© 1998

Sliding Friction

Physical Principles and Applications


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 1-8
  3. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 9-16
  4. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 17-35
  5. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 37-43
  6. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 89-96
  7. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 97-154
  8. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 155-268
  9. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 269-288
  10. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 289-313
  11. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 315-345
  12. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 347-365
  13. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 367-385
  14. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 387-444
  15. Bo N. J. Persson
    Pages 445-445
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 447-463

About this book


Sliding friction is one of the oldest problems in physics and certainly one of the most important from a practical point of view. The ability to produce durable low-friction surfaces and lubricant fluids has become an important factor in the miniaturization of moving components in many technological devices, e.g., magnetic storage, recording systems, miniature motors, and aerospace components. This book presents a broad overview of friction and an in-depth treatment of several fundamental and related topics. The emphasis is on experimental and theoretical results obtained during recent years. This monograph will be useful to physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers who want to understand sliding friction. The book (or parts of it) could also form the basis for a modern undergraduate or graduate course on tribology. The author has been honored by the Volvo prize (1981), the Walter-Schottky prize (1996), and the John Yarwood Memorial Medal (1998).


dynamical phase transition dynamics elasticity friction hydrodynamics lubrication physics stability stick-slip theory of elasticity tribology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperforschungForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sliding Friction
  • Book Subtitle Physical Principles and Applications
  • Authors Bo N.J. Persson
  • Series Title NanoScience and Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-63296-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-03648-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-03646-4
  • Series ISSN 1434-4904
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 463
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Physics, general
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