Effect of stress on boundary lubrication by adsorption.
Burke, David V.
Rightmire, Brandon G.
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This thesis investigates the effect of stress on the physical adsorption of methanol, It is found that methanol, adsorbed from an atmosphere of nitrogen saturated with methanol vapor, effectively lubricates copper when contacting a thick layer of tin. Methanol does not, however, lubricate when the copper contacts a thin layer of tin.
This thesis document was issued under the authority of another institution, not NPS. At the time it was written, a copy was added to the NPS Library collection for reasons not now known. It has been included in the digital archive for its historical value to NPS. Not believed to be a CIVINS (Civilian Institutions) title.
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