Sliding Friction

Physical Principles and Applications

  • Bo N. J. Persson

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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    Pages 1-8
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    Pages 93-100
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 499-516

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. 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). New topics covered in this second edition include nanoindentation, wear in combustion engines, effects of humidity, rolling and sliding of carbon nanotubes and the friction dynamics of granular materials.


Dynamical phase transition Friction Helium-Atom-Streuung Hydrodynamics Lubrication Nanotube STEM Stick-slip Theory of elasticity carbon nanotubes granular material

Authors and affiliations

  • Bo N. J. Persson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperforschungForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08652-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04283-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1434-4904
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