Low temperature steel hardening
Advanced Materials

Low-temperature steel hardening – a new way

13.04.2018 tribonet 301 Views

EU-funded researchers developed a novel process for surface hardening of stainless steel that ensures high hardness with extraordinary corrosion and fatigue resistance properties. Stainless steel is the material of choice in various industries where corrosion […]

Droplet motion
Advanced Materials

Droplet friction is similar to solid friction

21.11.2017 tribonet 361 Views

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have investigated friction of liquid droplets on surfaces. A larger force is needed to set in motion stationary droplets than to keep moving droplets in motion. […]

nasa plane
Advanced Materials

Metal with Memory: Shaping the Future of Aviation

13.11.2017 tribonet 266 Views

While aeronautics researchers across the globe continue to develop technologies that will make air travel more efficient, more sustainable and safer, there is a group of NASA researchers who are altering the long-held view that […]

PTFE
Advanced Materials

Improved bonding of low friction PTFE

07.11.2017 tribonet 367 Views

The convenience of non-stick, Teflon-coated cookware is appreciated in kitchens worldwide, particularly by anyone doing the washing up. The chemical making up Teflon, polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE, is one of the slipperiest materials known. Outside the […]

oxides coins water
Advanced Materials

Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

11.09.2017 tribonet 1,597 Views

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, […]

marine-fouling-over-time
Advanced Materials

New lubricated mussel-proof coating

05.09.2017 tribonet 9,437 Views

It all began with a bet. At a conference in Italy in 2013, Nicolas Vogel, then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and […]

zinc-graphic
Advanced Materials

Graphene based solid lubricant reduces friction and wear

22.08.2017 tribonet 1,476 Views

This composite image depicts the makeup and performance of a new non-liquid lubricant developed by researchers at Purdue University. (Purdue University image/ Abdullah A. Alazemi) Download image. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have created a […]