Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 215 Views

Graphene is a unique material in many aspects and has recently been applied in various ways. In tribology, it has been shown to lead to a superlubricity – an ultra low friction state. In laboratory […]

Graphene Atoms
Advanced Materials

In Situ Generation of Graphene

25.07.2016 Aydar Akchurin 272 Views

Graphene has unique properties and is being extensively used in various applications. It got a deserved attention in the field of tribology as well and was reported to lead to the states of superlubricity (see […]

General Topics

Contact Area vs. Load: Simple Scaling Laws

04.07.2016 Aydar Akchurin 706 Views

“God made the bulk; surfaces were invented by the devil”, a Nobel prize winning physicist Wolfgang Ernst Pauli said. In tribology, as in many other sciences, surface features (asperities, roughness) play an important role. In […]

General Topics

Small Particles – Big Problems

27.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 253 Views

Tiny particles are all over around us and sometimes they may create problems. This is especially of concern with metal particles formed due to wear in man-made engineering devices. Particles formed in car disk brakes […]

Advanced Materials

Decrease Friction with Hydrogen Ions

13.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 350 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 […]

Leonardo da Vinci Forster III 72r
General Topics

Who is The First? Leonardo da Vinci!

06.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 576 Views

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, the famous Italian engineer, architect, painter, musician, mathematician can also be considered as The First Tribologist! Although the term itself was invented approximately 450 years after Leonardo da Vinci […]

Computational Tribology

Ab Initio Analysis of Carbon Film Lubricity

16.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 165 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 […]

Advanced Materials

The Mechanism of Glycerol Superlubricity

09.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 612 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 […]