Crossing Thermal Lubricity and Electronic Effects in Friction: Vanadium Dioxide under the Metal–Insulator Transition


basic processes (e.g., phonon generation and electron–hole pair creation); thus, determining energy dissipation mechanisms offers the potential to control friction in new ways. [ 3–5 ] Theoretically, when an object is moving along an insulator surface, kinetic energy is dissipated solely through phonon emission (i.e., lattice vibration of the substrate… (More)


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