Hybrid atomistic-coarse-grained treatment of thin-film lubrication. II

Z. B. Wu, D. J. Diestler, X. C. Zeng

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A new hybrid atomistic-coarse-grained (HACG) treatment of reversible processes in multiple-scale systems involving fluid-solid interfaces was tested using Monte Carlo simulations. In the transition region the system exhibited a hysteresis loop whose breadth depends strongly on the thermodynamic state. Hysteresis is exacerbated by decreasing the temperature or increasing the load or film-substrate coupling constant. It was found that the elastic response of the remote regions of the substrate have a significant impact on the static friction profile.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8029-8038
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number16
StatePublished - Oct 22 2004

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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