Effects of applied potential on friction of a piezoelectric material

Saikumar Mani, Ricardo Perez, Hyungoo Lee, Zoubeida Ounaies, Wayne Hung, Hong Liang

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Effects of the piezoelectricity of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) on sliding friction against itself are investigated in this research. The piezoelectricity is the response of a piezoelectric material, such as PVDF, to an applied electrical voltage in terms of stress or physical dimension. Such a response is found to influence the sliding-frictional behavior. This research is beneficial in terms of understanding fundamental friction. The applications of this research are in wide areas, such as the design of a microgripper used for surgeries, microassembly, and micromanipulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)836-840
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Tribology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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