Tribology Letters

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 493–498

Nanoscale fretting wear study by scanning probe microscopy


DOI: 10.1007/s11249-005-3609-6

Cite this article as:
Varenberg, M., Etsion, I. & Halperin, G. Tribol Lett (2005) 18: 493. doi:10.1007/s11249-005-3609-6

Nanoscale fretting wear was studied by using scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and a newly proposed unified approach of slip index. The production of SiO2 colloidal probes and the SPM calibration are described. Partial and gross slip fretting with displacement amplitudes from 5 to 500 nm were used for the study. Friction coefficient and nanowear results are presented showing a substantial increase of the friction at the transition from partial to gross slip and a significant difference between damaged surfaces in the two fretting regimes.


nanoscale fretting scanning probe microscopy colloidal probe wear 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTechnionHaifaIsrael

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