macroscale superlubricity
Advanced Materials

Macroscopic superlubricity in dry conditions

06.09.2018 tribonet 223 Views

Anyone who has ever taken their car in for an oil change recognizes the importance of reducing the friction that arises when steel touches steel. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National […]

Researchers at MIT have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out the wrinkles that do appear. They found each wafer exhibited uniform performance, meaning that electrons flowed freely across each wafer, at similar speeds, even across previously wrinkled regions.
Advanced Materials

Researchers “iron out” graphene’s wrinkles

06.07.2018 tribonet 55 Views

New technique produces highly conductive graphene wafers. From an electron’s point of view, graphene must be a hair-raising thrill ride. For years, scientists have observed that electrons can blitz through graphene at velocities approaching the […]

A new manufacturing process produces strips of graphene, at large scale, for use in membrane technologies and other applications.
Advanced Materials

A graphene roll-out

23.05.2018 tribonet 72 Views

Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes. MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. The team’s results are the first demonstration […]

graphene
Advanced Materials

How sticky tape makes graphene

09.03.2018 tribonet 89 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 131 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 104 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 […]

zinc-graphic
Advanced Materials

Graphene based solid lubricant reduces friction and wear

22.08.2017 tribonet 1,476 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 […]