Publications

 

 

[89] C. Apostoli, G. Giusti, J. Ciccoianni, G. Riva, R.L. Woulaché, A. Vanossi, E. Panizon, and N. Manini,

"Velocity dependence of sliding friction on a crystalline surface",

submitted

 

[88] L. Gigli, N. Manini, A. Benassi, E. Tosatti, A. Vanossi, and R. Guerra,

"Graphene nanoribbons on gold: Understanding superlubricity and edge effects",

2D Materials, (2017) in press

 

[87] R. Guerra, I. Leven, A. Vanossi, O. Hod, and E. Tosatti,

"The Smallest Archimedean Screw: Facet Dynamics and Friction in Multi-Walled Nanotubes",

Nano Letters, (2017) in press

 

[86] R. Guerra, M. van Wijk, A. Vanossi, A. Fasolino, and E. Tosatti,

"Graphene on h-BN: to align or not to align?",

Nanoscale 9, 8799 (2017).

 

[85] D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti,

"Finite-temperature phase diagram and critical point of the Aubry pinned-sliding transition in a two-dimensional monolayer",

Phys. Rev. B 95, 245403 (2017).

 

[84] N. Manini, G. Mistura, G. Paolicelli, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi,

"Current trends in the physics of nanoscale friction", (review article)

Advances in Physics X 2, 569 (2017).

 

[83] I. Leven, R. Guerra, A. Vanossi, E. Tosatti, and O. Hod,

"Multiwalled nanotube faceting unravelled",

Nature Nanotechnology 11, 1082 (2016).

 

[82] N. Manini, O.M. Braun, E. Tosatti, R. Guerra, and A. Vanossi,

"Friction and nonlinear dynamics", (review article)

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 293001 (2016).

 

[81] A. Vanossi,

"Elements of Friction Theory and Nanotribology"

American Journal of Physics 84, 815 (2016).

 

[80] R. Guerra, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi,

"Slider thickness promotes lubricity: from 2D islands to 3D clusters",

Nanoscale 8, 11108 (2016).

 

[79] R. Guerra, A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, M. Ma, and M. Urbakh,

"Friction and adhesion mediated by supramolecular host-guest complexes",

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 18, 9248 (2016).

 

[78] S. Paronuzzi, G. Fornasier, N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi

"Subharmonic Shapiro steps of sliding colloidal monolayers in optical lattices",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 134006 (2016).

 

[77] A. Benassi, M. Ma, M. Urbakh, and A. Vanossi,

"The breakdown of superlubricity by driving-induced commensurate dislocations",

Scientific Reports 5, 16134 (2015).

 

[76] D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, M. Invernizzi, S. Paronuzzi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti

"Superlubric-pinned transition in sliding incommensurate colloidal monolayers",

Phys. Rev. B 92, 134306 (2015).

 

[75] R. Capozza, A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti

"Electrical charging effects on the sliding friction of a model nano-confined ionic liquid",

J. Chem. Phys. 143, 144703 (2015).

 

[74] M. Pierno, L. Bruschi, G. Mistura, G. Paolicelli, A. di Bona, S. Valeri, R. Guerra, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Frictional transition from superlubric islands to pinned monolayers",

Nature Nanotechnology 10, 714 (2015).

 

[73] D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti,

"Friction boosted by equilibrium misalignment of incommensurate two-dimensional colloid monolayers",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 108302 (2015).

 

[72] R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, A. Benassi, and E. Tosatti,

"Squeezout phenomena and boundary layer formation of a model ionic liquid under confinement and charging",

J. Chem. Phys. 142, 064707 (2015).

 

[71] M. Ma, A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, and M. Urbakh,

"Critical length limiting superlow friction",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 055501 (2015).

 

[70] N. Varini, A. Vanossi, R. Guerra, D. Mandelli, R. Capozza, and E. Tosatti,

"Static friction scaling of physisorbed islands: the key is in the edge",

Nanoscale 7, 2093 (2015).

