Nonequilibrium heat flows through a nanorod sliding across a surface.

The temperature-ramped irreversible Langevin equation [A. V. Popov and R. Hernandez, J. Chem. Phys. 134, 244506 (2007)] has been seen to describe the nonequilibrium atomic oscillations of a nanorod dragged across a surface. The nanorod and surface consist of hydroxylated α-Al(2)O(3) layers as was studied earlier by Hase and co-workers [J. Chem. Phys. 122… CONTINUE READING