Nicola Pugno
Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics

About 600 papers published in international journals, international volumes, international or national conference proceedings on Structural-, Solid-, Fracture- Bio- and especially Nano-Mechanics.

About 300 papers published in int. journals in solid and structural mechanics (including Nature and Nature materials), some of them selected as best paper of the year (e.g. by the Institute of Physics), or highlighted (e.g. by Nature) and discussed (e.g. by New Scientist) by top journals, or covered by national and international televisions, radios and dailies (e.g. The Times, BBC News, Discovery Channel).

About 300 papers presented at international conferences, often presented as top speaker-, plenary-, key- or invited- lectures (e.g. 5 Plenary Lectures in 2012, including the first Italian one at Falling Walls 2012).

Papers published in international journals

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  1. M. Azzolini, T. Morresi, G. Garberoglio, L. Calliari, N. Pugno, S. Taioli, M. Dapor. Monte Carlo simulations of measured electron energy-loss spectra of diamond and graphite: Role of dielectric-response models. CARBON (2017), 118, 299-309.

  2. A. Liscio, K. Kouroupis-Agalou, X.D. Betriu, A. Kovtun, E. Treossi, N. Pugno, G. De Luca, L. Giorgini, V. Palermo. Evolution of the size and shape of 2D nanosheets during ultrasonic fragmentation. 2D MATERIALS (2017), 4, 025017.

  3. M. Totaro, N. Pugno, B. Mazzolai, L.Beccai. Micromechanical analysis of soft tactile sensors. FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2017), 4, 3.

  4. A. Krushynska, M. Miniaci, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Coupling local resonance with Bragg band gaps in single-phase mechanical metamaterials. EXTREME MECHANICS LETTERS (2017), 12, 30-36.

  5. A. Pedrielli, S. Taioli, G. Garberoglio, N. Pugno. Erratum to "Designing graphene based nanofoams with nonlinear auxetic and anisotropic mechanical properties under tension or compression". CARBON (2017), 116, 20.
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  6. E. Barbieri, F. Ongaro, N. Pugno. A J-integral-based arc-length solver for brittle and ductile crack propagation in finite deformation-finite strain hyperelastic solids with an application to graphene kirigami. COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING (2017), 315, 713-743.

  7. M. Broseghini, M. D’Incau, L. Gelisio, N. Pugno, P. Scardi. Homogeneity of ball milled ceramic powders: Effect of jar shape and milling conditions. DATA IN BRIEF (2017), 10, 186-191.
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  8. M. Broseghini, L. Gelisio, M. D’Incau, C.L. Azanza Ricardo, N. Pugno, P. Scardi. Corrigendum to "Modeling of the planetary ball-milling process: The case study of ceramic powders". JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2017), 37, 1141.

  9. A. Pedrielli, S. Taioli, G. Garberoglio, N. Pugno. Designing graphene based nanofoams with nonlinear auxetic and anisotropic mechanical properties under tension or compression. CARBON (2017), 111, 796-806.
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  10. G. Costagliola, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Static and dynamic friction of hierarchical surfaces. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2016), 94, 063003.

  11. D. Kim, N. Pugno, S. Ryu. Wetting theory for small droplets on textured solid surfaces. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2016), 6, 37813.

  12. Q. Chen, S. Gorb, A. Kovalev, S. Li, N. Pugno. An analytical hierarchical model explaining the robustness and flaw-tolerance of the interlocking barb-barbule structure of bird feathers. EUROPHYSICS LETTERS (2016), 116, 24001.

  13. A. Formia, S. Irico, F. Bertola, F. Canonico, P. Antonaci, N. Pugno, J.-M. Tulliani. Experimental analysis of self-healing cement-based materials incorporating extruded cementitious hollow tubes. JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT MATERIALS SYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES (2016), 27, 2633-2652.

  14. A. Spagni, A. Berardo, D. Marchetto, E. Gualtieri, N. Pugno, S. Valeri. Friction of rough surfaces on ice: Experiments and modeling. WEAR (2016), 368-369, 258-266.

  15. F. Ongaro, E. Barbieri, N. Pugno. The in-plane elastic properties of hierarchical composite cellular materials: synergy of hierarchy, material heterogeneity and cell topologies at different levels. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (2016), 103, 135-147.

  16. L. Kundanati, S. K. Singh, B. B. Mandal, T. G. Murthy, N. Gundiah, N. Pugno. Fabrication and mechanical characterization of hydrogel infused network silk scaffolds. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR SCIENCES (2016), 17, 1631.

  17. I. Eshraghi, S. K. Jalali, N. Pugno. Imperfection sensitivity of nonlinear vibration of curved single-walled carbon nanotubes based on nonlocal Timoshenko beam theory. MATERIALS (2016), 9, 786.

  18. Y. Li, H. Zhang, M. Crespo, H. Porwal, O. Picot, G. Santagiuliana, Z. Huang, E. Barbieri, N. Pugno, T. Peijs, E. Bilotti. In situ exfoliation of graphene in epoxy resins: A facile strategy to efficient and large scale graphene nanocomposites. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES (2016), 8, 24112-24122.

  19. S. Signetti, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Computational modeling of the mechanics of hierarchical materials. MRS BULLETIN (2016), 41, 694-699.

  20. A. Favata, A. Micheletti, P. Podio-Guidugli, N. Pugno. Geometry and Self-stress of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene via a Discrete Model Based on a 2nd-Generation REBO Potential. JOURNAL OF ELASTICITY (2016), 125, 1-37.

  21. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, N. Pugno. Microorganism nutrition processes as a general route for the preparation of bionic nanocomposites based on intractable polymers. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES (2016), 8, 22714-22720.

  22. G. Anagnostopoulos, P. Pappas, Z. Li, I. A. Kinloch, R. J Young, K. S. Novoselov, C. Y. Lu, N. Pugno, J. Parthenios, C. Galiotis, K. Papagelis. Mechanical stability of flexible graphene-based displays. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES (2016), 8, 22605-22614.
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  23. A. Favata, A. Micheletti, S. Ryu, N. Pugno. An analytical benchmark and a Mathematica program for MD codes: Testing LAMMPS on the 2nd generation Brenner potential. COMPUTER PHYSICS COMMUNICATIONS (2016), 207, 426-431.
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  24. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, N. Pugno. Severe graphene nanoplatelets aggregation as building block for the preparation of negative temperature coefficient and healable silicone rubber composites. COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2016), 134, 125-131.

  25. M. Miniaci, A. Krushynska, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Large scale mechanical metamaterials as seismic shields. NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS (2016), 18, 083041.
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  26. M. Miniaci, A. Krushynska, A. B. Movchan, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Spider web-inspired acoustic metamaterials. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2016), 109, 071905.

  27. M. Di Giosia, I. Polyshchuk, E. Weber, S. Fermani, L. Pasquini, N. Pugno, F. Zerbetto, M. Montalti, M. Calvaresi, G. Falini, B. Pokroy. Bioinspired Nanocomposites: Ordered 2D Materials Within a 3D Lattice. ADVANCED FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS (2016), 26, 5569-5575.

  28. F. Awaya, S. Zhang, M. Tripathi, A. Nikiforov, N. Pugno. Cracks, microcracks and fracture in polymer structures: Formation, detection, autonomic repair. PROGRESS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE (2016), 83, 536-573.

  29. M. Broseghini, M. D'Incau, L. Gelisio, N. Pugno, P. Scardi. Effect of jar shape on high-energy planetary ball milling efficiency: Simulations and experiments. MATERIALS & DESIGN (2016), 110, 365-374.

  30. V. Palermo, I.A. Kinloch, S. Ligi, N. Pugno. Nanoscale Mechanics of Graphene and Graphene Oxide in Composites: A Scientific and Technological Perspective. ADVANCED MATERIALS (2016), 28, 6232-6238.

  31. G. García, D. Preda, M. Díaz-Híjar, V. Tormo-Márquez, O. Peña-Rodríguez, J. Olivares, F. Bosia, N. Pugno, F. Picollo, L. Giuntini, A. Sordini, L. López-Mir, C. Ocal. Micro and nano-patterning of single-crystal diamond by swift heavy ion irradiation. DIAMOND & RELATED MATERIALS (2016), 69, 1-7.

  32. A. Battiato, M. Lorusso, E. Bernardi, F. Piccolo, F. Bosia, D. Ugues, A. Zelferino, A. Damin, J. Baima, N. Pugno, E.P. Ambrosio, P. Olivero. Softening the ultra-stiff: Controlled variation of Young's modulus in single-crystal diamond by ion implantation. ACTA MATERIALIA (2016), 116, 95-103.

  33. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, S. Signetti, M. Tripathi, E. Iacob, N. Pugno. Fermentation based carbon nanotube multifunctional bionic composites. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2016), 6, 27031.

  34. A. Zambon, M. Vetralla, L. Urbani, M.F. Pantano, and G. Ferrentino, M. Pozzobon, N. Pugno, P. De Coppi, N. Elvassore, S. Spilimbergo. Dry acellular oesophageal matrix prepared by supercritical carbon dioxide. THE JOURNAL OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS (2016), 115, 34-41.

  35. Q. Chen, Q. Shi, S. Signetti, F. Sun, Z. Li, F. Zhu, S. He, N. Pugno. Plastic collapse of cylindrical shell-plate periodic honeycombs under uniaxial compression: experimental and numerical analyses. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCES (2016), 111, 125-133.

  36. E. Lepore, M. Isaia, S. Mammola, N. Pugno. The effect of ageing on the mechanical properties of the silk of the bridge spider Larinioides cornutus (Clerck, 1757). SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2016), 6, 24699.

  37. X. Chen, M. Zheng, Q. Wei, S. Signetti, N. Pugno, C.H. Ke. Deformation of nanotubes in peeling contact with flat substrate: An in situ electron microscopy nanomechanical study. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS (2016), 15, 154305.

  38. R. Tatti, L. Aversa, R. Verrucchi, E. Cavaliere, G. Garberoglio, G. Speranza, N. Pugno, S. Taioli. Synthesis of single layer graphene on Cu(111) by C60 Supersonic Molecular Beam Epitaxy. RSC ADVANCES (2016), 6, 37982–37993.
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  39. S. Ghio, G. Paternoster, R. Bartali, P. Belluti, M. Boscardin, N. Pugno. Fast and large area fabrication of hierarchical bioinspired superhydrophobic silicon surfaces. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2016), 36, 2363-2369.

  40. L. Wang, K.J. Loh, L. Brely, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. An experimental and numerical study on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube-latex thin films. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2016), 36, 2255-2262.

