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Nanotribology: Critical Assessment and Research Needs is an excellent reference for both academic and industrial researchers working in the fields of nanotechnology, tribology, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, MEMS, NEMS, magnetic recording, and biomedical devices. It will also be of interest to those pursuing scanning probe microscopy, nanoimaging, mesomanufacturing, sensors, actuators, aerospace, defense (controllers, microsystems), and military systems.

Nanotribology: Critical Assessment and Research Needs provides a critical assessment of the current state of the art of nanotribology within the context of MEMS, mesomanufacturing, nanotechnology and microsystems. It contains chapters written by the leading experts in these fields. It identifies gaps in current knowledge and barriers to applications, and recommends research areas that need to be addressed to enable the rapid development of technologies.

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"The volume can be highly profitable for those who require a critical assessment of the current state of the art of nanotribology … . All the papers are provided with a good list of references. The publishers … deserve our grateful thanks for a most magnificent achievement … ." (Current Engineering Practice, Vol. 47, 2002-2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402072987
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/15/2002
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 442
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Summary of Findings.
1. Nanotribology and the NSF; J. Larsen-Basse.
2. MEMS Program at DARPA; W.C. Tang.
3. Scale Effects and the Molecular Origins of Tribological Behavior; Gang He, M.O. Robbins.
4. Nanoscale Analysis of Wear Mechanisms; K. Kato.
5. Dependence of Frictional Properties of Hydrocarbon Chains on Tip Contact Area; J.A. Harrison, et al.
6. Nanohydrodynamics and Coherent Structures; H.G.E. Hentschel, I. Tovstopyat-Nelip.
7. Modeling Adhesive Forces for Ultra Low Flying Head Disk Interfaces; A.A. Polycarpou.
8. Self-Lubricating Buckyballs and Buckytubes for Nanobearings and Gears: Science or Science F(r)iction? M.N. Gardos.
9. Carbon Nanotubes: Objects of Well-Defined Geometry for New Studies in Nanotribiology; Ming-Feng Yu, et al.
10. A Novel Frictional Force Microscope with 3-Dimensional Force Detection; M. Dienwiebel, et al.
11. Quantification of Friction in Microsystem Contacts; M.T. Dugger.
12. Nanoengineering and Tribophysics for MEMS; K. Komvopoulos.
13. Materials and Reliability Issues in MEMs and Microsystems; A. Christou.
14. Surface Characteristics of Integrated MEMS in High-Volume Production; J. Martin.
15. Tribological Issues in the Implementation of a MEMS-Based Torpedo Safety and Arming Device; W.G. Babcock.
16. Challenges for Lubrication in High Speed MEMS; K. Breuer, et al.
17. Electrical Phenomena at the Interface of Rolling Contact, Electrostatic Actuators; C. Cabuz.
18. The Use of Surface Tension for the Design of MEMS Actuators; Chang-Jin "CJ" Kim.
19. Mesoscale Machining Capabilities and Issues; G.L. Benavides, et al.
20. An Overview of Nano-Micro-Meso Scale Manufacturing at the NIST; E. Amatucci, et al.
21. LIGA-Based Micromechanical Systems and Ceramic Nanocomposite Surface Coating; W.J. Meng, et al.
22. Nanotribology of Thin Film Magnetic Recording Media; T.E. Karis.
23. Nanolubrication: Concept and Design; S.M. Hsu.
24. Molecularly Assembled Interfaces for Nanomachines; V.V. Tsukruk.
25. STM-QCM Studies of Vapor Phase Lubricants; B. Borovsky, et al.
26. Micro-Hardness and Micro-Wear Measurements on Magnetic Heads; V. Prabhakaran, et al.
27. Bonding and Interparticle Interactions of Silica Nanoparticles; J.D. Batteas, et al.
28. Macroscale Insight from Nanoscale Testing; S.R. Schmid, L.G. Hector Jr.
29. Surface Forces and Friction between Cellulose Surfaces in Aqueous Media; S. Zauscher, D.J. Klingenberg.

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