Samples, Sample Preparation and Tester Setup

  • Matthias Scherge
  • Stanislav S. Gorb
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


Biological motion systems are highly adapted micromechanical units. Due to the long evolution period these systems exhibit an optimum combination of mechanical (stability, elasticity) and tribological (friction, adhesion, wear) properties. Therefore, biological systems are excellent candidates as model systems for the design of new materials and for micromechanical applications.


Sample Aging Attachment System Insect Body Outer Structure Living Insect 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthias Scherge
    • 1
  • Stanislav S. Gorb
    • 2
  1. 1.Basic and Tribology ResearchIAVF Antriebstechnik AGKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Biologische Mikrotribologie GruppeMPI für EntwicklungsbiologieTübingenGermany

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