Below is a list of Prof. Carpick’s publications. Most are available as .pdf downloads. If the article is not available, click here to request reprints by email.

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications – Accepted or Published (* – invited paper)
Invited Perspectives
Invited Technical Magazine Articles
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
Conference Papers
Books/Chapters in Books (* – invited chapter in book)
Educational Publications
Ph.D. Thesis




  1. Tribology Opportunities for Enhancing America’s Energy Efficiency: A Report to the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. R. W. Carpick, A. Jackson, W. G. Sawyer, N. Argibay, P. Lee, A. Pachon Garcia, and K. Bennett. 127 pages (2017).  [pdf]
         In the news: TLT May 2016 Article, and TLT April 2017 Article

Publications in Refereed Journals/Transactions (* – invited paper)

  1. An in situ method for simultaneous friction measurements and imaging of interfacial tribochemical film growth in lubricated contacts. N.N. Gosvami, J. Ma, R.W. Carpick Trib. Lett., 66, 154/1-10 (2018).
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  2. Nanoscale generation of robust solid films from liquid dispersed nanoparticles via in-situ atomic force microscopy: Growth kinetics and nanomechanical properties. H.S. Khare, I. Lahouij, A. Jackson, G. Feng, Z. Chen, G. Cooper, R.W. Carpick. ACS Appl. Mat. Interf., ASAP Article online (2018).
  3. Experiments and simulations of the humidity dependence of friction between nanoasperities and graphite: The role of interfacial contact quality. K. Hasz, Z. Ye, A. Martini, and R. W. Carpick. Phys Rev Materials, 2, 126001 (2018).
  4. Nanotribological printing: A nanoscale additive manufacturing method. H.S. Khare, N.N. Gosvami, I. Lahouij, Z. Milne, J.B. McClimon, R.W. Carpick. Nano Lett., ASAP Article online (2018).
         In the news!
  5. Disordered nanoparticle packings under local stress exhibit avalanche-like, environmentally-dependent plastic deformation.A. Lefever, J.P. Mulderrig, J.L. Hor, D. Lee, R.W. Carpick, Nano Letters, 18, 5418-25 (2018).
  7. Si doping enhances the thermal stability of diamond-like carbon through reductions in carbon-carbon bond length disorder. J. Hilbert, F. Mangolini, J.B. McClimon, J.R. Lukes, R.W. Carpick. Carbon, 131, 72-8 (2018).
  8. Effect of silicon and oxygen dopants on the stability of hydrogenated amorphous carbon under harsh environmental conditions. F. Mangolini, B.A. Krick, T.D.B. Jacobs, S.R. Khanal, F. Streller, J.B. McClimon, J. Hilbert, S.V. Prasad, T.W. Scharf, J.A. Ohlhausen, J.R. Lukes, W.G. Sawyer, R.W. Carpick. Carbon, 130, 127-36 (2018).
  9. Influence of chemical bonding on the variability of diamond-like carbon nanoscale adhesion. R.A. Bernal, P. Chen, J.D. Schall, J.A. Harrison, Y.-R. Jeng, R.W. Carpick. Carbon, in press (2017).
  10. Structure-property relationships from universal signatures of plasticity in disordered solids. D. Cubuk, R.J.S. Ivancic, S.S. Schoenholz, D.J. Strickland, A. Basu, Z.S. Davidson, J. Fontaine, J.L. Hor, Y.R. Huang, Y. Jiang, N. Keim, K.D. Koshigan, J. Lefever, T. Liu, X.-G. Ma, D.J. Magagnosc, E. Morrow, C.P. Ortiz, J.M. Rieser, A.Shavit, T. Still, Y. Xu, Y. Zhang, K.N. Nordstrom, P. E. Arratia, R.W. Carpick, D.J. Durian, Z. Fakhraai, D.J. Jerolmack, D. Lee, Ju Li, R. Riggleman, K.T. Turner, A.G. Yodh, D.S. Gianola, A.J. Liu. Science, 358, 1033-7 (2017).
  11. Tribochemical wear of diamond-like carbon-coated atomic force microscope tips. Liu, Y. Jiang, D.S. Grierson, K. Sridharan, Y. Shao, T.D.B. Jacobs, M.L. Falk R.W. Carpick, and K.T. Turner. ACS Appl. Mat. Interf., 9, 35341-8 (2017).
  12. Multibond model of single-asperity tribochemical wear at the nanoscale. Shao, T.D.B. Jacobs, Y. Jiang, K.T. Turner, R.W. Carpick, and M.L. Falk. ACS Appl. Mat. Interf., 9, 35333-40 (2017).
  13. Nanoscale roughness of natural fault surfaces controlled by scaledependent yield strength, C.A. Thom, E.E. Brodsky, R.W. Carpick, G.M. Pharr, W.C. Oliver, D.L. Goldsby, Res. Lett., 44, 9299-307 (2017).
  14. Synthesis and physical properties of phase-engineered transition metal dichalcogenide monolayer heterostructures. C. H. Naylor, W. M. Parkin, Z. Gao, J. Berry, S. Zhou, Q. Zhang, J. B. McClimon, L. Z. Tan, C. E. Kehayias, M.-Q. Zhao, R. S. Gona, R. W. Carpick, A. M. Rappe, D. J. Srolovitz, M. Drndic, and A. T. C. Johnson. ACS Nano, 11, 8619-27 (2017).
  15. On the integration of ultra-nanocrystalline diamond (UNCD) with CMOS chip. H. Mi, H.-C. Yuan, J.-H. Seo, A.V. Sumant, O. Auciello, D.C. Mancini, R.W. Carpick, S. Pacheco, and Z. Ma, AIP Advances, 7, 035121/1-5 (2017).
  16. Correcting for tip geometry effects in molecular simulations of single-asperity contact. Jiang, J.A. Harrison, J.D. Schall, K.E. Ryan, R.W. Carpick, and K.T. Turner. Trib. Lett., 65, 78/1-12 (2017).
  17. Adhesion mechanics between nanoscale silicon oxide tips and few-layer graphene. P. Gong, Q. Li, X.-Z. Liu, R.W. Carpick, P. Egberts. Lett., 65, 61/1-14 (2017).
  18. Nanomechanics of pH-responsive, drug-loaded, bilayered polymer grafts. P. Nalam, H.-S. Lee, N. Bhatt, R.W. Carpick, D.M. Eckmann, and R.J. Composto. ACS Appl. Mat. Interf., 9, 12936-48 (2017).
  19. Large-area synthesis of high-quality monolayer 1T’-WTe2 flakes, C. Naylor, W. Parkin, Z. Gao, H. Kang, M. Noyan, R. Wexler, L. Tan, Y. Kim, C. Kehayias, F. Streller, Y.R. Zhou, R.W. Carpick, Z. Luo, Y. Park, A. Rappe, M. Drndic, J. Kikkawa, A.T. Johnson. 2D Materials, 4, 021008/1-11 (2017).
  20. Load and time dependence of interfacial chemical bond-induced friction at the nanoscale. Tian, N.N. Gosvami, D.L. Goldsby, Y. Liu, I. Szlufarska, and R.W. Carpick. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 076103/1-6 (2017).
         In the news!
  21. Mechanisms of contact, adhesion and failure of metallic nanoasperities in the presence of adsorbates: Toward conductive contact design. Yang, R.W. Carpick, and D.J. Srolovitz, ACS Nano, 11, 490-500 (2017).
  22. In situ oxygen plasma cleaning of microswitch surfaces—comparison of Ti and graphite electrodes. C. Oh, F. Streller, W.R. Ashurst, R.W. Carpick, and M.P. de Boer, Micromech. Microeng., 26, 115020 (2016).
  23. Scalable production of sensor arrays based on high mobility hybrid graphene field effect transistors, Gao, H. Kang, C. Naylor, F. Streller, P. Ducos, M. Serrano, J. Ping, J. Zauberman, R. Rajesh, R.W. Carpick, Y.-J. Wang, Y.W. Park, Z. Luo, L. Ren, and A.T. Johnson, ACS Appl. Mat. Interf., 8, 27546-52 (2016).
  24. The evolving quality of frictional contact with graphene. Li, Q. Li, R.W. Carpick, P. Gumbsch, X.-Z. Liu, X. Ding, Jun Sun, and Ju Li. Nature, 539, 541-5 (2016).
    In the news!
  25. Monolayer single-crystal 1T’-MoTe2 grown by chemical vapor deposition exhibits a weak antilocalization effect. H. Naylor, W.M. Parkin, J. Ping, Z. Gao, Y.R. Zhou, Y. Kim, F. Streller, R.W. Carpick A.M. Rappe, M. Drndic, J.M. Kikkawa, A.T. Charlie Johnson. Nano Lett., 16, 4297–304 (2016).
