Understanding the friction of atomically thin layered materials

  title={Understanding the friction of atomically thin layered materials},
  author={David Andersson and Astrid S. de Wijn},
  journal={Nature Communications},
Friction is a ubiquitous phenomenon that greatly affects our everyday lives and is responsible for large amounts of energy loss in industrialised societies. Layered materials such as graphene have interesting frictional properties and are often used as (additives to) lubricants to reduce friction and protect against wear. Experimental Atomic Force Microscopy studies and detailed simulations have shown a number of intriguing effects such as frictional strengthening and dependence of friction on… 
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