Adhesion and friction of textured surfaces
Advanced Materials

Micro-texturing to control adhesion and sliding friction

12.03.2018 tribonet 595 Views
New theoretical model explains experimental measurement of the friction of liquid droplets sliding on micro-structured surfaces The wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding […]
Advanced Materials

How sticky tape makes graphene

09.03.2018 tribonet 87 Views
Scientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production. The study, published in Advanced Materials, used supercomputers to model the process through which […]
friction in superfluids
Advanced Materials

Unexpected friction in superfluids

21.02.2018 tribonet 233 Views
Physicists at Aalto University have discovered unexpected friction while rotating superfluid helium. Understanding the causes and effects of the friction could pave the way for explorations into the composition of neutron stars and our universe. […]
houston podcast ep16 spacesuits
Advanced Materials


14.02.2018 tribonet 42 Views
Listen Now “Houston, We Have a Podcast” is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center, the home of human spaceflight, stationed in Houston, Texas. We bring space right to you! On this podcast, you’ll […]
Advanced Materials

New Ti3N4 coating developed: semiconducting, wear resistant

31.01.2018 tribonet 113 Views
A team of experimental and computational scientists led by Carnegie’s Tim Strobel and Venkata Bhadram have synthesized a long sought-after form of titanium nitride, Ti3N4, which has promising mechanical and optoelectronic properties. Standard titanium nitride […]