Atomic force microscope study of boundary layer lubrication

O'Shea, S.J.; Welland, M.E.
November 1992
Applied Physics Letters;11/2/1992, Vol. 61 Issue 18, p2240
Academic Journal
Investigates the lubrication properties of a simple surfactant on mica using atomic force microscope. Lubrication properties of the adsorbed molecules; Observation of friction signal when layer of molecules are removed; Domination of adhesive forces over tip-mica interaction; Influence of the effective area of the tip on the measured friction and normal forces.


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