nanotwins
Advanced Materials

Spaced-out nanotwins make for stronger metals

07.01.2019 tribonet 68 Views

Researchers from Brown University and the Institute of Metals Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have found a new way to use nanotwins—tiny linear boundaries in a metal’s atomic lattice that have identical crystalline […]

biotribology wine tasting
Bio Tribology

Tribology to analyze wine mouthfeel

13.12.2018 tribonet 255 Views

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, are investigating whether an analytical technique to measure friction between two surfaces can provide better understanding of wine sensory perception related to astringency and mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is an […]

grippy
Advanced Materials

Grippy not sticky

06.12.2018 tribonet 185 Views

Stanford engineers debut an incredibly adhesive material that doesn’t get stuck . A material inspired by the unique physics of geckos’ fingertips could allow robotic hands to grip nearly any type of object without applying excessive pressure. A promising new adhesive material was born out of a scrap. David Christensen, a mechanical engineering graduate student at Stanford, was trimming […]