 

[69] A. Vanossi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti,

"Driven colloidal monolayers: static and dynamic friction", pp 427-449 (invited chapter)

in Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale

edited by E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (Springer, 2015).

 

[68] N. Manini, O. Braun, and A. Vanossi,

"Nanotribology: nonlinear mechanisms of friction", pp 175-208 (invited chapter)

in Fundamentals of Friction and Wear on the Nanoscale

edited by E. Gnecco and E. Meyer (Springer, 2015).

 

[67] A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, C.A. Pignedoli, D. Passerone, and E. Tosatti,

"Does rotational melting make molecular crystal surfaces more slippery?",

Nanoscale 6, 13163 (2014).

 

[66] A. Vigentini, B. Van Hattem, E, Diato, P. Ponzellini, T. Meledina, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and N. Manini,

"Soliton dynamics in a solid lubricant during sliding friction",

Phys. Rev. B 89, 094301 (2014).

 

[65] R.L. Woulache, A. Vanossi, and N. Manini,

"Influence of substrate potential shape on the dynamics of a sliding lubricant chain",

Phys. Rev. E 88, 012810 (2013).

 

[64] D. Mandelli, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Stick-slip nanofriction in trapped cold ion chains",

Phys. Rev. B 87, 195418 (2013).

 

[63] A. Vanossi, N. Manini, M. Urbakh, S. Zapperi, and E. Tosatti,

"Modeling friction: from nanoscale to mesoscale", (review article)

Rev. Mod. Phys. 85, 529 (2013).

                     

[62] A. Vanossi, A. Benassi, N. Varini, and E. Tosatti,

"High-pressure lubricity at the meso- and nanoscale",

Phys. Rev. B 87, 045412 (2013).

 

[61] A. Vanossi, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti,

"Static and dynamic friction in sliding colloidal monolayers",

PNAS 109, 16429 (2012).

 

[60] R. Guerra, U. Tartaglino, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Nanoattrito balistico",

CNR Highlights 2010-2011, 108 (2012).

 

[59] R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, A. Vezzani, and S. Zapperi,

"Triggering frictional slip by mechanical vibrations",

Tribology Letters 48, 95 (2012).

 

[58] A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Optimal energy dissipation in sliding friction simulations",

Tribology Letters 48, 41 (2012).

 

[57] A. Vanossi and E. Tosatti,

"Colloidal friction: kinks in motion",

Nature Materials 11, 97 (2012).

 

[56] A.E. Filippov, A. Vanossi, and M. Urbakh,

Answer to Comment on "Origin of friction anisotropy on a quasicrystal surface",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 209402 (2011).

 

[55] A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Sliding over a phase transition",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 256102 (2011);

selected also for Volume 24 Issue 1 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

 

[54] A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Nanofriction in Cold Ion Traps",

Nature Communications 2, 236 (2011).

(EUROCORES FANAS Highlight,

http://archives.esf.org/coordinating-research/eurocores/programmes/fanas.html )

 

[53] M. Rovatti, G. Paolicelli, A. Vanossi, and S. Valeri

"Sliding onset of nanoclusters: a new AFM based approach"

Meccanica 46, 597 (2011).

 

[52] R. Guerra, U. Tartaglino, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Ballistic nanofriction",

CNR Highlights 2009-2010, 113 (2010).

 

[51] O. Gulseren, N. Manini, E. Meyer, E. Tosatti, M. Urbakh, and A. Vanossi,

"New Trends in Nanotribology",

Tribology Letters 39, 227 (2010).

 

[50] A. Benassi, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Parameter-free dissipation in simulated sliding friction",

Phys. Rev. B 82, 081401(R) (2010).

 

[49] R. Guerra, U. Tartaglino, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Ballistic nanofriction",

Nature Materials 9, 634 (2010).

