Nanotribology and Deformation Washington State University
(Two such fits are shown for calcite in Fig. 2 below.) The stress applied by the SPM tip, s, was taken to be the peak radial, elastic stress at the boundary of contact for an infinitely stiff, spherical tip (a tensile stress). Fig. 2. Dissolution rates vs. Normal Force for Calcite; Two different solution chemistries. Fig. 2.