Influence of capillary condensation of water on nanotribology studied by force microscopy

Binggeli, M.; Mate, C.M.
July 1994
Applied Physics Letters;7/25/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p415
Academic Journal
Reports the influence of capillary condensation of water on a nanometer scale through force microscopy. Significance of forces acting in the atomic force microscopy; Formation of large capillaries at relative humidity; Reduction of capillary condensation of water in adhesive forces.


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