Electrostatic Friction

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


We consider the effect of an external bias voltage and the spatial variation of the surface potential on the damping of cantilever vibrations. The electrostatic friction is due to energy losses in the sample created by the electromagnetic field from the oscillating charges induced on the surface of the tip by the bias voltage and spatial variation of the surface potential.


Friction Coefficient Bias Voltage Surface Potential Surface Charge Density Reflection Amplitude 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSamara State Technical UniversitySamaraRussia
  2. 2.PGI-1, IAS-1Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany

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