  41. M. Broseghini, L. Gelisio, M. D’Incau, C.L. Azanza Ricardo, N. Pugno, P. Scardi. Modeling of the planetary ball-milling process: The case study of ceramic powders. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2016), 36, 2205-2212.
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  42. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, M.A. Lopez-Manchado, R. Verdejo, L. Pappalardo, A. Bolognini, A. Alvino, S. Borsini, A. Berardo, N. Pugno. Synergistic effect of graphene nanoplatelets and carbon black in multifunctional EPDM nanocomposites. COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2016), 128, 123-130.

  43. L. Valentini, S. Bittolo Bon, S. Signetti, N. Pugno. Graphene-Based Bionic Composites with Multifunctional and Repairing Properties. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES (2016), 8, 7607-7612.

  44. W. Xia, L. Ruiz, N. Pugno, S. Keten. Critical length scales and strain localization govern the mechanical performance of multi-layer graphene assemblies. NANOSCALE (2016), 8, 6456-6462.
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  45. M. Tripathi, F. Awaja, G. Paolicelli, R. Bartali, E. Iacob, S. Valeri, S. Ryu, S. Signetti, G. Speranza, N. Pugno. Tribological characteristics of few layers graphene over Ni grain and interface boundaries. NANOSCALE (2016), 8, 6646 - 6658.

  46. S. Taioli, R. Gabbrielli, S. Simonucci, N. Pugno, A. Iorio. Lobachevsky crystallography made real through carbon pseudospheres. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER (2016), 28, 13LT01.

  47. F. Ongaro, P. de Falco, E. Barbieri, N. Pugno. Mechanics of filled cellular materials. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS (2016), 97, 26-47.

  48. H. Mahmood, M. Tripathi, N. Pugno, A. Pegoretti. Enhancement of interfacial adhesion in glass fiber/epoxy composites by electrophoretic deposition of graphene oxide on glass fibers. COMPOSITE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2016) 126, 149-157.

  49. G. Soavi, I. Tempra, M.F. Pantano, A. Cattoni, S. Collin, P. Biagioni, N. Pugno, G. Cerullo. Ultra-Sensitive Characterization of Mechanical Oscillations and Plasmon Energy Shift in Gold Nanorods. ACS NANO (2016) 10, 2251-2258.

  50. F. Bosia, E. Lepore, N.T. Alvarez, P. Miller, V. Shanov, N. Pugno. Knotted synthetic polymer or carbon nanotube microfibres with enhanced toughness, up to 1400 J/g. CARBON (2016). 102, 116-125.
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  51. M.F. Pantano, A. Berardo, N. Pugno. Tightening slip knots in raw and degummed silk to increase toughness without losing strength. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2016), 6, 18222.

  52. S.K. Jalali, E. Jomehzadeh, N. Pugno. Influence of out-of-plane defects on vibration analysis of graphene: Molecular Dynamics and Non-local Elasticity approaches. SUPERLATTICES AND MICROSTRUCTURES (2016), 91, 331-344.

  53. A. Berardo, M.F. Pantano, N. Pugno. Slip knots and unfastening topologies enhance toughness without reducing strength of silk fibroin fibres. INTERFACE FOCUS (2016), 6, 20150060.

  54. S. Taioli, M. Dapor, N. Pugno. Editorial: New Frontiers in Multiscale Modelling of Advanced Materials. FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2015), 2, 71.

  55. J. Yao, J. Jin, E. Lepore, N. Pugno, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, T. Peijs. Electrospinning of p-Aramid Fibers. MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING (2015), 300, 1238–1245.

  56. O. Tricinci, T. Terencio, B. Mazzolai, N. Pugno, F. Greco, V. Mattoli. 3D Micropatterned Surface Inspired by Salvinia molesta via Direct Laser Lithography. ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES (2015), 7, 25560-25567.

  57. S. Lee, M. Amjadi, N. Pugno, I. Park, S. Ryu. Computational analysis of metallic nanowire-elastomer nanocomposite based strain sensors. AIP ADVANCES (2015), 5, 117233 (10 pp.).

  58. E. Barbieri, N. Pugno. A computational model for large deformations of composites with a 2D soft matrix and 1D anticracks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES (2015), 77, 1-14.

  59. D. Kim, N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler, S. Ryu. Solving the Controversy on the Wetting Transparency of Graphene. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2015), 5, 15526 (9 pp.).

  60. A.S. Gliozzi, M. Miniaci, F Bosia, N. Pugno, M. Scalerandi. Metamaterials-based sensor to detect and locate nonlinear elastic sources. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2015), 107, 161902 (4 pp.).

  61. J. Han, N. Pugno, S.Ryu. Nanoindentation cannot accurately predict the tensile strength of graphene or other 2D materials. NANOSCALE (2015), 7, 15672–15679.

  62. Y. Du, N. Pugno, B. Gong, D. Wang, Y. Sun, Q. Ding. Mechanical properties of the hierarchical honeycombs with stochastic Voronoi sub-structures. EUROPEAN PHYSICS LETTERS (2015), 111, 56007 (6 pp.).

  63. M. Fraldi, A. Cugno, L. Deseri, K. Dayal, N. Pugno. A frequency-based hypothesis for mechanically targeting and selectively attacking cancer cells. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE (2015), 12, 20150656 (16 pp.).

  64. S.K. Jalali, M.H. Naei, N. Pugno. A mixed approach for studying size effects and connecting interactions of planar nano structures as resonant mass sensors. MICROSYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES (2015), 21, 2375-2386.

  65. J. Yao, M.F. Pantano, N. Pugno, C.W.M. Bastiaansen, T. Peijs. High-performance electrospun co-polyimide nanofibers. POLYMERS (2015), 76, 105-112.

  66. E. Jomezadeh, N. Pugno. Bending stiffening of graphene and other 2D materials via controlled rippling. COMPOSITES PART B: ENGINEERING (2015), 85, 194-202.

  67. D. Sfyris, E.N. Koukaras, N. Pugno, C. Galiotis. Graphene as a hexagonal 2-lattice: Evaluation of the in-plane material constants for the linear theory. A multiscale approach. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS (2015), 118, 075301.

  68. Y. Sun, N. Pugno, B. Gong, Q. Ding. A simplified hardening cohesive zone model for bondline thickness dependence on adhesive joints. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE (2015) 194, 37-44.

  69. F. Tramacere, M. Follador, N. Pugno, B. Mazzolai. Octopus-like suction cups: from natural to artificial solutions. BIOINSPIRATION & BIOMIMETICS (2015) 10, 1-8.

  70. L. Brely, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. A hierarchical lattice spring model to simulate the mechanics of 2-D materials-based composites. FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2015) 2, 51.

  71. Y. Sun, B. Wang, N. Pugno, B. Wang, Q. Ding. In-plane stiffness of the anisotropic multifunctional hierarchical honeycombs. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2015) 131, 616-624.

  72. S. Lin, S. Ryu, O. Tokareva, G. Gronau, M.M. Jakobsen, W. Huang, D.J. Rizzo, D. Li, C. Staii, N. Pugno, J.Y. Wong, D.L. Kaplan, M.J. Buehler. Predictive modelling-based design and experiments for synthesis and spinning of bioinspired silk fibres. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS (2015) 6, 6892.

  73. A. Leonardi, S. Ryu, N. Pugno, P. Scardi. Eshelby twist and correlation effects in diffraction from nanocrystals. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS (2015) 117, 164305.

  74. A. Formia, S. Terranova, P. Antonaci, N. Pugno, J.M. Tulliani. Setup of Extruded Cementitious Hollow Tubes as Containing/Releasing Devices in Self-Healing Systems. MATERIALS (2015) 8, 1897-1923.

  75. S. Signetti, N. Pugno. Frontiers in modeling and design of bio-inspired armors. FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2015) 2, 17.

  76. R. Capozza, N. Pugno. Effect of Surface Grooves on the Static Friction of an Elastic Slider. TRIBOLOGY LETTERS (2015) 58, 35.

  77. A. Ferrari et al. Science and technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems. NANOSCALE (2015) 7, 4598-4810.

  78. A.H. Barber, D. Lu, N. Pugno. Extreme strength observed in limpet teeth. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE (2015), 12, 20141326.

  79. G. Garberoglio, N. Pugno, S. Taioli. Gas Adsorption and Separation in Realistic and Idealized Frameworks of Organic Pillared Graphene: A Comparative Study. THE JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C (2015), 119, 1980–1987.

  80. A. Clemente, F. Bergamin, C. Surace, E. Lepore, N. Pugno. Barbed suture vs conventional tenorrhaphy: biomechanical analysis in an animal model. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDICS AND TRAUMATOLOGY (2015).

  81. C-C. Chou, E. Lepore, P. Antonaci, N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler. Mechanics of trichocyte alpha-keratin fibers: Experiment, theory and simulation. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH (2015), 30, 26-35.

  82. F. Bosia, M. Merlino, N. Pugno. Fatigue of self-healing hierarchical soft nanomaterials: The case study of the tendon in sportsmen. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH (2015), 30, 2-9.

  83. N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler, X. Zhao. Soft Nanomaterials. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH (2015), 30, 1. Introduction to the MRS Spring Meeting 2014 Special Issue on Soft Nanomaterials. Guest Editors: N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler, X. Zhao.

  84. S.K. Jalali, M.H. Naei, N. Pugno. Graphene-Based Resonant Sensors for Detection of Ultra-Fine Nanoparticles: Molecular Dynamics and Nonlocal Elasticity Investigations. NANO (2015), 1550024, (18 pp.).

  85. E. Jomehzadeh, A.R. Saidi, Z. Jomehzadeh, F. Bonaccorso, V. Palermo, C. Galiotis, N. Pugno. Nonlinear subharmonic oscillation of orthotropic graphene-matrix composite. COMPUTATIONAL MATERIALS SCIENCE (2015), 99, 164–172.

  86. E. Chiavazzo, M. Isaia, S. Mammola, E. Lepore, L. Ventola, P. Asinari, N. Pugno. Cave spiders choose optimal environmental factors with respect to the generated entropy when laying their cocoon. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2015), 5, 7611 (8 pp.).

  87. L. Brely, F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Numerical implementation of multiple peeling theory and its application to spider web anchorages. INTERFACE FOCUS (2015), 5, 20140051 (9 pp.).

  88. F. Tramacere, N. Pugno, M.J. Kuba, B. Mazzolai. Unveiling the morphology of the acetabulum in octopus suckers and its role in attachment. INTERFACE FOCUS (2015), 5, 20140050 (5 pp.).

  89. S. Panzavolta, B. Bracci, C. Gualandi, E. Treossi, K. Kouroupis-Agalou, K. Rubini, M. L. Focarete, F. Bosia, L. Brely, N. Pugno, V. Palermo, A. Bigi. Structural reinforcement and failure analysis in composite nano fibers of graphene oxide and gelatin. CARBON (2014), 78, 566-577.

  90. F. Bosia, S. Colella, V. Mattoli, B. Mazzolai, N. Pugno. Hierarchical multiple peeling simulations. RSC ADVANCES (2014), 4, 25447–25452.

