Nanoscale friction: newly discovered phenomenon may be of practical significance in the field of nanotechnology

Although often viewed as an undesirable phenomenon due to its wearing effects on materials, too little friction can be a disadvantage.

Nanoscale friction: newly discovered phenomenon may be of practical significance in the field of nanotechnology

Science Recorder | Jonathan Marker | Monday, December 16, 2013

According to a December 15 news release from the University of Basel, an international team of scientists has observed a considerable energy loss brought about by frictional effects around charge density waves, and may have practical applications to controlling nanoscale friction... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.

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