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.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)