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The nature of the frictional force at the macro-, micro-, and nano-scales
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Thin Film Physics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3277-1945
2014 (English)In: Friction, E-ISSN 2223-7690, Vol. 2, no 1, 40-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nowadays it is accepted that the friction force is a combined effect arising from various phenomena: adhesive forces, capillary forces, contact elasticity, topography, surface chemistry, and generation of a third body, etc. Any of them can dominate depending on the experimental force and length scales of the study. Typical forces in macro-tribology are in the Newtons, while are reduced to milli-/micro-Newtons, and nano-Newtons in micro- and nano-tribology, respectively. In this paper, experimental friction results from fullerene like CN x films and single-crystal Si at the three scales will be discussed. The complex and broad variety of processes and phenomena connected with the dry friction coefficient at the macro-, micro-, and nano-scale point of view will be highlighted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2014. Vol. 2, no 1, 40-46 p.
Keyword [en]
macrotribology: microtribology: nanotribology: carbon nitride: silicon
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103856DOI: 10.1007/s40544-014-0037-3OAI: diva2:692173
Available from: 2014-01-30 Created: 2014-01-30 Last updated: 2017-12-06

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