  91. M. Piccardo, F. Bosia, P. Olivero, N. Pugno. An analytical model for the mechanical deformation of locally graphitized diamond. DIAMOND AND RELATED MATERIALS (2014), 48, 73–81.

  92. A. Meyer, N. Pugno, S. W. Cranford. Compliant threads maximize spider silk connection strength and toughness. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE (2014), 11, 20140561 (14 pp.).
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  93. C. Androulidakis, E. N. Koukaras, O. Frank, G. Tsoukleri, D. Sfyris, J. Parthenios, N. Pugno, K. Papagelis, K.S. Novoselov, C. Galiotis. Failure Processes in Embedded Monolayer Graphene under Axial Compression. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2014), 5, 5271 (8 pp.).

  94. K. Koroupis-Agalou, A. Liscio, E. Treossi, L. Ortolano, V. Morandi, N. Pugno, V. Palermo. Fragmentation and exfoliation of 2-dimensional materials: a statistical approach. NANOSCALE (2014), 6, 5926-5933.

  95. Z. Qin, N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler. Mechanics of fragmentation of crocodile skin and other thin films. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (2014), 4:4966.

  96. S. Signetti, N. Pugno. Evidence of optimal interfaces in bio-inspired ceramic-composite panels for superior ballistic protection. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2014), 34, 2823-2831.

  97. M.F. Pantano, N. Pugno. Design of a bent beam electrothermal actuator for in situ tensile testing of ceramic nanostructures. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2014), 34, 2767-2773.

  98. Q. Chen, F. Baino, S. Spriano, N. Pugno, C. Vitale-Brovarone. Modelling of the strength–porosity relationship in glass-ceramic foam scaffolds for bone repair. JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY (2014), 34, 2663-2673.

  99. N. Pugno. The unacknowledged risk of Himalayan avalanche triggering. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE (2014), 187, 277-283.

  100. N. Pugno. The “Egg of Columbus” for making the world's toughest fibres. PLoS ONE (2014), 9 (4), e93079 (6 pp.).

  101. S. Huang, Z. Cheng, N. Pugno, Q. Cheng, W. Wang. A novel model for porous scaffolds to match the mechanical anisotropy and the hierarchical structure of bone. MATERIALS LETTERS (2014), 122, 315-319.

  102. E. Perim, A.F. Fonseca, N. Pugno, D.S. Galvao. Violation of the universal behaviour of membranes inside cylindrical tubes at the nanoscale. EUROPHYSICS LETTERS (2014), 105, 56002, 4pp..

  103. F. Bosia, T. Abdalrahman, N. Pugno. Self-Healing of Hierarchical Materials. LANGMUIR (2014), 30, 1123-1133.

  104. Q. Chen, N. Pugno, K. Zhao, Z. Li. Mechanical properties of a hollow-cylindrical-joint honeycomb. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2014), 109, 68-74.

  105. T. Giesa, N. M. Pugno, J. Y. Wong, D. L. Kaplan, M. J. Buehler. What’s Inside the Box? – Length-Scales that Govern Fracture Processes of Polymer Fibers. ADVANCED MATERIALS (2014).

  106. Y. Sun, Q. Chen, N. Pugno, Elastic and transport properties of the tailorable multifunctional hierarchical honeycombs. COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2014), 107, 698-710.

  107. X. Shi, Q. Yin, N. M. Pugno, H. Gao, Tunable mechanical behavior of carbon nanoscroll crystals under uniaxial compression, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS (2014), 81, 021016/1-6.

  108. M. Zheng, X. Chen, C. Park, C. C. Fay, N. M. Pugno, C. Ke. Nanomechanical cutting of boron nitride nanotubes by atomic force microscopy. NANOTECHNOLOGY (2013), 24, 505719/1-11.

  109. L. Afferrante, G. Carbone, G. Demelio, N. Pugno, Adhesion of Elastic Thin Films: Double Peeling of Tapes Versus Axisymmetric Peeling of Membranes. TRIBOLOGY LETTERS (2013), 52, 439-447.

  110. Y. Cheng, N. M. Pugno, X. Shi, B. Chen, H. Gao, Surface energy controlled self-collapse of carbon nanotube bundles with large and reversible volumetric deformation, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS (2013), 80, 040902/1-5.

  111. S. Huang, Z. Li, Z. Chen, Q. Chen, N. Pugno, Study on the elastic-plastic behavior of a porous hierarchical bioscaffold for bone regeneration, MATERIALS LETTERS (2013), 112, 43-46.

  112. F. Bosia, N. Pugno, In silico tensile test and design of hierarchical graphene fibres and composites, PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI B (2013), 250, 1492-1495.

  113. Q. Chen, N. Pugno, Z. Li, Influence of surface stress on elastic constants of nanohoneycombs, PHYSICA E (2013), 53, 217-222.

  114. Y. Sun, N. Pugno, In plane stiffness of multifunctional hierarchical honeycombs with negative Poisson’s ratio sub-structures, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2013), 106, 681-689.

  115. E. Jomehzadeh, M.K. Afshar, C. Galiotis, X. Shi, N. M. Pugno, Nonlinear softening and hardening nonlocal bending stiffness of an initially curved monolayer graphene, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NONLINEAR MECHANICS (2013), 56, 123-131. Invited paper for the Special Issue on "Soft Matter: a nonlinear Continuum Mechanics perspective".

  116. E. Lepore, P. Brambilla, A. Pero, N. M. Pugno, Observations of shear adhesive force and friction of “Blatta orientalis” on different surfaces, MECCANICA (2013), 48, 1863-1873. Special Issue “Micro and Nano Mechanics”, Guest Editors Alberto Corigliano and Nicola Pugno.

  117. N. M. Pugno, Q. Yin, X, Shi, R. Capozza, A generalization of the Coulomb’s friction law: from graphene to macroscale, MECCANICA (2013), 48, 1845-1851. Special Issue “Micro and Nano Mechanics”, Guest Editors Alberto Corigliano and Nicola Pugno.

  118. A. Corigliano, N. M. Pugno, Micro- or nano-mechanics, MECCANICA (2013), 48, 1817-1818. Special Issue “Micro and Nano Mechanics”, Guest Editors Alberto Corigliano and Nicola Pugno.

  119. N. M. Pugno, S. Cranford and M. J. Buehler, Synergetic material and structural optimization yields robust spider web anchorages, SMALL (2013), 9, 2747-2756.

  120. N. Pugno, The effect of collapsed nanotubes on nanotube bundle strength, INT. SPACE ELEVATOR CONSORTIUM J., CLIMB (2013), 2, 25-30.

  121. M. Piccardo, A. Chateauminois, C. Fretigny, M. Sitti, N. M. Pugno, Contact compliance effects in the frictional response of biomimetic fibrillar adhesives, JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE (2013), 10, 20130182.

  122. E. Lepore, M. Giorcelli, C. Saggese, A. Tagliaferro, N. Pugno, Mimicking water striders’ legs superhydrophobicity with cabbage leaves and nanotube carpets, JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH (2013), 28, 976-983.

  123. E. Lepore, C. Chappoz, D. Cipriano Monetta, N. M. Pugno, Surface roughness, claw size and leg elasticity influences on the jumping of Acheta domesticus crickets, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES (2013), 100, 609-616.

  124. N. Pugno, An unacknowledged risk at 8000m... and The “universal” model for avalanche triggering and sérac collapse, THE ALPINE JOURNAL (2013), in Nicola Pugno, Giulio Caresio, Silvio Mondinelli, Critical Factors for Himalayan Avalanches – An investigation prompted by the 2012 Manaslu tragedy, pp. 128-137. Invitation for the 150th Anniversary of The Alpine Journal.

  125. Q. Chen, F. Baino, N. M. Pugno, C. Vitale, Bonding strength between glass-derived trabecular-like coatings and ceramic substrates for bone tissue engineering: advances towards a rational design of biomaterials, MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING C (2013), 33, 1530-1538.

  126. C. S. Ozkan, M. J. Buehler, N. M. Pugno, K. Wang, Editorial: De Novo Carbon Nanomaterials: Opportunities and Challenges in a Flat World, JOURNAL OF MATERIAL RESEARCH (2013), 28, 909-911.

  127. F. Bosia, F. Della Croce, N. M. Pugno, Systematic numerical investigation of the role of hierarchy in heterogeneous bio-inspired materials, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS (2013), 19, 34-42.

  128. Q. Chen, N. M. Pugno, Bio-mimetic mechanisms of natural hierarchical materials: A review, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS (2013), 19, 3-33.

  129. Y. Sun, N. Pugno, Hierarchical fiber with negative Poisson’s ratio for tougher composites, MATERIALS (2013), 6, 699-712.
  130. A contributio to Advances in Bio-inspired Materials, a special issue of Materials, Special Guest Editor Prof. Nicola Pugno.

  131. J. Zang, Q. Wang, Q. Tu, S. Ryu, N. Pugno, M. Buehler, X. Zhao, Multifunctionality and control of the crumpling and unfolding of large-area graphene, NATURE MATERIALS (2013), 12, 321-325.
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  132. Q. Chen, S. Gorb, E. Gorb, N.M. Pugno, Mechanics of plant fruit hooks. JOURNAL OF ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE (2013), 10, 20120913.

  133. N. Pugno, Towards the Artsutanov’s dream of the space elevator: the ultimate design of a 35GPa stronger tether thanks to graphene. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA (2013), 82, 221-224.

  134. N. Pugno, T. Abdalrahman, Multimodal Daniels' theory: an application to CNT twisted strands. COMPOSITES PART B: ENGINEERING (2013), 45, 303-307.

  135. Q. Chen, N. M. Pugno, In-plane elastic properties of hierarchical nano-honeycombs: the role of the surface effect. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS A/SOLIDS (2013), 37, 248-275.

  136. Y. Sun, N. Pugno, Optimal hierarchical architectures to maximize the strength-to-weight ratio of bi-materials. NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS (2012), 4, 1068-1073.

  137. N. Pugno, T. Abdalrahman, Peeling experiments of double side adhesive tapes suggests the feasibility of graphene nanocomposites with gigantic toughness. NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS (2012), 4, 1064-1067.

  138. E. Jomehzadeh, A.R. Saidi, N. M. Pugno, Large amplitude vibration of a bilayer graphene sheet embedded in a nonlinear polymer matrix, PHYSICA E (2012), 44, 1973-1982.

  139. T. Giesa, N. M. Pugno, M. J. Buehler, Natural stiffening increases flaw tolerance of biological fibers. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2012), 86, 041902, 1-7.

  140. E. Lepore, F. Pugno, N. M. Pugno, Optimal angles for maximal adhesion in living tokay geckos, J. OF ADHESION (2012), 88, 820-830.

  141. N. Pugno, L. Calabri, Nanoindentation and nanoscratch of hybrid metallic-organic framework material. MATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2012), 28, 1156-1160. Invited paper for the Special Issue MS&T 2011 on "Hardness across the multiscales".