  26. Valence band control of metal silicide films via stoichiometry. Streller, Y. Qi, J. Yang, F. Mangolini, A.M. Rappe, and R.W. Carpick. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 7, 2573–8 (2016).
  27. Load-dependent friction hysteresis on graphene. Z. Ye, P. Egberts, G.H. Han, A.T. Johnson, R.W. Carpick, and A. Martini. ACS Nano, 10, 5161–8 (2016).
  28. Solid state magnetic resonance investigation of the thermally induced structural evolution of silicon oxide-doped hydrogenated amorphous carbon, J. Peng, A. Sergiienko, F. Mangolini, P.E. Stallworth, S. Greenbaum, and R.W. Carpick, Carbon, 105, 163–75 (2016).
  29. Heterogeneity in the small-scale deformation behavior of disordered nanoparticle packings. J.A. Lefever, T.D.B. Jacobs, Q. Tam, J.L. Hor, Y.-R. Huang, D. Lee, and R.W. Carpick. Nano Lett. (2016) 16, 2455-2462. [pdf]
  30. Measurement of the length and strength of adhesive interactions in a nanoscale silicon-diamond interface. T.D.B. Jacobs, J.A. Lefever, and R.W. Carpick. Adv. Mat. Int. (2015) 2, 1400547. [pdf]
  31. A technique for the experimental determination of the length and strength of adhesive interactions between effectively rigid materials. T.D.B. Jacobs, J.A. Lefever, and R.W. Carpick. Trib. Lett. (2015) 59. [pdf]
  32. Dynamics of atomic stick-slip friction examined with atomic force microscopy and atomistic simulations at overlapping speeds. X.-Z. Liu, Z. Ye, Y. Dong, P. Egberts, R.W. Carpick, A. Martini, Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 146102/1-4 (2015).
         In the news!
  33. Mechanisms of antiwear tribofilm growth revealed in situ by single-asperity sliding contacts. N.N. Gosvami, J.A. Bares, F. Mangolini, A.R. Konicek, D.G. Yablon, and R.W. Carpick. Science, 348, 102-6 (2015).
         In the news!  And here!
  34. Boron-Doped Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Synthesized with an H-Rich/Ar-lean Gas System. H. Zeng, A.R. Konicek, N. Moldovan, F. Mangolini, T.D.B. Jacobs, I. Wylie, P.U. Arumugam, S. Siddiqui, R.W. Carpick, and J.A. Carlisle, Carbon, 84, 103-117 (2015). [pdf]
  35. Microstructure-sensitive investigation of magnesium alloy fatigue. K. Hazeli, J. Cuadra, F. Streller, C.M. Barr, R. W. Carpick, M.L. Taheri, and A. Kontsos, Int. J. Plasticity, 68, 55-76 (2015). [pdf]
  36. Three-dimensional effects of twinning in magnesium alloys. K. Hazeli, J. Cuadra, F. Streller, C.M. Barr, R. W. Carpick, M.L. Taheri, and A. Kontsos, Scripta Materialia, 100, 9-12 (2015). [pdf]
  37. Accounting for nanometer-thick adventitious carbon contamination in x-ray absorption spectra of carbon-based materials. F. Mangolini, J.B. McClimon, F. Rose and R.W. Carpick, Anal. Chem., 86, 12258-65 (2014). [pdf]
  38. Complete characterization by Raman spectroscopy of the structural properties of thin hydrogenated diamond-like carbon films exposed to rapid thermal annealing. F. Rose, N. Wang, R. Smith, Q-F. Xiao, H. Inaba, T. Mastumura, H. Matsumoto, Q. Dai, B. Marchon, F. Mangolini, R.W. Carpick,  J. Appl. Phys., 116, 123516/1-12 (2014). [pdf]
  39. Direct torsional actuation of microcantilevers using magnetic excitation, N. N. Gosvami, P. C. Nalam, A. L. Exarhos, Q. Tam, J. M. Kikkawa, R. W. Carpick, Appl. Phys. Lett., 105, 093101 (2014). [pdf]
  40. Frictional behavior of atomically thin sheets: Hexagonal-shaped graphene islands grown on copper by chemical vapor deposition. P. Egberts, G.H. Han, X.Z. Liu, A.T. Johnson, and R.W. Carpick, ACS Nano, 8, 5010-21 (2014). [pdf] 
  41. Fluorination of graphene enhances friction due to increased corrugation. Q. Li, X.-Z. Liu, S.-P. Kim, V.B. Shenoy, P.E. Sheehan, J.T. Robinson, and R.W. Carpick. Nano Letters, 14, 5212-17 (2014). [pdf]
         In the news: Penn News and TLT Magazine
  42. Atomic-scale wear of amorphous hydrogenated carbon during intermittent contact: A combined study using experiment, simulation, and theory. V. Vahdat, K.E. Ryan, P.L. Keating, Y. Jiang, S. Adiga, D. Schall, K.T. Turner, J. A. Harrison, and R.W. Carpick, ACS Nano, 7, 3221-35 (2014). [pdf]
  43. Simulated adhesion between realistic hydrocarbon materials: Effects of composition, roughness, and contact point, K.E. Ryan, P.L. Keating, T.D.B. Jacobs, D.S. Grierson, K.T. Turner, R. W. Carpick and J. A. Harrison, Langmuir, 8, 7027-40 (2014). [pdf]
  44. Nanoscale adhesive properties of graphene: The effect of sliding history. X. -Z. Liu, Q. Li, P. Egberts, and R. W. Carpick, Adv. Mat. Interf., 1, (2014). [pdf]
  45. Tunable, source-controlled formation of platinum silicides and nanogaps from thin precursor films, F. Streller, G. E. Wabiszewski, F. Mangolini, G. Feng, and R. W. Carpick, Adv. Mat. Interf. 1300120/1-6 (2014). [pdf]
  46. Practical method to limit tip-sample contact stress and prevent wear in amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy, V. Vahdat and R.W. Carpick, ACS Nano, 7, 9836–50 (2013). [pdf]
  47. Wear, plasticity, and rehybridization in tetrahedral amorphous carbon. T. Kunze, M. Posselt, S. Gemming, G. Seifert, A.R. Konicek, R.W. Carpick, L. Pastewka M. Moseler, Trib. Lett., 10.1007/s11249-013-0250-7 (2013). [pdf]
  48. Thermally induced evolution of hydrogenated amorphous carbon. F. Mangolini, F. Rose, J. Hilbert, R.W. Carpick, Appl. Phys. Lett., 103, 161605/1-4 (2013). [pdf]
  49. Environmental dependence of atomic-scale friction at graphite surface steps, P. Egberts, Z. Ye, X.-Z. Liu, Y. Dong, A. Martini, R. W. Carpick, Phys. Rev. B, 88, 035409/1-0 (2013). [pdf]
  50. Mechanics of interaction and atomic-scale wear of amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy probes. V. Vahdat, D.S. Grierson, K.T. Turner, R.W. Carpick, ACS Nano, 7, 3221–3235 (2013). [pdf]
  51. A numerical contact model based on real surface topography. C.K. Bora, M.E. Plesha, R.W. Carpick, Trib. Lett., 50, 331-347 (2013). [pdf] 
  52. The effect of atomic-scale roughness on the adhesion of nanoscale asperities: A combined simulation and experimental investigation. 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, Trib. Lett., 50, 81-93 (2013). [pdf] 
  53. Nanoscale wear as a stress-assisted chemical reaction. T.D.B. Jacobs and R.W. Carpick, Nature Nanotech., 8, 108-12 (2013). [pdf]
  54. Correlation between probe shape and atomic friction peaks at graphite step edges. Y. Dong, X.-Z. Li, P. Egberts, Z. Ye, R.W. Carpick, A. Martini., Trib. Lett. 50, 49-57 (2013). [pdf] 
  55. Ultrananocrystalline diamond tip integrated onto a heated atomic force microscope cantilever. H.J. Kim, N. Moldovan, J.R. Felts, S. Somnath, Z. Dai, T.D. B. Jacobs, R.W. Carpick, J.A. Carlisle, and W.P. King, Nanotechnology, 23, 495302/1-9 (2012).
  56. Adhesion of nanoscale asperities with power-law profiles. D.S. Grierson, J. Liu, R.W. Carpick, K.T. Turner, J. Mech. Phys. Sol., 61, 597-610, (2012). [pdf]
  57. Angle-resolved environmental X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: A new laboratory setup for photoemission studies at pressures up to 0.4 Torr. F. Mangolini, J. Åhlund, G.E. Wabiszewski, V.P. Adiga,, P. Egberts, F. Streller, K. Backlund, P. Karlsson, B. Wannberg, and R.W. Carpick, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 83, 093112/1-10 (2012). [pdf]
  58. Tribological properties of nanodiamond-epoxy composites. I. Neitzel, V. Mochalin, J. A. Bares, R. W. Carpick, A. Erdemir, Y.Gogotsi. Trib. Lett., 47, 195–202 (2012). [pdf]
  59. Nanocrystalline diamond AFM tip for chemical force microscopy: fabrication and photochemical functionalization. M.E. Drew, A.R. Konicek, P. Jaroenapibal, R.W. Carpick, Y. Yamakoshi. J. Mater. Chem., 22, 12682–88 (2012). [pdf]
  60. Controlling nanoscale friction through the competition between capillary adsorption and thermally-activated sliding. C. Greiner, J.R. Felts, Z. Dai, W.P. King, and R.W. Carpick. ACS Nano, 6, 4305–13 (2012). [pdf] 
  61. Influence of surface passivation on the friction and wear behavior of ultrananocrystalline diamond and tetrahedral amorphous carbon thin films. A.R. Konicek, D.S. Grierson, A.V. Sumant, T.A. Friedmann, J.P. Sullivan, P.U.P.A. Gilbert, W.G. Sawyer, and R.W. Carpick. Phys. Rev. B., 85, 155448/1-13 (2012). [pdf] 
  62. Thermomechanical stability of ultrananocrystalline diamond. V.P. Adiga, S. Suresh, A. Datta, J.A. Carlisle, R.W. Carpick, J. Appl. Phys., 111, 054913/1-5 (2012). [pdf]
  63. Wear-resistant nanoscale silicon carbide tips for scanning probe applications, M.A. Lantz, B. Gotsmann, P. Jaroenapibal, T.D.B. Jacobs, S.D. O’Connor, K. Sridharan, R.W. Carpick, Adv. Funct. Mater., 22, 1639–45 (2012). [pdf]
  64. Advances in manufacturing of molded tips for scanning probe microscopy. N. Moldovan, Z. Dai, J.A. Carlisle, T.D.B. Jacobs, V. Vahdat, D.S. Grierson, J. Liu, K.T. Turner, R.W. Carpick, J. Microelectromech S., 21, 431-42 (2012). [pdf]
  65. The vibrational properties and specific heat of ultrananocrystalline diamond based on molecular dynamics simulations. S.P. Adiga, V.P. Adiga, R.W. Carpick, and D.W. Brenner, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115, 21691–99 (2011). [pdf]
  66. Accelerating innovation: The Nanotechnology Institute. A.P. Green, E. Chen, K. Pourrezaei, M. Marcolongo, R.W. Carpick, Nanotech. Law & Business 8, 176-93 (2011). [pdf]
  67. Frictional ageing from interfacial bonding and the origins of rate and state friction. Q. Li, T.E. Tullis, D. Goldsby, R.W. Carpick, Nature, 480, 233-36 (2011). [pdf] 
  68. Atomic friction modulation on the reconstructed Au (111) surface. Q. Li, Y. Dong, A. Martini, R.W. Carpick, Tribol. Lett. 43, 369-78 (2011). [pdf] 
  69. Near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure imaging of spherical and flat counterfaces of ultrananocrystalline diamond tribological contacts: A correlation of surface chemistry and friction A.R. Konicek, C. Jaye, M.A. Hamilton, W.G. Sawyer, D.A. Fischer and R.W. Carpick, Tribol. Lett., 44, 99-106 (2011). [pdf]
  70. Speed dependence of atomic stick-slip friction in optimally matched experiments and molecular dynamics simulations. Q. Li, Y. Dong, D. Perez, A. Martini, R. W. Carpick, Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 126101/1-4 (2011). [pdf] 
  71. Substrate effect on thickness-dependent friction on graphene. Q. Li, C. Lee, R.W. Carpick, and J. Hone. Phys. Stat. Sol. B, 247, 2909-14 (2010). [pdf] 
  72. Local nanoscale heating modulates single-asperity friction. C. Greiner, J.R. Felts, Z. Dai, W.P. King, and R.W. Carpick, Nano Lett., 10, 4640-45 (2010). [pdf]
  73. Method for characterizing nanoscale wear of atomic force microscope tips. J. Liu, J. Notbohm, K.T. Turner and R.W. Carpick, ACS Nano, 4, 3763-72 (2010). [pdf]
  74. * Atomistic origins of adhesion for diamond and nanocomposite diamond surfaces. J.A. Harrison, R.J. Cannara, G. Gao, P. Piotrowski, D. Schall, J. Urban and R.W. Carpick, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 24, 2471-98 (2010). [pdf] 
  75. On the application of transition state theory to atomic-scale wear. T.D. Jacobs, B. Gotsmann, M.A. Lantz and R.W. Carpick, Tribol. Lett., 39, 257-71 (2010). [pdf]
  76. Wear resistant diamond nanoprobe tips with integrated silicon heater for tip-based nanomanufacturing. P.C. Fletcher, J.R. Felts, Z. Dai, T.D. Jacobs, H. Zeng, W. Lee, P.E. Sheehan, J.A. Carlisle, R.W. Carpick and W.P. King, ACS Nano, 4, 3338-44 (2010). [pdf]
  77. Preventing nanoscale wear of atomic force microscopy tips through the use of monolithic ultrananocrystalline diamond probes. J. Liu, D. S. Grierson, N. Moldovan, J. Notbohm, S. Li, P. Jaroenapibal, S. D. O’Connor, A. V. Sumant, N. Neelakantan, J. A. Carlisle, K. T. Turner, R. W. Carpick. Small, 6, 1140-9 (2010). [pdf]
  78. Frictional characteristics of atomically thin sheets. C. Lee, Q. Li, W. Kalb, X.-Z. Liu, H. Berger, R. W. Carpick, J. Hone. Science, 328, 76-80 (2010). [pdf]
  79. Thermal stability and rehybridization of carbon bonding in tetrahedral amorphous carbon. D. S. Grierson, A. V. Sumant, A. R. Konicek, T. A. Friedmann, J. P. Sullivan, R. W. Carpick. J. Appl. Phys., 107, 033523/1-5 (2010). [pdf] 
  80. Ultralow nanoscale wear through atom-by-atom attrition in silicon-containing diamond-like carbon. H. Bhaskaran, B. Gotsmann, A. Sebastian, U. Drechsler, M.A. Lantz, M. Despont, P. Jaroenapibal, R.W. Carpick, Y. Chen, K. Sridharan. Nat. Nanotechnol., 5, 181-5 (2010). [pdf]
  81. Elastic and frictional properties of graphene. Changgu Lee, Xiaoding Wei, Qunyang Li, Robert Carpick, Jeffrey W. Kysar, James Hone. Phys. Status Solidi B, 246, 2562-67 (2009). [pdf] 
  82. Transformations in wrinkle patterns: Cooperation between nanoscale cross-linked surface layers and the submicrometer bulk in wafer-spun, plasma-treated polydimethylsiloxane. H. T. Evensen, H. Jiang, K. W. Gotrik, F. Denes, R. W. Carpick. Nano Lett., 9, 2884-90 (2009). [pdf] 
  83. Piezoelectric aluminum nitride nanoelectromechanical actuators. N. Sinha, G.E. Wabiszewski, R.Mahameed, V.V. Felmetsger, S.M. Tanner, R.W. Carpick, G. Piazza. Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 053106/1-3 (2009). [pdf] 
  84. Characterization of microscale wear in a polysilicon-based MEMS device using AFM and PEEM-NEXAFS Spectromicroscopy. D.S. Grierson, A.R. Konicek, G.E. Wabiszewski, A.V. Sumant, M.P. de Boer, A.D. Corwin, R.W. Carpick. Tribol. Lett. 36, 233-8 (2009). [pdf] 
  85. Mechanical stiffness and dissipation in ultrananocrystalline diamond microresonators. V.P. Adiga, A.V. Sumant, S. Suresh, C. Gudeman, O. Auciello, J.A. Carlisle, R.W. Carpick. Phys. Rev. B, 79, 245403/1-8 (2009). [pdf]
  86. Analyzing the performance of diamond coated micro end mills. C.D. Torres, P.J. Heaney, A.V. Sumant, M.A. Hamilton, R.W. Carpick, F.E. Pfefferkorn. Int. J. Machine Tools Manufacture, 49, 599-612 (2009). [pdf]
