golden age of tribology
Tribology News

Golden Age of Tribology?

29.11.2018 tribonet 1,091 Views

Recently, a paper titled “Is Tribology Approaching Its Golden Age? Grand Challenges in Engineering Education and Tribological Research” appeared in Frontiers | Tribology journal.  The author, Valentin Popov, Professor at TU Berlin, puts forward and […]

Adhesion of Rough Solids
Computational Tribology

Some open problems in adhesion (of rough surfaces)

30.01.2018 tribonet 413 Views

By M.Ciavarella, A. Papangelo. Politecnico di BARI, Italy. Adhesion for ‘‘soft’’ bodies shows instabilities like in the simple case of a single sinusoid even in the so called JKR regime (Johnson 1995) which leads to […]

graphene structure
Advanced Materials

The Science of Friction on Graphene

12.08.2017 tribonet 322 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
General Topics

Vanishing Friction

01.08.2017 tribonet 718 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 […]