Structure of a model lubricant in a mica slit pore

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The relationship between the interlayer structure of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (OMCTS) lubricant and the atomic structure of confining mica surfaces is examined by Monte Carlo simulation. Results exhibited a sufficient coupling between OMCTS and mica surfaces causing a fluid lattice distortion. The coupling resulted in a nonzero shear stress which is in good agreement with experimental shear stress results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2400-2406
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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