A very detailed paper on a hugely important subject, tribofilm formation and activation. The term “mechanochemsity” ( the concept of using mechanical force to initiate chemical reactions ) aptly describes this research area, which intriguingly concludes that the shear stress experienced by lubricants primarily controls the rate of additive film formation. The paper presents clear MTM mapper experimental data which is then used to discuss, in depth why and when lubricant additive films form.
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