Advanced Materials

How sticky tape makes graphene

09.03.2018 tribonet 75 Views
Scientists at UCL have explained for the first time the mystery of why adhesive tape is so useful for graphene production. The study, published in Advanced Materials, used supercomputers to model the process through which […]
sports footwear with graphene
Advanced Materials

Improving sport footwear with graphene

18.12.2017 tribonet 118 Views
A University of Manchester partnership is launching a revolutionary world-first in the sports footwear market following a unique collaboration with graphene experts. British sportswear brand inov-8 has teamed up with The University of Manchester to […]
graphene solar cells
Advanced Materials

Transparent, flexible solar cells

20.11.2017 tribonet 93 Views
Researchers develop a novel technique using graphene to create solar cells they can mount on surfaces ranging from glass to plastic to paper and tape. Imagine a future in which solar cells are all around […]
Advanced Materials

Graphene based solid lubricant reduces friction and wear

22.08.2017 tribonet 1,320 Views
This composite image depicts the makeup and performance of a new non-liquid lubricant developed by researchers at Purdue University. (Purdue University image/ Abdullah A. Alazemi) Download image. WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers have created a […]
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Advanced Materials

The Science of Friction on Graphene

12.08.2017 tribonet 307 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 […]
Atomistic Tribology

Controlling friction of graphene

02.02.2017 Aydar Akchurin 536 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 […]
Advanced Materials

Evolving friction of graphene

28.11.2016 Aydar Akchurin 516 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 […]
Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 134 Views
Graphene is a unique material in many aspects and has recently been applied in various ways. In tribology, it has been shown to lead to a superlubricity – an ultra low friction state. In laboratory […]