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MXenes: A Model Material for Solid Lubricants

MXenes: A Model Material for Solid Lubricants

Two-dimensional materials with graphene-like structure have gained remarkable attention, because they have demonstrated remarkable tribological properties, even when applying only one or a few atomic layers of the material to the contact zone. However, the mechanisms...

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Mechanical characterisation of super soft hydrogels

Mechanical characterisation of super soft hydrogels

Despite the ubiquitous use of soft aqueous hydrogels in biomedical applications, one of the major challenges is the ability to precisely control the mechanical properties of soft biomaterials to meet specific needs. However, the accurate and precise determination of...

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Workshop: PVD and CVD

Workshop: PVD and CVD

The deposition of thin films is a key surface engineering technique allowing for the protection and functionalisation of surfaces with high-performance coatings that can be tailored for extreme environments. Physical and chemical vapour deposition are some of the most...

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Workshop: Fretting and Extreme Pressure

Workshop: Fretting and Extreme Pressure

The high frequency and short amplitudes in fretting wear make it particularly dangerous due to its multitude of effects on materials. Fatigue can occur in lower loaded contacts, at higher loads wear debris is generated and transformations occur in the material. This...

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