Sliding on a nanotube: Interplay of friction, deformations and structure

Hsiang Chih Chiu, Beate Ritz, Suenne Kim, Erio Tosatti, Christian Klinke, Elisa Riedo

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Abstract

The frictional properties of individual carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are studied by sliding an atomic force microscopy tip across and along its principle axis. This direction-dependent frictional behavior is found to correlate strongly with the presence of structural defects, surface chemistry, and CNT chirality. This study shows that it is experimentally possible to tune the frictional/adhesion properties of a CNT by controlling the CNT structure and surface chemistry, as well as use friction force to predict its structural and chemical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2879-2884
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 5

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Carbon Nanotubes
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Adhesion
Defects

Keywords

  • atomic force microscopes
  • carbon nanotubes
  • defects
  • nanotribology

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Sliding on a nanotube : Interplay of friction, deformations and structure. / Chiu, Hsiang Chih; Ritz, Beate; Kim, Suenne; Tosatti, Erio; Klinke, Christian; Riedo, Elisa.

In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 24, No. 21, 05.06.2012, p. 2879-2884.

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Chiu, HC, Ritz, B, Kim, S, Tosatti, E, Klinke, C & Riedo, E 2012, 'Sliding on a nanotube: Interplay of friction, deformations and structure', Advanced Materials, vol. 24, no. 21, pp. 2879-2884. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201104712
Chiu, Hsiang Chih ; Ritz, Beate ; Kim, Suenne ; Tosatti, Erio ; Klinke, Christian ; Riedo, Elisa. / Sliding on a nanotube : Interplay of friction, deformations and structure. In: Advanced Materials. 2012 ; Vol. 24, No. 21. pp. 2879-2884.
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