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Atomic-level stick-slip



Robert W. Carpick, Rachel J. Cannara, Ashlie Martini


Atomic level stick-slip refers to the behavior of a sliding interface, usually an atomic force microscope tip sliding along a crystalline surface, whereby the tip sticks and then slips laterally with respect to the surface in a periodic fashion. The periodicity coincides with the surface lattice.
Encyclopedia of Tribology
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Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY


Atomic-scale stick-slip, Atomic lattice stick-slip, Atomic stick-slip, friction


Carpick, R. , Cannara, R. and Martini, A. (2013), Atomic-level stick-slip, Encyclopedia of Tribology, Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY, [online],, (Accessed May 28, 2024)


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Created June 27, 2013, Updated October 12, 2021