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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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
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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