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Friction Mechanisms / Nano Tribology

Dynamic shear force microscopy

M.-D. Krass, N. N. Gosvami, R. W. Carpick, M. H. Müser, and R. Bennewitz,
Dynamic shear force microscopy of nanometer-confined hexadexane layers ,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matt. 28, 13004 (2016).
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/28/13/134004.
submitted version



Friction and adhesion hysteresis of polymer brushes

Sissi de Beer, G. Djuijé Kenmoé and Martin H. Müser,
On the friction and adhesion hysteresis between polymer
brushes attached to curved surfaces
,
Friction 3, 148-160 (2015). (accepted version)
DOI: 10.1007/s40544-015-0078-2



Critical constrictions

Wolf B. Dapp and Martin H. Müser,
Contact mechanics of and Reynolds flow through saddle points,
EPL 109, 44001 (2015).
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/109/44001



Polymer-brush preparation

de Beer, S., Kutnyanszky, E., Müser, M. H., Vancso, G. J. ,
Preparation and Friction Force Microscopy Measurements of Immiscible, Opposing Polymer Brushes,
J. Vis. Exp. (94), e52285 (2014)
http://www.jove.com/video/52285.
doi:10.3791/52285



Polymer-brush tilting in frictional contacts

Sissi de Beer and Martin H. Müser,
Friction in (im-)miscible polymer brush systems and the role of transverse polymer-tilting,
Macromolecules 47, 7666-7673 (2014). (accepted preprint)
DOI information: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ma501718b



Reducing friction

Sissi de Beer, Edit Kutnyanszky, Peter M. Schön, G. Julius Vansco, and Martin H. Müser,
Solvent induced immiscibility of polymer brushes eliminates dissipation channels,
Nat. Commun. 5, 3781 (2014),
DOI: doi:10.1038/ncomms4781
(accepted version and supplementary material).



Layering of ionic liquids

Judith Hoth, Florian Hausen, Martin H. Müser, and Roland Bennewitz,
Force microscopy of layering and friction in an ionic liquid ,
J. Phys.: Condens. Matt. 26, 284110 (2014).
(accepted version)
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/26/28/284110



Dissipation mechanisms for polymer brushes

Sissi de Beer and Martin H. Müser,
Alternative dissipation mechanisms and the effect of the solvent in friction
between polymer brushes on rough surfaces
,
Soft Matter 9, 7234 – 7241 (2013); (accepted version) and (supplementary material).
DOI: C3SM50491C, elected to be a hot paper of July 2013 by RSC



Velocity dependence of friction

M. H. Müser,
The velocity dependence of kinetic friction in the Prandtl-Tomlinson model,
Phys. Rev. B 84, 125419 (2011); (accepted version), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.125419



The friction of wrinkles

H. Mohammadi and M. H. Müser,
The friction of wrinkles
Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 224301 (2010),  (accepted version), DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.224301



Origin of the isotope effect on solid friction

Y. Mo, M. H. Müser, and I. Szlufarska,
Origin of the isotope effect on solid friction,
Phys. Rev. B 80, 155438 (2009). (accepted version).
DOI information: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.155438.



Atomistic modeling of friction

N. J. Mosey and M. H. Müser,
Atomistic modeling of friction,
Rev. Comp. Chem. 25, 67-124 (2007),
K. B. Lipkowitz, R. Larter, and T. R. Cundari, Eds., Wiley-VCH, New York
Available upon request.



Theory and simulation of friction and lubrication

M. H. Müser,
Theory and simulation of friction and lubrication,
Lecture Notes in Physics 704, 65-104 (Springer, Berlin, 2006). (reprint, 3.5M).



Energy dissipation via quantum chemical hysteresis during high-pressure compression: A first-principles molecular dynamics study of phosphates

N. J. Mosey, T. K. Woo, and M. H. Müser,
Energy dissipation via quantum chemical hysteresis during high-pressure compression: A first-principles molecular dynamics study of phosphates,
Phys. Rev. B 72, 054124 (2005) (preprint).



Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives

N. J. Mosey, M. H. Müser, and T. K. Woo,
Molecular mechanisms for the functionality of lubricant additives,
Science 307, 1612-1615 (2005); (full version / abstract only).
In the science media:

  • Washington Post (scroll down)
  • Online edition of the Discovery Channel
  • Science News (US) and Science Now (UK)
  • CHEMICAL and Engineering News


  • Calculations of the threshold force and threshold power to move adsorbed nanoparticles

    D. A. Aruliah, M. H. Müser, and U. D. Schwarz,
    Calculations of the threshold force and threshold power to move adsorbed nanoparticles,
    Phys. Rev. B 71, 085406 (2005); (submitted version).
    selected for VJ Nanoscale Sci. & Technol., Vol. 11, Issue 7, 2005.



    Structural lubricity: Role of dimension and symmetry

    M. H. Müser,
    Structural lubricity: Role of dimension and symmetry,
    Europhys. Lett. 66, 97-103 (2004); cond-mat/0311182.



    Statistische Mechanik der Reibung und die Amontons’schen Gesetze

    M. H. Müser,
    Statistische Mechanik der Reibung und die Amontons’schen Gesetze,
    Physik Journal 2 (Nr. 9), 43-48 (2003); (preprint).



    Kinetic friction and atomistic instabilities in boundary-lubricated systems

    M. Aichele and M. H. Müser,
    Kinetic friction and atomistic instabilities in boundary-lubricated systems,
    Phys. Rev. E 68 016125:1-14 (2003); cond-mat/0306091.



    Statistical mechanics of static and low-velocity kinetic friction

    M. H. Müser, M. Urbakh, and M. O. Robbins,
    Statistical mechanics of static and low-velocity kinetic friction,
    Adv. Chem. Phys. 126, 187-272 (2003). Available upon request.



    Atomistic simulations of solid friction

    M. H. Müser,
    Atomistic simulations of solid friction,
    (invited chapter for) Lecture Notes in Physics Vol. 605, Bridging the Time Scales: Molecular Simulations for the Next Decade (Springer, Berlin, 2002); (pdf-preprint).



    Nature of mechanical instabilities and their effect on kinetic friction

    M. H. Müser,
    Nature of mechanical instabilities and their effect on kinetic friction,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 89, art. nr. 224301 (2002); cond-mat/0204395.



    Towards an atomistic understanding of solid friction by computer simulations

    M. H. Müser,
    Towards an atomistic understanding of solid friction by computer simulations,
    Comput. Phys. Comm. 146, 54-62 (2002).



    Friction laws for elastic nano-scale contacts

    L. Wenning and M. H. Müser,
    Friction laws for elastic nano-scale contacts,
    Europhys. Lett. 54, 693-699 (2001); cond-mat/0010396.



    Dry friction between flat surfaces

    M. H. Müser,
    Dry friction between flat surfaces: Wearless multistable elasticity vs. material transfer and plastic deformation,
    Tribol. Lett. 10, 15-22 (2001); ( preprint).



    Simple microscopic theory of Amontons’ laws for static friction

    M. H. Müser, L. Wenning, and M. O. Robbins,
    Simple microscopic theory of Amontons’ laws for static friction,
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 1295 (2001); cond-mat/0004494.



    Computer Simulations of friction, lubrication and wear

    M. O. Robbins and M. H. Müser,
    Computer Simulations of friction, lubrication and wear,
    invited review article in Modern Tribology Handbook, pp. 717-765
    Ed. B. Bhushan (CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001); cond-mat/0001056.



    Conditions for static friction between flat, crystalline surfaces

    M. H. Müser and M. O. Robbins,
    Conditions for static friction between flat, crystalline surfaces,
    Phys. Rev. B 61, 2335 (2000).



    A fresh look at Amontons’ laws

    M. H. Müser, L. Wenning, G. He, and M. O. Robbins,
    A fresh look at Amontons’ laws: The importance of mobile molecules between surfaces for static friction,
    in Tribology on the 300th anniversary of Amontons’ law (MRS Workshop Series, Warrendale PA, 1999).



    Adsorbed layers and the origin of static friction

    G. He, M. H. Müser, and M. O. Robbins,
    Adsorbed layers and the origin of static friction,
    Science 284, 1650 (1999).