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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 Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2019

Detect ALS with graphene, lens-free holography, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 6, 2019.

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Video: Macro pop-up model makes it easier to fabricate micro shapes

By Stephanie Liverani / October 19, 2016

Yihui Zhang, a researcher from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, developed a 2-D to 3-D model solution to help engineers better fabricate shapes at a microscopic scale.

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Start your single-molecule engines—nanocars face off in first-of-its-kind race next year

By Stephanie Liverani / December 16, 2015

Scientists are in the fast lane when it comes to driving development of the world’s tiniest super machines. Now engineers are putting their best nanocars on the starting line for the first-ever NanoCar Race, which will be held October 2016 in Toulouse, France.

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Wearable zeolite filters show promise as an alternative to kidney dialysis

By April Gocha / March 10, 2014

Japanese scientists have developed a simple wearable zeolite filter that can filter blood and may someday provide an alternative to conventional kidney dialysis procedures.

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