Several designs currently employed in commercial disk drives meet these parameters, such as the designs shown in Fig. 6. Figure 7 shows a micrograph of a typical heater design. Figure 8 shows the local deformation around the transducer that is produced by the heater. Figure 9 shows a typical power versus transducer-disk spacing reduction curve for a TFC slider. These sliders fly at about 11 nm and their transducers can be brought into contact by applying about 200 mW of power to the heater.

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