Bone-like structure of steel
Advanced Materials

Bone-like structure of steel to fight fatigue

15.05.2017 tribonet 501 Views
Metal fatigue can lead to abrupt and sometimes catastrophic failures in parts that undergo repeated loading, or stress. It’s a major cause of failure in structural components of everything from aircraft and spacecraft to bridges […]
Flexible Triboelectric Generator
Advanced Materials

Triboelectricity to power your watch

09.05.2017 tribonet 394 Views
Despite the many advances in portable electronic devices, one thing remains constant: the need to plug them into a wall socket to recharge. Now researchers, reporting in the journal ACS Nano, have developed a light-weight, […]
fight friction with plasma
Advanced Materials

Fight friction with plasma

03.05.2017 tribonet 512 Views
For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way […]
repellant_surface
Advanced Materials

Wear Resistant Self Healing Hydrophobic Coatings

01.05.2017 tribonet 502 Views
[embedded content] Unbreakable: Water-Repellent Coating | MSE Anish Tuteja Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and his research group have created a self-healing, water-repellent […]
Advanced Materials

Predicting the limits of friction

28.04.2017 tribonet 306 Views
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Normally, bare metal sliding against bare metal is not a good thing. Friction will destroy pistons in an engine, for example, without lubrication. Sometimes, however, functions require metal on metal contact, such […]