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Flexible graphene strengthens friction

Nature volume 539, pages 502503 (24 November 2016) | Download Citation

Previous observations showed that friction on graphene increases gradually when a probe starts to slide across the material's surface. Simulations now reveal that this effect is related to bending of the graphene sheet. See Letter p.541

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  1. Astrid S. de Wijn is in the Department of Engineering Design and Materials, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway.

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