graphene lubricant
Atomistic Tribology

Near zero friction from nanoscale lubricants

23.02.2018 tribonet 14 Views
Visualized model of a superlubricity (low-friction) system: gold = nanodiamond particles; red = graphene nanoscroll; green = underlying graphene on silica; black = diamond-like carbon surface. Credit: Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory The Science […]
friction in superfluids
Advanced Materials

Unexpected friction in superfluids

21.02.2018 tribonet 47 Views
Physicists at Aalto University have discovered unexpected friction while rotating superfluid helium. Understanding the causes and effects of the friction could pave the way for explorations into the composition of neutron stars and our universe. […]
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General Topics

Programmable droplets

16.02.2018 tribonet 28 Views
Using electric fields to manipulate droplets on a surface could enable high-volume, low-cost biology experiments. MIT researchers have developed hardware that uses electric fields to move droplets of chemical or biological solutions around a surface, […]
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Advanced Materials


14.02.2018 tribonet 30 Views
Listen Now “Houston, We Have a Podcast” is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center, the home of human spaceflight, stationed in Houston, Texas. We bring space right to you! On this podcast, you’ll […]

Contact Mechanics Models Overview

12.02.2018 tribonet 99 Views
On behalf of Professor George Adams. This is an overview of contact mechanics models in case of two spheres. The overview starts with Hertz model and continues to adhesive models and Greenwood-Williamson. A very good good […]
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General Topics

Robot Spelunkers Goes for a Dip

12.02.2018 tribonet 50 Views
From L-R: guide Keeton Kroon; Andy Klesh of JPL; and John Leichty of JPL. Klesh and Leichty ventured out to Alaska’s Matanuska Glacier to test robotic mapping technology in underwater tunnel systems called moulins. Credits: […]