Adhesion and friction of textured surfaces
Advanced Materials

Micro-texturing to control adhesion and sliding friction

12.03.2018 tribonet 587 Views
New theoretical model explains experimental measurement of the friction of liquid droplets sliding on micro-structured surfaces The wetting and adhesion characteristics of solid surfaces critically depend on their fine structures. However, until now, our understanding […]
MIT water platform
General Topics

Movable micro-platform floats on a sea of droplets

17.08.2017 tribonet 309 Views
New technique offers precise, durable control over tiny mirrors or stages. Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are tiny machines fabricated using equipment and processes developed for the production of electronic chips and devices. They’ve found a […]