Energy consumption in transportation
General Topics

Green Tribology

16.09.2019 Aydar Akchurin 86 Views

Tribology is Integral to Global Energy Consumption, Costs and Emissions Three principle industries in today’s society are transportation, power generation, and manufacturing. All three industries involve machines of all types, with moving parts subject to […]

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General Topics

Tribology and the Human Evolution

12.08.2019 Aydar Akchurin 488 Views

Tribology, not a common household word, is the science of wear, friction, and lubrication, studying how interacting surfaces behave in relative motion. Tribology does not work in isolation but affects a multitude of other fields […]

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Advanced Materials

ZDDP Tribofilm: Durability and Chemistry

01.03.2017 Aydar Akchurin 1,565 Views

The classical lubrication theory suggests the use of oil to reduce wear by the development of a thin separating lubricating film. However, the trends in the industry dictate miniaturization of the mechanical devices with a […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Controlling friction of graphene

02.02.2017 Aydar Akchurin 707 Views

Graphene, a wonder just one atom thick material, shows incredible wear-resistance and super low friction levels. This behavior is ascribed to its low inter-layer shear properties and high normal load carrying capabilities. However, in many […]

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Advanced Materials

Evolving friction of graphene

28.11.2016 Aydar Akchurin 632 Views

Two-dimensional materials are defined as substances with the thickness less than few nanometers. While there may exist around 500 of various 2D materials, the first discovered 2D material is graphene. Graphene is flexible, transparent, possesses […]

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Bio Tribology

Superlubricity with Green Lubricant

12.09.2016 Aydar Akchurin 520 Views

Superlubricity is a state of vanishing sliding friction. It has been reported in glycerol/water mixture lubricated contacts, graphene-gold interface,  interface in presence of graphene and in other conditions. Increasing number of reports on superlubricity in […]