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First Observation of Elastic Plowing in Nanofriction

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Z. Charles Ying, Stephen M. Hsu

National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD

Paper No. WTC2005-63713, pp. 339-340; 2 pages
  • World Tribology Congress III
  • World Tribology Congress III, Volume 1
  • Washington, D.C., USA, September 12–16, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Tribology Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4201-0 | eISBN: 0-7918-3767-X
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


Accurate friction measurement at nanoscale is critical in reliable micro- and nano-device design. Different values of coefficient of friction (COF) have been reported in the literature for the same material when different instruments and tip sizes were used [1–3]. We have conducted a series of experiments to delineate the effects of different tip sizes and shapes on friction as a function of load and found that friction force values under the elastic contact regime for various tips can be unified when plotted against the tip cross-sectional area in the direction of sliding. This observation implies a volumetric dependence of friction that has not been reported before in the elastic regime.

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