  87. Origin of ultralow friction and wear in ultrananocrystalline diamond. A. R. Konicek, D. S. Grierson, P. U. P. A. Gilbert, W. G. Sawyer, A. V. Sumant and R. W. Carpick. Phys. Rev. Lett., 100(23) 235502/1-4 (2008). [pdf] 
  88. Diamond coatings for micro end mills: Enabling the dry machining of aluminum at the micro-scale. P.J. Heaney, A.V. Sumant, C.D. Torres, R.W. Carpick, F.E. Pfefferkorn, Diam. Rel. Mat., 17, 223-233 (2008). [pdf]
  89. * Invited Review Article: Recent advances in single-asperity nanotribology. I. Szlufarska, M. Chandross, R.W. Carpick, J. Phys D: Appl. Phys., 41 (2008). [pdf] 
  90. Synthesis and characterization of smooth ultra-nanocrystalline diamond films via low pressure bias-enhanced nucleation and growth, Y. C. Chen, X. Y. Zhong, A. R. Konicek, D.S. Grierson, N. H. Tai, I. N. Lin, B. Kabius, J. M. Hiller, A. V. Sumant, R. W. Carpick, O. Auciello, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92, 133113/1-3 (2008). [pdf] 
  91. Negative stiffness and enhanced damping of individual multiwalled carbon nanotubes. H. W. Yap, R. S. Lakes, and R. W. Carpick, Phys. Rev. B, 77, 045423/1-7 (2008). [pdf] 
  92. Surface chemistry and bonding configuration of ultrananocrystalline diamond surfaces and their effects on nanotribological properties. A. V. Sumant, D. S. Grierson, J. E. Gerbi, J. A. Carlisle, O. Auciello, and R. W. Carpick, Phys. Rev. B, 76, 235429/1-11 (2007). [pdf] 
  93. Are diamonds a MEMS’ best friend? O. Auciello, S. Pacheco, A.V. Sumant, C. Gudeman, S. Sampath, A. Datta, R.W. Carpick, V.P. Adiga, P. Zurcher, Z. Ma, H.C. Yuan, J.A. Carlisle, B. Kabius, J. Hiller, S. Srinivasan, IEEE Microwave Magazine, 8 61-75 (2007). [pdf] 
  94. Dielectric properties of hydrogen-incorporated chemical vapor deposited diamond thin films. C. Liu, X. Xiao, J. Wang, B. Shi, V.P. Adiga, R.W. Carpick, J.A. Carlisle, and O. Auciello J. Appl. Phys., 102 074115/1-7 (2007). [pdf]
  95. Nanoscale friction varied by isotopic shifting of surface vibrational frequencies. R.J. Cannara, M.J Brukman, A.V. Sumant, K. Cimatu, S. Baldelli, and R.W. Carpick, Science, 318 (5851) 780-3 (2007). [pdf]
    [Supplementary Material] 
  96. Tribochemistry and material transfer for the ultrananocrystalline diamond-silicon nitride interface revealed by X-PEEM spectromicroscopy. D.S. Grierson, A.V. Sumant, A.R. Konicek, M. Abrecht, J. Birrell, O. Auciello, J.A. Carlisle, T.W. Scharf, M.T. Dugger, P.U.P.A. Gilbert, and R.W. Carpick. J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, 25 1700-5 (2007). [pdf] 10.1116/1.2782428
  97. * Invited Review Article: Nanotribology of carbon-based materials. D.S. Grierson and R.W. Carpick, Nano Today, 2 12-21 (2007). [pdf] 
  98. Nanotribology of octadecyltrichlorosilane monolayers and silicon: Self-mated vs. unmated interfaces and local packing density effects. E.E. Flater, W.R. Ashurst, and R.W. Carpick, Langmuir, 23 (18) 9242-52 (2007). [pdf]
  99. Mechanical instabilities of individual multi-walled carbon nanotubes under uniaxial loading. H.W. Yap, R.S. Lakes, and R.W. Carpick, Nano Lett., 7 1149-54 (2007). [pdf]
  100. Small amplitude reciprocating wear performance of diamond-like carbon films: Dependence of film composition and counterface material. J.A. Bares, A.V. Sumant, D.S. Grierson, R.W. Carpick, and K. Sridharan, Tribology Lett., 27 79-88 (2007). [pdf] 10.1007/s11249-007-9209-x
  101. Atomic-scale friction on diamond: A comparison of different sliding directions on (001) and (111) surfaces using MD and AFM. G. Gao, R.J. Cannara, R.W. Carpick, and J.A. Harrison, Langmuir, 23 (10), 5394-405 (2007). [pdf] 
  102. Surface composition, bonding, and morphology in the nucleation and growth of ultra-thin, high quality nanocrystalline diamond films. A.V. Sumant, P.U.P.A. Gilbert, D.S. Grierson, A.R. Konicek, M. Abrecht, J.E. Butler, T. Feygelson, S.S. Rotter, and R.W. Carpick, Diam. Rel. Mat., 16, 718-24 (2007). [pdf]
  103. Predictions and observations of transitions in atomic-scale stick-slip friction. S.N. Medyanik, W.K. Liu, I.-H. Sung, and R.W. Carpick, Phys. Rev. Lett., 97 (13) 136106/1-4 (2006). [pdf]
  104. The use of tungsten interlayers to enhance the initial nucleation and conformality of ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) thin films. N.N. Naguib, J.W. Elam, J. Birrell, J. Wang, D.S. Grierson, B. Kabius, J.M. Hiller, A.V. Sumant, R. W. Carpick, O. Auciello, and J.A. Carlisle, Chem. Phys. Lett., 430 (4-6) 345-50 (2006). [pdf]
  105. Lateral force calibration in atomic force microscopy: A new lateral force calibration method and general guidelines for optimization. R.J. Cannara, M. Eglin, and R.W. Carpick, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 77, 53701/1-11 (2006). [pdf]
  106. Vibrations of the “beetle” scanning probe microscope: identification of a new mode, generalized analysis, and characterization methodology. M.J. Brukman and R.W. Carpick. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 77, 033706/1-7 (2006). [pdf] 
  107. Growth of mechanically fixed and isolated vertically-aligned carbon nanotubes and nanofibers for nanomechanical testing by DC-plasma-enhanced hot filament chemical vapor deposition. H.Y. Yap, B. Ramaker, A.V. Sumant, and R.W. Carpick, Diam. Rel. Mater., 15 (10), 1622-1628 (2006). [pdf]
  108. Nanotribological properties of alkanephosphonic acid self-assembled monolayers on aluminum oxide: Effects of fluorination and substrate crystallinity. M.J. Brukman, G.O. Marco, T.D. Dunbar, L.D. Boardman, and R.W. Carpick, Langmuir, 22 3988-3998 (2006). [pdf]
  109. Microparticle manipulation using inertial forces. M. Eglin, M.A. Eriksson, and R.W. Carpick, Appl. Phys. Lett., 88 091913/1-3 (2006). [pdf]
  110. In-situ wear studies of surface micromachined interfaces subject to controlled loading. E.E. Flater, A.D. Corwin, M.P. de Boer, and R.W. Carpick, Wear, 260 580-593 (2006). [pdf]
  111. Cantilever tilt compensation for variable-load atomic-force microscopy. R.J. Cannara, M.J. Brukman, and R.W. Carpick, Rev. Sci. Instrum., 76, 53706/1-6 (2005). [pdf]
  112. Multiscale roughness and modeling of MEMS interfaces. C. K. Bora, E.E. Flater, M.D. Street, J.M. Redmond, M.J. Starr, M.E. Plesha, and R.W. Carpick. Trib. Lett., 19, 37-48 (2005). [pdf]
  113. Accounting for the JKR-DMT transition in adhesion and friction measurements with AFM. D.S. Grierson, E.E. Flater, and R.W. Carpick, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol., 19 (3-5) 291-311(2005). [pdf]
  114. Toward the ultimate tribological interface: Surface chemical optimization and nanoscale single asperity properties of ultrananocrystalline diamond. A.V. Sumant, D.S. Grierson, J.E. Gerbi, J. Birrell, U.D. Lanke, O. Auciello, J.A. Carlisle, and R.W. Carpick, Adv. Mat., 17, 1039-1045 (2005). [pdf] [Supplementary Material]
  115. Phase imaging and the lever-sample tilt angle in dynamic atomic force microscopy. M.J. D’Amato, M.S. Marcus, M. A. Eriksson, and R.W. Carpick, Appl. Phys. Lett., 85 (20) 4738-40 (2004). [pdf]
