Noncontact friction between nanostructures

  title={Noncontact friction between nanostructures},
  author={A. I. Volokitin and B N J Persson},
We calculate the van der Waals friction between two semi-infinite solids in normal relative motion and find a drastic difference in comparison with the parallel relative motion. The case of good conductors is investigated in detail both within the local optic approximation and using a nonlocal optic dielectric approach. We show that the friction may… CONTINUE READING