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What hurts a battery? – Project “ReViSEDBatt“ launched to identify the causal mechanisms for damage from mechanical stresses

April 17, 2018

Lithium-ion batteries are subject to a myriad of negative influences during their life span. The mere production process…
Army Sensors Can Now Detect Aircraft Damage As It Happens

November 27, 2017

For the first time ever, a team of researchers successfully developed and tested networked acoustic emission sensors that…
Predicting the limits of friction: Sandia lab looks at properties of material

March 27, 2017

Normally, bare metal sliding against bare metal is not a good thing. Friction will destroy pistons in an…
Researchers simulate wear of materials as they rub together

June 15, 2016

Forty years ago, MIT emeritus professor of mechanical engineering Ernest Rabinowicz calculated that 6 percent of the annual…
New tool, savings for manufacturing hard materials

July 17, 2014

“Machining,” in particular the process of cutting hard, brittle materials during manufacturing, can be difficult, often because the…
Research Shows Mechanism Behind Wear at the Atomic Scale

January 31, 2013

Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their…
Particles of crystalline quartz wear away teeth

January 15, 2013

Dental microwear, the pattern of tiny marks on worn tooth surfaces, is an important basis for understanding the…
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