Friction anisotropy of the surface of organic crystals and its impact on scanning force microscopy.

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The transverse component of the friction forces acting on the tip of an atomic force microscope scanning on the surface of an organic crystal was monitored as a function of the scan direction. The relation between friction and the crystallographic system is disclosed, revealing that the symmetry of the friction phenomenon is dictated by the direction of the… (More)

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@article{Campione2010FrictionAO, title={Friction anisotropy of the surface of organic crystals and its impact on scanning force microscopy.}, author={Marcello Campione and Erica Fumagalli}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2010}, volume={105 16}, pages={166103} }