AFM-based tribological study of nanopatterned surfaces: the influence of contact area instabilities.


Although the importance of morphology on the tribological properties of surfaces has long been proved, an exhaustive understanding of nanopatterning effects is still lacking due to the difficulty in both fabricating 'really nano-' structures and detecting their tribological properties. In the present work we show how the probe-surface contact area can be a… (More)
DOI: 10.1088/0953-8984/28/13/134008