  142. X. Shi, B. Peng, N. M. Pugno, H. Gao, Stretch-induced softening of bending rigidity in graphene. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2012), 100, 191913 (5pp).

  143. Q. Chen, N.M. Pugno, In-plane elastic buckling of hierarchical honeycomb materials, EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS A/SOLIDS (2012), 34, 120-129.

  144. N. Pugno, J. Elliott, Buckling of peapods, fullerenes and nanotubes, PHYSICA E (2012), 44, 944-948. Special Issue E-MRS 2010.

  145. Y. Cheng, X. Shi, N. Pugno, H. Gao, Substrate-supported carbon nanoscroll oscillator, PHYSICA E (2012), 44, 955-959. Special Issue E-MRS 2010.

  146. N. Pugno, Nanomechanics... at the service of mankind... PUBLIC SERVICE REVIEW (2012), 23, 618.

  147. P. H. Tan, W. P. Han, W. J. Zhao, Z. H. Wu, K. Chang, H. Wang, Y. F. Wang, N. Bonini, N. Marzari, N. Pugno, G. Savini, A. Lombardo, A. C. Ferrari, The shear mode of multi-layer graphene, NATURE MATERIALS (2012), 11, 294-300.

  148. Q. Chen, N.M. Pugno, Competition between in-plane buckling and bending collapses in nano-honeycombs, EUROPHYSICS LETTERS (2012), 98, 16005 (5pp).

  149. E. Lepore, A. Marchioro, M. Isaia, M. J. Buehler, N. Pugno, Evidence of the most stretchable egg sac silk stalk, of the European spider of the year Meta Menardi. PLoS ONE (2012), 7(2), e30500 (12pp).

  150. F. Bosia, T. Abdalrahman, N. M. Pugno, Investigating the role of hierarchy on the strength of composite materials: evidence of a crucial synergy between hierarchy and material mixing, NANOSCALE (2012), 4, 1200-1207. Themed Issue: Modelling for the nanoscale.

  151. S.W. Cranford, A. Tarakanova, N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler, Nonlinear material behaviour of spider silk yields robust webs, NATURE (2012), 482, 72-78. Cover Story and 18 pages of Supplementary Information, DOI 10.1038/nature10739.

  152. E. Lepore, P. Faraldi, D. Bongini, L. Boarino, N. M. Pugno, Plasma and thermoforming treatments to tune the bio-inspired wettability of polystyrene. COMPOSITES PART B: ENGINEERING (2012), 43, 681-690.

  153. N. Pugno, F. Bosia, T. Abdalrahman, Hierarchical fiber bundle model to investigate the complex architectures of biological materials. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2012), 85, 011903 (8 pp.).

  154. Q. Chen, N. Pugno, Mechanics of hierarchical 3-D nanofoams, EUROPHYSICS LETTERS (2012), 97, 26002 (6 pp.).

  155. N. Pugno, A. Konstantinidis, P. Cornetti, E.C. Aifantis, ERRATUM on Application of Gradient Theory and Quantized Fracture Mechanics in Snow Avalanches, J. OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF MATERIALS, 2011, 20, 107-109.

  156. N. Pugno, T. Abdalrahman, Catastrophic failure of nanotube bundles, interpreted with a new statistical nonlinear theory. NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS, Special Issue on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2011), 3, 882-884.

  157. E. Gualtieri, N. Pugno, A. Rota, A. Spagni, E. Lepore, S. Valeri, Role of Roughness Parameters on the Tribology of Randomly Nano-Textured Silicon Surface . J. OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (2011), 11, 9244-9250.

  158. T. Giesa, M. Arslan, N. M. Pugno, M. J. Buehler, Nanoconfinement of spider silk fibrils begets superior strength, extensibility and toughness. NANO LETTERS (2011), 11, 5038-5046.

  159. N. Pugno, T. Abdalrahman, Modeling the self-healing of biological or bio-inspired nanomaterials, INTERNATIONAL SPACE ELEVATOR CONSORTIUM JOURNAL, CLIMB (2011), 1, 79-86.

  160. N. Pugno, The theory of multiple peeling. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE (2011), ICF XII Special Issue on Nanoscale Fracture, Guest Editor Nicola M. Pugno (2011), 171, 185-193 (published as arXiv: 0903.0935 cond-mat, 5 march 2009).

  161. A. Pantano, N. Pugno, S. Gorb, Numerical simulations demonstrate that the double tapering of the spatualae of lizards and insects maximize both detachment resistance and stability. INT. J. OF FRACTURE, ICF XII Special Issue on Nanoscale Fracture, Guest Editor Nicola M. Pugno (2011), 171, 169-175.

  162. X. Shi, N. Pugno, H. Gao, Constitutive behaviour of pressurized carbon nanoscrolls. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, ICF XII Special Issue on Nanoscale Fracture, Guest Editor Nicola M. Pugno (2011), 171, 163-168.

  163. N. Pugno, Nanoscale Fracture. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, introduction to the ICF XII Special Issue on Nanoscale Fracture, Guest Editor Nicola M. Pugno (2011), 171, 151-153.

  164. N. Pugno, E. Lepore, S. Toscano, F. Pugno, Normal Adhesive Force-Displacement Curves of Living Geckos. JOURNAL OF ADHESION (2011), 87, 1059-1072.

  165. E. Lepore, N. Pugno, Superhydrophobic polystyrene by direct copy of a lotus leaf. BIONANOSCIENCE (2011), 1, 136-143.

  166. A. P. Garcia, N. M. Pugno, M. J. Buehler, Superductile, wavy silica nanostructures inspired by diatom algae. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS (2011), 13, B405-B414 (ADVANCED BIOMATERIALS). Special Issue E-MRS 2010.

  167. Q. Chen, N. Pugno, A parametrical analysis on the elastic anisotropy of woven hierarchical tissues. ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS (2011), 13, B377-B394 (ADVANCED BIOMATERIALS). Special Issue E-MRS 2010.

  168. X. Shi, N. Pugno, H. Gao, Mechanics of carbon nanoscrolls: a review. ACTA MECHANICA SOLIDA SINICA (2011), 23, 484-497 (Invited paper for cerebrating the 30 anniversary of AMSS).

  169. L. Boarino, E. Enrico, N. De Leo, F. Celegato, P. Liberto, N. Pugno, Fabrication of ordered silicon nanopillars and nanowires by self-assembling and metal assisted etching. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A (2011), 208, 1412-1416. (PSST 2008 Special Issue).

  170. Q. Chen, N. Pugno, Modeling the elastic anisotropy of woven hierarchical tissues. COMPOSITES PART B: ENGINEERING (2011), 42, 2030-2037.

  171. N. Pugno, Q. Chen, In plane elastic properties of hierarchical cellular solids, Engineering Procedia, Physics Engineering (2011), 10, 3026-3031.

  172. S. Brianza, P. D'Amelio, N. Pugno, E. Zini, A. Zatelli, F. Pluviano, K. Cabiale, M. Galloni, G. Isaia, Microdamage accumulation changes according to animal mass: an intraspecies investigation. CALCIFIED TISSUE INTERNATIONAL (2011), 88, 409-415.

  173. A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, A. Sapora, The problem of the critical angle for edge and center V-notched structures, Eur. J. Mech. A/Solids, 30 (2011) 281-285.

  174. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno, A. Sapora, Dynamic response of damped von Koch antennas. J. OF VIBRATION AND CONTROL (2011), 17(5), 733-740.

  175. N. Pugno, M. Klettner, Super-strong nanotube cables: A breakthrough during the 3rd International Conference on "Space Elevator, Carbon Nanotube Tether Design and Lunar Industrialization Challenges", WORLD J. OF ENGINEERING (2010), 7, Supplement 2, n. 408. Special Issue of the ICCE-18.

  176. A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, A. Sapora, Anisotropic linear elastic properties of fractal-like composites. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2010), 82, 0561114 (7pp).

  177. E. Lepore, A. Chiodoni, N. Pugno, New topological and statistical observations on the moult and skin of tokay geckos. REVIEWS OF ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE (2010), 24, 69-80.

  178. F. Bosia, N. Pugno, M. Buehler, Hierarchical simulations for the design of super-tough nanofibres inspired by spider silk. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2010), 82, 056103 (7pp).

  179. C. Bignardi, M. Petraroli, N. Pugno, Nanoindentations on conch shells of Gastropoda and Bivalvia molluscs reveal anisotropic evolution against external attacks. J. OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (2010), 10, 6453-6460.

  180. A. Nova, S. Keten, N. Pugno, A. Redaelli, M. J. Buehler, Molecular and nanostructural mechanisms of deformation, strength and toughness of spider silk fibrils. NANO LETTERS (2010), 10, 2626-2634.

  181. N. Pugno, The design of self-collapsed super-strong nanotube bundles. J. OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS (2010), 58, 1397-1410.

  182. M. Varenberg, N. Pugno, S. Gorb, Spatulate structures in biological fibrillar adhesion, Soft Matter, 2010, 6, 3269-3272.

  183. M. Pavese, S. Musso, N. Pugno, Compression behaviour of thick vertically aligned carbon nanotubes blocks. J. OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (2010), 10, 4240-4245.

  184. V. Coluci, N. Pugno, Molecular dynamics simulations of stretching, twisting and fracture of super carbon nanotubes with different chiralities: towards smart porous and flexible scaffolds. J. OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL NANOSCIENCE (2010), 7, 1294-1298. (Special Issue on "Computational and theoretical nano-materiomics: properties of biological and de novo bioinspired materials", Guest Editor M. Buehler).

  185. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno, A. Sapora, Free vibration analysis of a von Koch beam. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES (2010), 47, 1555-1562.

  186. X. Shi, Y. Cheng, N. M. Pugno, H. Gao, Tunable water channels with carbon nanoscrolls. SMALL (2010), 6, 739-744.

  187. N. Pugno, Graded cross-links for stronger nanomaterials. MATERIALS TODAY (2010), 13, 40-43.

  188. X. Shi, N. Pugno, H. Gao, Tunable core size of carbon nanoscrolls. JOURNAL OF COMPUTATIONAL AND THEORETICAL NANOSCIENCE (2010), 7, 517-521.

  189. A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, A. Sapora, On the most dangerous V-notch. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES (2010), 47, 887-893.

  190. X. Shi, Y. Cheng, Nicola M. Pugno, H. Gao, A translational nanoactuator based on carbon nanoscrolls on substrates. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2010), 96, 053115.

  191. C. Ke, M. Zheng, G. Zhou, W. Cui, N. Pugno, R.N. Miles, Mechanical Peeling of Free-Standing Single-Walled Carbon-Nanotube Bundles, Small 2010, 6, No. 3, 438-445.

