Fluctuations and jump dynamics in atomic friction experiments

Maier S, Sang Y, Filleter T, Grant M, Bennewitz R, Meyer E (2005)

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2005



Book Volume: 72

Journal Issue: 24

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.245418


Atomic stick-slip processes have been studied in detail by means of friction force microscopy with high spatial and temporal resolution. The influence of the tip-sample contact on the thermal fluctuations of the force sensor and on the dynamics of the stick-slip process are characterized. Results are compared with simulations based on an extended Tomlinson model including thermal fluctuations. A correlation between the duration of the atomic slip event and the atomic structure of the contact is established.

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Maier, S., Sang, Y., Filleter, T., Grant, M., Bennewitz, R., & Meyer, E. (2005). Fluctuations and jump dynamics in atomic friction experiments. Physical Review B, 72(24). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.72.245418


Maier, Sabine, et al. "Fluctuations and jump dynamics in atomic friction experiments." Physical Review B 72.24 (2005).

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