Mechanism of Atomic Friction

Gyalog, T. and Bammerlin, M. and Luthi, R. and Meyer, E. and Thomas, H.. (1995) Mechanism of Atomic Friction. Europhysics Letters, Vol. 31, H. 5-6. pp. 269-274.

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We discuss recent results on atomic friction at clean atomically flat surfaces obtained by atomic-force microscopy in terms of a simple two-dimensional model. Instabilities of the tip position give rise to irreversible jumps which are responsible for the occurrence of friction. The model calculations are in good agreement with the experimental observations. We propose a method for the reconstruction of the lateral atomic force field from measured data.
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:Les ├ęditions de physique
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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