Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

Comment on “A Note on the Two-Spring Tomlinson Model”

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2012

Abstract

A recent note by Lu et al. presented a theoretical study of atomic friction using a two-spring Tomlinson model. In this comment, we argue that the conclusion of the note can be understood in a simple manner, and that the discussion of the criterion for the onset of stick-slip is unnecessarily complicated and potentially misleading.

Publication Title

Tribology Letters

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

225

Last Page

226