Biophysics of Skin and Its Treatments

Structural, Nanotribological, and Nanomechanical Studies

  • Bharat Bhushan

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bharat Bhushan
    Pages 1-10
  3. Bharat Bhushan
    Pages 11-24
  4. Bharat Bhushan
    Pages 25-43
  5. Rat Skin—Virgin

  6. Rat Skin and Pig Skin—Virgin and Damaged

  7. Synthetic Skin

  8. Skin Tactile Perception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Bharat Bhushan
      Pages 123-136
  9. Closure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Bharat Bhushan
      Pages 139-140
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 141-165

About this book


This book provides a comprehensive overview of the structural, nanotribological and nanomechanical properties of skin with and without cream treatment as a function of operating environment. The biophysics of skin as the outer layer covering human or animal body is discussed as a complex biological structure. Skin cream is used to improve skin health and create a smooth, soft, and flexible surface with moist perception by altering the surface roughness, friction, adhesion, elastic modulus, and surface charge of the skin surface.  


Cream Treatment of Skin Effect of Humidity on skin Friction and Wear Study of Skin Nanomechanical Properties of Skin Nanomechanics of the Skin Nanotribology of the Skin Skin Cream Skin Feel Tribology of Skin

Authors and affiliations

  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and BiomimeticsThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45706-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45708-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5647
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