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Advanced Materials

The Science of Friction on Graphene

12.08.2017 tribonet 1194 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 […]
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General Topics

Vanishing Friction

01.08.2017 tribonet 1308 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 […]
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General Topics

Does Friction cause Friction Blisters?

25.07.2017 tribonet 1499 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 […]
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General Topics

Friction: The Key to Rock Climbing

18.07.2017 tribonet 4572 Views
This article explains the vital role Friction has to play in Rock Climbing. Thanks to Richard Jones and Glen Harding for their input. Friction is the magic ingredient in bouldering and rock climbing. It’s what […]
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General Topics

It’s Kind of a Drag

05.07.2017 tribonet 1353 Views
UCSB engineer shows how minimizing fluid friction can make oceangoing vessels more fuel-efficient and reduce harmful emissions Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort — […]
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General Topics

Railway Invention can save millions

02.07.2017 tribonet 192 Views
A small device can make great use to all the world’s railways. It is the aim when a new portable tester, which, when you fix it directly on the rails, can measure the wear and […]
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General Topics

Optimize friction to build the best sandcastles

22.06.2017 tribonet 508 Views
Matthew Robert Bennett, Bournemouth University Whether we prefer water sports or relaxing with a good book, the humble sandcastle is often a seaside must. But what’s the secret to building a majestic sandcastle that will […]