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Adsorbed and near-surface structure of ionic liquids determines nanoscale friction

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Abstract

Surface-adsorbed and near-surface ion layer structure controls nanotribology in the silica–propylammonium nitrate (PAN)–mica system. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) imaging and normal force curves reveal that the normal load dictates the number of interfacial ion layers and the lateral layer structure. Shear force measurements show the lubricity of the interface changes with the number, and lateral structure, of the confined ion layer(s).

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2013, accepted on 11 Jun 2013 and first published on 12 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42844C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6797-6799
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    Adsorbed and near-surface structure of ionic liquids determines nanoscale friction

    A. Elbourne, J. Sweeney, G. B. Webber, E. J. Wanless, G. G. Warr, M. W. Rutland and R. Atkin, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6797
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42844C

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