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Tribology at the Smallscale: Learning from Nature

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The phenomenon of miniaturisation now extends beyond electronics into the realms of mechanical and fluid systems. At such small scales, the phenomena of adhesion, friction and wear – all aspects of tribology – can be crucial features of device operation. Nature has had millennia to develop tribological solutions at a variety of scales and the talk will illustrate the relevance of some of these, the biomimetic ideas which they suggest and some of the challenges that face the next generation of tribologists.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Mechanics Colloquia Research Seminars series.

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