When you have finished the course you will be
- familiar with a concept of surface chemistry at the solid/liquid and solid/gas interfaces
- familiar with the application of novel surface sensitive and spectroscopic techniques in development of molecular level models
- aware of ab-initio quantum mechanical calculation methods and programs for adsorption processes at the surfaces
- able to understand the function of lubricant additives to control both wear and friction in boundary lubrication.
- able to discuss the role of the initial surface modification (such as nitriding, carbonising, sulfidation)