Polymer friction Molecular Dynamics

Ion Marius Sivebæk (Invited author), Vladimir N. Samoilov (Invited author), Bo N. J. Persson (Invited author)

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We present molecular dynamics friction calculations for confined hydrocarbon solids with molecular lengths from 20 to 1400 carbon atoms. Two cases are considered: a) polymer sliding against a hard substrate, and b) polymer sliding on polymer. In the first setup the shear stresses are relatively independent of molecular length. For polymer sliding on polymer the friction is significantly larger, and dependent on the molecular chain length. In both cases, the shear stresses are proportional to the squeezing pressure and finite at zero load, indicating an adhesional contribution to the friction force.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventFANAS workshop - Saarbrucken
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …


ConferenceFANAS workshop
Period01/01/2010 → …

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Sivebæk, I. M., Samoilov, V. N., & Persson, B. N. J. (2010). Polymer friction Molecular Dynamics. Poster session presented at FANAS workshop, Saarbrucken, .