Fundamentals of Friction and Wear

  • Enrico Gnecco
  • Ernst Meyer

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Experimental Techniques

    1. Roland Bennewitz
      Pages 1-14
    2. Carlos Drummond, Philippe Richetti
      Pages 15-33
    3. Lorenzo Bruschi, Giampaolo Mistura
      Pages 35-47
    4. M. Teresa Cuberes
      Pages 49-71
    5. Donats Erts, Ants Lõhmus, Justin D. Holmes, Håkan Olin
      Pages 73-100
  3. Friction on the Atomic Scale, Superlubricity

    1. Tibor Gyalog, Enrico Gnecco, Ernst Meyer
      Pages 101-115
    2. Mykhaylo Evstigneev, Peter Reimann
      Pages 117-142
    3. Joseph Klafter, Michael Urbakh
      Pages 143-158
    4. Martin Dienwiebel, Joost W. M. Frenken
      Pages 159-176
    5. Martin H. Müser
      Pages 177-199
    6. S. Ciraci, S. Dag, O. Gulseren, T. Yildirim
      Pages 201-217
  4. Contact Mechanics on the Nanoscale

    1. Lina Merchan, Robert Szoszkiewicz, Elisa Riedo
      Pages 219-254
    2. G. Rubio-Bollinger, J. J. Riquelme, N. Agraït, S. Vieira
      Pages 255-268
    3. B. N. J. Persson, G. Carbone, V. N. Samoilov, I. M. Sivebaek, U. Tartaglino, A. I. Volokitin et al.
      Pages 269-306
    4. Renato Buzio, Ugo Valbusa
      Pages 345-359
  5. Dissipation Mechanisms at Finite Separations

    1. Ricardo García, Nicolás F. Martínez, Carlos J. Gómez, Antonio García-Martín
      Pages 361-371
    2. A. I. Volokitin, B. N. J. Persson
      Pages 393-438
    3. S. Rast, U. Gysin, E. Meyer, D. W. Lee
      Pages 439-451
  6. Wear and Fracture on the Nanoscale

    1. Satish Achanta, Jean-Pierre Celis
      Pages 521-547
    2. Martin Dienwiebel, Matthias Scherge
      Pages 549-560
  7. Manipulation of Nanoparticles

    1. Udo D. Schwarz, Claudia Ritter, Markus Heyde
      Pages 561-582
    2. Andrzej J. Kulik, Andras Kis, Branimir Lukic, Kyumin Lee, Laszló Forró
      Pages 583-600
    3. Natalia Martsinovich, Chris Hobbs, Lev Kantorovich
      Pages 601-618
  8. Organic Materials

    1. K. Mougin, H. Haidara
      Pages 619-645
    2. Sophie Bistac, Marjorie Schmitt, Achraf Ghorbal
      Pages 647-658
    3. Scott Sills, Katherine Vorvolakos, Manoj K. Chaudhury, René M. Overney
      Pages 659-676
    4. Mario D’Acunto, Gianluca Ciardelli, Alfonsina Rechichi, Franco Maria Montevecchi, Paolo Giusti
      Pages 677-708
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 709-714

About this book


In the past twenty years, powerful tools such as atomic force microscopy have made it possible to accurately investigate the phenomena of friction and wear, down to the nanometer scale. Readers of this book will become familiar with the concepts and techniques of nanotribology, explained by an international team of scientists and engineers, actively involved and with long experience in this field. Edited by two pioneers in the field, 'Fundamentals of Frictions and Wear at the Nanoscale' is suitable both as first introduction to this fascinating subject, and also as a reference for researchers wishing to improve their knowledge of nanotribology and to keep up with the latest results in this field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Enrico Gnecco
    • 1
  • Ernst Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für PhysikUniversität BaselBaselSwitzerland

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