  192. N. Pugno, F. Bosia, Scaling properties of nanotube-based macroscopic cables through multiscale numerical simulations, IEEE NANOTECHNOLOGY MAGAZINE (2009), Special issue on Multi-scale simulation tools for nanotechnology applications (2009), December, 14-19.

  193. D. Gastaldi, N. Pugno, Design and realization of macroscopic grid architectures mimicking carbon molecules. JOURNAL OF NANOPHOTONICS (2009), 3, 031270 (17pp.).

  194. X. Shi, N. M. Pugno, Y. Cheng, H. Gao, Gigahertz oscillators based on carbon nanoscrolls, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS (2009), 95, 163113 (3 pp.). Selected fot the November 2, 2009 Issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

  195. G. Niccolini, F. Bosia, A. Carpinteri, G. Lacidogna, A. Manuello, N. Pugno, Self-similarity of waiting time in fracture systems. PHYSICAL REVIEW E (2009), 80, 026101 (6pp).

  196. A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, A. Sapora, D. Taylor, Generalized fracture toughness for specimens with re-entrant corners: experiments vs. theoretical predictions. STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS (2009).

  197. A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, Edge debonding in FRP strengthened beams: stress versus energy failure criteria. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES (2009), 31, 2436-2447.

  198. Yu. F. Zhukovskii, S. Piskunov, N. Pugno, B. Berzina, L. Trinkler, S. Bellucci, Ab initio simulations on the atomic and electronic structure of single-walled BN nanotubes and nanoarches. J. OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS (2009), 70, 796-803.

  199. M. Guzzafame, F. Marino, N. Pugno, The Lybian Desert Silica Glass as a product of meteoritic impact: a new chemical-mechanical characterization. SAHARA (2009), 20, 143-146.

  200. N. Pugno, F. Bosia, A. Carpinteri, Size-effects on the strength of nanotube bundles, MEASUREMENT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2009), 20, 084028 (5pp). (Special Issue Nanometrology 2008).

  201. N. Pugno, R. Agrawal, H. Espinosa, Nanowear of AFM tips: modeling and experiments. REVIEWS ON ADVANCED MATERIAL SCIENCE (2009), 19, 73-77.

  202. N. Pugno, M. Schwarzbart, A. Steindl, H. Troger, On the stability of the track of the space elevator. ACTA ASTRONAUTICA (2009), 64, 524-537.

  203. P.P. Delsanto, A. Gliozzi, C. Bruno, N. Pugno, A. Carpinteri, Scaling laws and fractality in the framework of a Phenomenological Approach. CHAOS SOLITONS AND FRACTALS (2009), 41, 2782-2786.

  204. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno, Extension of the De Saint Venant and Kirchoff theories to functionally graded materials. STRENGTH, FRACTURE AND COMPLEXITY (2009), 5, 53-62.

  205. G. Efremidis, N. Pugno, E. Aifantis, A proposition for a "self-consistent" Gradient Elasticity. J. OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS (2009), 19, 15-29.

  206. A. Kostantinidis, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, E. Aifantis, Application of Gradient Theory and Quantized Fracture Mechanics in Snow Avalanches. J. OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS, (2009), 19, 39-47.

  207. N. Pugno, E. Aifantis, A note on the transition from nano- to mega-mechanics: the role of stress quantization. J. OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS (2009), 19, 31-38.

  208. L. Boarino, M. Destro, S. Borini, N. Pugno, A. Chiodoni, F. Bellotti, G. Amato, Self-catalytic etching of silicon: from nanowires to regular mesopores. PHYSICA STATUS SOLIDI A (2009), 206, 1250-1254. (PSST 2008 Special Issue).

  209. A. BORGHI; E. GUALTIERI; L. CALABRI; PUGNO N.; S. VALERI, Increasing nanohardness and reducing friction of nitride steel by laser surface texturing, TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL (2009), 42, 699-705. (TC&CL 2007 Special Issue). ISSN: 1023-8883.

  210. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N.; A. SAPORA, Asymptotic analysis of a von Koch beam, CHAOS, SOLITONS AND FRACTALS, 2008, ISSN: 0960-0779.

  211. PUGNO N.; A. CARPINTERI; P.P. DELSANTO, Predominant natural red-shift of quasi conservative nonlinear systems, CHAOS, SOLITONS AND FRACTALS, 2008, ISSN: 0960-0779.

  212. PUGNO N., Macroscopic invisible cables, MICROSYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES, pp. 175-180, 2008, Vol. 15, (MicroNanoReliability Special Issue). Highlighted by New Scientists. ISSN: 0946-7076.

  213. A. CARPINTERI; A. KASHTANOV; PUGNO N.; Y. PETROV (INTERQUADRENNIAL ICF SPECIAL ISSUE), Dynamic fracture as a process of nonlinear damage wave propagation, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 227-240, 2008, Vol. 150, ISSN: 0376-9429.

  214. A. CARPINTERI; P. CORNETTI; PUGNO N.; A. SAPORA, Strength of hierarchical materials, MICROSYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES, pp. 27-31, 2008, Vol. 15, (MicroNanoReliability Special Issue) ISSN: 0946-7076.

  215. PUGNO N., Dimensional analysis shows that mice models could lead to drug over dosages in humans, CANCER THERAPY, pp. 965-968, 2008, Vol. 6, ISSN: 1543-9135.

  216. PUGNO N.; E. LEPORE, Living tokay geckos display adhesion times following the Weibull Statistics, JOURNAL OF ADHESION, pp. 949-962, 2008, Vol. 89, ISSN: 0021-8464.

  217. PUGNO N., Flexible nanovectors, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. 474205-+7, 2008, Vol. 20, (NN 2007 Special Issue) ISSN: 0953-8984.

  218. N. PUGNO, Spiderman gloves. NANO TODAY (2008), 3, 35-41.

  219. CALABRI, N. PUGNO, C. MENOZZI, S. VALERI, AFM nanoindentation: tip shape and the tip radius of curvature effect on the hardness measurement, J. OF PHYSICS - COND. MAT. (2008), 20, 474208 (7pp). (NN 2007 Special Issue) ISSN: 0953-8984.

  220. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Super-bridges suspended over carbon nanotube cables, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. 474213-+8, 2008, Vol. 20, ISSN: 0953-8984.

  221. M. PAVESE; S. MUSSO; S. BIANCO; M. GIORCELLI; PUGNO N., An analysis of carbon nanotubes structures wettability before and after oxidation treatment, J. OF PHYSICS - COND. MAT. (2008), 20, 474206 (7pp). (NN 2007 Special Issue) ISSN:0953-8984.

  222. C. PORTESI; E. MONTICONE; S. BORINI, G.B. PICOTTO; PUGNO N.; A. CARPINTERI, Fabrication of superconducting MgB2 nanostructures, J. OF PHYSICS - COND. MAT. (2008), 20, 474210 (8pp). (NN 2007 Special Issue) ISSN: 0953-8984.

  223. F. BOSIA; PUGNO N.; G. LACIDOGNA; A. CARPINTERI, Mesoscopic modeling of acoustic emission through an energetic approach, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, pp. 5856-5866, 2008, ISSN: 0020-7683.

  224. PUGNO N.; CARPINTERI A, On Linear Elastic Fragmentation Mechanics under hydrostatic compression, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 113-117, 2008, Vol. 149, ISSN: 0376-9429.

  225. PUGNO N.; E. LEPORE, Observation of optimal gecko’s adhesion on nanorough surfaces, BIOSYSTEMS, pp. 218-222, 2008, Vol. 94, ISSN: 0303-2647.

  226. PUGNO N., The strongest matter: Einsteinon could be one billion times stronger than carbon nanotubes, ACTA ASTRONAUTICA, pp. 687-689, 2008, Vol. 63, ISSN: 0094-5765.

  227. PUGNO N., Generalizing the Random Walk and the Eddington-Weinberg laws for a hierarchical Universe, CHAOS, SOLITONS AND FRACTALS, pp. 1369-1372, 2008, Vol. 38, ISSN: 0960-0779.

  228. PUGNO N.; F. BOSIA; A. CARPINTERI, Multiscale stochastic simulations for tensile testing of nanotube-based macroscopic cables, SMALL, pp. 1044-1052, 2008, Vol. 4, ISSN: 1613-6810.

  229. PUGNO N.; P. CORNETTI; A. CARPINTERI, On the impossibility of separating nanotubes in a bundle by a longitudinal tension, JOURNAL OF ADHESION, pp. 439-444, 2008, Vol. 84, ISSN: 0021-8464.

  230. PUGNO N.; A. CARPINTERI, Design of micro-nanoscale bio-inspired hierarchical materials, PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE LETTERS, pp. 397-405, 2008, Vol. 88, ISSN: 0950-0839.(Published as Arxiv: cond-mat/0509650, 26 september, 2005).

  231. PUGNO N., A journey on the nanotube, in the "Top ten advances in materials", MATERIALS TODAY, pp. 40-45, 2008, Vol. 11, (Invited) ISSN: 1369-7021.

  232. P.P. DELSANTO; C.A. CONDAT; PUGNO N.; A. GLIOZZI; M. GRIFFA, A multilevel approach to cancer growth modeling, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, pp. 16-24, 2008, Vol. 250, ISSN: 0022-5193.

  233. PUGNO N., An analogy between the adhesion of liquid drops and single walled nanotubes, SCRIPTA MATERIALIA, pp. 73-75, 2008, Vol. 58, ISSN: 1359-6462.

  234. PUGNO N.; A. CARPINTERI; P.P. DELSANTO; F. BOSIA; A. GLIOZZI, Phenomenological approach to mechanical damage growth analysis, PHYSICAL REVIEW E, STATISTICAL, NONLINEAR, AND SOFT MATTER PHYSICS, pp. 046103-1/5, 2008, Vol. 78, ISSN: 1539-3755.

  235. PUGNO N., Thermomechanical stresses in fullerenes@nanotube, JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS, Special Issue on Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings, pp. 1-5, 2008, Vol. 156724, ISSN: 1687-4110.

  236. E. LEPORE; F. ANTONIOLLI; M. BUONO; S. BRIANZA; A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Preliminary experiments on adhesion of in vivo geckos, J. OF NANOMATERIALS. Special Issue on Nanomechanics and Nanostructructured Multifunctional Materials: Experiments, Theories, and Simulations, 2008, Vol. 194524, ISSN: 1687-4110 (5pp.).

  237. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Bio-inspired hierarchical nanomaterials for space applications, JOURNAL OF THE BRITISH INTERPLANETARY SOCIETY, pp. 290-294, 2008, Vol. 61, (Mission to the outer solar systems and beyond Special Issue) ISSN: 0007-084X.

  238. PUGNO N., A new concept for smart drug delivery: adhesion induced nanovector implosion, THE OPEN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY JOURNAL, pp. 62-65, 2008, Vol. 2, (ICDDD1 Special Issue) ISSN: 1874-1045.

