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Seminar: Organic Thin Films

Posted on 3/11/2014 1:25:09 PM

Min Soo Lim from Slippery Rock University will present “Organic Thin Films and Their Chemical and Nano-tribological Properties” on Friday, March 14.

The seminar will take place at 2:30 p.m. in Weyandt 331.

Tribologyis the science and technology of two interacting surfaces in relative motion, such as friction, wear, adhesion, and lubrication. The significance of tribology has been recognized recently because of economic reasons and has emerged as an independent area of science and technology. The continuing desire to miniaturize devices demands a complete understanding of tribological properties of surfaces of moving components on an atomic or molecular level and moves conventional tribology to an ultra small scale, referred to as nanotribology. A few examples of its application are magnetic storage devices such as computer hard disk drives, microelectromechanical systems, and chemical mechanical planarization processes in semiconductor fabrication. 

If you have questions, e-mail the Physics Department seminar coordinator, Abdul Haija, at haija@iup.edu.

Department of Physics