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AFRI - Atomic Scale Friction and ACOF -Active Control of Friction

English title AFRI - Atomic Scale Friction and ACOF - Active Control of Friction
Applicant Meyer Ernst
Number 137682
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Departement Physik Universität Basel
Institution of higher education University of Basel - BS
Main discipline Material Sciences
Start/End 01.10.2011 - 31.12.2011
Approved amount 17'221.00
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Keywords (6)

Nanotribology; Friction force microscopy; EUROCORE FANAS project; Dissipation mechanisms; Wear on the nanometer scale; Friction on superstructures

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
In collaboration with the European partners from EUROCORE FANAS the project will be finalized. The research will be focused on the study of friction on superstructures, nanostructures and close to defects to determine the range of dissipative interactions. The role of interfaces will be further investigated. The experimental work is compared with numerical simulations from the partners. The relationship between micro- and macro-scale processes of friction and wear will be studied by instruments, which cover different ranges under well defined conditions. Dissipation on surfaces, which are covered by adsorbates, will be explored by dynamic and static force microscopy.
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Publications

Publication
Atomic-scale dissipation processes in dynamic force spectroscopy
Kawai S., Federici Canova F., Glatzel Th., Foster A.S., Meyer E., Atomic-scale dissipation processes in dynamic force spectroscopy, in Phys. Rev. B, 84, 115415.
Atomic-scale mechanical properties of orientated C60 molecules revealed by noncontact atomic force microscopy
Pawlak R., Kawai S., Glatzel Th., Meyer E., Atomic-scale mechanical properties of orientated C60 molecules revealed by noncontact atomic force microscopy, in ACS Nano, 5, 6349.
Interaction-induced atomic displacements revealed by drift-corrected dynamic force spectroscopy
Kawai S., Glatzel Th., Koch S., Baratoff A., Meyer E., Interaction-induced atomic displacements revealed by drift-corrected dynamic force spectroscopy, in Phys. Rev. B, 83, 08542.
Orientation dependent molecular friction on organic layer compound crystals
Fessler G., Zimmermann I., Gnecco E., Steiner P., Roth R., Keene T.D., Liu S.-X., Decurtins S., Meyer E., Orientation dependent molecular friction on organic layer compound crystals, in Appl. Phys. Lett., 89, 083119.
Suppression of electronic friction on Nb films in the superconducting state
Kisiel M., Gnecco E., Gysin U., Marot L., Rast S., Meyer E., Suppression of electronic friction on Nb films in the superconducting state, in Nature Materials, 10, 120.

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
120202 ACOF - Active Control of Friction 01.04.2008 Project funding (special)
120206 AFRI - Atomic Scale Friction 01.04.2008 Project funding (special)

Abstract

In collaboration with the European partners from EUROCORE FANAS the project will be finalized. The research will be focused on the study of friction on superstructures, nanostructures and close to defects to determine the range of dissipative interactions. The role of interfaces will be further investigated. The experimental work is compared with numerical simulations from the partners. The relationship between micro- and macro-scale processes of friction and wear will be studied by instruments, which cover different ranges under well defined conditions. Dissipation on surfaces, which are covered by adsorbates, will be explored by dynamic and static force microscopy.
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