Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and Hierarchical Surfaces

Friction, Superhydrophobicity, and Biomimetics

  • Michael Nosonovsky
  • Bharat Bhushan

Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Surface Roughness and Hierarchical Friction Mechanisms

  3. Solid-Liquid Friction and Superhydrophobicity

  4. Biological and Biomimetic Surfaces

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 255-277

About this book


Multiscale Dissipative Mechanisms and Hierarchical Surfaces covers the rapidly developing topics of hierarchical surfaces, roughness-induced superhydrophobicity and biomimetic surfaces. The research in these topics has been progressing rapidly in the recent years due to the advances in the nanosciences and surfaces science and due to potential applications in nanotechnology. The first in its field, this monograph provides a comprehensive review of these subject and presents the background introduction as well as recent and new results in the area.


Biomimetic surfaces Helium-Atom-Streuung Hierarchical surfaces Lotus effect Superhydrophobicity biomimetics liquid nanotechnology

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Nosonovsky
    • 1
  • Bharat Bhushan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringStevens Institute of TechnologyHobokenUSA
  2. 2.Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLB2)Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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