Tribology Letters

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 31–37

Tribological properties of bio-mimetic nano-patterned polymeric surfaces on silicon wafer

Authors

    • Tribology Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and Technology
  • R.A. Singh
    • Tribology Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and Technology
  • H. Kong
    • Tribology Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and Technology
  • B. Kim
    • Microsystem Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and Technology
  • D.-H. Kim
    • Microsystem Research CenterKorea Institute of Science and Technology
  • H.E. Jeong
    • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University
  • K.Y. Suh
    • School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11249-005-9005-4

Cite this article as:
Yoon, E., Singh, R., Kong, H. et al. Tribol Lett (2006) 21: 31. doi:10.1007/s11249-005-9005-4
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Abstract

Nano-patterns made of poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) were fabricated on silicon wafer using a capillarity-directed soft lithographic technique. Patterns with three different aspect ratios were investigated for their adhesion and friction properties at nano-scale and for friction at micro-scale. The patterned samples exhibited superior tribological properties, at both these scales when compared to those of flat PMMA thin films.

Keywords

nanomicroadhesionfrictionlithographytribologyAFM

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2006