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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 23, 2019

Cartilage-like electrolytes, graphene-carbon nanotubes mimic brain, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 23, 2019.

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New phase-change ceramic stores energy and releases it under pressure

By April Gocha / July 28, 2015

Scientists at the University of Tokyo have discovered a unique ceramic that can store heat long-term and release it on-demand, opening up new possibilities for a variety of energy storage systems.

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Aerodynamic levitation, modeling and new analytical techniques leads to cement-to-semiconductor advances

By / June 13, 2013

  One type of cage structure around the spin-density of one electron in a model of cement-based semiconducting metallic glass (gray=Al; green=Ca; and red=O). Credit: Akola et al.; Argonne National Lab.   Normally in the creation of a metallic glass, the process begins with a metal that is transformed to a glassy state. Now, however, a…

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