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Tribology of Mechanical Systems: A Guide to Present and Future Technologies

By
Jože Vižintin
Jože Vižintin
Center for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics,
University of Ljubljana
,
Slovenia
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Mitjan Kalin
Mitjan Kalin
Center for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics,
University of Ljubljana
,
Slovenia
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Kuniaki Dohda
Kuniaki Dohda
Gifu University
,
Japan
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Said Jahanmir
Said Jahanmir
MiTiHeart Corporation
,
USA
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ISBN-10:
0791802094
No. of Pages:
342
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2004

Many material properties are actually surface properties: For example, erosion, abrasion, wear, oxidation, corrosion, adhesion, bonding, friction, fatigue and cracking are all affected by surface properties [1, 2, 3]. By modifying surfaces, depositing thin films or producing multiple-layered coatings, the designer can enhance performance, such as resistance to erosion, abrasion, wear, oxidation, corrosion and cracking, as well as biocompatibility or environmental compatibility [4, 5, 6, 7].

In order to understand surface properties, and ultimately to provide better surfaces, it is necessary to study the physical and chemical characteristics of the material surface obtained by a given process. A number of...

1. Introduction
2. Nature of Surface Analysis
3. Surface Chemistry
4. Topography and Morphology
5. Structure and Crystallography
Concluding Remarks
References
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