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By Donald R. Askeland

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Carbon tetrachloride) (Figure 2-16). When an induced dipole (that is, a dipole that is induced in what is otherwise a non-polar atom or molecule) interacts with a molecule that has a permanent dipole moment, we refer to this interaction as a Debye interaction. An example of Debye interaction would be forces between water molecules and those of carbon tetrachloride. , water molecules attracting other water molecules or other polar molecules), we refer to these as Keesom interactions. The attraction between the positively charged regions of one water molecule and the negatively charged regions of a second water molecule provides an attractive bond between the two water molecules (Figure 2-17).

It is from these building blocks that all the nano, micro, and macrolevels of structures emerge. The insights gained by understanding atomic structure and bonding configurations of atoms and molecules are essential for the proper selection of engineering materials, as well as for developing new, advanced materials. A close examination of atomic arrangement allows us to distinguish between materials that are amorphous or crystalline (those that exhibit periodic arrangements of atoms or ions). Amorphous materials have only short-range atomic arrangements while crystalline materials have short- and long-range arrangements.

We could make the brakes out of ceramics, such as alumina (Al2 O3 ) or silicon carbide (SiC), since both have densities lower than cast iron. However, ceramics are too brittle, and even though they have very good resistance, they will fracture easily. We can use a material that is a composite of carbon fibers and ceramics, such as SiC. This composite material will provide the lightweight and wearresistance necessary, so that the brakes do not have to be replaced often. Some companies are already producing such ceramic-carbon-fiber brakes.

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