Nonlinear effects of physisorption on static friction

G. T. Gao, X. C. Zeng, D. J. Diestler

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Monte Carlo simulations were used to study the effects of a physisorbed film on the force of static friction in a monoatomic adsorbate confined between plane-parallel walls. The competition between the adsorbate-wall interactions and wall-wall interactions results in a nonlinear friction curve. The proximal probe and computer experiments, carried out at high coverages, describe the linear portion of the friction curve.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11293-11296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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