(Highlighted in ‘News & Views’ of Nature Materials, Nature Materials 9, 615 (2010))

selected also for Volume 22 Issue 6 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

(EUROCORES FANAS Highlight,

http://archives.esf.org/coordinating-research/eurocores/programmes/fanas.html )

 

[48] A.E. Filippov, A. Vanossi, and M. Urbakh,

"Origin of friction anisotropy on a quasicrystal surface",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 074302 (2010).

 

[47] C. Negri, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"AFM dissipation topography of soliton superstructures in adsorbed overlayers",         

Phys. Rev. B 81, 045417 (2010);

selected also for Volume 21 Issue 4 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

 

[46] I.E. Castelli, R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, N. Manini, and E. Tosatti,

"Tribology of the lubricant quantized-sliding state",

J. Chem. Phys. 131, 174711 (2009).

 

[45] G. Paolicelli, M. Rovatti, A. Vanossi, and S. Valeri,

"Controlling single cluster dynamics at the nanoscale",         

Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 143121 (2009).

 

[44] R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, A. Vezzani, and S. Zapperi,

"Suppression of friction by mechanical vibrations",         

Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 085502 (2009);

selected also for Volume 20 Issue 9 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

(EUROCORES FANAS Highlight,

http://archives.esf.org/coordinating-research/eurocores/programmes/fanas.html )

 

[43] G. Paolicelli, M. Rovatti, A. Vanossi, and S. Valeri,

"AFM-based investigation to Au nanocluster adhesion",

in Proceedings of the 2nd South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics (SEECCM 2009), June 2009, Rhodes, Greece.

 

[42] C. Negri, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Theory of AFM frictional dissipation at surface moire patterns",

in Proceedings of the 2nd South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics (SEECCM 2009), June 2009, Rhodes, Greece.

 

[41] A. Vanossi, N. Manini, R. Capozza, I.E. Castelli, G. Divitini, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Exactly quantized sliding of a confined solid lubricant under shear",

in Proceedings of the 2nd South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics (SEECCM 2009), June 2009, Rhodes, Greece.

 

[40] M. Rovatti, G. Paolicelli, A. Vanossi, and S. Valeri,

"Adhesion at nanoscale: an AFM-based approach",

in Proceedings of the 2nd European Conference on Tribology (ECOTRIB 2009), June 2009, Pisa, Italy.

 

[39] A.E. Filippov, A. Vanossi, and M. Urbakh,

"Rotary motors sliding along surfaces",

Phys. Rev. E 79, 021108 (2009).

(EUROCORES FANAS Highlight,

http://archives.esf.org/coordinating-research/eurocores/programmes/fanas.html )

 

[38] R. Guerra, A. Vanossi, and M. Urbakh,

"Controlling microscopic friction through mechanical oscillations",

Phys. Rev. E  78, 036110 (2008);

selected also for Volume 18 Issue 12 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

(EUROCORES FANAS Highlight,

http://archives.esf.org/coordinating-research/eurocores/programmes/fanas.html )

 

[37] G. Paolicelli, K. Mougin, A. Vanossi, and S. Valeri,

"Adhesion detachment and movement of gold nanoclusters induced by dynamic atomic force microscopy",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 354011 (2008).

 

[36] I.E. Castelli, N. Manini, R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E.Tosatti,

"Role of transverse displacements for a quantized-velocity state of a lubricant",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 354005 (2008).

 

[35] C. Fusco, R. Smith, M. Urbakh, and A. Vanossi,

"Friction at the nanoscale",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 350301 (2008).

 

[34] R. Capozza, A. Fasolino, M. Ferrario, and A. Vanossi,

"Lubricated friction on nanopatterned surfaces via molecular dynamics simulations",

Phys. Rev. B 77, 235432 (2008);

selected also for Volume 18 Issue 1 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

 

[33] G. Paolicelli, K. Mougin, A. Vanossi, and S. Valeri,

"Controlled manipulation of thiol-functionalised gold nanoparticles on Si(100) by dynamic force microscopy",

Journal of Physics: Conference Series 100, 052008 (2008).

