Developing innovative methodologies to understand nano-adhesion/friction (2016–2018)

Abstract:
The understanding of adhesion and friction between a nanowhisker and a substrate is crucial for developing next generation nanodevices. However, the current methods for measuring nanoscale adhesion and friction are inaccurate and can produce contradictory results, due to the extreme challenges in mastering sophisticated measuring techniques and the lack of understanding of their underlying mechanisms. This research aims to develop innovative ¿¿¿push-peel¿¿¿ and ¿¿¿push-slide¿¿¿ methods to accurately measure those properties and to further understand their fundamental origins. Successful outcomes from this study will not only solve a long-standing problem in the application of nanowhiskers, but also generate breakthrough nanosurface science.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council