Accession Number:

ADA523369

Title:

Friction in Full View

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Feb 2008-30 Nov 2009

Corporate Author:

NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2010-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

We have used an in situ transmission electron microscopy TEM technique to perform tribological investigations on various thin films. Using a Nanofactory HSIOO STM-TEM sample holder and Tecnai F20ST TEM 200 kV, we were able to slide sharp probe tips on samples to study the single-asperity behavior. During sliding we were able to simultaneously use the various instrumentation of the TEM, including bright and dark field imaging, electron diffraction, and chemical analysis in the form of ED X and EELS at high resolution.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Mechanics
  • Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE