friction tuning
Advanced Materials
Vanishing Friction

Illustration: Christine Daniloff/MIT and Alexei Bylinkskii A new technique tunes friction between two surfaces, to the point where friction can vanish. MIT researchers developed a frictional interface at the atomic level. The blue corrugated surface […]

Tribofilm Growth
Advanced Materials
Zeroing in on ZDDP tribofilm growth

Models for the stress-activated growth of tribofilms from ZDDP were modified to include wear. TWO RECENT CUTTING EDGE ARTICLES reported on work that showed the growth rates of tribofilms from ZDDP were accelerated by contact […]

repellant_surface
Advanced Materials
Wear Resistant Self Healing Hydrophobic Coatings

[embedded content] Unbreakable: Water-Repellent Coating | MSE Anish Tuteja Anish Tuteja, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Associate Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, and his research group have created a self-healing, water-repellent […]