News tagged with friction

Graphite lubricates fault zones

Graphite is known to be a low-friction material, and rocks rich in graphite are often found in fault zones. Oohashi et al. conducted laboratory studies to determine how much graphite is needed to reduce the frictional strength ...

dateMay 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Nanotechnology: Smiles all round

A smile can say more than a thousand words, the saying goes. Orthodontics can help improve the appearance and position of people's teeth and jawbones, for better functioning teeth and more attractive smiles. ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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