Predictions and observations of multiple slip modes in atomic-scale friction

Sergey N. Medyanik*, Wing Kam Liu, In Ha Sung, Robert W. Carpick

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Abstract

Using the quasistatic Tomlinson model as a simple representation of an atomic force microscope, conditions for transitions in atomic-scale friction behavior from smooth sliding to single slips and then multiple slip regimes are derived based on energy minimization. The calculations predict and give a general explanation for transitions between different stick-slip regimes in the limit of low damping. The predictions are consistent with experimental observations of these transitions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number136106
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume97
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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