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Biological Micro- and Nanotribology


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Introduction.- Physical Principles of Micro- and Nanotribology.- Biological Frictional and Adhesive Systems.- Frictional Devices of Insects.- Microscale Test Equipment.- Nanoscale Probe Techniques.- Microscopy Techniques.- Samples, Sample Preparation and Tester Setup.- Case Study I: Indentation and Adhesion.- Case Study II: Friction.- Case Study III: Material Properties.- Outlook.- Appendix


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"Their book is a valuable addition to the literature on the micromechanics of very thin films ... . The discussion is exceedingly well organized and well illustrated; many examples are provided from biological systems ... . Overall, the authors have succeeded admirably in providing and informative and thorough text, the publisher has produced an attractive book, and readers will find much material of interest ... . I recommend it to anyone who works in the area of micromechanics of friction and lubrication." (Howard A. Stone, Physics Today, June, 2002)

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