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Effect of capillary forces on the correlation between nanoscale adhesion and friction of polymer patterned surfaces
Pendyala P., Kim H.N., , Cho I.-J., Yoon E.-S.
Published in Elsevier Ltd
Volume: 114
Pages: 436 - 444
A general relation between adhesion and friction was elusive. This was partly due to the limitations in experimentally configuring the wide variety of geometrical and chemical cues encountered at a sliding contact. We study the combined influence of capillary and van der Waals forces on the correlation between the adhesion (pull-off force) and friction of polymer patterns. We report the existence of master curves in plot of adhesion versus friction, spanning nearly two orders of magnitude, characteristic of the effective lateral contact stiffness of the contact determined by geometry and capillary forces. Further, we showed how nanocylindrical patterns, micropatterns and PTFE-coated PMMA flat surfaces subjected to varying capillary forces displayed similar sliding characteristics despite their large differences in contact characteristics. © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
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