Sliding on Clean (Dry) Surfaces

  • Bo N. J. Persson
Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)


Around 1940 Bowden and Tabor presented a simple theory for the origin of the sliding friction for clean surfaces [6.1]. They assumed that the friction force is the force required to shear cold-welded junctions formed between the solids.


Friction Coefficient Friction Force Diamond Film Static Friction Coefficient Amorphous Carbon Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo N. J. Persson
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  1. 1.Institut für FestkörperforschungForschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

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