Ti3N4_cubic
Advanced Materials

New Ti3N4 coating developed: semiconducting, wear resistant

31.01.2018 tribonet 115 Views

A team of experimental and computational scientists led by Carnegie’s Tim Strobel and Venkata Bhadram have synthesized a long sought-after form of titanium nitride, Ti3N4, which has promising mechanical and optoelectronic properties. Standard titanium nitride […]

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General Topics

How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

04.12.2017 tribonet 617 Views

Micrographs of a metal surface after impact by metal particles. Craters are formed due to melting of the surface from the impact. Image courtesy of the researchers. “When spraying metal coatings, melting hurts rather than […]

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Advanced Materials

Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

11.09.2017 tribonet 1,597 Views

Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments. Water-shedding surfaces that are robust in harsh environments could have broad applications in many industries including energy, water, transportation, […]

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Advanced Materials

New lubricated mussel-proof coating

05.09.2017 tribonet 9,437 Views

It all began with a bet. At a conference in Italy in 2013, Nicolas Vogel, then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg’s lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and […]