Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Publications

  • S. B. Vishnubhotla, R. Chen, S. Khanal, X. Hu, A. Martini, T.D.B. Jacobs. Matching atomistic simulations and in situ experiments to investigate the mechanics of nanoscale contacts. Submitted. (2017).
  • S. B. Vishnubhotla, R. Chen, S. Khanal, X. Hu, A. Martini, T.D.B. Jacobs. In situ Mechanical Testing of Contacts Between Nanoscale Bodies: Measuring the Load-dependence of Contact Area. Submitted. (2017)
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, A. Martini. Measuring and Understanding Contact Area at the Nanoscale: A Review. Applied Mechanics Reviews. IN PRESS (2017) Invited review article.
  • D.H. Alsem, S. Sood, N. Salmon, T.D.B. Jacobs. In situ electrical testing of device-relevant nanocontacts in the transmission electron microscope. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22, S3: 818-819 (2016). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, G.E. Wabiszewski, A.J. Goodman, R.W. Carpick. Characterizing Nanoscale Scanning Probes Using Electron Microscopy: A Novel Fixture and a Practical Guide. Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, 013703 (2016). Google scholar.
  • J.A. Lefever, T.D.B. Jacobs, Q. Tam, J.L. Hor, Y.-R. Huang, D. Lee, R.W. Carpick. Heterogeneity in the small-scale deformation behavior of disordered nanoparticle packings. Nano Letters, 16, 2455-2462 (2016). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, J.A. Lefever, R.W. Carpick. Measurement of the length and strength of adhesive interactions in a nanoscale silicon-diamond interface. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2, 1400547 (2015). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, J.A. Lefever, R.W. Carpick. A technique for the experimental determination of the length and strength of adhesive interactions between effectively rigid materials. Tribol. Lett., 59, 1-11 (2015). Google scholar.
  • H. Zeng, A.R. Konicek, N. Moldovan, F. Mangolini, T.D.B. Jacobs, I. Wylie, P.U. Arumugam, S. Siddiqui, R.W. Carpick, J.A. Carlisle. Boron-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond synthesized with an H-rich/Ar-lean gas system. Carbon, 84, 103-117 (2015). Google scholar.
  • K.E. Ryan, P.L. Keating, T.D.B. Jacobs, D.S. Grierson, K.T. Turner, R.W. Carpick, J.A. Harrison. Simulated adhesion between realistic hydrocarbon materials: Effects of composition, roughness, and contact point. Langmuir, 30, 2028 (2014). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, R.W. Carpick. Nanoscale wear as a stress-assisted chemical reaction. Nature Nanotech., 8, 108-112 (2013). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, K.E. Ryan, P.L. Keating, D.S. Grierson, J.A. Lefever, K.T. Turner, J.A. Harrison, R.W. Carpick. The effect of atomic-scale roughness on the adhesion of nanoscale asperities: A combined simulation and experimental investigation. Tribol. Lett., 50, 81-93 (2013). Google scholar.
  • R.W. Carpick, T.D.B. Jacobs, X.-Z. Liu, Q. Li. Geometrical effects in contact mechanics: From atomic membranes to evolving asperities. Proc. 8th Int. Conf. on Flow Dynamics (ICFD 2011), Sendai, Japan (2013). Google scholar.
  • H.J. Kim, N. Moldovan, J.R. Felts, S. Somnath, Z. Dai, T.D.B Jacobs, R.W. Carpick, J.A. Carlisle, W.P. King. Heated atomic force microscope cantilevers with wear-resistant ultrananocrystalline diamond tips. Proc. IEEE 26th Int. Conf. on MEMS, Taipei, Taiwan (2013). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, C.M. Mate, K.T. Turner, R.W. Carpick. Understanding the tip-sample contact: An overview of contact mechanics at the nanoscale. Invited chapter for the book Scanning Probe Microscopy for Industrial Applications: Nanomechanical Characterization.  D. G. Yablon, Ed.  Wiley, New York, NY. (2013.). Google scholar.
  • H.J. Kim, N. Moldovan, J.R. Felts, S. Somnath, Z. Dai, T.D.B Jacobs, R.W. Carpick, J.A. Carlisle, W.P. King. Ultrananocrystalline diamond tip integrated on a heated atomic force microscope cantilever. Nanotech., 23, 495302 (2012). Google scholar.
  • M.A. Lantz, B. Gotsmann, P. Jaroenapibal, T.D.B. Jacobs, S.D. O’Connor, K. Sridharan, R.W. Carpick. Wear-resistant nanoscale silicon carbide tips for scanning probe applications. Adv. Func. Mater. 22, 1639-1645 (2012). Google scholar.  
  • N. Moldovan, Z. Dai, H. Zeng, J.A. Carlisle, T.D.B. Jacobs, V. Vahdat, D.S. Grierson, J. Liu, K.T. Turner, R.W. Carpick. Advances in manufacturing of molded tips for scanning probe microscopy. J. MEMS, 21, 431-442 (2012). Google scholar.
  • T.D.B. Jacobs, B. Gotsmann, M.A. Lantz, R.W. Carpick. On the application of transition state theory to atomic-scale wear. Tribol. Lett., 39, 257-271 (2010). Google scholar.
  • P.C. Fletcher, J.R. Felts, Z.T. Dai, T.D. Jacobs, H. Zeng, W. Lee, P.E. Sheehan, J.A. Carlisle, R.W. Carpick, W.P. King. Wear-resistant diamond nanoprobe tips with integrated silicon heater for tip-based nanomanufacturing. ACS Nano, 4, 3338-3344 (2010). Google scholar.
  • W.M. Kane, U. Krupp, T. Jacobs, C.J. McMahon. On the mechanism of quench cracking in Rene 95 nickel-based superalloy. Mater. Sci. Eng. A, 402, 42-46 (2005). Google scholar.
  • U. Krupp, P. Wagenhuber, W.M. Kane, T. Jacobs. Environmentally assisted fracture of nickel-base superalloys at high temperatures. Proc. 11th Int. Conf. on Fracture (ICF11), Turin, Italy (2005). Google scholar.