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Nanotribology and Nanomechanics

An Introduction

  • Bharat Bhushan
  • Presents a comprehensive reference and textbook to the principles of nanotribology and nanomechanics

  • Offers a timely introduction to the main topics of nanomechanics for teaching and self-study purposes

  • Integrates knowledge of the field from the mechanics and materialsscience perspectives

  • Covers key measurement techniques, their applications, and theoretical modelling of interfaces


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Scanning Probe Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Constanze Lamprecht, Jürgen Strasser, Melanie Köhler, Sandra Posch, Yoo Jin Oh, Rong Zhu et al.
      Pages 135-173
  3. Nanomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Susan B. Sinnott, Seong-Jun Heo, Donald W. Brenner, Judith A. Harrison, Douglas L. Irving
      Pages 301-370
  4. Nanotribology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 371-371
    2. Bharat Bhushan, Ohio Eminent, Howard D. Winbigler
      Pages 373-455
    3. Dong Woog Lee, Marina Ruths, Jacob N. Israelachvili
      Pages 457-518
    4. Enrico Gnecco, Rémy Pawlak, Marcin Kisiel, Thilo Glatzel, Ernst Meyer
      Pages 519-548
    5. Bharat Bhushan, Michael Nosonovsky
      Pages 549-589
  5. Molecularly-Thick Films for Lubrication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 591-591
    2. Bharat Bhushan
      Pages 689-746
  6. Industrial Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 747-747

About this book


This textbook and comprehensive reference source and serves as a timely, practical introduction to the principles of nanotribology and nanomechanics.

This 4th edition has been completely revised and updated, concentrating on the key measurement techniques, their applications, and theoretical modeling of interfaces.  It provides condensed knowledge of the field from the mechanics and materials science perspectives to graduate students, research workers, and practicing engineers.


Adhesion, Friction, and Wear BioMEMS Lubrication Magnetic Storage Devices Nanofabriaction Atomic Force Microscope AFM Scanning Probe Microscopy BioNEMS

Editors and affiliations

  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 1
  1. 1.Biomimetics (NLB²)Ohio State University Nanoprobe Lab. for Bio- & NanotechnologyColumbusUSA

About the editors

Dr. Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and The Howard D. Winbigler Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, a Graduate Research Faculty Advisor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLBB) at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He holds two M.Sc., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and four semi-honorary and honorary doctorates. His research interests are in Fundamental studies in the interdisciplinary areas of bio/nanotribology/nanomechanics and nanomaterials characterization in bio/nanotechnology and biomimetics with a focus on scanning probe techniques.

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