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Explained: How does a soccer ball swerve?

20.06.2018 tribonet 42 Views
The smoothness of a ball’s surface — in addition to playing technique — is a critical factor. It happens every four years: The World Cup begins and some of the world’s most skilled players carefully […]
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Atomistic Tribology

Friction has memory

18.06.2018 tribonet 983 Views
Experiments show that the friction between two surfaces depends on their history of contact and that this “memory” is reminiscent of the behavior of glasses. Contrary to what you may have learned in high school, […]
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Tribology News

Nanodiamonds are forever

01.06.2018 [email protected] 258 Views
Say goodbye to the slogan “diamonds are forever.” For industries that use dry lubricant, the up-and-coming phrase is more likely to be “broken nanodiamonds are forever.” Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne […]