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Role of Wrinkle Height in Friction Variation with Number of Graphene Layers
Journal of Applied Physics
  • Zhijiang Ye
  • Chun Tang
  • Yalin Dong, The University of Akron, Main Campus
  • Ashlie Martini
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2012
Abstract
Molecular dynamics simulations are performed to study the frictional behavior of graphene. It is found that the friction between a diamond tip and graphene decreases with increasing number of graphene layers. This behavior is also affected by the graphene sheet size; specifically, the effect of the number of layers on friction becomes significant only when the modeled graphene sheets exceed a critical length. We further show that the frictional behavior can be directly correlated to the height of near-contact wrinkles that resist sliding. These observations are rationalized in terms of the ability of multiple sheets to act as a single material as they resist wrinkle formation.
Citation Information
Zhijiang Ye, Chun Tang, Yalin Dong and Ashlie Martini. "Role of Wrinkle Height in Friction Variation with Number of Graphene Layers" Journal of Applied Physics Vol. 112 Iss. 11 (2012) p. 116102 - 116102
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yalin_dong/24/