The experimental study on the Ag film was carried out using a diamond pin-on-plate type tribometer under ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) conditions. The coefficient of friction varied with the film morphology in nanometric scale up to 170 nm, and superlubricity as minimum coefficient of friction 0.007 was obtained on 5-nm Ag film with network structure. RHEED and STM observation of the film showed that the film morphologies changed drastically during rubbing, and that the superlubricity of this system is attributed to the lamella gliding of Ag (111) sheets.

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