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Tribology Letters

, 21:25 | Cite as

Adhesion and friction studies of a nano-textured surface produced by spin coating of colloidal silica nanoparticle solution

  • M. ZouEmail author
  • L. Cai
  • H. Wang
Article

This paper presents the results of adhesion and friction studies on a nano-textured surface. The nano-textures were produced by spin coating colloidal silica nanoparticle solution on a flat silicon substrate. Surface morphology was characterized by environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) and scanning probe microscopy (SPM). Adhesion and friction studies were conducted using a TriboIndenter employing diamond tips with 5 μm and 100 μm nominal radii of curvature. The results show that the adhesion forces and coefficients of friction of the nano-textured surface measured by the 100 μm tip were reduced up to 98 and 88%, respectively, compared to those of a baseline silicon oxide film surface.

Keywords

adhesion friction nano-surface-texturing nano-textured surface spin coating 

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Acknowledgments

We thank the College of Engineering, the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences, and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Arkansas for major equipment funding support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Arkansas FayettevilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of ArkansasFayettevilleUSA

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