Cement Strength
General Topics

Concrete strength is determined by internal friction

03.10.2017 tribonet 134 Views
Cement materials, including cement paste, mortar, and concrete, are the most widely manufactured materials in the world. Their carbon footprint is similarly hefty: The processes involved in making cement contribute almost 6 percent of global […]
hyperloop mit
General Topics

MIT’s Hyperloop flies

28.08.2017 tribonet 158 Views
MIT’s Hyperloop team levitates through its first test-run competition. Yiou He is ready to get to full speed. On a recent weekend in California, she felt the thrill of victory: She and MIT classmates became […]
graphene structure
Advanced Materials

The Science of Friction on Graphene

12.08.2017 tribonet 253 Views
  Sliding on flexible graphene surfaces has been uncharted territory until now, Graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon sheets just one atom thick, has been the subject of widespread research, in large part because of […]
friction tuning
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Vanishing Friction

01.08.2017 tribonet 641 Views
Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT and Alexei Bylinkskii A new technique tunes friction between two surfaces, to the point where friction can vanish. MIT researchers developed a frictional interface at the atomic level. The blue corrugated surface […]
friction running blisters shoes
General Topics

Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet 339 Views
What is friction? There is more than one definition of friction. And this has confused our understanding of how it is involved in friction blister formation. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has two definitions of friction: the act of […]