Scientific Programme

  • 2013-11-05
    • Registration: Please register with the Secretary (Suzie Radosic) in the Adriatico Guesthouse, lower lever near the Kastler lecture hall starting Monday 4 November or during the entire week of the Conference, preferably during the breaks.
    • Opening
    • Adhesion: theory and experiment (Bo Persson)
    • Probing nano-tribological properties of phospholipid membranes using the AFM circular mode (Olivier Noel)
    • Nanoscale dissipation in liquid atomic force microscopy measurements (Kislon Voitchovsky)
    • Coffee Break
    • Anisotropy effects on friction at regularly stepped gold electrodes as studied by FFM (Helmut Baltruschat)
    • Ac actuation effects on atomic friction in the framework of the Prandtl-Tomlinson model (Juan Mazo)
    • Controlling tip sample distance at the minima of torsional self-excitation frequency -possibility of atomic resolution chemical contrast mapping with the dynamic lateral mode AFM- (Hideki Kawakatsu)
    • Unraveling and eliminating dissipation mechanisms in polymer brush interfaces (Martin Mueser)
    • Lunch Break
    • Friction of colloidal monolayers (Clemens Bechinger)
    • Playing tribology with a layer of colloidal particles: depinning, solitons, epitaxy, and more (Nicola Manini)
    • How interfacial dynamics affect global frictional resistance? (Yohai Bar-Sinai)
    • Friction is Fracture: Rapid Dynamics at the Onset of Friction (Jay Fineberg)
    • Coffee Break
    • Probing frictional aging at nanoscale (Rosario Capozza)
    • Contact and Adhesion of Rough Adhesive Surfaces (Tristan Sharp)
    • Welcome Buffet Dinner
  • 2013-11-06
    • Friction/lubrication mechanisms across ionic liquid films (Susan Perkin)
    • Water-based lubricants (Carlos Drummond)
    • Coffee Break
    • Large scale and high speed superlubricity in graphite (Quanshui Zheng)
    • Adhesion of confined hydrocarbons films studied by Molecular Dynamics (Ion Marius Sivebaek)
    • Tribo-induced melting transitions and internal friction at magnetic and nonmagnetic asperity contacts (Jackie Krim)
    • Nanoscopic friction under electrochemical control (Astrid de Wijn)
    • Lunch Break
    • Molecular surface modification and friction control (Roland Bennewitz)
    • Thermolubricity of Xenon monolayers on Graphene (Giampaolo Mistura)
    • Contact lubrication of biological surfaces: the role of mucinous glycoproteins (Bruno Zappone)
    • Contact area scaling and ageing kinetics in nanoparticle friction (Dirk Dietzel)
    • Poster Session
  • 2013-11-07
    • Biomimetic adhesive microstructures as an approach to understand functioning of biological systems (Stanislav Gorb)
    • Modelling friction mediated by biomolecular bonds (Ulrich Schwarz)
    • Coffee Break
    • Pushing, pulling and slipping: friction in insect attachment structures (Walter Federle)
    • Optimizing flows in nanochannels: surface friction and entrance effects (Laurent Joly)
    • Protein shock absorbers in muscle (Julio Fernandez)
    • Lunch Break
    • Transduction channels’ gating controls friction on vibrating hair-cell bundles in the ear (Volker Bormuth)
    • Energy dissipation over phase transitions studied with AFM in pendulum geometry (Marcin Kisiel)
    • Theory of charge density wave non-contact friction (Franco Pellegrini)
    • Chemical origins of friction: insights from atomistic simulations (Izabela Szlufarska)
    • Coffee Break
    • Quantum Cherenkov radiation and quantum friction (Aleksandr Volokitin)
    • Dynamic weakening of friction in a randomly sheared granular bed (Alberto Petri)
    • Relationship between energy dissipation rate and probabilities of non-equilibrium assemblies (Konstantin Tretiakov)
    • Friction through reversible jumps of surface atoms (Oscar Fajardo)
    • Conference Dinner
  • 2013-11-08
    • Nano tips with multiprobe functions, possibilities at our hands (Enzo Di Fabrizio)
    • Viscous solvent confinement in polymer brushes and its role in brush tribology (Nicholas Spencer)
    • Coffee Break
    • Emergence of friction in conservative superlubric and spin systems (Annalisa Fasolino)
    • Internal friction and collective dislocation dynamics (Mikko Alava)
    • Atomic-scale spin friction (Roland Wiesendanger)
    • Lunch Break
    • Frictional dissipation in a polymer bilayer system (Mark Lantz)
    • Understanding and controlling friction through magnetic domains (Andrea Benassi)
    • Molecular scale friction microscopy in water (Pawel Nita)
    • Depinning and collective dynamics of magnetically driven colloidal monolayers (Pietro Tierno)
    • Nonlinear dynamics of the frictional interface (Oleg Braun)
    • Conference Closing

Organizers

E. Meyer (Switzerland), M. Urbakh (Israel),
ICTP Local Organizer: E. Tosatti