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Advanced Materials

Rare earth oxides make water-repellent surfaces that last

11.09.2017 tribonet 1,546 Views
Ceramic forms of hydrophobic materials could be far more durable than existing coatings or surface treatments. Water-shedding surfaces that are robust in harsh environments could have broad applications in many industries including energy, water, transportation, […]
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General Topics

Next-Generation Transport

06.09.2017 tribonet 312 Views
Thanks to MURI grants, UCSB mechanical engineers are working on refining and improving machines that move through air and water. For most of us, fluid dynamics and mechanics aren’t particularly significant — that is, until […]
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Computational Tribology

Ab Initio Analysis of Carbon Film Lubricity

16.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 129 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 […]