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Advanced Materials

The Mechanism of Glycerol Superlubricity

09.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 534 Views

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 […]

Tribo Film Growth with AFM
Advanced Materials

Antiwear tribofilm growth – AFM study

14.03.2016 Aydar Akchurin 221 Views

In a wide range of tribological components, the lubricant is not capable of separating the surfaces and areas of metal-to-metal contact occurs. However, the metal-to-metal contact area can be minimized by the action of additives, […]

Advanced Materials

Reduce the Friction with Graphene Balls

21.02.2016 Aydar Akchurin 400 Views

Tiny, sub-micron sized particles are frequently used as additives in the lubricants to improve their frictional and wear behavior. These particles, due to their size, can enter the contact and protect the surfaces from the […]

Friction of Ice
Advanced Materials

Ice friction and frictional heat

07.02.2016 Aydar Akchurin 155 Views

As it was already pointed in the recent post, the friction on ice is an important topic and its typical low value is attributed to the formation of the water film. Despite our everyday life […]

Graphene-DLC nano scroll
Advanced Materials

Macroscale superlubricity

11.01.2016 tribonet 335 Views

  Friction rises when bodies come to contact and start relative sliding. This phenomenon occurs in many mechanical systems and it is estimated that over 30% of the fuel in cars is consumed to overcome […]