Frictional temperature rise in a sliding physisorbed monolayer of Kr/graphene

M. Walker, C. Jaye, J. Krim, Milton W. Cole

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A quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) with a graphene/Ni(111) electrode has been used to probe frictional heating effects in Kr monolayers sliding on the microbalance electrode in response to its oscillatory motion. The temperatures of the sliding Kr monolayers are observed to rise approximately 13K higher than their static counterparts, but show surprisingly little dependence on oscillation amplitude. Although counterintuitive, the observation can be explained by noting that the Kr surface residence times are limited, which effectively caps how much the temperature can rise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number424201
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number42
StatePublished - Oct 24 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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