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Physical Sciences and Mathematics

1997

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Stiffness Of Measurement System And Significant Figures Of Displacement Which Are Required To Interpret Adhesional Force Curves, Nancy Burnham, Kunio Takahashi, Hubert Pollock, Tadao Onzawa Feb 1997

Stiffness Of Measurement System And Significant Figures Of Displacement Which Are Required To Interpret Adhesional Force Curves, Nancy Burnham, Kunio Takahashi, Hubert Pollock, Tadao Onzawa

Nancy A. Burnham

Force curves obtained from an elastic contact theory are shown and compared with experimental results. In the elastic contact theory, a pin-on-disk contact is assumed and the following interaction are taken into consideration; (i) elastic deformation, (ii) the specific energy of adhesion in the area of the contact, which is expressed as the difference between the surface energies and the interface energy, (iii) the long-range interaction outside the area of contact, assuming the additivity of the Lennard-Jones type potential, and (iv) another elastic term for the measurement system such as the cantilever stiffness of an atomic force microscope (AFM). In ...