  239. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Mechanics of hierarchical materials, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 221-226, 2008, Vol. 150, (Interquadrennial ICF Special Issue) ISSN: 0376-9429.

  240. A. CARPINTERI; P. CORNETTI; PUGNO N.; A. SAPORA; D. TAYLOR, A finite fracture mechanics approach to structures width sharp V-notches, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 1736-1752, 2008, Vol. 75, (XVI ECF, Special Issue) ISSN: 0013-7944.

  241. PUGNO N.; CARPINTERI A; IPPOLITO M; MATTONI A; COLOMBO L, Atomistic fracture: QFM vs MD, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 1794-1803, 2008, Vol. 75, (XVI ECF, Special Issue) ISSN: 0013-7944.

  242. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N.; S. PUZZI, Strength vs. toughness optimization of micro- and nano-structured grained composites, CHAOS, SOLITONS AND FRACTALS, 2007, ISSN: 0960-0779.

  243. PUGNO N., Nanocomplex oscillations as forewarning of fatigue collapse of NEMS, CURRENT TOPICS IN ACOUSTICAL RESEARCH, pp. 11-15, 2007, Vol. 4, ISSN: 0972-4818.

  244. C. GUIOT; PUGNO N.; P. P. DELSANTO; T. S. DEISBOECK, Physical aspects of cancer invasion, PHYSICAL BIOLOGY, pp. 1-6, 2007, Vol. 4, (Image selected for the Cover) ISSN: 1478-3967.

  245. V.R. COLUCI; PUGNO N.; S.O. DANTAS; D.S. GALVAO; A. JORIO, Determination of the mechanical properties of “super” carbon nanotubes through atomistic simulations, NANOTECHNOLOGY, pp. 335702-+7, 2007, Vol. 18.

  246. PUGNO N., Space elevator: out of order?, NANO TODAY, pp. 44-47, 2007, Vol. 2, (Invited) Highlighted by Nature (450, 6, 2007) ISSN: 1748-0132.

  247. M. IPPOLITO; A. MATTONI; PUGNO N.; L. COLOMBO, Failure strength of brittle materials containing nanovoids, PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS, pp. 224110-+7, 2007, Vol. 75, ISSN: 1098-0121.

  248. YU. F. ZHUKOVSKII; PUGNO N.; C. BALASUBRAMANIAN; S. BELLUCCI, Influence of F centres on structural and electronic properties of AlN single-walled nanotubes, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. 395021-+18, 2007, Vol. 19, ISSN: 0953-8984.

  249. S. BRIANZA; P. DAMELIO; PUGNO N.; M. DELISE; C. BIGNARDI; G. ISAIA, Allometric scaling and mechanical behaviour of the bone tissue: an experimental interspecific biomechanical investigation, BONE, pp. 1635-1642, 2007, Vol. 40, ISSN: 8756-3282.

  250. PUGNO N., The role of defects in the design of the space elevator cable: from a nano to a mega tube, ACTA MATERIALIA, pp. 5269-5279, 2007, Vol. 55, ISSN: 1359-6454.

  251. L. CALABRI; PUGNO N.; A. ROTA; S. VALERI, Nanoindentation shape-effect: experiments, simulations and modeling, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. 395002-+12, 2007, Vol. 19, ISSN: 0953-8984.

  252. PUGNO N., A general shape/size-effect law for nanoindentation, ACTA MATERIALIA, pp. 1947-1953, 2007, Vol. 55, (Published as Arxiv: cond-mat/0601370, 17 January, 2006), ISSN: 1359-6454.

  253. PUGNO N., A statistical analogy between collapse of solids and death of living organisms: proposal for a "Law of Life", MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, pp. 441-447, 2007, Vol. 69, ISSN: 0306-9877.

  254. PUGNO N., Nano-friction, stick-slip and pull-out forces in nanotube-multiwalls, -composites and -bundles, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR OF MATERIALS, pp. 265-281, 2007, Vol. 18, ISSN: 0334-8938.

  255. PUGNO N., Towards a Spiderman suit: large invisible cables and self-cleaning releasable super-adhesive materials, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. 395001-+17, 2007, Vol. 19, (NN 2006 Special Issue). Selected by the Institute of Physics as top papers 2007. Highlighted by New Scientists. Discussed by the Media. ISSN: 0953-8984.

  256. PUGNO N., Velcro® nonlinear mechanics, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, pp. 121918/1-2, 2007, Vol. 90, ISSN: 0003-6951.

  257. PUGNO N., Young's modulus reduction of defective nanotubes, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, pp. 043106-1/3, (selected for the February 5, 2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology), 2007, Vol. 90, ISSN: 0003-6951.

  258. PUGNO N., Damage assessment of nanostructures, KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS, pp. 199-204, 2007, Vol. 347, (DAMAS 07 Special Issue) ISSN: 1013-9826.

  259. F. BOSIA; PUGNO N.; G. LACIDOGNA; A. CARPINTERI, Modeling damage progression by a statistical energy-balance algorithm, KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS, pp. 435-440, 2007, Vol. 347, (DAMAS 07 Special Issue) ISSN: 1013-9826.

  260. P. ANTONACI; P. BOCCA; D. MASERA; PUGNO N.; M. SCALERANDI; F. SELLONE, A novel ultrasonic technique to detect damage evolution in quasi-brittle materials, KEY ENGINEERING MATERIALS, pp. 633-638, 2007, Vol. 347, (DAMAS 07 Special Issue), ISSN: 1013-9826.

  261. PUGNO N.; R. RUOFF, Nanoscale Weibull Statistics for nanofibers and nanotubes, JOURNAL OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, pp. 97-101, 2007, Vol. 20, ISSN: 0893-1321.

  262. PUGNO N.; CORNETTI P; CARPINTERI A, New unified laws in fatigue: from the Wöhler's to the Paris' regime, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 595-601, 2007, Vol. 74, ISSN: 0013-7944.

  263. A. CARPINTERI; G. LACIDOGNA; PUGNO N., Structural damage diagnosis and life-time assessment by Acoustic Emission monitoring, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 273-289, 2007, Vol. 74, ISSN: 0013-7944.

  264. C. GUIOT; PUGNO N.; P.P. DELSANTO, An elastomechanical model for tumor invasion, APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, pp. 233901, 2006, Vol. 89, (selected for the December 15, 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research) ISSN: 0003-6951.

  265. T.S. DEISBOECK; C. GUIOT; P.P. DELSANTO; PUGNO N., Does cancer growth depend on surface extension?, MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, pp. 1338-1341, 2006, Vol. 67, ISSN: 0306-9877.

  266. PUGNO N., Mimicking nacres width super-nanotubes for producing optimized super-composites, NANOTECHNOLOGY, pp. 5480-5484, 2006, Vol. 17.

  267. PUGNO N., New quantized failure criteria: application to nanotubes and nanowires, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 311-323, 2006, Vol. 141, (Published as arxiv: cond-mat/0411556, 22 nov. 2004), ISSN: 0376-9429.

  268. A. CARPINTERI; G. LACIDOGNA; PUGNO N., Richter's law at the laboratory scale interpreted by acoustic emission, MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH, pp. 619-625, 2006, Vol. 58, ISSN: 0024-9831.

  269. L. CALABRI; PUGNO N.; W. DING; R. RUOFF, Resonance of curved nanowires, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. S2175-2183, 2006, Vol. 18, (NN 2005, Special Issue), ISSN: 0953-8984.

  270. PUGNO N., On the strength of the nanotube-based space elevator cable: from nanomechanics to megamechanics, JOURNAL OF PHYSICS: CONDENSED MATTER, pp. S1971-1990, 2006, Vol. 18, ISSN: 0953-8984 (published as arxiv: cond-mat/0601668, 30 jan. 2006) (NN 2005 Special Issue) Selected by the Institute of Physics as top papers 2006. Discussed by Nature.

  271. M. IPPOLITO; A. MATTONI; L. COLOMBO; PUGNO N., The role of lattice discreteness on brittle fracture: how to reconcile atomistic simulations to continuum mechanics, PHYSICAL REVIEW. B, CONDENSED MATTER AND MATERIALS PHYSICS, pp. 104111, 2006, Vol. 73, ISSN: 1098-0121.

  272. P. CORNETTI; PUGNO N.; A. CARPINTERI; D. TAYLOR, Finite Fracture Mechanics: a coupled stress and energy failure criterion, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 2021-2033, 2006, Vol. 73, ISSN: 0013-7944.

  273. PUGNO N.; F. MARINO; A. CARPINTERI, Towards a periodic table for the nanomechanical properties of elements, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, pp. 5647-5657, 2006, Vol. 43, ISSN: 0020-7683.

  274. PUGNO N.; R. RUOFF, Nanoscale Weibull statistics, JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, pp. 024301, 2006, Vol. 99, (published as arxiv: cond-mat/0504518, 20 april 2005), ISSN: 0021-8979.

  275. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Cracks and re-entrant corners in functionally graded materials, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 1279-1291, 2006, Vol. 73, ISSN: 0013-7944.

  276. C. GUIOT; P.P. DELSANTO; A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N.; Y. MANSURY; T.S. DEISBOECK, The dynamic evolution of the power exponent in a universal growth model of tumors, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, pp. 459-463, 2006, Vol. 240, ISSN: 0022-5193.

  277. A. CARPINTERI; M. PAGGI; PUGNO N., An analytical approach for fracture and fatigue in functionally graded materials, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 535-547, 2006, Vol. 141, ISSN: 0376-9429.

  278. F. BOSIA; PUGNO N.; A. CARPINTERI, Subharmonic generation in physical systems: an interaction-box approach, WAVE MOTION, pp. 689-699, 2006, Vol. 43, ISSN: 0165-2125.

  279. PUGNO N., Ice or snow in the Tempel 1 comet?, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, pp. 697, 2006, Vol. 73, ISSN: 0021-8936.

  280. B. PENG; PUGNO N.; H.D. ESPINOSA, An analysis of the membrane deflection experiment used in the investigation of mechanical properties of freestanding submicron thin films, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, pp. 3292-3305, 2006, Vol. 43, ISSN: 0020-7683.

  281. A. CARPINTERI; M. PAGGI; PUGNO N., Numerical evaluation of generalized stress-intensity factors in multi-layered composites, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, pp. 627-641, 2006, Vol. 43, ISSN: 0020-7683.

  282. PUGNO N., Dynamic Quantized Fracture Mechanics, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 159-168, 2006, Vol. 140, (ICF XI Special Issue), ISSN: 0376-9429.

  283. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Thermal loading in multi-layered and/or functionally graded materials: residual stress field, delamination, fatigue and related size effects, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES, pp. 828-841, 2006, Vol. 43, ISSN: 0020-7683.

  284. PUGNO N.; M. CIAVARELLA; P. CORNETTI; A. CARPINTERI, A generalized Paris' law for fatigue crack growth, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, pp. 1333-1349, 2006, Vol. 54, ISSN: 0022-5096.

