Contact, Interactions, and Dynamics

  • E. Barthel
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


In this short introduction to tip–surface interaction, we focus on the impact of adhesion on the elastic contact of small spherical bodies. Standard notions are first reviewed but more complex contact conditions involving coatings or roughness are also considered. Special attention is devoted to dynamic response and ensuing dissipation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Surface du Verre et Interfaces, CNRS/Saint-GobainAubervilliers CedexFrance

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