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dc.contributor.advisorÇıracı, Salimen_US
dc.contributor.authorBuldum, Alperen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T20:20:21Z
dc.date.available2016-01-08T20:20:21Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/18553
dc.descriptionAnkara : Department of Physics and Institute of Engineering and Science, Bilkent Univ., 1998.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) -- Bilkent University, 1998.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references leaves 101-108en_US
dc.description.abstractFriction is an old and important but at the same time very complex physical event. This thesis aims to develop an atomic scale theory of friction. VVe investigate various atomic processes and stick-slip motion by using simple models and by using simulation of realistic systems based on the stateof-the art molecular dynamics and ab-initio electronic structure and force calculations. Theoretical studies of dry sliding friction, which has a close l)earing· on the experiments done by using the atomic and friction force microscope were performed. First, a simple model is used to investigate the basic mechanisms of friction and stick-slip motion, whereby the effect of material parameters and local elastic deformation of the substrate were also examined. Then, atomic scale study of contact, indentation, subsequent |)ulling and dry sliding of a sharp and blunt metal tips on a metal surface were studied. In order to understand the atomic-scale aspects of boundary lubrication such as interesting covera.ge and load dependent behavior and structural transformations, molecular dynamics simulations were performed on a model system that has two .\'i(110) surfaces and a. xenon layer confined between these two surfaces. Finally, in view of the atomic processes revealed from computer simulations an energy dissipation mechanism and quantum heat conduction were studied.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityBuldum, Alperen_US
dc.format.extentxiii, 109 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectFrictionen_US
dc.subjecttribologyen_US
dc.subjectatomic scale frictionen_US
dc.subjectnanotribologyen_US
dc.subjectAtomic force microscopeen_US
dc.subjectFriction force microscopeen_US
dc.subjectlubricationen_US
dc.subjectboundary lubricationen_US
dc.subjectenergy dissipationen_US
dc.subjectquantum heat transferen_US
dc.subjectheat conductanceen_US
dc.subject.lccQC197 .B85 1998en_US
dc.subject.lcshFriction.en_US
dc.titleTheory of atomic scale frictionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Physicsen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US


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