Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film

V. Turq, N. Ohmae, J. M. Martin, Julien Fontaine, H. Kinoshita, J. L. Loubet

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalTribology Letters
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Diamondlike carbon
  • Hydrophobicity
  • Nano-and micro-tribology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Turq, V., Ohmae, N., Martin, J. M., Fontaine, J., Kinoshita, H., & Loubet, J. L. (2005). Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film. Tribology Letters, 19(1), 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-004-3595-0

Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film. / Turq, V.; Ohmae, N.; Martin, J. M.; Fontaine, Julien; Kinoshita, H.; Loubet, J. L.

In: Tribology Letters, Vol. 19, No. 1, 05.2005, p. 23-28.

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Turq, V, Ohmae, N, Martin, JM, Fontaine, J, Kinoshita, H & Loubet, JL 2005, 'Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film', Tribology Letters, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 23-28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11249-004-3595-0
Turq, V. ; Ohmae, N. ; Martin, J. M. ; Fontaine, Julien ; Kinoshita, H. ; Loubet, J. L. / Influence of humidity on microtribology of vertically aligned carbon nanotube film. In: Tribology Letters. 2005 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 23-28.
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