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Atomistic Tribology

Friction has memory

18.06.2018 tribonet 1,440 Views

Experiments show that the friction between two surfaces depends on their history of contact and that this “memory” is reminiscent of the behavior of glasses. Contrary to what you may have learned in high school, […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Controlling friction of graphene

02.02.2017 Aydar Akchurin 628 Views

Graphene, a wonder just one atom thick material, shows incredible wear-resistance and super low friction levels. This behavior is ascribed to its low inter-layer shear properties and high normal load carrying capabilities. However, in many […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 172 Views

Graphene is a unique material in many aspects and has recently been applied in various ways. In tribology, it has been shown to lead to a superlubricity – an ultra low friction state. In laboratory […]