Influence of random roughness on the adhesion between metal surfaces due to capillary condensation

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van Zwol, P. J.; Palasantzas, G.; De Hosson, J. Th. M.;
(2007)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1063/1.2768919
  • Subject: MICROMECHANICAL STRUCTURES | Condensed Matter - Materials Science

The capillary force was measured by atomic force microscopy between a gold coated sphere mounted on a cantilever and gold surfaces with different roughnesses. For smooth surfaces the capillary adhesive force surpasses in magnitude any dispersion, e.g., van der Waals/Cas... View more
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