ASTM International’s new Mongraph 7, “Physics and Chemistry of Micro-Nanotribology,” presents the principles and applications of tribology in micro-nano-scale and discusses some of the challenges faced by tribologists since the development of new manufacturing techniques for electronic products.  


The monograph covers a broad range of topics on micro-nanotribology, with emphasis on the physical and chemical aspects and on bridging fundamental studies and applications. Topics include experimental methods and measure techniques; fluid film lubrication; molecular film lubrication; gas lubrication in nano-gap; mixed lubrication in nano-scale; applications of tribology in magnetic record systems; and chemical mechanical polishing of ultra-smooth surfaces. This is a valuable resource for tribologists, mechanical engineers, lubrication engineers and material scientist and engineers.


Mongraph 7, “Physics and Chemistry of Micro-Nanotribology” (280 pages, soft cover, 8.5” x 11”; ISBN: 978-0-8031-7006-3; stock #MONO7) is available for $117. Contact ASTM Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; fax: 610-832-9555; or visit

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