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Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and Hierarchical Surfaces

Friction, Superhydrophobicity, and Biomimetics


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Surface Roughness and Hierarchical Friction Mechanisms

  3. Solid-Liquid Friction and Superhydrophobicity

  4. Biological and Biomimetic Surfaces

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-277

About this book


Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and Hierarchical Surfaces covers the rapidly developing topics of hierarchical surfaces, roughness-induced superhydrophobicity and biomimetic surfaces. The research in these topics has been progressing rapidly in the recent years due to the advances in the nanosciences and surfaces science and due to potential applications in nanotechnology. The first in its field, this monograph provides a comprehensive review of these subject and presents the background introduction as well as recent and new results in the area.


Biomimetic surfaces Helium-Atom-Streuung Hierarchical surfaces Lotus effect Superhydrophobicity biomimetics liquid nanotechnology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  2. 2.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2)Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

About the authors

Michael Nosnovsky is a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA). His reaearch interests include nanomechanics, multi-scale modeling in surface scienes and tribology, biomimetics. He got his Ph.D. degree in Applied Mechanics from Northeastern University (Boston, USA) and worked as a Visiting Scholar at the Ohio State University.

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 & Engineering, and the Director of the Nanotribology Laboratory for Information Storage & MEMS/NEMS (NLIM) at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He holds two M.S., a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering/mechanics, an MBA, and three semi-honorary and honorary doctorates. His research interests are in nanotribology and nanomechanics and their applications to magnetic storage devices and MEMS/NEMS (Nanotechnology). He has authored 5 technical books, more than 70 handbook chapters, more than 600 technical papers in referred journals, and more than 60 technical reports, edited more than 40 books, and holds 16 U.S. and foreign patents. He is co-editor of Springer NanoScience and Technology Series and Microsystem Technologies – Micro- & Nanosystems and Information Storage & Processing Systems (formerly called Journal of Information Storage and Processing Systems). He has organized various international conferences and workshops. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and international fellowships. He is a member of various professional societies, including the International Academy of Engineering (Russia).

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