  116. The role of contaminants in the variation of adhesion, friction, and electrical conduction properties of carbide-coated scanning probe tips and Pt(111) in ultrahigh vacuum. M. Enachescu, R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron, J. Appl. Phys., 95 (12) 7694 (2004). [pdf]
  117. * Invited Review Article: Polydiacetylene films: A review of recent investigations into chromogenic transitions and nanomechanical properties. R.W. Carpick, D.Y. Sasaki, M.S. Marcus, M. A. Eriksson, and A.R. Burns. J. Phys.: Cond. Matt., 16,(23), R679 -R697 (2004). [pdf] 
  118. * Invited Review Article: Atomic-scale friction and its connection to fracture mechanics. R.W. Carpick, E.E. Flater, K. Sridharan, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron. JoM 56 (10) 48-52 (2004). [pdf]
  119. In-plane contributions to phase contrast in intermittent contact atomic force microscopy. M. S. Marcus, M.A. Eriksson, D.Y. Sasaki, and R.W. Carpick, Ultramicroscopy, 97 (1-4) 145-50 (2003). [pdf] 
  120. Nanotribology of CoCr-UHMWPE TJR prosthesis using atomic force microscopy. S. P. Ho, R. W. Carpick, T. Boland, and M. LaBerge, Wear, 253 (11-12) 1145-55 (2002). [pdf]
  121. Friction anisotropy revealed by phase contrast in intermittent contact atomic force microscopy. M. S. Marcus, R. W. Carpick, D. Y. Sasaki, and M.A. Eriksson, Phys. Rev. Lett., 88 (22) 226103/1-4 (2002). [pdf] 10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.226103
  122. Abrasion of steel by ceramic coatings: Comparison of RF-DLC to sputtered B4C. S.J. Harris, G.G. Krauss, S.J. Simko, T.J. Potter, R.W. Carpick, B. Welbes, and M. Grischke, Tribology Lett., 12, 43-50 (2001). [pdf]
  123. The influence of coating structure on micromachine stiction. J.G. Kushmerick, M.G. Hankins, M.P. de Boer, P.J. Clews, R.W. Carpick, and B.C. Bunker, Tribology Lett., 10 (1-2), 103-8 (2001). [pdf]
  124. Shear-induced mechanochromism in polydiacetylene monolayers. A.R. Burns, R.W. Carpick, D. Y. Sasaki, J. A. Shelnutt, and R. Haddad, Tribology Lett., 10 (1-2), 89 (2001). [pdf]
  125. Directional shear force microscopy. A.R. Burns and R.W. Carpick, Appl. Phys. Lett., 78, 317 (2001). [pdf]
  126. The impact of solution agglomeration on the deposition of self-assembled monolayers. B.C. Bunker, R.W. Carpick, R. Assink, M. Thomas, M.G. Hankins, J. Voigt, D. Sipola, M.P. de Boer, J. Martin, and G. Gulley, Langmuir 16 (20), 7742 (2000). [pdf] 
  127. Acid-base interactions at the molecular level: Adhesion and friction studies with Interfacial Force Microscopy. A.R. Burns, J.E. Houston, R.W. Carpick, and T.A. Michalske. In: Acid-Base Interactions: Relevance to Adhesion Science and Technology, Volume 2, Ed. K. L. Mittal, (V.S.P. International Science) 2000.  [pdf]
  128. High molecular orientation in mono- and tri-layer polydiacetylene films imaged by atomic force microscopy. D. Y. Sasaki, R.W. Carpick, and A.R. Burns, J. Colloid Interf. Sci., 229, 490 (2000). [pdf] 
  129. Spectroscopic ellipsometry and fluorescence study of thermochromism in an ultrathin poly(diacetylene) film: Reversibility and transition kinetics. R.W. Carpick, T.M. Mayer, D.Y.Sasaki, and A.R. Burns, Langmuir, 16 (10), 4639 (2000)[pdf]
  130. First observation of mechanochromism at the nanometer scale. R.W. Carpick, D. Y. Sasaki, and A.R. Burns, Langmuir, 16, 1270 (2000). [pdf] 
  131. Large friction anisotropy of a polydiacetylene monolayer. R.W. Carpick, D.Y. Sasaki, and A.R. Burns, Tribology Lett., 7 (2-3), 79 (1999). [pdf]
  132. Observation of proportionality between friction and contact area. M. Enachescu, R.J.A. van den Oetelaar, R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, C.F.J. Flipse, and M. Salmeron, Tribology Lett., 7 (2-3), 73 (1999). [pdf]
  133. Molecular level friction as revealed with a novel scanning probe. A.R. Burns, J.E. Houston, R.W. Carpick, and T.A. Michalske, Langmuir, 15, 2922 (1999)[pdf]
  134. A general equation for fitting contact area and friction vs. load measurements. R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 211, 395 (1999)[pdf]
  135. Friction and molecular deformation in the tensile regime. A.R. Burns, J.E. Houston, R.W. Carpick, and T.A. Michalske, Phys. Rev. Lett., 82, 1181 (1999)[pdf]
  136. An atomic force microscope study of an ideally hard contact: The diamond(111)/tungsten carbide interface. M. Enachescu, R.J.A van den Oetelaar, R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, C.F.J. Flipse, and M. Salmeron, Phys. Rev. Lett., 81, 1877 (1998). [pdf]
  137. Friction force microscopy investigations of potassium halide surfaces in ultrahigh vacuum: Structure, friction and surface modification. R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron. Tribology Lett., 5, 91 (1998). [pdf] 
  138. * Invited Review Article: Scratching the surface: Fundamental investigations of tribology with atomic force microscopy. R.W. Carpick and M. Salmeron, Chemical Reviews 97, 1163 (1997). [pdf] 
  139. The use of capacitance to measure surface forces. 2. Application to the study of contact mechanics. P. Frantz, A. Artsyukhovich, R.W. Carpick, and M. Salmeron. Langmuir 13 (22), 5957 (1997). [pdf]
  140. Lateral stiffness: A new nanomechanical measurement for the determination of shear strengths with friction force microscopy. R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron. Appl. Phys. Lett. 70 (12), 1548 (1997). [pdf]
  141. Calibration of frictional forces in atomic force microscopy. D.F. Ogletree, R.W. Carpick, and M. Salmeron, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 67, 3298 (1996). [pdf] [Additional updated information]
  142. Variation of the interfacial shear strength and adhesion of a nanometer-sized contact. R.W. Carpick, N. Agraït, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron, Langmuir 12 (13), 3334 (1996). [pdf]
  143. Measurement of interfacial shear (friction) with an ultra-high vacuum atomic force microscope. R.W. Carpick, N. Agraït, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 14, 1289 (1996). [pdf]
  144. Imaging and manipulation of nanometer size liquid droplets by scanning polarization force microscopy. J. Hu, R.W. Carpick, M. Salmeron, and X.-D. Xiao, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 14, 1341 (1996). [pdf]
  145. A variable temperature ultrahigh vacuum atomic force microscope. Q. Dai, R. Völlmer, R.W. Carpick, D.F. Ogletree, and M. Salmeron, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 66 (11), 5266 (1995). [pdf]
  146. Raman study of oxygen in the oxide superconductor Bi2CaSr2Cu2O8+d. Y.H. Shi, M.J.G Lee, M. Moskovits, R. Carpick, A. Hsu, B.W. Statt, and Z. Wang. Phys. Rev. B 45, 370 (1992). [pdf]
  147. Laser heating of a sintered oxide superconductor. Y.H. Shi, M.J.G. Lee, M. Moskovits, A. Hsu, and R. Carpick, J. Appl. Phys. 70, 1915 (1991). [pdf]

