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20th International Sealing Conference Review

15.10.2018 F. Xavier Borras 248 Views

This week the 20th edition of the biannual International Sealing Conference (ISC) took place in Stuttgart. Around 200 assistants showed up to the 2-days sealing conference. Well-known companies such as Bosch, SKF, Trelleborg, Parker, Shell, […]

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Decoupling stress and corrosion to predict metal failure

01.10.2018 tribonet 264 Views

An Arizona State University research team has released new insights about intergranular stress-corrosion cracking (SCC), an environmental cause of premature failure in engineered structures, including bridges, aircraft and nuclear power generating plants. The research, Decoupling […]

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Study yields a new scale of earthquake understanding

01.08.2018 tribonet 58 Views

Nanoscale knowledge of the relationships between water, friction and mineral chemistry could lead to a better understanding of earthquake dynamics, researchers said in a new study. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used […]

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Grease in space

23.07.2018 tribonet 130 Views

An illustration of the structure of a greasy carbon molecule, set against an image of the galactic centre, where this material has been detected. Carbon is represented as gray spheres and hydrogen as white spheres. […]

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Nanodiamonds are forever

01.06.2018 [email protected] 309 Views

Say goodbye to the slogan “diamonds are forever.” For industries that use dry lubricant, the up-and-coming phrase is more likely to be “broken nanodiamonds are forever.” Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne […]

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An Open Access Tribology journal is launched

14.05.2018 tribonet 289 Views

Chief Editors Professor Valentin Popov and Dr. Roman Pohrt will foster multidisciplinary knowledge exchanges on tribology — a subject integral to any system with moving parts. Tribology — the study of friction and wear — […]