 

[32] N. Manini, G.E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi

"Nonlinear hysteretic behavior of a confined sliding layer",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 20, 224020 (2008).

 

[31] R. Capozza, A. Fasolino, A. Vanossi, and M. Ferrario

"Boundary-lubricated friction in presence of a nano-well"

Journal of Materials Science 43, 3435 (2008).

 

[30] A. Vanossi, G. E. Santoro, N. Manini, E. Tosatti, and O. M. Braun,

"Lubricated friction between incommensurate substrates",

Tribology International 41, 920 (2008).

 

[29] R. Capozza, A. Vanossi, M. Ferrario, and A. Fasolino,

"Lubricated friction on patterned surfaces"

in Science and Supercomputing in Europe, HPC-Europa Transnational Access report 2007, (ISBN: 978-88-86037-21-1), pp. 899-902.

 

[28] N. Manini, A. Vanossi, G.E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti

"Dynamic hysteresis of a confined lubricant under shear",

Phys. Rev. E 76, 046603 (2007).

 

[27] A. Vanossi, N. Manini, F. Caruso, G. E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Static friction on the fly: velocity depinning transitions of lubricants in motion",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 206101 (2007);

selected also for Volume 16 Issue 22 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

 

[26] A. Vanossi, G. E. Santoro, N. Manini, M. Cesaratto, and E. Tosatti,

"Hysteresis from dynamically pinned sliding states",

Surf. Sci. 601, 3670 (2007).

 

[25] R. Guerra, A. Vanossi, and M. Ferrario,

"Nonlinear mobility of a driven system: temperature and disorder effects",

Surf. Sci. 601, 3676 (2007).

 

[24] M. Cesaratto, N. Manini, A. Vanossi, E. Tosatti, and G. E. Santoro,

"Kink plateau dynamics in finite-size lubricant chains",

Surf. Sci. 601, 3682 (2007).

 

[23] A. Vanossi and O. M. Braun,

"Driven dynamics of simplified tribological models", (review article)

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 305017 (2007).

 

[22] N. Manini, M. Cesaratto, G. E. Santoro, E. Tosatti, and A. Vanossi,

"Solitons and exact velocity quantization of incommensurate sliders",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 305016 (2007).

 

[21] S. Pisov, E. Tosatti, U. Tartaglino, and A. Vanossi,

"Gold clusters sliding on graphite: a possible Quartz Crystal Microbalance experiment?",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 305015 (2007).

 

[20] R. Guerra, A. Vanossi, and M. Ferrario,

"Nonlinear dynamics of a driven, underdamped chain: effects of disorder and temperature",

in (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Tribology

(ISBN: 88-902333-0-3), AITC-AIT 2006, Parma, Italy.

 

[19] S. Valeri, D. Marchetto, A. Rota, A. Vanossi, and G. C. Gazzadi,

"New Net-LAB SUP&RMAN and first results in nanotribology",

in (Ed.), Proceedings of the 5th International Conference of Tribology

(ISBN: 88-902333-0-3), AITC-AIT 2006, Parma, Italy.

 

[18] A. Vanossi, N. Manini, G. Divitini, G. E. Santoro, and E. Tosatti,

"Exactly quantized dynamics of classical incommensurate sliders",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 056101 (2006);

selected also for Volume 14 Issue 7 of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.

 

[17] A. Vanossi, G. E. Santoro, N. Manini, G. Divitini, E. Tosatti, and O. M. Braun,

"Lubricated friction between incommensurate substrates",

in (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Symposium on Tribology (ISBN: 87-904 16-17-1), NORDTRIB 2006, Helsingřr, Denmark.

