Statistical Mechanics of Static and Low-velocity Kinetic Friction

  title={Statistical Mechanics of Static and Low-velocity Kinetic Friction},
  author={Martin H. M{\"u}ser and Michael Urbakh},
I. Preliminary Remarks A. Introduction B. Some Fundamental Definitions and Questions C. Basic Scenarios for Friction D. Phenomenology of Static and Low-Velocity Kinetic Friction II. Rigid Walls A. Geometric Interlocking B. Thermal Effects C. Applications 1. Nanotubes 2. Curved, Nanoscale Contacts III. Dry, Elastic Friction A. Properties of the Prandtl–Tomlinson Model 1. Definition of the Model and the Low-Velocity Limit 2. The Static Friction Force 

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