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Title: Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximant surfaces

Abstract

J. Y. Park et al. [Science 309, 1354 (2005)] have reported eight times greater atomic-scale friction in the periodic than in the quasiperiodic direction on the twofold face of a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal. Here we present results of molecular-dynamics simulations intended to elucidate mechanisms behind this giant frictional anisotropy. Simulations of a bare atomic-force-microscope tip on several model substrates and under a variety of conditions failed to reproduce experimental results. On the other hand, including the experimental passivation of the tip with chains of hexadecane thiol, we reproduce qualitatively the experimental anisotropy in friction, finding evidence for entrainment of the organic chains in surface furrows parallel to the periodic direction.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [3]
  1. Univ. of California Merced, Merced, CA (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
  2. Ames Lab. and Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
  3. University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ames Lab., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1326826
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1259347
Report Number(s):
IS-J-9046
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11358; CHE 1531590; CMMI-1362565
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 23; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ye, Zhijiang, Martini, Ashlie, Thiel, Patricia, Lovelady, Heather H., McLaughlin, Keith, and Rabson, David A. Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximant surfaces. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235438.
Ye, Zhijiang, Martini, Ashlie, Thiel, Patricia, Lovelady, Heather H., McLaughlin, Keith, & Rabson, David A. Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximant surfaces. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235438
Ye, Zhijiang, Martini, Ashlie, Thiel, Patricia, Lovelady, Heather H., McLaughlin, Keith, and Rabson, David A. Thu . "Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximant surfaces". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235438. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1326826.
@article{osti_1326826,
title = {Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximant surfaces},
author = {Ye, Zhijiang and Martini, Ashlie and Thiel, Patricia and Lovelady, Heather H. and McLaughlin, Keith and Rabson, David A.},
abstractNote = {J. Y. Park et al. [Science 309, 1354 (2005)] have reported eight times greater atomic-scale friction in the periodic than in the quasiperiodic direction on the twofold face of a decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystal. Here we present results of molecular-dynamics simulations intended to elucidate mechanisms behind this giant frictional anisotropy. Simulations of a bare atomic-force-microscope tip on several model substrates and under a variety of conditions failed to reproduce experimental results. On the other hand, including the experimental passivation of the tip with chains of hexadecane thiol, we reproduce qualitatively the experimental anisotropy in friction, finding evidence for entrainment of the organic chains in surface furrows parallel to the periodic direction.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.93.235438},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 23,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}

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