Would you like to work with behavior change and sustainability? Do you have the experience needed to develop relevant conversations with both the public and a corporate audience that inspire action?
Increasing the lifespan of different tribosensitive components while reducing environmental impacts is becoming a more important area of research. A possible approach to solving this issue is the use of solid lubricants to enhance the wear resistance of different components. Another approach is the use of “green or environmental” fluids for enhancing lubrication where removing or decreasing the use of ecotoxic oils for lubrication is the goal. Another answer is by using components that are wear-resistant through enhanced microstructure design.
Challenges facing the use of solid lubricants include:
• Low mechanical strength
• Limited temperature applicability
• High application costs.
Andy Nieto, assistant professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., says reducing friction and effectively dissipating frictional heating are key mechanisms in reducing wear. Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials are one possible approach for solid lubricants that create protective surface layers as solid-state lubricants.
The UK’s public spending watchdog is preparing to launch a value for money review on the management of colleges’ financial sustainability.Comptroller and…
PIAZZA NAVONA With its showy fountains, baroque palazzi and colourful cast of street artists, hawkers and tourists, Piazza Navona is…
ZTE Corporation said that it has posted its financial results for the first half of 2020. According to the results, for the six months ended 30 June 2020, ZTE reported operating revenue of RMB47.20 billion , 5.8% higher than a year earlier. Net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company reached RMB1.86 billion, an increase of 26.3%, and net profit after extraordinary items attributable to holders of ordinary shares of the listed company amounted to RMB0.9 billion, representing a year-on-year increase of 47.4%. Basic earnings per share was RMB0.4.