Tribofilm Growth
Advanced Materials

Zeroing in on ZDDP tribofilm growth

31.07.2017 tribonet 311 Views
Models for the stress-activated growth of tribofilms from ZDDP were modified to include wear. TWO RECENT CUTTING EDGE ARTICLES reported on work that showed the growth rates of tribofilms from ZDDP were accelerated by contact […]
blue streak wovening
Advanced Materials

Engineering on a Blue Streak

30.07.2017 tribonet 94 Views
UD researchers pioneer greener way to create interwoven polymers with blue light. A pair of engineers at the University of Delaware has developed a process to form interwoven polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably […]
Älvsbackabron, timber, bridge
Advanced Materials

Timber bridges are back

28.07.2017 tribonet 160 Views
Timber bridges can in the future begin to be built on a larger scale in Germany. That was one of the news from the international conference on timber bridges, held last week in Skellefteå. Skellefteå […]
Advanced Materials

Alloy Strength is Improved by Tiny Additions

22.07.2017 tribonet 114 Views
Nanoparticles improve the strength of metallic alloys. Superalloys are the wonder materials of metallurgy. By fine-tuning their composition, scientists can increase mechanical strength and improve resistance to corrosion and high-temperature shape changes. A*STAR researchers have […]
Advanced Materials

The Disarming Power of Foam

17.07.2017 tribonet 369 Views
When an improvised explosive device is found lying on the ground, there are several ways to neutralize it. Perhaps the most effective method is to pop a tent over the explosive, then pump the tent […]
lithium, structure
Advanced Materials

Peering at the Crystal Structure of Lithium

28.06.2017 tribonet 46 Views
Elemental metals usually form simple, close-packed crystalline structures. Though lithium (Li) is considered a typical simple metal, its crystal structure at ambient pressure and low temperature remains unknown. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers recently […]
Wind turbines
Advanced Materials

Assessing the strength of wind turbine steel

16.06.2017 tribonet 136 Views
Wind turbines rise into the sky on enormous feet. To ensure these giants can reliably generate electricity for many years to come, the iron processing industry must manufacture their massive components in a stable, resource-saving […]
glassy carbon
Advanced Materials

Hard, but highly elastic form of carbon developed

14.06.2017 tribonet 1,148 Views
Washington, DC— A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of properties could serve a […]