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.
Citation: Encyclopedia of Tribology
Publisher Info: Springer Publishing Company, New York, NY
Pub Type: Book Chapters
Atomic-scale stick-slip, Atomic lattice stick-slip, Atomic stick-slip, friction