Graphene Atoms
Advanced Materials

In Situ Generation of Graphene

25.07.2016 Aydar Akchurin 264 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 […]

HydratedLayerLubrication
Advanced Materials

Decrease Friction with Hydrogen Ions

13.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 334 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 […]

glycerol_superlubricity_MD
Advanced Materials

The Mechanism of Glycerol Superlubricity

09.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 582 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 […]

Tribo Film Growth with AFM
Advanced Materials

Antiwear tribofilm growth – AFM study

14.03.2016 Aydar Akchurin 231 Views

In a wide range of tribological components, the lubricant is not capable of separating the surfaces and areas of metal-to-metal contact occurs. However, the metal-to-metal contact area can be minimized by the action of additives, […]

Advanced Materials

Reduce the Friction with Graphene Balls

21.02.2016 Aydar Akchurin 405 Views

Tiny, sub-micron sized particles are frequently used as additives in the lubricants to improve their frictional and wear behavior. These particles, due to their size, can enter the contact and protect the surfaces from the […]

Friction of Ice
Advanced Materials

Ice friction and frictional heat

07.02.2016 Aydar Akchurin 157 Views

As it was already pointed in the recent post, the friction on ice is an important topic and its typical low value is attributed to the formation of the water film. Despite our everyday life […]