Invited Perspectives

  1. Let it slip. R.W. Carpick and R. Bennewitz, Nature Physics, 10, 410 (2014). [pdf]
  2. Friction at the Atomic Scale. P. Egberts and R.W. Carpick, Physics, 6, 102 (2013). [pdf]
  3. Materials science: A sense for touch. C.M. Mate and R.W. Carpick, Nature, 480, 189-90 (2011). [pdf]
  4. Controlling friction. R.W. Carpick, Science, 313, 184-185 (2006). [pdf]

Invited Technical Magazine Articles

  1. Ultrananocrystalline and nanocrystalline diamond thin films for MEMS/NEMS applications. A.V. Sumant, O. Auciello, R.W. Carpick, S. Srinivasan and J.E. Butler, MRS Bull., 35, 281-288 (2010). [pdf]
  2. Measurements of in-plane materials properties with SPM. R.W. Carpick and M.A. Eriksson, MRS Bulletin, 29, 472 (2004). [pdf]
  3. Vacuum applications of the atomic force microscope are enabling nanotechnology. R. W. Carpick, Vacuum Solutions, 1 (18), 15 (2000). [pdf]

Refereed Conference Proceedings (* – invited paper)

  1. Heated atomic force microscope cantilevers with wear-resistant ultrananocrystalline diamond tips, 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, 2013 IEEE 26th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 245-248 (2013). [pdf]
  2. The vibrational properties of ultrananocrystalline diamond based on molecular dynamics simulations. S. P. Adiga, V. P. Adiga, R. W. Carpick and D. W. Brenner, in Phonons in Nanomaterials—Theory, Experiments, and Applications, edited by S. L. Shinde, D. H. Hurley, G. P. Srivastava and M. Yamaguchi (MRS Symposium Proceedings 1404E, Warrendale, PA, 2011), MRSF11-1404-W01-03 [pdf]
  3. Charging characteristics of ultra-nano-crystalline diamond in RF MEMS capacitive switches. C. Goldsmith, A. Sumant, O. Auciello, J. Carlisle, H. Zeng, J.C.M. Hwang, C. Palego, W. Wang, R. Carpick, V.P. Adiga, A. Datta, C. Gudeman, S. O’Brien, and S. Sampath. 2010 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium – MTT 2010, 1246-1249 (2010). [pdf] 10.1109/MWSYM.2010.5518076
  4. Comparing the adhesion of aluminum to nanocrystalline diamond and tungsten carbide: Consequences for micromanufacturing. V.P. Adiga, S. Sanon, C.D. Torres, P.J. Heaney, A.V. Sumant, F.E. Pfefferkorn and R.W. Carpick, 4th International Conference on Micromanufacturing (ICOMM/4M) (2010). [pdf]
  5. Assessment of the mechanical integrity of silicon and diamond-like-carbon coated silicon atomic force microscope probes. J. Liu, D.S. Grierson, K. Sridharan, R.W. Carpick, and K.T. Turner. Proceedings of the SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering, 7767, 776708 (2010). [pdf]
  6. Temperature dependence of nanoscale friction investigated with thermal AFM probes. C. Greiner, J.R. Felts, Z. Dai, W.P. King and R.W. Carpick, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 1226 (2009). [pdf]
  7. * Invited Paper: Large Area Low Temperature Ultrananocrystalline Diamond (UNCD) Films and Integration with CMOS Devices for Monolithically Integrated Diamond MEMS/NEMS-CMOS Systems. A. V. Sumant, O. Auciello, H.-C. Yuan, Z. Ma, R. W. Carpick, D. C. Mancini. Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications, Eds. T. George, M. S. Islam and A. K. Dutta, Proc. of SPIE, 7318, 731817, p. 1-7 (2009). [pdf]
  8. * Invited Paper: Temperature dependence of mechanical stiffness and dissipation in ultrananocrystalline diamond. V. P. Adiga, A. V. Sumant, S. Suresh, C. Gudeman, O. Auciello, J. A. Carlisle, R. W. Carpick. Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications, Eds. T. George, M. S. Islam and A. K. Dutta, Proc. of SPIE, 7318, 731818, p. 1-9 (2009). [pdf]
  9. Cutting performance of NCD coated end mills under non-lubricated and lubricated conditions. C.D. Torres, P.J. Heaney, A.V. Sumant, R.W. Carpick, F.E. Pfefferkorn. Proceedings of the Global Conference on Micro Manufacturing (4M/ICOMM 2009), Karlsruhe, Germany, Sept. 23-25, 2009. 10.3850/4M2009RP001_9057
  10. Ultra Thin AlN piezoelectric nano-actuators. N. Sinha, G.E. Wabiszewski, R. Mahameed, V. Felmetsger, S. Tanner, R.W. Carpick and G. Piazza, 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2009), Denver, Colorado, USA, 21-25 June 2009, pp. 469-472. [pdf] 10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285460
  11. Contact mechanics description of inelastic displacement response of a nanopositioning device. M.J. Starr, E.D. Reedy, A.D. Corwin, R.W. Carpick, and E.E. Flater, Proc. 2005 Int. Conf. on MEMS, NANO and Smart Systems, 421-2 (2005). [pdf]
  12. Nanoscale confinement and ordering of ultrathin anodized alumina nanopore structures on silicon. P.J. Griffin, R.W. Carpick, and D.S. Stone, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 854E, U11.5.1-6 (2005). [pdf]
  13. Modeling multi-scale contact in MEMS. Can K. Bora, M.E. Plesha, E.E. Flater, M.D. Street, and R.W. Carpick, Proc. of the 2004 ASME/STLE Joint International Tribology Conference (2004). [pdf]
  14. Pre-sliding tangential deflections can govern the friction of MEMS devices. A.D. Corwin, M.D. Street, R.W. Carpick, W.R. Ashurst, and M.P. de Boer, Proc. of the 2004 ASME/STLE Joint International Tribology Conference (2004). [pdf]
  15. Making, breaking, and sliding of nanometer-scale contacts. R.W. Carpick, M. Enachescu, D.F. Ogletree and M. Salmeron, in Fracture and Ductile vs. Brittle Behavior-Theory, Modeling and Experiment, eds. G.E. Beltz, R.L.B. Selinger, K.-S. Kim, and M.P. Marder, Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc., 539, 93-101 (1999). [pdf]

Conference Papers

  1. Nanoscale friction and adhesion behavior for few-layer graphene, X.Z. Liu, Q. Li, Z. Changgu, B. Zhang, J. Hone, & R.W. Carpick, Tribology & Lubrication Technology, 67, 12-15 (2011) [pdf]
