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Environmental Dependence of Atomic-Scale Friction at Graphite Surface Steps
Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research
  • Philip Egberts
  • Zhijiang Ye
  • Xin Z. Liu
  • Yalin Dong, The University of Akron, Main Campus
  • Ashlie Martini
  • Robert W. Carpick
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-3-2013
Abstract
Atomic force microscopy experiments and molecular dynamics simulations show that friction between a nanoscale tip and atomically stepped surfaces of graphite is influenced by the environment. The presence of a small amount of water increases friction at atomic steps, but does not strongly influence friction on flat terraces.
Citation Information
Philip Egberts, Zhijiang Ye, Xin Z. Liu, Yalin Dong, et al.. "Environmental Dependence of Atomic-Scale Friction at Graphite Surface Steps" Vol. 88 Iss. 3 (2013) p. 035409 - 035409
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yalin_dong/25/