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tribology

[trī′bäl·ə·jē]
(physics)
The study of the phenomena and mechanisms of friction, lubrication, and wear of surfaces in relative motion.
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Tribologists had suspected that, compared to a liquid in bulk form, thin films of a lubricant - on the order of about five molecules, or 20 angstroms, thick - might become perhaps twice as viscous.
This is an ideal setting for us to demonstrate how companies can use our products to help simplify maintenance, minimize unscheduled downtime and enhance equipment reliability," said David Scheetz, senior equipment builder engineer for ExxonMobil Lubricants and Petroleum Specialties and former president for The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).
A member of the American Chemical Society, Ravichandran is also active in the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, the Society for Imaging Science & Technology, and the National Lubricating Grease Institute.
Professor Henein is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, a Fellow of the Engineering Society of Detroit and a member of Sigma Xi as well as Tau Beta Pi.
Tribologists also contribute to the development of artificial body joints and tissues.
He is the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Tribology Division's Best Paper Award and a two-time recipient of the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers' (STLE) Hodson Award.
Mazzariello has been affiliated with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, TAPPI, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Technical Association of the Pulp & Paper Industry, and the National Association of Chemical Distributors.
Veteran tribologists will find the guide useful as a reference for ASTM test numbers and test details.
The book is aimed at practicing tribologists and researchers, as well as anyone concerned with tribology issues on a microscale or smaller level.