HydratedLayerLubrication
Advanced Materials

Decrease Friction with Hydrogen Ions

13.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin
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
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
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 […]