  2. Geometrical Effects in Contact Mechanics: From Atomic Membranes to Evolving Asperities. R.W. Carpick, T.D. B. Jacobs, X.-Z. Liu, Q. Li. Proc. 8th Int. Conf. on Flow Dynamics (ICFD 2011), Nov. 9-11, 2011, Sendai, Japan.
  3. Nano-Scale Forces, Stresses, and Tip Geometry Evolution of Amplitude Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy Probes. V. Vahdat, D.S. Grierson, K.T. Turner, R. W. Carpick. Proc. ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2011, Aug. 29-31, 2011, Washington, DC.
  4. Energy Efficient Piezoelectric Aluminum Nitride Nano Switches for Mechanical Computing. Z. Guo, N. Sinha, G.E. Wabiszewski, G. Piazza, R.W. Carpick and A. De Hon. Proc. Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technologies Conference GOMACTech11, March 21-24, 2011 Orlando, FL. USA.
  5. Mechanics of Tip-Sample Contacts for Interpreting AFM Pull-Off Force Measurements, D.S. Grierson, J. Liu, R.W. Carpick & K.T. Turner. Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, (2010).
  6. Nanoscale wear of atomic force microscope probes, J. Liu, J.K. Notbohm, R.W. Carpick, and K.T. Turner, Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, (2009).
  7. Ultra Thin AlN Piezoelectric Nano-Actuators. N. Sinha, G.E. Wabiszewski, R. Mahameed, V. Felmetsger, S. Tanner, R.W. Carpick and G. Piazza, Proc. 15th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems, June 21-25, 2009 Denver, CO, USA. [pdf] 10.1109/SENSOR.2009.5285460
  8. On the Scientific and Technological Importance of Nanotribology. R.W. Carpick, Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2008, October 20-22, 2008, Miami, Florida, USA. [pdf]
  9. Environmental Performance Limits of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films. Matthew A. Hamilton, Andrew R. Konicek, Anirudha V. Sumant, David S. Grierson, Orlando Auciello, W. Gregory Sawyer, Robert W. Carpick. Proceedings of the STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2008. October 20-22, 2008, Miami, Florida, USA. [pdf]
  10. Characterizing Performance and Impact of Nanocrystalline Diamond Coatings on Micro End Milling. Christopher D. Torres, Patrick J. Heaney, Matthew A. Hamilton, Anirudha V. Sumant, Robert W. Carpick, Frank E. Pfefferkorn, Proc. Int. Conf. on Micromanufac. 75, 2008. [pdf]
  11. Effect of nanocrystalline diamond coatings on micro-end milling performance. P. Heaney, C. Torres, A.V. Sumant, R.W. Carpick, and F. Pfefferkorn, Proc. Int. Conf. on Micromanufac., 7, 2006. [pdf]
  12. Atomic scale friction and its connections to fracture. R.W. Carpick, Proc. of the 11th International Conference on Fracture, Turin, Italy, March 20-25, 2005. [pdf]
  13. Contact modeling of SAM-coated polysilicon asperities. E. D. Reedy, M. J. Starr, R. E. Jones, E. E. Flater, and R. W. Carpick, Proc. of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society Meeting, Mobile AL, Feb. 2005. [pdf]
  14. Analysis of contact forces using AFM data of polycrystalline silicon surfaces. M.J. Starr, H. Sumali, J.M. Redmond, E.E. Flater, and R.W. Carpick, Proc. of the SEM X International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, CA, July 2004. [pdf]
  15. The effect of surface chemistry and structure on nano-scale adhesion and friction. R.W. Carpick, E.E. Flater, and K. Sridharan, PMSE Preprints, 90, 197, (2004). [pdf]
  16. Friction in MEMS: From single to multiple asperity contact. R.W. Carpick, E.E. Flater, J.R. VanLangendon, and M.P. de Boer, Proc. of the SEM VIII International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, p. 282 (2002). [pdf]
  17. Nanometer-scale studies of anisotropic polymer surfaces. R.W. Carpick, M.S. Marcus, M.J. D’Amato, D.Y. Sasaki, and M. A. Eriksson, Polym. Preprints, 88, 499 (2003).
  18. Oxide nanocomposites for MEMS applications. R.R. O’Keefe, R.W. Carpick, R.F. Cooper, W.J. Drugan, and D.S. Stone, Proc. of the SEM VIII International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, p. 160 (2002). [pdf]
  19. Nano-scale topographic control of polymer surfaces via buckling instabilities. S. Zhao, F. Denes, S. Manolache, and R.W. Carpick, Proc. of the SEM VIII International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, p. 162 (2002). [pdf]
  20. Mechanical analysis and measurement of scanning probe microscope performance. M.J. Brukman and R.W. Carpick, Proc. of the SEM VIII International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, p. 49 (2002). [pdf]
  21. Frictional and adhesive properties of diamond-like carbon/ silicon nitride nanocontacts. E.E. Flater, J.R. VanLangendon, E.H. Wilson, K. Sridharan, and R.W. Carpick, Proc. of the SEM VIII International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, p. 42 (2002). [pdf]
  22. Thermochromic transitions of (poly)diacetylene molecular layers. R.W. Carpick, D.Y. Sasaki, T.M. Mayer, and A.R. Burns, Polym. Preprints, (2001). [pdf]
  23. Nanocontacts: Fabrication, characterization, and nanotribology studies. R.W. Carpick, J. R. VanLangedon, E. H. Wilson, and K. Sridharan, Proc. of the SEM VII International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 725 (2001). [pdf]
  24. Nanometer-scale structural, tribological, and optical properties of ultrathin poly(diacetylene) films. R.W. Carpick, D.Y. Sasaki, and A.R. Burns, Polym. Preprints., 41, 1458 (2000). [pdf]
  25. Friction and load on well defined surfaces studied by atomic force microscopy. D.F. Ogletree, J. Hu, X.-D. Xiao, C. Morant, Q. Dai, R. Völlmer, R. Carpick, and M. Salmeron, Forces in Scanning Probe Methods, eds. H.-J. Güntherodt, D. Anselmetti and E. Meyer, 337-344. NATO ASI Series E: Applied Sciences. Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 1995.

