A scanning probe and quartz crystal microbalance study of the impact of C 60 on friction at solid – liquid interfaces

We have investigated the changes in interfacial friction of toluene on mica and Ag(111) both in the presence and in the absence of interfacial C60 layers employing atomic force microscope (AFM) and quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) techniques. The lateral force measurements fail to detect C60 at the toluene/mica interface, presumably because the C60 is… CONTINUE READING