Simulations of the Static Friction Due to Adsorbed Molecules

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He, Gang; Robbins, Mark O.;
(2001)
  • Identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.64.035413
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Materials Science | Condensed Matter - Soft Condensed Matter
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Soft Condensed Matter | Physics::Chemical Physics

The static friction between crystalline surfaces separated by a molecularly thin layer of adsorbed molecules is calculated using molecular dynamics simulations. These molecules naturally lead to a finite static friction that is consistent with macroscopic friction laws.... View more
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