Superlubricity transition
Atomistic Tribology

Switching from frictional to superlubricity regime

11.04.2018 tribonet 185 Views
Studying particles sliding over a 2D potential lattice, researchers have observed a phase transition between a frictional regime and a frictionless, “superlubric” regime. Superlubricity—a regime in which the static friction between two surfaces vanishes—could improve […]
Advanced Materials

Remanufacturing bearings

09.04.2018 tribonet 121 Views
SKF has always recognized the importance of remanufacturing for heavy industries such as metals, mining, mineral processing and cement, pulp and paper, and marine. SKF has a large number of centres around the world that […]
The new platform should allow researchers to measure the effects of experimental drugs on different parts of the body before testing them in humans.
Bio Tribology

“Body on a chip” could improve drug evaluation

04.04.2018 tribonet 39 Views
Human tissue samples linked by microfluidic channels replicate interactions of multiple organs. MIT engineers have developed new technology that could be used to evaluate new drugs and detect possible side effects before the drugs are […]
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Advanced Materials

Shaping surface properties of metals with laser

28.03.2018 tribonet 238 Views
 In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or […]
Tribology News

Measuring adhesion using AFM – a better approach

21.03.2018 tribonet 166 Views
Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), […]
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General Topics

Guidance Notes on Friction

19.03.2018 tribonet 972 Views
In dry sliding between a given pair of materials under steady conditions, the coefficient of friction may be almost constant. This is the basis for two EMPIRICAL Laws of Sliding Friction, which are often known […]