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Reports from C. Greiner and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Materials Science (Contact Splitting and the Effect of Dimple Depth on Static Friction of...

July 22, 2014



Reports from C. Greiner and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Materials Science (Contact Splitting and the Effect of Dimple Depth on Static Friction of Textured Surfaces)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Data detailed on Materials Science have been presented. According to news reporting originating from Freiburg, Germany, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The morphological texturing of surfaces has demonstrated its high potential to maximize adhesion as well as to reduce friction and wear. A key to understanding such phenomena is a principle known as contact splitting."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "Here, we extend this concept to the static friction behavior of dimpled surfaces. Our results indicate that contact splitting does exist for such structures and that with certain dimple sizes and depths static friction values significantly exceeding those of untextured surfaces can be obtained."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "These results can be applied to all surfaces where friction forces are to be tuned, from nanoelectromechanical systems up to combustion engines."

For more information on this research see: Contact Splitting and the Effect of Dimple Depth on Static Friction of Textured Surfaces. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2014;6(11):7986-7990. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society - www.acs.org; ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces - www.pubs.acs.org/journal/aamick)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Greiner, Fraunhofer IWM, D-79108 Freiburg, Germany. Additional authors for this research include M. Schafer, U. Popp and P. Gumbsch.

Keywords for this news article include: Europe, Germany, Freiburg, Materials Science

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