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Elements of Friction Theory and Nanotribology

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  • Date Published: April 2015
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107006232

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  • Combining the classical theories of contact mechanics and lubrication with the study of friction on the nanometer range, this multi-scale book for researchers and students alike guides the reader deftly through the mechanisms governing friction processes, based on state-of-the-art models and experimental results. The first book in the field to incorporate recent research on nanotribology with classical theories of contact mechanics, this unique text explores atomic scale scratches, non-contact friction and fishing of molecular nanowires as observed in the lab. Beginning with simple key concepts, the reader is guided through progressively more complex topics, such as contact of self-affine surfaces and nanomanipulation, in a consistent style, encompassing both macroscopic and atomistic descriptions of friction, and using unified notations to enable use by physicists and engineers across the scientific community.

    • The first book on this topic to combine classical theories of contact mechanics and lubrication with the field of nanotribology
    • Uses unified notation for contact mechanics, lubrication and nanotribology to avoid misunderstandings when moving from one topic to another
    • Provides a solid and deep theoretical discussion of the topic, written by authors at the frontier of the subject
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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107006232
    • length: 318 pages
    • dimensions: 183 x 261 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • contains: 212 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. Introduction
    2. Dry friction and damped oscillators
    Part I. Elastic Contacts:
    3. Elements of theory of elasticity
    4. Normal contacts
    5. Tangential contacts
    6. Elastic rolling
    7. Beams, plates and layered materials
    Part II. Advanced Contact Mechanics:
    8. Rough contacts
    9. Viscoelastic contacts
    10. Adhesive contacts
    11. Thermal and electric effects
    12. Plastic contacts
    13. Fracture
    14. Stick-slip
    Part III. Nanotribology:
    15. Atomic-scale stick-slip
    16. Atomic-scale stick-slip in two dimensions
    17. Instrumental and computational methods in nanotribology
    18. Experimental results in nanotribology
    19. Nanomanipulation
    20. Wear on the nanoscale
    21. Non-contact friction
    Part IV. Lubrication:
    22. Drag in a viscous fluid
    23. Lubrication
    24. Viscous phenomena in confined or spreading liquids
    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Appendix C
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Authors

    Enrico Gnecco, Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados, Madrid
    Enrico Gnecco is a Senior Scientist at IMDEA Nanoscience, Madrid, where his research focuses on friction phenomena on the atomic scale, controlled manipulation of nanoparticles and theoretical bases of nanotribology.

    Ernst Meyer, Universität Basel, Switzerland
    Ernst Meyer is Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Basel and module coordinator in the NCCR for Nanoscale Science. He is a former Chairman of the European Science Foundation collaborative network 'Nanotribo'.

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