"These observations demonstrate that contact electrification
is not required for strong adhesion," he says.
Water-Solid Surface Contact Electrification
and its Use for Harvesting Liquid Wave Energy, Angewandte Chemie International Edition.
There are also chapters on topics not usually covered in tribology texts but which become important at the small scale, such as capillary condensation, disjoining pressure, contact electrification
, and molecular slippage at interfaces.
Now, with the aid of a novel instrument for pinpointing the location of small amounts of excess charge on an insulating surface, researchers are getting their best look yet at what happens during contact electrification