  285. (English Version) CARPINTERI; G. LACIDOGNA; PUGNO N., Time-scale effects on acoustic emission due to elastic waves propagation in monitored cracking structures, PHYSICAL MESOMECHANICS, pp. 77-80, 2005, Vol. 8, (translated in russian, "Panin" special issue, 8/5, 85-99) ISSN: 1029-9599.

  286. (Russian Version) CARPINTERI; G. LACIDOGNA; PUGNO N., Time-scale effects on acoustic emission due to elastic waves propagation in monitored cracking structures, PHYSICAL MESOMECHANICS, pp. 77-80, 2005, Vol. 8, (translated in russian, "Panin" special issue, 8/5, 85-99) ISSN: 1029-9599.

  287. A. CARPINTERI; G. LACIDOGNA; PUGNO N., Time-scale effects during damage evolution: a fractal approach based on acoustic emission, STRENGTH, FRACTURE AND COMPLEXITY, pp. 127-135, 2005, Vol. 3, (ICF XI Special Issue), ISSN: 1567-2069.

  288. PUGNO N., The nanoscale strength of Ultra Nano Crystalline Diamond, REVIEWS ON ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE, pp. 156-160, 2005, Vol. 10, ISSN: 1606-5131.

  289. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Strength and toughness of micro- and nano-structured materials: unified influence of composition, grain size and structural dimension, REVIEWS ON ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE, pp. 320-324, 2005, Vol. 10, ISSN: 1606-5131.

  290. R. RUOFF; L. CALABRI; W. DING; PUGNO N., Experimental tests on fracture strength of nanotubes, REVIEWS ON ADVANCED MATERIALS SCIENCE, pp. 110-117, 2005, Vol. 10, (NN2005 Special Issue), ISSN: 1606-5131.

  291. C.H. KE; PUGNO N.; B. PENG; H.D. ESPINOSA, Experiments and modeling of carbon nanotube NEMS device, JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, pp. 1314-1333, 2005, Vol. 53, ISSN: 0022-5096.

  292. PUGNO N., Nonlinear statics and dynamics of NEMS based on nanoplates and nanowires, PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTION OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS. PART N, JOURNAL OF NANOENGINEERING AND NANOSYSTEMS, pp. 29-40, 2005, Vol. 219, ISSN: 1740-3499.

  293. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Fractal rules of mixture for multi-scale fragmentation of heterogeneous materials, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MECHANICS AND CONTROL, pp. 31-37, 2005, Vol. 2, ISSN: 1590-8844.

  294. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Fracture instability and limit strength condition in structures width re-entrant corners, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 1254-1267, 2005, Vol. 72, ISSN: 0013-7944.

  295. PUGNO N.; C.H KE; H. ESPINOSA, Analysis of doubly-clamped nanotube devices in the finite deformation regime, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, pp. 445-449, 2005, Vol. 72, ISSN: 0021-8936.

  296. C.H. KE; H.D. ESPINOSA; PUGNO N., Numerical analysis of nanotubes based NEMS devices - Part II: Role of finite kinematics, stretching and charge concentrations, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, pp. 519-526, 2005, Vol. 72, ISSN: 0021-8936.

  297. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Towards chaos in vibrating damaged structures - Part II: Parametrical investigation, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, pp. 519-526, 2005, Vol. 72, ISSN: 0021-8936.

  298. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Towards chaos in vibrating damaged structures - Part I: Theory and period doubling cascade, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, pp. 511-518, 2005, Vol. 72, ISSN: 0021-8936.

  299. D. TAYLOR; P. CORNETTI; PUGNO N., The fracture mechanics of finite crack extensions, ENGINEERING FRACTURE MECHANICS, pp. 1021-1028, 2005, Vol. 72, ISSN: 0013-7944.

  300. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Are the scaling laws on strength of solids related to mechanics or to geometry?, NATURE MATERIALS, pp. 421-423, 2005, Vol. 4, ISSN: 1476-1122.

  301. A. CARPINTERI; L. DIMASTROGIOVANNI; PUGNO N., Fractal coupled theory of drilling and wear, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE, pp. 131-142, 2005, Vol. 131, ISSN: 0376-9429.

  302. A. CARPINTERI; PUGNO N., Fractal fragmentation theory for size effects of quasi-brittle materials in compression, MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH, pp. 309-313, 2005, Vol. 57, ISSN: 0024-9831.

  303. PUGNO N., Tunneling current-voltage controls, oscillations and instability of nanotube- and nanowire-based NEMS, GLASS PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY, Special Issue on NANOPARTICLES, NANOSTRUCTURES AND NANOCOMPOSITES pp. 535-544, 2005, Vol. 31, (Special Issue NNN07) ISSN: 1087-6596.

  304. A. CARPINTERI; G. LACIDOGNA; PUGNO N., A fractal approach for damage detection in concrete and masonry structures by acoustic emission technique, ACOUSTIQUE ET TECHNIQUES, pp. 31-37, 2004, Vol. 38, ISSN: 1263-8072.

  305. A. CARPINTERI; L. DIMASTROGIOVANNI; PUGNO N., Experimental investigation on fractal drilling strength, STRENGTH, FRACTURE AND COMPLEXITY, pp. 1-10, 2004, Vol. 2, ISSN: 1567-2069.

  306. PUGNO N.; R. RUOFF, Quantized Fracture Mechanics, PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE, pp. 2829-2845, 2004, Vol. 84, ISSN: 1478-6435.

  307. N. Pugno, B. Peng, H.D. Espinosa. Predictions of strength in MEMS components width defects - A novel experimental-theoretical approach, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SOLIDS AND STRUCTURES (2004), 42, 647-661. ISSN: 0020-7683.

  308. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Scale-effects on average and standard deviation of the mechanical properties of condensed matter: an energy-based unified approach, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE (2004), 128, 253-261. ISSN: 0376-9429.

  309. A. Carpinteri, G. Lacidogna, N. Pugno. Scaling of energy dissipation in crushing and fragmentation: a fractal and statistical analysis based on particle size distribution, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FRACTURE (2004), 129, 131-139. ISSN: 0376-9429.

  310. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Evolutionary fractal theory of erosion and experimental assessment on MIR space station, WEAR (2004), 257, 408-413. ISSN: 0043-1648.

  311. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Scaling laws for energy dissipation in impact and explosion fragmentation, MECHANICS, THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF MECHANICS - Selection of the Editor (2004) , 33, 1-10.

  312. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Transient coupled theory of drilling and wear, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MECHANICS AND CONTROL (2004), 5, 57-64. ISSN: 1590-8844.

  313. N. Pugno, A. Carpinteri. Tubular adhesive joints under axial load, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS (2003), 70, 832-839. ISSN: 0021-8936.

  314. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. A multifractal comminution approach for drilling scaling laws, POWDER TECHNOLOGY (2003), 131, 93-98. ISSN: 0032-5910.

  315. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. One-, two- and three-dimensional universal laws for fragmentation due to impact and explosion, JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS, pp. 854-856, 2002, Vol. 69, ISSN: 0021-8936.

  316. N. Pugno, R. Ruotolo. Evaluation of torsional natural frequencies for non-tubular bonded joints, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS (2002), 13, 91-101. ISSN: 1225-4568.

  317. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. A fractal comminution approach to evaluate the drilling energy dissipation, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS (2002), 26, 499-513. ISSN: 0363-9061.

  318. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Fractal fragmentation theory for shape effects of quasi-brittle materials in compression, MAGAZINE OF CONCRETE RESEARCH (2002), 54, 473-480. ISSN: 0024-9831.

  319. N. Pugno, A. Carpinteri. Strength, stability and size effects in the brittle behaviour of bonded joints under torsion: theory and experimental assessment, FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES (2001), 25, 55-62. ISSN: 8756-758X.

  320. N. Pugno. Closed form solution for a non-tubular bonded joint width tapered adherends under torsion, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MECHANICS AND CONTROL (2001), 2, 19-27. ISSN: 1590-8844.

  321. N. Pugno, G. Surace. Tubular bonded joint under torsion: analysis and optimization for uniform torsional strength, JOURNAL OF STRAIN ANALYSIS FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN (2001), 36, 17-24. ISSN: 0309-3247.

  322. A. Carpineteri, F. Ciola, N. Pugno, G. Ferrara, M. Gobbi. Size-scale and slenderness influence on the compressive strain-softening behaviour of concrete: experimental and numerical analysis, FATIGUE & FRACTURE OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS & STRUCTURES (2001), 24, 441-450. ISSN: 8756-758X.

  323. A. Carpineteri, F. Ciola, N. Pugno. Boundary element method for the strain-softening response of quasi brittle materials in compression, COMPUTERS & STRUCTURES (2001), 79, 389-401. ISSN: 0045-7949.

  324. N. Pugno, G. Surace. Non-tubular bonded joint under torsion: theory and numerical validation, STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING AND MECHANICS (2000), 10, 125-138. ISSN: 1225-4568.

  325. N. Pugno, R. Ruotolo, G. Surace. Evaluation of the non-linear dynamic response to harmonic excitation of a beam width several breathing cracks, JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION (2000), 235, 749-762. ISSN: 0022-460X.

  326. N. Pugno. Optimizing a non-tubular adhesive bonded joint for uniform torsional strength, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MATERIALS & PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY - Special Issue on ADHESIVE ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (1999), 14, 476-487. ISSN: 0268-1900.

Contributes in international volumes

  1. R. E. Roman, N. Pugno, S. W. Cranford. Mechanical characterization of 2D nanomaterials and composites. ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL NANOMECHANICS, WILEY (2016). ISBN 978-1-119-06893-8.

  2. S. Taioli, M. Dapor, N. Pugno (Eds.). New frontiers in multiscale modeling of advanced materials. FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS (2016). ISBN 978-2-88919-755-2 [E-Book].

  3. A.H. Barber, D. Lu, N. Pugno. Composites teeth for Limpets. RESEARCH COMPOSITES (2015), 2, 21-26.

  4. F. Bosia, N. Pugno. Numerical simulations for the optimization of Graphene-based composites. COMPOSITI (2014), 23-31.

  5. S.W. Cranford, N. Pugno, M.J. Buehler. Silk and Web Synergy: The Merging of Material and Structural Performance. BIOTECHNOLOGY OF SILK, SPRINGER VERLAG (2014), 219-268. ISBN: 978-94-007-7118-5.

  6. N. Pugno. A review on the design of super strong carbon nanotube and graphene fibers and composites. NANOTUBE SUPERFIBER MATERIALS, ELSEVIER MNT SERIES (2014), 495-518. ISBN-13: 978-1-4557-7863-8.

