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Resonantly Induced Friction and Frequency Combs in Driven Nanomechanical Systems

Dykman, M. I. and Rastelli, Gianluca and Roukes, M. L. and Weig, Eva M. (2019) Resonantly Induced Friction and Frequency Combs in Driven Nanomechanical Systems. Physical Review Letters, 122 (25). Art. No. 254301. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.122.254301.

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We propose a new mechanism of friction in resonantly driven vibrational systems. The form of the friction force follows from the time- and spatial-symmetry arguments. We consider a microscopic mechanism of this resonant force in nanomechanical systems. The friction can be negative, leading to the onset of self-sustained oscillations of the amplitude and phase of forced vibrations, which result in a frequency comb in the power spectrum.

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Additional Information:© 2019 American Physical Society. (Received 20 March 2019; revised manuscript received 10 May 2019; published 27 June 2019) M. I. D. and M. L. R. acknowledge partial support from the NSF (Grant No. DMR-1806473). M. I. D. was also supported in part by the Moore Distinguished Scholar program at Caltech. G. R. and E. M. W. acknowledge partial support from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft through the collaborative research center SFB 767.
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Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)SFB 767
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