Direct observation of tribological recrystallization

Y. Liao, S. K. Eswaramoorthy, L. D. Marks

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We present the direct evidence of tribological recrystallization and grain growth in a polycrystalline gold thin film induced by sliding a tungsten tip at ambient temperature using in situ transmission electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)219-223
Number of pages5
JournalPhilosophical Magazine Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Grain growth
  • In situ TEM
  • Nanotribology
  • Recrystallization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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