sand castles
General Topics

Optimize friction to build the best sandcastles

22.06.2017 tribonet 430 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 […]
fight friction with plasma
Advanced Materials

Fight friction with plasma

03.05.2017 tribonet 633 Views
For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way […]
Graphene-Nanosheet
Atomistic Tribology

Controlling friction of graphene

02.02.2017 Aydar Akchurin 953 Views
Graphene, a wonder just one atom thick material, shows incredible wear-resistance and super low friction levels. This behavior is ascribed to its low inter-layer shear properties and high normal load carrying capabilities. However, in many […]
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Advanced Materials

Evolving friction of graphene

28.11.2016 Aydar Akchurin 1958 Views
Two-dimensional materials are defined as substances with the thickness less than few nanometers. While there may exist around 500 of various 2D materials, the first discovered 2D material is graphene. Graphene is flexible, transparent, possesses […]