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SUPERLUBRICITY

Slippery in every direction

Nature Materialsvolume 17pages852854 (2018) | Download Citation

A graphite and hexagonal boron nitride heterojunction enables superlubric sliding, almost independent of alignment orientation, in micrometre-sized contacts under ‘real-life’ working conditions.

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  1. Physics Department, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland

    • J. G. Vilhena
  2. Department of Theoretical Physics of Condensed Matter and Condensed Matter Physics Center (IFIMAC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

    • Rubén Pérez

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