The nature of the frictional force at the macro-, micro-, and nano-scales
2014 (English)In: Friction, E-ISSN 2223-7690, Vol. 2, no 1, 40-46 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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.
macrotribology: microtribology: nanotribology: carbon nitride: silicon
Engineering and Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-103856DOI: 10.1007/s40544-014-0037-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-103856DiVA: diva2:692173