Scaling-up Superlubricity into Persistence

We aim to replicate superlubricity across length scales, transforming it from an atomic-scale lab curiosity to a manufacturing-scale technology that overcomes the severe friction of boundary lubrication

 SSLiP seeks to integrate the principles of structural lubricity observed in two-dimensional (2D) materials with the disciplines of granular physics and tribochemistry. Through this interdisciplinary approach, SSLiP aims to overcome the constraints imposed by friction, facilitating the development of advanced lubrication technologies capable of improving machine performance, energy efficiency, and overall system reliability

Science4Parliament Podcast 

On today's show, Denis talks about the economic, social and ethical implications of the use of nanotechnology with Dr. Cormac Ó Coileáin, a research fellow, currently working in the Bundeswehr University, Munich

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SSLiP partner visits TCD

Professor Astrid S. de Wijn delivered an engaging lecture at Trinity Fitzgerald lecture theater, focusing on "Understanding the friction of layered materials in theory and modeling.

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SSLiP wins funding!

The SSLIP project, led by Prof. Graham Cross from TCD, secured 4.5M EIC Pathfinder funding. They aim to achieve "superlubricity," where 2D materials slide with almost no friction.

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SSLiP in the news

Project number: 101046693


April 2022-March 2026