  7. N. Pugno, R.B. Cathcart, J.J. Friedlander. Treeing the CATS: Artificial Gulf Formation by the Chotts Algeria–Tunisia Scheme. MACRO-ENGINEERING SEAWATER IN/AND UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTS. ARID LOWLANDS AND WATER BODIES REHABILITATION, SPRINGER VERLAG (2011), 489-517.

  8. N. Pugno. Strength of nanotubes and megacables. LECTURE NOTES IN PHYSICS, SPRINGER VERLAG (2011), 137-154. ISBN 978-3-642-15777-6.

  9. N. Pugno. Nanotribology of Spiderman. LECTURE NOTES IN PHYSICS, SPRINGER VERLAG (2011), 111-136. ISBN 978-3-642-15777-6.

  10. N. Pugno. Nanomechanical properties of the elements. HANDBOOK OF NANOPHYSICS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS (2011), chapter 23, 1-9. ISBN 9781420075403.

  11. N. Pugno, R.B. Cathcart, A.A. Bolonkin. Sea Art: the Mediterranean Sea Terrace Proposal. ENGINEERING EARTH: THE IMPACTS OF MEGA-ENGINEERING PROJECTS, KLUWER (2010), chapter 81, 1441-1447. ISBN 978-90-481-9920-4.

  12. N. Pugno, T. Abdalrahman. Catastrophic instabilities in the fracture of nanotube bundles. ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland), the Techna Group series,(2010), 76, 159-164. ID: 1301922911.

  13. N. Pugno, Q. Chen. Modeling the elastic anisotropy of woven hierarchical tissues: experimental comparison on biological materials and design of a new class of scaffolds. ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland), the Techna Group series,(2010), 76, 153-158. ID: 1301922911.

  14. N. Pugno. Self-buckling at the nanoscale. ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland), the Techna Group series,(2010), 76, 147-152. ID: 1301922911.

  15. A. Carpinteri, P. Cornetti, N. Pugno, A. Sapora. Fractal modelling of hierarchical resistant materials. SMART SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND RELIABILITY. HANDBOOK OF MICRO-NANO RELIABILITY (2010), 332-339. ISBN 9783932434778.

  16. N. Pugno. Smart invisible/visible synthetic spider silk. SMART SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND RELIABILITY. HANDBOOK OF MICRO-NANO RELIABILITY (2010), 502-507. ISBN 9783932434778.

  17. N. Pugno. Quantized mechanics of nanotubes and bundles. SCANNING PROBE MICROSPCOPY IN NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (2010), 14, 487-506. ISBN 9783642035340.

  18. V. Coluci, N. Pugno. Molecular dynamics simulations on tensile and torsional deformation of super-nanotubes. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN MODELING AND APPLICATIONS OF CARBON NANOTUBES, RESEARCH SIGNPOST, (2009), 155-163. ISBN 9788178954295.

  19. N. Pugno. The elasticity and strength of graphene. RECENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE, RESEARCH SIGNPOST, (2009), 8, 101-103. ISBN 9788130803531.

  20. N. Pugno. Gecko-inspired suit could have you climbing the wal. ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland), the Techna Group series, (2008), 58, 66-71. ISBN-13: 3-908158-24-9, 9783908158240.

  21. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno, P. Cornetti, A. Sapora. Fractals to model hierarchical biomaterials. ADVANCES IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Trans Tech Publications (Switzerland), the Techna Group series, (2008), 58, 54-59. ISBN-13: 3908158249, 9783908158240.

  22. L. Calabri, N. Pugno, S. Valeri. AFM nanoindentation method: geometrical effects of the indenter tip. APPLIED SCANNING PROBE METHODS XI, Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques, NanoScience and Technology, SPRINGER VERLAG (2008), XI, 139-164. ISBN 9783540850366.

  23. N. Pugno. Fracture initiation at re-entrant corners: Experiments and finite fracture mechanics predictions. PARTICLE AND CONTINUUM ASPECTS OF MESOMECHANICS, ISTE (2007), 207-216. ISBN-13: 978-1-84704-025-1.

  24. S. Bellucci, F. Micciulla, N. Pugno. Properties of nanocomposites based on resin and carbon nanotubes. THE NANOMECHANICS IN ITALY, Editor Nicola M. Pugno, RESEARCH SIGNPOST (2007), 197-210. ISBN 9788130802374.

  25. C. Bignardi, M. Petraroli, N. Pugno. Conus mediterraneus conch anisotropic structure and its effect on nanomechanical properties. THE NANOMECHANICS IN ITALY, Editor Nicola M. Pugno, RESEARCH SIGNPOST
    (2007), 125-135. ISBN: 9788130802374.

  26. N. Pugno, A. Carpinteri. Nanomechanics of hierarchical biomaterials. THE NANOMECHANICS IN ITALY, Editor Nicola M. Pugno, RESEARCH SIGNPOST (2007), 11-21. ISBN: 9788130802374.

  27. N. Pugno. Mimicking lotus leaves for designing super-hydrophobic/hydrophilic and super-attractive/repulsive hierarchical nanostructured surfaces. THE NANOMECHANICS IN ITALY, Editor Nicola M. Pugno, RESEARCH SIGNPOST (2007), 1-9. ISBN: 9788130802374.

  28. N. Pugno. Introduction: Looking in the crystal buckyball. THE NANOMECHANICS IN ITALY, Editor Nicola M. Pugno, RESEARCH SIGNPOST (2007), 2 pages. ISBN: 978-81-308-0237-4.

  29. N. Pugno. Space Elevator. YEARBOOK OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, McGRAW-HILL (2007), 306-308. ISBN: 0071548343, 9780071548342.

  30. N. Pugno, V. Coluci, D. S. Galvao. Nanotube- or graphene-based nanoarmors. COMPUTATIONAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF DAMAGED MATERIALS, RESEARCH SIGNPOST (2007), 145-154. ISBN: 9788178953083.

  31. A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno. Universality in nonlinear structural dynamics. THE UNIVERSALITY OF THE NONCLASSICAL NONLINEARITY WITH APPLICATION TO NON DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION AND ULTRASONICS, SPRINGER, (2007), 6, 91-99. ISBN: 0387338608.

  32. H.D. Espinosa, C.-H. Ke, N. Pugno. Nanoelectromechanical Systems: Experiments and Modeling. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MATERIALS: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ELSEVIER (2006), 1-9.ISBN: 0080431526.

  33. R. Ruoff, N. Pugno. Strength of Nanostructures. Do materials become insensitive to flaws at nanoscale?: an answer based on Quantized Fracture Mechanics and Nanoscale Weibull Statistics. MECHANICS OF THE 21th CENTURY, KLUWER, (2005), 303-311. Collection of the Invited Lectures of 21 ICTAM 2004. ISBN: 9781402034565.

  34. N. Pugno. Non-linear dynamics of nanotube based NEMS. RECENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENTS IN SOUND AND VIBRATIONS, TRANSWORLD RESEARCH NETWORK, (2004), 2, 197-211. ISBN: 8178951193.

In Italian

  • N. Pugno, F. Bosia, Grazie al segreto delle fibre di carbonio si potranno fare scudi anti-terremoto. ORIGAMI - LA STAMPA (2016), 44, 7 (Giovedì 8 Settembre 2016).

  • M. Broseghini, L. Gelisio, M. D'Incau, C.L. Azanza Ricardo, N. Pugno, P. Scardi, Modellazione del processo di macinazione ad alta energia tramite mulino a biglie planetario. ANALISI & CALCOLO (2016), 72.

  • N. Pugno, Le patelle sconfiggono i ragni: scoperto il materiale naturale più resistente. TUTTO SCIENZE (2015), (Venerdì 3 Giugno 2015).

  • N. Pugno, R.Saracco, Energia: a lezione dalla Natura. QUALENERGIA (2014), n XII-3, 85-91 (Giugno 2014).

  • N. Pugno, Effetto Loto. LE SCIENZE (2013), n 537, 58-63 (Maggio 2013).

  • N. Pugno, Nasce la foglia artificiale a base di grafene. TUTTO SCIENZE (2013), 1546, III (Mercoledì 30 Gennaio 2013).

  • N. Pugno, Il rischio misconosciuto degli 8000 and Un modello “universale” per il distacco delle valanghe (anche di roccia) e il crollo di seracchi sospesi. In Speciale “Valanghe Himalayane”. ALP 285, 2012, 6-8 and 11.

  • N. Pugno, Così l'Italia può vincere la sfida del progetto Grafene. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2012), 1526, III (Mercoledì 5 Settembre 2012).

  • N. Pugno, Leggeri, resistenti e tenaci, ALP 280, 2012, 86-87.

  • A. Ferrari, N. Pugno, Un'occasione chiamata grafene. Il foglio a due dimensioni che rivoluzionerà il mondo. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2012), 1498, 26 & 28 (Mercoledì 18 Gennaio 2012).

  • N. Pugno, Dalla seta del ragno le formule per creare i materiali di domani. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2011) (Mercoledì 21 Dicembre 2011).

  • N. Pugno, A scuola per imparare dalla Natura. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2011), 1477, 23 & 25 (Mercoledì 13 Luglio 2011).

  • N. Pugno, I supermen del Mezzalama che sfidano i ghiacciai. La rivoluzione dei materiali: Carbonio e plastica per rosicchiare minuti. LA STAMPA (2011), Venerdì 29 Aprile 2011, Società, p. 27.

  • N. Pugno, L'ascensore parte per le stelle. Dalla fantascienza alla realtà: progetto con i nano tubi di carbonio. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2011), 1458, 23 (Mercoledì 2 Marzo 2011).

  • N. Pugno, Perchè la libellula teme le ragnatele, TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2010), 1431, 26 (Mercoledì 28 Luglio 2010).

  • N. Pugno, Grafene e girelle. Così prendono forma i nuovi nanomotori. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2010), 1415, 30 (Mercoledì 7 Aprile 2010).

  • N. Pugno, L'energia parte dalla matita. Scoperta in Italia una straordinaria proprietà del grafene. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2009), 1399, 27 (16 Dicembre 2009).

  • A. Carpinteri, N. Pugno, Nanotubi al carbonio per il ponte di Messina, TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2008), 1350, 2 (Mercoledì 3 Dicembre 2008).

  • N. Pugno, Mani da uomo geco. NOVA - IL SOLE 24 ORE (2008), 150, 16 (Giovedì 27 Novembre 2008).

  • N. Pugno, L'importanza di essere flessibili. NOVA - IL SOLE 24 ORE (2008), 135, 5 (Giovedì 24 Luglio 2008).

  • N. Pugno, Se si rompe, si autoripara. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2008), 1309, 6 (Mercoledì 23 Gennaio 2008).

  • N. Pugno, Come diventare Spiderman. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2007), 1276, 6 (Mercoledì 9 Maggio 2007).

  • N. Pugno, Sull'ascensore per le stelle. TUTTO SCIENZE - LA STAMPA (2007), 4 (Mercoledì 7 Febbraio 2007).

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