Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… University of Leicester scientists have made an insight into superlubricity, where surfaces experience extremely low levels of friction. This could benefit future technologies by reducing energy lost to friction by moving parts. As many of us are stepping carefully to avoid a slip and fall in the frosty weather, scientists led by the University […]

Argonne National Laboratory Center for Nanoscale Materials scientists have built a lubrication system with virtually no friction. Friction hampers the movement of all mechanical parts, including engines for transportation.  The new system wraps graphene flakes around nanodiamonds that then roll between a diamond-like carbon-surface and graphene on silica. Friction hampers the movement of all mechanical […]