Books/Chapters in Books (* – invited chapter in book)

  1. * Understanding the Tip–Sample Contact: An Overview of Contact Mechanics from the Macro- to the Nanoscale T.D.B. Jacobs, C.M. Mate, K.T. Turner, and R.W. Carpick, in Scanning Probe Microscopy in Industrial Applications: Nanomechanical Characterization (Ed. D. Yablon) Wiley, 2014.
  2. * Atomic-Level Stick-Slip. R.W. Carpick and R.J. Cannara, in Encyclopedia of Tribology (Eds. Q.J. Wang and Y.W. Chung) Springer, 2012.
  3. * Surface Energy and Surface Forces. R.W. Carpick, in Micro and Nano Scale Phenomena in Tribology (Ed. Y.W. Chung) CRC Press, 2011.
  4. * Scanning probe studies of nano-scale adhesion between solids in the presence of liquids and monolayer films. R.W. Carpick, J.D. Batteas, and M.P. de Boer, in Handbook of Nanotechnology, 2nd Ed., (Ed. B. Bhushan) Springer, 2006. (Chapter in 1st Edition published 2004). [pdf]
  5. * Chromic transitions and nanomechanical properties of (poly)diacetylene molecular films. R.W. Carpick, A.R. Burns, D.Y. Sasaki, M. A. Eriksson, and M.S. Marcus, in Chromogenic Phenomena in Polymers: Tunable Optical Properties, (Eds. D. Kiserow and S.A. Jenekhe) Oxford University Press, 2004. [pdf]

Educational Publications

  1. Integrating Nanoscale Science and Engineering Concepts into Undergraduate Engineering Classrooms. W.C. Crone, K.W. Lux, R.W. Carpick, D.S. Stone, E.E. Hellstrom, A.K. Bentley, G. Lisensky. 9th International Conference on Engineering Education (2006). [pdf]
  2. Integrating Nanoscale Science and Engineering Concepts into Mechanics and Materials Classrooms. W.C. Crone, K.W. Lux, R.W. Carpick, D.S. Stone, E.E. Hellstrom. Proc. of the SEM X International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 72: 258 1-8 (2004). [pdf]
  3. Incorporating Nanotechnology into Undergraduate Education. W.C. Crone, R.W. Carpick, K.W. Lux. Proc. of the SEM IX International Congress and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, 19: 125, 1-6 (2003). [pdf]
  4. Incorporating Concepts of Nanotechnology into the Materials Science and Engineering Classroom. W.C. Crone, A.B. Ellis, G.C. Lisensky, S.M. Condren, D.S. Stone, A.K. Bentley, R.W. Carpick, A. Payne, K. Lux. Proc. Am. Soc. for Eng. Ed. Ann. Mtg., 1464 (2024) 1-11 (2003). [pdf]
  5. A Course in Micro- and Nanoscale Mechanics. W.C. Crone, R.W. Carpick, K.W. Lux, B.D. Johnson. Proc. Am. Soc. for Eng. Ed. Ann. Mtg., 1168 (2019) 1-10 (2003). [pdf]
  6. Who Wants to Be an Engineer? -or- Better Teaching through Game Shows. R.W. Carpick. Proc. Am. Soc. for Eng. Ed. Ann. Mtg., 556 (1630) 1-10, (2002). [pdf]

Patents Awarded

  1. Piazza, G., Nipun, S. Jones, T.S., Zhijun, G., Wabiszewski, G.E., Carpick, R.W., Dehon, A., Systems and Methods for Operating Piezoelectric Switches, U.S. Patent 8,552,621 (issued Oct. 8, 2013).
  2. Goldsmith, C.L., Auciello, O.H., Carlisle, J.A., Sampath, S., Sumant, A.V., Carpick, R.W., Hwang, J., Mancini, D.C., Gudeman, C., RF-MEMS Capacitive Switches with High Reliability, U.S. Patent 8,525,185 (issued Sept. 3, 2013).
  3. Sumant, A.V., Heaney, P.J., Carpick, R.W., Pfefferkorn, F.E., Nano-crystalline diamond coatings for micro-cutting tools, U.S. Patent 7,947,329 B2 (issued May 24, 2011).

Ph.D. Thesis

“The Study of Contact, Adhesion and Friction at the Atomic Scale by Atomic Force Microscopy”, Ph.D. Thesis, University of California at Berkeley, 1997.