Tribology News

Measuring adhesion using AFM – a better approach

21.03.2018 tribonet 101 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), […]
Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 134 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 […]
General Topics

Small Particles – Big Problems

27.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 203 Views
Tiny particles are all over around us and sometimes they may create problems. This is especially of concern with metal particles formed due to wear in man-made engineering devices. Particles formed in car disk brakes […]
Computational Tribology

Hysteresis in Friction of Graphene

02.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 361 Views
Friction is a result of complex interaction of physical, chemical and mechanical forces at the sliding interface. Due to mentioned complexity, truly predictive models of friction are yet to be developed. As a result of […]