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General Topics

Guidance Notes on Friction

19.03.2018 tribonet 1,450 Views

In dry sliding between a given pair of materials under steady conditions, the coefficient of friction may be almost constant. This is the basis for two EMPIRICAL Laws of Sliding Friction, which are often known […]

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Atomistic Tribology

Controlling friction of graphene

02.02.2017 Aydar Akchurin 683 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 617 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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Atomistic Tribology

Switchable Friction on Graphene

15.08.2016 Aydar Akchurin 209 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 […]

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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 […]

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General Topics

Who is The First? Leonardo da Vinci!

06.06.2016 Aydar Akchurin 565 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

Hysteresis in Friction of Graphene

02.05.2016 Aydar Akchurin 454 Views

Friction is a result of complex interaction of physical, chemical and mechanical forces at the sliding interface. Due to mentioned complexity, truly predictive models of friction are yet to be developed. As a result of […]