Thin Film Rheology of Boundary Lubricating Surface Films. Part 2.
Final rept. 21 Oct 70-20 Oct 71,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS LABS OHIO
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The ultimate objective of the program is the attainment of a deeper understanding of the fundamental physics and chemistry of thin multimolecular films of organic liquids in contact with solid substrates and the application of this understanding to the solution of practical boundary lubrication problems. The report discusses the development of experimental techniques for the direct determination of the degree of order in films. Electron paramagnetic resonance EPR techniques and optical techniques were chosen for evaluation. EPR studies of films of a substance known to be ordered nematic liquid crystal, MBBA were performed with vanadium acetylacetonate as the paramagnetic probe. Author
- Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids