Electric field effect on the Sliding friction of a charged gel

Masakazu Takata, Tetsuo Yamaguchi, Jian Ping Gong, Masao Doi

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Sliding friction of a charged gel on a substrate was investigated by applying electric voltage between gel and the substrate. It is found that the sliding friction increases markedly with the increase of the applied voltage; the friction coefficient increased by a factor of about 10 when 70 V voltage is applied. This voltage dependence of frictional force is explained by using the adhesion friction model proposed by Schallamach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number084602
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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