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Advanced Materials

Shaping surface properties of metals with laser

28.03.2018 tribonet 252 Views

 In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or […]

Tribology News

Measuring adhesion using AFM – a better approach

21.03.2018 tribonet 167 Views

Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), […]

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General Topics

Guidance Notes on Friction

19.03.2018 tribonet 1,187 Views

In dry sliding between a given pair of materials under steady conditions, the coefficient of friction may be almost constant. This is the basis for two EMPIRICAL Laws of Sliding Friction, which are often known […]

Adhesion and friction of textured surfaces
Advanced Materials

Micro-texturing to control adhesion and sliding friction

12.03.2018 tribonet 595 Views

New theoretical model explains experimental measurement of the friction of liquid droplets sliding on micro-structured surfaces The wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding […]

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Advanced Materials

How sticky tape makes graphene

09.03.2018 tribonet 89 Views

Scientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production. The study, published in Advanced Materials, used supercomputers to model the process through which […]