Robinson, Benjamin and Kay, Nicholas and Kolosov, Oleg (2012) Adhesion and dynamic nanotribology of graphene in polar and non-polar liquid environments studied with ultrasonic force microscopy. In: NSTI-Nanotech 2012. CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, Santa Clara, USA, pp. 150-153. ISBN 978-1-4665-6274-5Full text not available from this repository.
We report the characterisation of exfoliated few layer graphene (FLG) flakes using a range of scanning probe techniques. We have examined FLG and its substrate material, SiO2, in air, polar liquid (water) and non-polar liquid (dodecane) environments. We present analysis of absolute adhesion and relative friction between SPM probe and FLGH and examination of surface and subsurface nanoscale structure. Adhesion is greater in ambient conditions, due to water meniscus formation at the probe sample interface, than continuum liquid coverage. Friction shows no velocity dependence and is consistently lower for FLG than SiO2. The presence and dynamics of sub-surface delaminations and surface point defects are observed at a range of quantified normal forces (0 – 75 nN).
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||graphene; environment; liquids; gases;UFM; AFM; ultrasonic force miocroscopy|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2012 12:21|
|Last Modified:||18 Sep 2012 12:21|
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