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Bringing friction to a halt

Nature Nanotechnology volume 1, pages 2021 (2006) | Download Citation

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Controlling the friction between two moving surfaces — and possibly even reducing it to zero — is one of the outstanding challenges in modern tribology. Two recent discoveries may make this dream come true.

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  1. Joost Frenken is at the Kamerlingh Onnes Laboratory, Leiden University, PO Box 9504, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. frenken@physics.leidenuniv.nl

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