Research Area A
Cluster of Excellence livMatS @ FIT – Freiburg Center for Interactive Materials and Bioinspired Technologies
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Interfaces, charge-transfer and non-adiabatic processes and their exploitation in a frequency-tunable tribogenerator
Simulation of Instabilities in the Adhesive Contact of Rough Elastic Bodies
Very sticky rough surfaces separate in an intermittent fashion: parts of the contacting area break off. These instabilities lead to adhesion hysteresis and friction and may play a role in contact charging. My simulations of contact mechanics complement the experimental investigations of Qiwei Hu and Ravi Divakar to correlate mechanics and charge transfer at the microscale.
Prof. Dr. Lars Pastewka