Molecular dynamics simulations of adhesional forces via hydrocarbon films

Hiroyuki Tamura, Zhou Hui, Yusaku Inaba, Ken Suzuki, Seiichi Takami, Momoji Kubo, Akira Miyamoto

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Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to investigate the adhesional forces acting on solid surfaces due to confined hydrocarbon molecules. The pull-off forces of the n-hexane monolayer are found to be larger than those of iso-hexane. The branched methyl group of iso-hexane decreases the pull-off forces, since it decreases the stability at the equilibrium geometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4425-4426
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Adhesion
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Lubrication
  • Molecular dynamics simulations
  • Surface force

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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