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Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film

Turq, Viviane and Ohmae, Nobuo and Martin, Jean-Michel and Fontaine, Julien and Kinoshita, Hiroshi and Loubet, Jean-Luc Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film. (2005) Tribology Letters, 19 (1). 23-28. ISSN 1573-2711

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11249-004-3595-0


The aim of this study is to probe the influence of water vapor environment on the microtribological properties of a forestlike vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) film, deposited on a silicon (001) substrate by chemical vapor deposition. Tribological experiments were performed using a gold tip under relative humidity varying from 0 to 100%. Very low adhesion forces and high friction coefficients of 0.6–1.3 resulted. The adhesion and friction forces were independent of humidity, due probably to the high hydrophobicity of VACNT. These tribological characteristics were compared to those of a diamond like carbon (DLC) sample.

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Additional Information:Thanks to Springer Netherlands editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.springer.com/ The original PDF of the article can be found at Tribology Letters website : http://www.springerlink.com/content/h757q0p021003250/
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Other partners > Ecole Centrale de Lyon (FRANCE)
Other partners > Kobe University (JAPAN)
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Deposited On:13 Jan 2011 14:15

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