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Physicists develop ultrathin superconducting film

17.04.2017 tribonet 2 Views

Experimental physicists in the research group led by Professor Uwe Hartmann at Saarland University have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 °C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and […]

Industrial Lubrication

What Are Lubricants?

17.04.2017 tribonet 5,898 Views

Definition Lubricant is a substance which is used to control (more often to reduce) friction and wear of the surfaces in a contact of the bodies in relative motion. Depending on its nature, lubricants are […]

Worn Steel Disk

Archard Wear Equation

04.04.2017 tribonet 13,165 Views

The importance of wear losses leads to considerable effort in establishing theories and predictive models of wear. Meng and Ludema  [1] have identified 182 equations for different types of wear. Among them were empirical relations, […]