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Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale

  • Enrico Gnecco
  • Ernst Meyer

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Experimental Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Roland Bennewitz
      Pages 3-16
    3. Carlos Drummond, Philippe Richetti
      Pages 17-34
    4. Maria Teresa Cuberes
      Pages 35-55
    5. Roman Nevshupa, Kenichi Hiratsuka
      Pages 57-77
    6. Lorenzo Bruschi, Giampaolo Mistura
      Pages 79-91
  3. Atomic-Scale Friction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Sabine Maier, Enrico Gnecco, Ernst Meyer
      Pages 95-114
    3. Mykhaylo Evstigneev, Juan J. Mazo, Peter Reimann
      Pages 115-137
    4. Martin Dienwiebel, Joost W. M. Frenken
      Pages 139-156
    5. Carlos M. Pina, Carlos Pimentel, E. Gnecco
      Pages 157-173
    6. N. Manini, Oleg M. Braun, A. Vanossi
      Pages 175-208
    7. Martin H. Müser
      Pages 209-232
  4. Multiscale Friction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Bo Persson, Giuseppe Carbone, Vladimir N. Samoilov, Ion M. Sivebaek, Ugo Tartaglino, Aleksandr I. Volokitin et al.
      Pages 249-287
    3. Srinivasa Babu Ramisetti, Guillaume Anciaux, Jean-Francois Molinari
      Pages 289-312
    4. Rosario Capozza, Itay Barel, Michael Urbakh
      Pages 313-330
  5. Nanomanipulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331

About this book


This book provides an updated review on the development of scanning probe microscopy and related techniques, and the availability of computational techniques not even imaginable a few decades ago. The 36 chapters cover instrumental aspects, theoretical models and selected experimental results, thus offering a broad panoramic view on fundamental issues in nanotribology which are currently being investigated. Compared to the first edition, several topics have been added, including triboluminescence, graphene mechanics, friction and wear in liquid environments, capillary condensation, and multiscale friction modeling. Particular care has been taken to avoid overlaps and guarantee the independence of the chapters. In this way, our book aims to become a key reference on this subject for the next five to ten years to come.


Contact Mechanics, Friction and Adhesion Friction Force Microscopy Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes Molecular Origins of Elastomeric Friction Multiscale Friction Modeling Nanotribology: Nonlinear Mechanisms of Friction Superlubricity and Thermolubricity Theory of Noncontact Friction Triboluminescence Velocity Dependence of Atomic Friction

Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Gnecco
    • 1
  • Ernst Meyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados en NanocienciaMadridSpain
  2. 2.University of Basel Department of PhysicsBaselSwitzerland

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