ZDDP Tribofilm
Advanced Materials

ZDDP Tribofilm: Durability and Chemistry

01.03.2017 Aydar Akchurin 697 Views 16
The classical lubrication theory suggests the use of oil to reduce wear by the development of a thin separating lubricating film. However, the trends in the industry dictate miniaturization of the mechanical devices with a […]
TriboElectricity
Advanced Materials

Triboelectricity – a big renewable energy source

12.12.2016 tribonet 1592 Views 0
Tribo-electric effect is an effect of electricity generation, when two dissimilar materials come into contact and electrons migrate from one to another. Most of us have observed the tribo-electric effect in their life when rubbed […]
graphene_puckering
Advanced Materials

Evolving friction of graphene

28.11.2016 Aydar Akchurin 1683 Views 1
Two-dimensional materials are defined as substances with the thickness less than few nanometers. While there may exist around 500 of various 2D materials, the first discovered 2D material is graphene. Graphene is flexible, transparent, possesses […]
Graphene Atoms
Advanced Materials

In Situ Generation of Graphene

25.07.2016 Aydar Akchurin 823 Views 3
Graphene has unique properties and is being extensively used in various applications. It got a deserved attention in the field of tribology as well and was reported to lead to the states of superlubricity (see […]
HydratedLayerLubrication
Advanced Materials

Decrease Friction with Hydrogen Ions

13.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 808 Views 3
Currently, a large portion of consumed energy is used to overcome friction. Design of low friction components is a primary goal in building a sustainable society. Superlubricity, the state of ultralow friction (<0.01), has already […]
glycerol_superlubricity_MD
Advanced Materials

The Mechanism of Glycerol Superlubricity

09.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 1066 Views 4
Glycerol is a highly viscous liquid, generating friction coefficient of 0.1 and up for bearing steels in boundary lubrication. In full film EHL, pure glycerol generates high friction as well and therefore is rarely used […]