Nature of nanometer-thick lubricating films

Evangelos Manias, Emmanuel P. Giannelis

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Molecular Dynamics simulations have been used to investigate the rheological properties and dynamics of nanoscopically confined lubricating films. Comparative experimental studies of 10 to 20 angstroms thin polymer films confined between mica-type layers explore the dynamics of similar systems, and confirm the computer simulation predictions. The use of model systems of polymers intercalated in layered mica-type silicates facilitates the study of SFA-like geometries with a variety of common analytical techniques, thus dramatically expanding the horizons of studying nanometer wide confined polymer films.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-168
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 MRS Spring Symposium - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 13 1998Apr 15 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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