Springer Series in Materials Science

Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials

Tribology and Applications

Authors: Ermakov, Sergey F., Myshkin, Nikolai K.

  • Describes the high lubricity and screening effect of cholesteric liquid-crystalline nanomaterials and their role in decreasing friction and wear of surfaces Covers diagnostics of cholesteric liquid-crystal nanomaterials in oil mediums Provides effective methods and devices for precision measurements of lubricity and frictional interaction of rubbing surfaces Summarizes tribological approaches in the field of lubricity mechanisms of different antifrictional and antiwear additives for lubricants

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This book discusses the tribological, rheological and optical properties of liquid-crystal nanomaterials as well as lubricant media. It also describes the formation of liquid-crystal materials and the application of cholesteric liquid-crystal compounds in technical friction units and in human and animal joints. Further, it shows the connection between the tribological and other physical properties of liquid-crystal cholesterol compounds and develops a lubricity conceptual model of cholesteric–nematic, liquid-crystalline nanostructures on the basis of physical and energetic interpretations. This general model is valid for all surfaces and friction pairs, including biopolymers, and could lead to applications of cholesteric liquid-crystalline nanomaterials in different friction units and tribosystems as well as in the treatment of joint diseases.

About the authors

Sergey Ermakov S.F. graduated from Gomel State University, Physics Faculty. He obtained his Ph.D. in 1986, D.Sc. in 2002 and became a professor in 2008. He has been working in V.A. Belyi Metal-Polymer Research Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus since 1979. Prof. Ermakov was head of the laboratory “Physics and Chemistry of Lubricants” from 2003 to 2005, and head of department “Tribophysics of Liquid-crystal materials” from 2005 to 2012. He has been chair of the “Tribophysics of lubricating materials” laboratory since 2012 and a professor at the Department of Microprocessor Technology and Information Management Systems at Belarusian State University of Transport, where he has combined scientific work with teaching since 2003. He received the Award for Best Research at Belarus National Academy of Sciences in 1990 and  2015. In 1998 Prof. Ermakov was awarded the P. Kapitsa Silver Medal for scientific discovery. He has published 7 monographs and more than 300 technical papers and has 22 inventor’s certificates and 37 patents in the Republic of Belarus, Russian Federation and the USA. He is a member of the editorial board of the journals “Friction and Wear” and “Neftyanik Polesya”.

Professor Nikolai K. Myshkin is the director and head of the Tribology Department at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus V.A. Belyi Metal-Polymer Research Institute. He received his master’s degree in Electromechanical Engineering in 1971, Ph.D. degree from the Institute for Problems in Mechanics at the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow in 1977, and the D.Sc. degree in Tribology in 1985. Since 1991 he has been a full professor of materials science. After being a corresponding member of the Belarus National Academy of Sciences, he became a full member in 2009. He received the National Award for young scientists in USSR in 1982, the Award of Russian Government in Science and Technology in 2004, and the Award for Best Research at Belarus National Academy of Sciences in 2003 and 2011. His international activities include: vice-president of the International Tribology Council, deputy editor of the Journal of Friction and Wear, and he is a member of the editorial boards of various national and international journals: Mechanics of Materials, Machines and Mechanisms; Friction and Lubrication in Machines and Mechanisms, Materials, Technologies, and Tools; Applied Mechanics and Engineering; Tribology Letters; and Industrial Lubrication and Tribology. He has co-authored more than 20 monographs, textbooks and chapters in tribology and materials, more than 300 technical papers and 60 patents in Belarus and Russia, the USA, Europe and Asia.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Structure and Properties of Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials

    Ermakov, Sergey F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Tribology and Lubrication of Solids

    Ermakov, Sergey F. (et al.)

    Pages 21-99

  • Engineering and Technique of Experimental Tests of Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials

    Ermakov, Sergey F. (et al.)

    Pages 101-141

  • Tribological Properties of Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials

    Ermakov, Sergey F. (et al.)

    Pages 143-186

  • Practical Application of Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterial in Engineering and Medicine

    Ermakov, Sergey F. (et al.)

    Pages 187-207

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials
Book Subtitle
Tribology and Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Materials Science
Series Volume
267
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-74769-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-74769-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-74768-2
Series ISSN
0933-033X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
88 b/w illustrations, 42 illustrations in colour
Topics