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Predicting macroscale friction in clay-like materials using microscale calculations

By Lisa McDonald / April 12, 2019

Japanese researchers found they could explain macroscopic friction in muscovite using theoretical calculations of microscale frictional forces. They hope to develop a theory that can explain frictional strength across a broad range of clay and clay-like minerals.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 26, 2017

Nanoparticles that put themselves together, non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 26, 2017.

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