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Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

A New Kind of Friction

Caption: Investigating the friction behavior of nanosystems, scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have discovered a previously unknown type of friction, the so-called desorption stick. They attached a polymer chain to the tip of an AFM and measured the resulting forces while dragging the polymer chain over different surfaces.

Credit: Image: B. N. Balzan / TU Muenchen

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