 

[16] A. Vanossi and O. M. Braun,

"Simulation of nanofriction through driven simplified models", (invited chapter)

in Advances in Contact Mechanics: Implications for Materials Science, Engineering and Biology,

edited by R. Buzio and U. Valbusa (Research Signpost, Kerala, 2006).

 

[15] G. E. Santoro, A. Vanossi, N. Manini, G. Divitini, and E. Tosatti,

"Asymmetric frictional sliding between incommensurate surfaces",

Surf. Sci. 600, 2726 (2006).

 

[14] O. M. Braun, M. Peyrard, V. Bortolani, A. Franchini, and A. Vanossi,

"The transition from smooth sliding to stick-slip motion in a single frictional contact",

Phys. Rev. E 72, 056116 (2005).

 

[13] O. M. Braun, A. Vanossi, and E. Tosatti,

"Incommensurability of a confined system under shear",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 026102 (2005).

 

[12] A. Franchini, V. Bortolani, A. Vanossi, and R. F. Wallis,

"Interaction of intrinsic localized modes in the gap of doped semiconductors with plasmons",

Nanotechnology 15, 966 (2004).

 

[11] A. Vanossi, G. Santoro, and V. Bortolani,

"Hysteretic behavior in driven Frenkel-Kontorova chains on irregular substrates",

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16, S2895 (2004).

 

[10] A. Vanossi, A. R. Bishop, and V. Bortolani,

"Role of substrate geometry in sliding friction",

Nanotechnology 15, 790 (2004).

 

[9] A. Vanossi, A. R. Bishop, A. Franchini, and V. Bortolani,

"Modelling study of microscopic sliding on irregular substrates",

Surf. Sci. 566, 816 (2004).

 

[8] A. Vanossi, J. Röder, A. R. Bishop, and V. Bortolani,

"Commensurate sliding on a multiple-well substrate potential",

Mater. Sci. Eng. C 23, 879 (2003).

 

[7] A. Vanossi, J. Röder, A. R. Bishop, and V. Bortolani,

"Underdamped commensurate dynamics in a driven Frenkel-Kontorova type model",

Phys. Rev. E 67, 016605 (2003).

 

[6] A. Vanossi, J. Röder, A. R. Bishop, and V. Bortolani,,

"Nonlinear dynamics of a quasiperiodic Frenkel-Kontorova model",

 edited by M.J. Ablowitz, M. Boiti, F. Pempinelli and B. Prinari, in "Nonlinear Physics: Theory and Experiments. II",

(World Scientific Pu. Co. - Singapore), 2003, pp. 302-308.

 

[5] A. Vanossi, A. Franchini, and V. Bortolani,

"Anharmonic effects in a finite Frenkel-Kontorova type chain",

Surf. Sci. 502, 437 (2002).

 

[4] Y. B. Gaididei, A. R. Bishop, K. Ř. Rasmussen, A. Vanossi, and V. Bortolani,

"Energy localization in pumped systems",

Phys. Rev. B 64, 104303 (2001).

 

[3] A. Vanossi, J. Röder, A. R. Bishop, and V. Bortolani,

"The driven, underdamped Frenkel-Kontorova model on a quasiperiodic substrate",

Phys. Rev. E 63, 17203 (2001).

 

[2] A. R. Bishop, K. Ř. Rasmussen, J. Röder, T. Lookman, A. B. Saxena, A. Vanossi, and P. Kevrekidis,

"Complexity at mesoscale",

edited by F. Abdullaev, O. Bang, and M.P. Soerensen, in "Nonlinearity and Disorder: Theory and Applications",

(Kluwer Acad. Pub. - Netherlands), 2001, pp. 99-113; nlin.PS/0012050 (2000).

 

[1] A. Vanossi, K. Ř. Rasmussen, A. R. Bishop, B. A. Malomed, and V. Bortolani,

"Spontaneous pattern formation in driven nonlinear lattices",

Phys. Rev. E 62, 7353 (2000).