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Advanced Materials

Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

11.09.2017 tribonet
Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments. Water-shedding surfaces that are robust in harsh environments could have broad applications in many industries including energy, water, transportation, […]
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General Topics

Triboelectric charges on HDPE are strain induced

08.09.2017 tribonet
New research indicates how static electricity puts the charge in material, offering answer to centuries-old question For centuries, scientists have tried to understand triboelectric charging, commonly known as static electricity. Triboelectric charging causes toner from […]
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General Topics

Next-Generation Transport

06.09.2017 tribonet
Thanks to MURI grants, UCSB mechanical engineers are working on refining and improving machines that move through air and water. For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren’t particularly significant — that is, until […]