2.24 - Adhesion, Friction, and Lubrication between Polymer-Bearing Surfaces

U. Raviv, J. Klein

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The forces acting between polymers and polymer-modified surfaces are discussed under a consistent framework. We consider the role of the solvents, their structure, and their properties near surfaces and when confined between surfaces. We then study the manner by which polymers attach to and are structured on surfaces, and how those structures determine the normal and frictional forces acting between polymer-modified surfaces under different solvents. We also focus on aqueous solutions and charged macromolecules, and consider their relevance to biolubrication.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationPolymer Science
Subtitle of host publicationa Comprehensive Reference: Volume 1-10
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780080878621
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012

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© 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


  • Adsorbed polymers
  • Biolubrication
  • Charged polymers
  • Hydrated ions
  • Normal forces
  • Polymer brushes
  • Shear forces
  • Steric interactions
  • Surface forces


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