Comment on "friction between incommensurate crystals"

A. P. Merkle, L. D. Marks*

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We present results from an independent analysis of friction that more generally addresses all crystalline materials by an extension of coincident site lattice theory and dislocation drag. Calculations for graphitic friction are carried out and agree in magnitude with experimental friction forces. More interestingly, static, dynamic and anisotropic friction forces, incommensurability effects and superlubricity are explained by a more rigorous analysis of the dislocation structure at a sliding interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-532
Number of pages6
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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