Molecular dynamics simulation of the friction between talc (001) surfaces

Hiroyuki Tamura, Kazuya Tsujimichi, Hideo Yamano, Kazuomi Shiota, Momoji Kubo, Adil Fahmi, Akira Miyamoto

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Molecular dynamics simulation is applied to study the friction between two talc (001) surfaces. The friction is large for commensurate contact (misfit angle of 0°) and small for incommensurate contact (misfit angle of 30°).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-340
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Surface Science
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Oct


  • Friction
  • Molecular dynamic calculations
  • Talc surfaces


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