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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 124 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] 298 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 — […]

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New bearings for high-speed applications

20.04.2018 tribonet 190 Views

A clear trend in compressor and pump applications is to raise the power density by increasing the rotational speed. To fulfil this requirement, SKF has developed a new range of single-row angular contact ball bearings. […]

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Measuring adhesion using AFM – a better approach

21.03.2018 tribonet 167 Views

Brown University engineers have devised a new method of measuring the stickiness of micro-scale surfaces. The technique, described in Proceedings of the Royal Society A, could be useful in designing and building micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS), […]

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White etching cracks

29.01.2018 tribonet 445 Views

Today, bearing failure due to rolling contact fatigue is generally a rare occurrence, and the final achieved service life of rolling bearings is usually well in excess of the calculated rating life. There are instances, […]

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New Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel

11.12.2017 tribonet 213 Views

Largest, most advanced U.S. academic tunnel will replace 79-year-old facility; Boeing is project’s lead donor with philanthropic commitment. MIT has announced it will replace its venerable 79-year-old Wright Brothers Wind Tunnel with a new facility that will […]