superlubricity
Tribology News

Nanodiamonds are forever

01.06.2018 [email protected] 298 Views

Say goodbye to the slogan “diamonds are forever.” For industries that use dry lubricant, the up-and-coming phrase is more likely to be “broken nanodiamonds are forever.” Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne […]

Superlubricity transition
Atomistic Tribology

Switching from frictional to superlubricity regime

11.04.2018 tribonet 194 Views

Studying particles sliding over a 2D potential lattice, researchers have observed a phase transition between a frictional regime and a frictionless, “superlubric” regime. Superlubricity—a regime in which the static friction between two surfaces vanishes—could improve […]

graphene lubricant
Atomistic Tribology

Near zero friction from nanoscale lubricants

23.02.2018 tribonet 157 Views

Visualized model of a superlubricity (low-friction) system: gold = nanodiamond particles; red = graphene nanoscroll; green = underlying graphene on silica; black = diamond-like carbon surface. Credit: Image courtesy of Argonne National Laboratory The Science […]

HydratedLayerLubrication
Advanced Materials

Decrease Friction with Hydrogen Ions

13.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 194 Views

Currently, a large portion of consumed energy is used to overcome friction. Design of low friction components is a primary goal in building a sustainable society. Superlubricity, the state of ultralow friction (<0.01), has already […]

WaterBetweenDiamondSlabs
Computational Tribology

Ab Initio Analysis of Carbon Film Lubricity

16.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 145 Views

Carbon-based nanomaterials, coatings and films attracted a great attention due to proved possibility to achieve lowest friction and wear without environmental pollution. However, frequently, the state of the low friction is strictly related to the […]

glycerol_superlubricity_MD
Advanced Materials

The Mechanism of Glycerol Superlubricity

09.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 367 Views

Glycerol is a highly viscous liquid, generating friction coefficient of 0.1 and up for bearing steels in boundary lubrication. In full film EHL, pure glycerol generates high friction as well and therefore is rarely used […]