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Superlubricity of dry nanocontacts

Gnecco, Enrico and Maier, Sabine and Meyer, Ernst. (2008) Superlubricity of dry nanocontacts. Journal of physics. Condensed matter, Vol. 20, H. 35 , 354004, 5 S..

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Abstract

We discuss how various forms of dry superlubricity, recently observed on the nanoscale, have been interpreted by simple phenomenological models. In particular, we review the cases of static and dynamic single- contact lubricity, thermolubricity, and structural lubricity. All these phenomena have been studied by friction force microscopy and explained using the classical Prandtl - Tomlinson model and its extensions, including thermal activation, temporal and spatial variations of the surface energy corrugation, and multiple- contact effects.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Nanomechanik (Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Ernst
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing
ISSN:0953-8984
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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