superconducting

Simulating Physics

06.12.2017 tribonet 501 Views

Nature is quantum mechanical, and UCSB/Google researchers are ready to study it with a nine-qubit array and the problem of many-body localization When does a metal stop being metallic? When do atoms start breaking the […]

metal micrographs

How to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

04.12.2017 tribonet 652 Views

Micrographs of a metal surface after impact by metal particles. Craters are formed due to melting of the surface from the impact. Image courtesy of the researchers. “When spraying metal coatings, melting hurts rather than […]

superballistic electrons

Super-ballistic electron flow confirmed

01.12.2017 tribonet 1,165 Views

Behaving like particles in a viscous fluid can help bunches of electrons squeeze through a tight space. When many people try to squeeze through a passageway at the same time, it creates a bottleneck that […]

banana stepping

The science of slippery bananas

24.11.2017 tribonet 962 Views

They’re yellow. They’re radioactive. And they’re very slippery. Yes, they’re bananas, and we have just found out why they’re so slippery. So yellow … yes we all know that. But radioactive? Well yes, bananas are […]

Droplet motion

Droplet friction is similar to solid friction

21.11.2017 tribonet 444 Views

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research have investigated friction of liquid droplets on surfaces. A larger force is needed to set in motion stationary droplets than to keep moving droplets in motion. […]

Deformed Surface
Computational Tribology

Contact Pressure For Rough Surfaces: A Tutorial

08.11.2017 tribonet 3,095 Views

In this article, a calculation of contact pressure in a rough contact is discussed. The calculation is done using a Tribology Simulator software, which is available for download here (its free to use). The simulator […]