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Nanofriction : skating on hot surfaces

Meyer, Ernst and Gnecco, Enrico. (2007) Nanofriction : skating on hot surfaces. Nature materials, Vol. 6, H. 3. pp. 180-181.

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Abstract

Simulations of nanoscale sharp tips sliding on a salt surface predict vanishing friction at temperatures close to the melting temperature, as the tip skates on a layer of liquefied salt. This insight opens the way to applications in MEMS, NEMS and auto/aerospace engines.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Nanomechanik (Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Ernst
Item Type:Article
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
ISSN:1476-1122
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:22 Mar 2012 13:57

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