Droplet motion
Advanced Materials

Droplet friction is similar to solid friction

21.11.2017 tribonet 68 Views
Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have investigated friction of liquid droplets on surfaces. A larger force is needed to set in motion stationary droplets than to keep moving droplets in motion. […]
graphene solar cells
Advanced Materials

Transparent, flexible solar cells

20.11.2017 tribonet 34 Views
Researchers develop a novel technique using graphene to create solar cells they can mount on surfaces ranging from glass to plastic to paper and tape. Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around […]
Reinforced concrete
Advanced Materials

MIT: use recycled plastic to reinforce concrete

17.11.2017 tribonet 32 Views
Discarded plastic bottles could one day be used to build stronger, more flexible concrete structures, from sidewalks and street barriers, to buildings and bridges, according to a new study. MIT undergraduate students have found that, […]
super elastic material
Advanced Materials

Highly elastic shape-memory material discovered

15.11.2017 tribonet 63 Views
UConn materials science and engineering researcher Seok-Woo Lee and his colleagues have discovered super-elastic shape-memory properties in a material that could be applied for use as an actuator in the harshest of conditions, such as […]
Tribology News

How do you wear your teeth?

14.11.2017 tribonet 82 Views
 Food leaves permanent traces on teeth. Cows chewing on grass, tigers tearing up a piece of raw meat and humans munching on tortilla chips all end up with tiny scratches and nicks on the enamel […]
nasa plane
Advanced Materials

Metal with Memory: Shaping the Future of Aviation

13.11.2017 tribonet 71 Views
While aeronautics researchers across the globe continue to develop technologies that will make air travel more efficient, more sustainable and safer, there is a group of NASA researchers who are altering the long-held view that […]
General Topics

A tribologist’s quest

10.11.2017 tribonet 175 Views
Brandon Krick explores the interdisciplinary science of surface interaction Brandon Krick says he’s had the good fortune to research space and dinosaurs—“all the things you want to explore as a kid,” he says. But his real […]
Deformed Surface
Computational Tribology

Contact Pressure For Rough Surfaces: A Tutorial

08.11.2017 tribonet 386 Views
In this article, a calculation of contact pressure in a rough contact is discussed. The calculation is done using a Tribology Simulator software, which is available for download here (its free to use). The simulator […]