Nanomanipulation and Nanotribology of Nanoparticles and Nanotubes Using Atomic Force Microscopy


Nanoparticles and nanotubes are used in applications that require controlled manipulation and targeting in biomedicine and the oil industry and tribology on the macro- to nanoscale. Knowledge of interfacial friction and wear is important for determining their suitability for various applications. An overview of friction and wear of Au and carbon nanohorn (CNH) nanoparticles and MoS2 and WS2 nanotubes under dry and low viscosity liquid environments is presented in this chapter. Experiments on the nanoscale were performed using an atomic force microscope (AFM) in single- and multiple-nano-object contact with an AFM tip. In single-nano-object contact, nano-objects were laterally manipulated, and in multiple-nano-object contact, a tip attached to a glass sphere was slid over several nano-objects.

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Nanomanipulation and Nanotribology of Nanoparticles and Nanotubes Using Atomic Force Microscopy
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Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties
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  • Bharat Bhushan Send Email (1)
  • Dan Luo Send Email (2)
  • Scott R. Schricker Send Email (3)
  • Wolfgang Sigmund Send Email (4)
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  • 1 Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 2 Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
  • 3 Division of Restorative, Prosthetic and Primary Care, The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • 4 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
  • 5 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
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  • 6 Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics (NLBB), The Ohio State University, 201 W.19th Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43210-1142, USA
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