Commensurability of the surfaces
Atomistic Tribology

Structural Lubricity: A Recent Overview

Tribology is largely concerned with understanding of the (friction) forces acting at the interface between objects moving against each other (Menezes et al., 2013). Over the recent years there has been significant progress in understanding […]

dry wine tasting
Bio Tribology

High Friction Makes the Wine Dry?

Wine tasting has been elevated to an art form. The experts describe wine tasting as involving four sensory characteristics. The first sense (and most obvious) is taste. When tasting wine, you pay attention to the […]

tribology of earthquakes
General Topics

Tribology of Earthquakes

Earthquakes are the sudden shaking of the ground caused by seismic waves passing through Earth’s rocks. These seismic waves occur when energy stored in the Earth’s crust is released suddenly, typically when large masses of […]

banana stepping
Bio Tribology

The science of slippery bananas

They’re yellow. They’re radioactive. And they’re very slippery. Yes, they’re bananas, and we have just found out why they’re so slippery. So yellow … yes we all know that. But radioactive? Well yes, bananas are […]