Diffusion and Defect Data B, Solid State Phenomena vol:103-104 pages:279-282
This study focuses on the analysis of the forces and moments acting on a particle to reveal the particle-removal mechanisms during a scrubbing process. The brush-asperities/substrate contact geometry during scrubbing is first investigated. The forces and moments under different lubrication modes are then determined by means of a mixed theoretical-experimental method. Finally, the analysis of the forces and moments is used to explain the experimental results and to find out the particle-removal mechanisms.