Micro/Nanotribology and Its Applications

  • Bharat Bhushan

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 330)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. History

  3. SPM Instrumentation

  4. Forces and Adhesion

    1. U. Dürig, A. Stalder
      Pages 61-99
    2. S. J. O’Shea, M. A. Lantz, M. E. Welland
      Pages 101-119
    3. M. Labardi, P. G. Gucciardi, M. Allegrini
      Pages 129-134
  5. Friction And Wear

    1. AFM/FFM and STM

      1. E. Meyer, R. Lüthi, L. Howald, M. Bammerlin, M. Guggisberg, H.-J. Güntherodt
        Pages 193-215
      2. J. Colchero, M. Luna, A. M. Baró
        Pages 217-223
      3. V. Scherer, W. Arnold
        Pages 225-231
      4. Udo D. Schwarz, Oliver Zwörner, Peter Köster, Roland Wiesendanger
        Pages 233-238
      5. J. Ackermann, S. Grafström, T. Hagen, J. Kowalski, R. Neumann, M. Sedlacek
        Pages 261-267
      6. R. Czajka, B. Mróz, S. Szuba, S. Mielcarek
        Pages 269-273
      7. E. Weilandt, B. Zink, Th. Stifter, O. Marti
        Pages 283-297
      8. J. K. Gimzewski, T. Jung, M. T. Cuberes, R. R. Schlittler, C. Joachim
        Pages 299-309
    2. Quartz Crystal Microbalance

      1. C. Daly, J. Krim
        Pages 311-316
    3. Surface Force Apparatus

    4. Modelling

      1. S. Ciraci, A. Buldum
        Pages 339-353
      2. N. Sasaki, M. Tsukada, K. Kobayashi
        Pages 355-361
      3. M. G. Rozman, J. Klafter, M. Urbakh
        Pages 363-369
      4. H. Hölscher, U. D. Schwarz, R. Wiesendanger
        Pages 379-384
    5. Macro-Scale

      1. N. K. Myshkin, M. I. Petrokovets, S. A. Chizhik
        Pages 385-390
  6. Lubrication

    1. S. M. Hsu, X. H. Zhang
      Pages 399-414
    2. A. S. Chekanov, S. Alli
      Pages 415-420
  7. Materials Properties Characterization

    1. N. A. Burnham, A. J. Kulik, F. Oulevey, C. Mayencourt, D. Gourdon, E. Dupas et al.
      Pages 421-438
    2. N. A. Burnham, A. J. Kulik, F. Oulevey, C. Mayencourt, D. Gourdon, E. Dupas et al.
      Pages 439-454
    3. Othmar Marti, Sabine Hild, Jürgen Staud, Armin Rosa, Bernd Zink
      Pages 455-465
  8. Molecular Dynamic Simulations

    1. Uzi Landman, W. D. Luedtke, Jianping Gao
      Pages 493-532
    2. Arlette R. C. Baljon, Mark O. Robbins
      Pages 533-553
  9. Applications- MEMS and Magnetic Storage Devices

    1. R. S. Muller
      Pages 579-599
    2. R. Kassing, I. W. Rangelow
      Pages 601-620
    3. Niels Tas, Bart Vogelzang, Miko Elwenspoek, Rob Legtenberg
      Pages 621-628
    4. C. Mathew Mate, Andy M. Homola
      Pages 647-661
    5. A. S. Chekanov, S. Alli, O. Kolosov
      Pages 663-668
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 669-676

About this book


Micro/nanotribology as a field is concerned with experimental and theoretical investigations of processes ranging from atomic and molecular scales to the microscale, occurring during adhesion, friction, wear, and thin-film lubrication at sliding surfaces. As a field it is truly interdisciplinary, but this confronts the would-be entrant with the difficulty of becoming familiar with the basic theories and applications: the area is not covered in any undergraduate or graduate scientific curriculum.
The present work commences with a history of tribology and micro/nanotribology, followed by discussions of instrumentation, basic theories of friction, wear and lubrication on nano- to microscales, and their industrial applications. A variety of research instruments are covered, including a variety of scanning probe microscopes and surface force apparatus. Experimental research and modelling are expertly dealt with, the emphasis throughout being applied aspects.


Experiment crystal materials properties microelectromechanical system (MEMS) modeling nanotribology simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Microtribology and Contamination Laboratory, Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6381-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5646-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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