Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials

Tribology and Applications

  • Sergey F. Ermakov
  • Nikolai K. Myshkin

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 267)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Sergey F. Ermakov, Nikolai K. Myshkin
    Pages 1-20
  3. Sergey F. Ermakov, Nikolai K. Myshkin
    Pages 21-99
  4. Sergey F. Ermakov, Nikolai K. Myshkin
    Pages 101-141
  5. Sergey F. Ermakov, Nikolai K. Myshkin
    Pages 143-186
  6. Sergey F. Ermakov, Nikolai K. Myshkin
    Pages 187-207
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-215

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Tribology Properties Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials Lubrication of Solids Triboengineering Tests Liquid-Crystal Nanomaterials in Medicine

Authors and affiliations

  • Sergey F. Ermakov
    • 1
  • Nikolai K. Myshkin
    • 2
  1. 1.V.A. Belyi Metal-Polymer Research InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusGomelBelarus
  2. 2.V.A. Belyi Metal-Polymer Research InstituteNational Academy of Sciences of BelarusGomelBelarus

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74769-9
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74768-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74769-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-033X
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-2812
  • About this book