From Nano and Microcontacts to Wear of Materials

  • Rogerio Colaço
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


This chapter is a revised version of the text “Surface damage mechanisms: from nano and microcontacts to wear of materials” published in 2007 Meyer’s and Gnecco’s book “Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale” [1].


Atomic Force Microscope Wear Rate Abrasive Wear Surface Free Energy Wear Mechanism 
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The author would like to thank the European Science Foundation and the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology for financial support under project ESF Eurocore 07-FANAS-FP-009. Also I thank all the students and colleagues at the Nanolab-IST, namely Dr. Sérgio Graça, for valuable discussions over the years.


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  1. 1.Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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